Another CICS Celebration (maybe) – Congrats, Hursley!

IBM Hursley

IBM Hursley

I recently read that CICS development was moved to Hursley, UK, on August 2, 1974. If that is true, this marks the 40th anniversary of that occasion.

However … IBM has a technote that states that CICS support was moved to Hursley in 1976. But then, the RedBook “CICS from Start to Finish” says that CICS development was moved to Hursley in 1974.

Can anyone clarify?

Regardless of the exact history, the CICS folks at Hursley, as well as their counterparts in the States, have done an incredible job for many years keeping CICS relevant in this ever-changing industry.

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One response to “Another CICS Celebration (maybe) – Congrats, Hursley!

  1. Hi Steve, I am assured by our resident CICStorian (Nick Garrod) that CICS development moved to Hursley in 1974. I suppose it’s quite possible that CICS support didn’t move until ’76 when the first Hursley-developed release (CICS/VS 1.3) was released.
    Regards, John

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