Manage change in mainframe applications with IBM Rational Asset Analyzer, Part 1. Identify assets for change
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Date archived: December 20, 2016 | First published: November 08, 2011
Software maintenance can require up to 70% of your IT budget, so managing change to shorten the maintenance cycle, reduce risk, and ensure quality is critical in today's economic climate. This series of three articles explains how you can use IBM® Rational® Asset Analyzer to achieve those goals. The focus is on changes to data definitions and data characteristics, but the concepts can be applied more broadly to other application components. These articles also focus on mainframe-based applications: COBOL programs and copybooks, IBM® DB2® data definitions, and CICS applications.
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