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How to Make Tailored Fit Pricing More Affordable

  -Since the advent of mainframes in the 1960s, IBM pricing models strategies have taken on have evolved to address a variety of customer needs. It took nearly 40 years of trial and error for pricing models to arrive at a sub-capacity model where users only pay for what they use, and then with...

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5 Mainframe Optimization Techniques

Everyone wants a faster, cheaper mainframe. They want it both ways — better performance on a budget. And, while this might sound idealistic, mainframe managers can have their cake and eat it too by making mainframe optimization a priority. At the heart of mainframe optimization is this: What...

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What are SMF records?

System Management Facilities (SMF) offer a way of keeping track of what is happening on your mainframe. These reports help fill in the picture of mainframe activity. And, while this might seem simple at first, SMF records (in their numerous iterations) confound mainframe managers due to their...

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