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The Announcement Letter for the CICS TS V5.2 open beta says that “Lifecycle management of first-class applications, introduced in CICS TS V5.1, now supports multiple installed versions of applications.” What is this new capability, how does it work , and why should you be interested?
In CICS TS V5.1 we introduced the application resource with a nice long 64-character name and a proper version. So rather than just borrowing characters from an 8 character CICS resource definition name , it was... [More]
When we talk to customers about z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer we get a lot of positive vibes. There's talk of how it can help their teams, how it can simplify some of their tasks, and sometimes how they want to extend it with plug-ins they already use.
When we get onto discussing how it can be deployed to their teams, the concepts sound good in theory but we've seen that people of get confused, in practice. This is compounded because of the large number of ways it can be installed (to cater for the difference needs of different... [More]
Some of you will have seen me present this picture as part of how I explain our objectives for the new Application and Platform capabilities being created in Version 5 of CICS TS. These two concepts are major foundations for our move to enable to faster and simpler deployments - as valuable outcomes in the strategic Cloud initiative.
I typically start by explaining that this is definitely a vision of the future - we're at the start of a journey to a time when this sort of scenario may be business-as-usual, but it we don't start... [More]
Electronic mail has become an effective form of communication widely used in our private lives and dealings with businesses, governments, and other organizations. For example customers now expect confirmation and status of orders, account alerts, and availability of statements to be sent within minutes via email. Email strikes a balance between the expense and delay of physical post, and the more immediate but temporary nature of SMS.
As many of today's transactions are hosted in CICS Transaction Server (CICS), it is not surprising... [More]
In CICS TS V5.1 we introduced Policy . This is a set of one or more rules each setting a threshold for resource consumption and specifying an action to be taken when it’s exceeded. You can set limits on CPU consumption and storage use as well as DB2 and VSAM file accesses. The actions CICS can take are to issue a message, abend the task or emit a system event . The last action allows you create or extend automation to perhaps send an email or SMS when an application starts behaving badly.
We can now formally announce that CICS TS V3 will reach End of Service in December 2015 .
For more information - http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=an&subtype=ca&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS913-075
We are delighted to have announced support for the new Eclipse-based IBM z/OS Explorer V2.1. It provides you with a seamless user experience when working with mainframe products and z/OS .
For more information on this visit the webpage - http://www-01.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/ibmexplforzos/index.html or the announcement letter - http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=an&subtype=ca&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-141
We've just announced two new feature packs for you to explore...
CICS TS Feature Pack for Mobile Extensions V1.0 - visit http://www-01.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/mobile/
CICS TS Feature Pack for Modern Batch V1.0 - visit http://www-01.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/batch/
These will help to further enhance your operational efficiency and service agility.
For more information on these announcements, take a look at the announcement letter -
Today we have announced CICS Transaction Server Value Unit Edition (VUE) V5.1.
This offers you an alternative costing option for running your new Java workloads and service enablement.
For more detailed information visit the webpage - http://www-01.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/VUE5.1/ or the announcement letter - http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=an&subtype=ca&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-168
We have just released a new and exciting Statement of Direction on support for mobile applications and pricing options. Make sure you read all about it here - http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21625509 What do you think to this latest progression of CICS Transaction Server?
On 5 March 2013, Adham Sidhom, Fundi Software gives a presentation entitled "Revealing the secrets of CICS using CICS/PA" The meeting will take place at 10:30am CST which is 4:30pm GMT. Use the below link to register for this virtual meeting. http://www.fundi.com/ virtualcics/meetings.htm
On February 28th at 4.00pm GMT/UTC Gary Barnet (Partner, Bathwick Group) and Andrew Bates (Product Manager, CICS Transaction Server) will be hosting a webcast on... 'Enabling the private cloud with CICS: An analyst perspective'. To ensure you do not miss this, register now on http://www-01.ibm.com/software/os/systemz/webcast/feb28/
ASG Software Solutions have announced that they will offer support for CICS TS for z/OS V5.1. For more information please use the following link. http://www.asg.com/News-Events/Press-Room/2013/ASG-Software-Solutions-to-Offer-Support-for-CICS-T.aspx
TS for z/OS Developer Trial V5.1 RELEASED today! It is a
try-before-you-buy version of CICS TS V5.1, and offers a full set of
features but with restricted performance and limited operational
lifespan. For more information please click the below link... http://www-01.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/cicsdt/index.html