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Free IBM White Paper – Threadsafety and the CICS OTE

IBM has published another CICS whitepaper that will be of interest to everyone squeezing more performance out of CICS using the OTE available in V3 – Threadsafety and the CICS Open Transaction Environment: Background, Hints, and Tips, by Tony Fitzgerald and Andy Wright. Tony is a CICS Software Support Specialist with IBM Global Services, and Andy works for the CICS Change Team in Hursley.

The white paper is a nicely written overview of setting up CICS and applications to exploit the new OTE. It is an excellent follow-up to John Tilling’s recent teleconference in which he talked about DB2 and threadsafety. Be sure and check it out – did I mention that this white paper is FREE?

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IBM Whitepaper – Why to choose CICS Transaction Server for new IT projects

IBM has issued a new whitepaper entitled “Why to choose CICS Transaction Server for new IT projects“. Authored by Andrew Bates, the document is targeted towards IT leaders who are considering their options for new projects. Andrew does a good job of justifying the mainframe platform as opposed to server farms, and positioning CICS as a desirable runtime environment. Not a whole lot to be found that is new for those in the trenches, but a good read to forward to managers. IBM needs to be striving to position more such articles where IT decision makers can learn more about how the mainframe environment can be good for ROI.