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CICS Explorer: Security

August 21, 2009 Leave a comment

So you have seen the light and decided to install CICS Explorer? Well done, great decision!

However, depending on your site, this might be easier said than done – not because installing Explorer is hard, but because people will probably start worrying about security now that this easy to use CICS tool is available.

The point of this post is to try explain a little about CICS Explorer and security, so that you can be primed to answer any questions that may arise.

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Royal Bank of Canada & CICS Transaction Gateway

Just a very short post here, to highlight a short new video with Roger Middlemiss from Royal Bank of Canada discussing his experience of using CICS Transaction Gateway and IBM’s Betaworks programme. In particular, interesting to hear how RBC are looking to move all CICS TG installations to z in the near future for high availability and consolidation reasons.

Categories: CICS, CICS TS, community, IBM, Q&A, WebSphere

CICS Explorer: SM Perspective

May 20, 2009 Leave a comment

The SM (System Management) perspective in CICS Explorer provides different capabilities depending on the connections you choose to configure and the CICS TS version that you have. This post attempts to describe some of the differences with the connections you can use.

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CICS TS 4.1 Open Beta is Live

April 1, 2009 Leave a comment

The CICS TS 4.1 Open Beta site is now live. If you want to get your hands on an early version of CICS TS 4.1 go here.

Questions or problems with the Beta may be raised on developerWorks.

Categories: CICS, CICSPlex SM, IBM

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.1 preview

February 24, 2009 1 comment

The IBM CICS team is busy working on CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Version 4 Release 1 and you can read a preview about this upcoming release in this Preview announcement letter.

A couple of videos are available:

Technical Overview:

Business Value:

If you have any questions, go over to the I ♥ CICS facebook group, or collar one of the CICS team attending Share, or add a comment to this post.

IBM System z tweets

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment

If you are looking for updates on IBM System z software, check out the twitter stream for IBM_System_z.

For more information regarding System z software, the IBM site has plenty to read at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/os/systemz/en_US/

Categories: IBM, SystemZ, twitter

IBM CICS Explorer supportPac

November 5, 2008 Leave a comment

Four new supportPacs were announced today:

  • CICS Explorer for Windows (CS1J)
  • CICS tools plugins (CS1N)
  • CICS Explorer SDK (CA1R)
  • CICS Explorer for Linux (CS1O)

For details of these supportPacs check out this announcement.

A developerWorks CICS Explorer forum is available if you have any questions about these supportPacs.

Categories: CICS, CICS TS, CICSPlex SM, Explorer, IBM
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