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Cut CICS Problem Investigation and Diagnosis time by up to 90 per cent!

On 1st November 2010,  following many months of development and testing, Matter of Fact Software made PlexSpy Application Status Monitor Version 1.1 generally available.

This major update to the PlexSpy software brings new features and facilities and improvements to usability and performance. Using it will improve service management processes in businesses that rely in CICS.

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Webcast: Approaching COBOL Storage Overlays in CICS

2010-11-24 11:00


This Support Technical Exchange is designed to offer diagnostic approaches for COBOL application storage overlays within CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS). These approaches include using CICS dumps with and without an active trace. CICS, Language Environment (LE), and COBOL storage areas, control blocks, and diagnostic methods are also reviewed. Level of Difficulty: Intermediate. Presenter(s): Paul Albrecht. Date: 24 November 2010.

Webcast: CICS Storage 101 - A Look into CICS Dynamic Storage Areas

2010-11-17 11:00


This Support Technical Exchange is designed to provide a look into CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) dynamic storage areas (DSAs). It will show how the DSAs are managed using examples from a system dump. Level of Difficulty: Intermediate. Presenter(s): Sarah Bertram and Erich Hoppe. Date: 17 November 2010.

BIG Iron: The Mainframe Story

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The Documentary Film Thousands of Years and Countless MIPS in the Making

BIG IRON: The Mainframe Story is the long-awaited chronicle of the most innovative and enduring computer technology the world has yet known.

CA Mainframe Chorus and IBM Systems Magazine co-present the documentary film that chronicles the mainframe's origins and storied history and glimpses its bright future.
Each chronological segment features events, photos, video, and factoids from Stonehenge and Alan Turing to System/360 and virtualization to z10 and beyond, including conversations and reflections from experts, historians and the people who made (and make), the innovation happen.

Take a walk with us through Mainframe’s past and future history with BIG IRON: The Mainframe Story (so far).



IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS

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IBM® Problem Determination Tools consists of a core group of IBM products designed to work in conjunction with compilers and run times to provide a start-to-finish development solution for the IT professional. This IBM Redbooks® publication can provide you with an introduction to the tools, guidance for program preparation to use with them, an overview of their integration, and several scenarios for their use.

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