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Featured System z analyst reports
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Branham Group whitepaper: IBM CICS tools: Customer ROI from Discovery, Optimization, and Enablement Outcomes

Last updated: 20 Aug 2014

This report includes a summary of some of the potential cost savings based on real world experiences, and can assist in providing some added insight to those that are tasked with improving operational efficiencies in their CICS environment for the next generation.

Featured System z announcement letters
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IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture V8.0.1 automates the full range of capture processing

Last updated: 08 Mar 2011

Read more in Announcement Letter 211-017

Content Analytics V2.2 and OmniFind Enterprise Edition V9.1 add Linux on System z part numbers

Last updated: 25 Jan 2011

Read more in IBM United States Software Announcement 211-040

IBM Problem Determination Tools help develop, test, and deploy your service-oriented architecture applications

Last updated: 23 Sep 2007

IBM Application Performance Analyzer V8.1, IBM Debug Tool Utilities and Advanced Functions V8.1, IBM Fault Analyzer V8.1, and IBM File Manager V8.1 deliver cost-effective and highly functional application performance analysis, source code debugging, application ABEND analysis, and data management.

Featured System z brochures
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IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for System z

Last updated: 10 May 2009

IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer gives your organization the speed to create the insights it needs to work smarter in this challenging environment by putting the right answers in the hands of your decision makers while putting your business in the best position to quickly adapt & grow to answer the questions of tomorrow.

CICS and Tools SOA Brochure

Last updated: 12 Sep 2006

The promise of technology innovation has always been to deliver improvements that make businesses competitive. And with service oriented architectures (SOAs) maturing, IT departments now have the potential to deliver information infrastructures that can keep pace with management innovation.

Entry Points to SOA

Last updated: 12 Sep 2006

Today's businesses understand SOA. But they don't always understand how to get started. IBM breaks down barriers to getting started by bringing our clients focused, approachable entry points into SOA.

Featured System z data sheets
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CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS V5.4 Data sheet

Last updated: 22 June 2017

Data sheet for IBM CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS V5.4:

Data Sheet: IBM CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS V5.2

Last updated: 28 May 2014

CICS Deployment Assistant can discover, model, visualize, and deploy new and existing CICS regions, using automation and policy-driven advice built on your own knowledge and experience, and that of IBM, giving you access to the latest IBM CICS technology- including CICS TS V5.2 - faster and easier than ever before.

CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS V5.3 Data Sheet

Last updated: 07 April 2014

This Data Sheet gives a very high-level view of the features and values of CICS Configuration Manager V5.3

Featured System z demos
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Demo: CICS Discovery and Deployment with CICS DA V5.1

Last updated: 01 May 2013

In this video, David from the IBM Hursley Laboratory demonstrates how CICS DA can assist with the management of CICS systems, allowing you to discover, visualise and extend topologies with ease.

Demo: CICS DA V5.1 - Clone

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013

6/6. Use CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS V5.1 (CICS DA) plug-in within the CICS Explorer to increment the regions being managed by CICSPlex SM. It demonstrates how the wizard is used to clone an existing managed region and then show how the visualization has been updated to represent the new CICSPlex SM topology set-up.

Demo: CICS DA V5.1 - Connect, Discover and Load

Last updated: 01 Feb 2013

Video 2/6. This video demonstrates how a new user to the CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS V5.1 (CICS DA) plug-in within the CICS Explorer can connect to, discover the systems' topologies, and load the server model into their client workspace.

Featured System z information centers
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Content Integrator

Last updated: 17 Nov 2008

V8.5 resources

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5 library page

Last updated: 11 Dec 2015

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5 library page

CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V9.0 Information Center (on-line)

Last updated: 14 Dec 2012

The on-line version of the CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V9.0 Information Center.

Featured System z presentations
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Presentation: CICS Explorer Overview

Last updated: 17 May 2012

Short initial overview presentation, followed by 150+ screenshots showing CICS Explorer in action with CICS TS, CICS Tools, CICS TG, PD Tools, RDz, WebSphere MQ, and OMEGAMON XE for CICS.

Web Lecture: A Technical Introduction to CICS OTTO for z/OS

Last updated: 26 July 2007

This Web-based training course presents a technical introduction to the CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS (CICS OTTO) product. It is intended for students who want to get an understanding of the capabilities of the product and of the possibilities to use it in their shops.

Featured System z product documentation
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Content Manager OnDemand for z/OS Version 8.5

Last updated: 10 Feb 2011

Technical documentation and release notes

IBM OmniFind Enterprise Edition 8.5

Last updated: 26 Feb 2008

Technical documentation in all supported languages.

CICS PA V5.4 User's Guide

Last updated: 23 June 2017

CICS PA User's Guide for managers, database administrators, systems programmers, and application programmers responsible for monitoring CICS performance, describes the purpose, concepts and operation of CICS PA, provides a summary of reports, extract data sets, problem determination procedures, error messages.

Featured System z redbooks
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CICS TG for z/OS V6.1, 2PC/XA, WebSphere z/OS and security, SG24-7161

Last updated: 21 Feb 2012

This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the new facilities of the CICS TG for z/OS V6.0 and V6.1, which provide improvements in the areas of transactional integration, systems management, performance, security, and ease of use.

CICS TG V7.1 Systems Monitoring, SG24-7562

Last updated: 21 Feb 2012

CICS Transaction Gateway V7.1 provides a wealth of new systems monitoring functionality, and together with the new IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS TG product and the support for CICS TG statistics in CICS PA for z/OS, provides you with a set of enhanced capacity planning and problem determination capabilities.

WebSphere® MQ Queue Sharing Group in a Parallel Sysplex® environment

Last updated: 13 May 2008

This Redpaper provides guidance for application programmers who want to create applications that run in a WebSphere® MQ for z/OS® queue-sharing group (QSG) in a z/OS® Parallel Sysplex® environment. It addresses new terminology and discusses application considerations when using queue managers that are members of a QSG.

Featured System z teleconferences
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What every enterprise architect needs to know about the evolution of IMS

Last updated: 28 May 2013

What every enterprise architect needs to know about the evolution of IMS

Featured System z white papers
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Going green with information management : How IBM ECM helps governments achieve sustainability and efficiency goals

Last updated: 01 Feb 2011

Governments often use paper to process and archive information—but all that paper has a negative environmental effect. This white paper shows how standardizing on an ECM platform and using electronic, interoperable documents can cut paper dependency and help governments become more green.

IBM Enterprise Content Management on IBM System z

Last updated: 29 Oct 2008

Enterprise Content Management software transforms business processes, manages all forms of information, and secures information to meet compliance needs. ECM solutions Content Manager, CM OnDemand, and ImagePlus provide world-class ECM capabilities for the IBM System z.

Delivering information you can trust: The benefits of leveraging IBM capabilities to deliver quality data

Last updated: 28 Feb 2012

This whitepaper provides an overview of the current data quality problem and describes how IBM InfoSphere Information Server for IBM System z can become your foundation for data quality and make a big difference in helping you derive more value from the complex, heterogeneous information spread across your systems.