Mainframe Pricing: Endgame

IBM Simplifying Mainframe Software Pricing When you hear the words mainframe software pricing, what do you think of? A common reaction is to ignore it unless you are actively negotiating a new contract with IBM. And even then, the general consensus is that it is...

Getting a Client in Trouble Out of Trouble

Recently, we helped one of our clients – a large investment bank in America—to “find” 30 million dollars per year—money that they weren’t able to obtain for technical reasons—when we helped them get it, it was like found money to them. Before our association, they...

tableBASE vs Mainview Batch Optimizer

Recently, I was involved in a conversation with one of our clients who was being told by a consultant that they could replace tableBASE (our in-memory technology offering) with BMC’s MainView Batch Optimizer. My initial reaction was “whaaaaaa?” It seemed to me that if...

Data Access Optimization for CICS

You run CICS applications because they perform well, and have been reliable from the start. Unfortunately, with increasing demands on your systems, you still need more performance from your key assets—but your costs are rising while your mainframe IT budget is not....

Monitoring Your Service Providers

Outsourcing has been the rage for years now, and the outsourcing of computing resources to the cloud leads the way. And why not? It allows you to increase efficiency (focus on core business activities instead of running a datacenter), cut costs (you don’t have...