What are SMF records?

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...
Top IT trends of 2018

Top IT trends of 2018

As the year winds down, it’s important to reflect on which industry innovations helped improve IT efficiencies and which 2018 trends fell short. Which IT trends boomed this year? Which ones busted? Most importantly, which IT trends deserve your time and money? These...
What is the zCost Difference?

What is the zCost Difference?

Every mainframe manager wants the same thing: improved system performance at a cheaper price. It seems simple — you want an opportunity to run mission-critical workloads, and scale your mainframe environment to mounting demands, but without breaking the bank. Is that...
Mobile Workload Pricing – What is it?

Mobile Workload Pricing – What is it?

According to PEW Research Center, 95 percent of Americans own a smartphone. Mobile devices are undeniably a part of everyday life these days and, as a result, mainframe activity will never be the same. In light of ever-increased mobile activity, z/OS systems needed a...
Why is my mainframe system so expensive?

Why is my mainframe system so expensive?

For most companies, mainframe expenses require up to 40 percent of the IT budget. Investing in a quality mainframe system brings significant value to many top enterprises, and yet it can still be difficult to stomach. Mainframes remain essential for carrying out...
What is Mainframe Software Urbanism?

What is Mainframe Software Urbanism?

How to Improve Mainframe Performance and Reduce Monthly Costs With Software Asset Management Whether due to redundant applications, archaic licenses, or outdated contracts, chances are that your z/OS environment is being bogged down by superfluous software. After...