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support of IBM's Tailored Fit Pricing.
Clients like retailer Dillard's and
financial services firm Bradesco have
benefited from Tailored Fit Pricing.
"Like Dillard's and Bradesco, other
clients using Tailored Fit Pricing have
reported improved peak performance
and enhanced planning capabilities,"
Mead says ("Tailored Fit Pricing for
IBM Z Unlocks the Full Power of the
Platform," bit.ly/2pgZ9Bl).

Mapping Resiliency
Mainframe clients have different levels
of resiliency requirements, which
affect how systems are managed.
IBM has created an IBM Z Resiliency
Maturity Model to guide customers as
they assess their current resiliency
investments and determine new
requirements for business workloads.
The model's four resiliency levels
begin with single server clients and
progress to a complete continuous

availability environment. The four
levels are: resilient/reliable, failover,
fault tolerant and fault tolerant within
the primary data center. "The model
describes service characteristics at
each level, such as automation and
systems management, and include
compute requirements for each level,
along with data availability for each
level, all with the data center," writes
Bob Abrams, a senior technical staff
member at IBM, and David Petersen,
an IBM Distinguished Engineer.
The Resiliency Maturity Model
will help IT determine what the
system needs for recovery, plan
investments toward that goal and how
to re-evaluate organization plans,
competition and expectations as needs
change ("How Resilient Is Your IBM Z
System of Record?," bit.ly/35x0dBV).

When in Doubt, Ask Watson
IBM has added a new resource for
clients. The IBM Support Portal

ASG-Enterprise
Orchestrator

ASG-PRO/JCL: Advanced
JCL Validation and Integrity

ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator delivers
cross-technology stack orchestration
of critical enterprise value streams.
Spanning capabilities from mainframe
to cloud, ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator
offers workload automation, value
stream visibility and DevOps tool-chain
coordination required to optimize
value streams. It delivers control from
a single view and choreographs work
across a broad spectrum of technology
stacks and software packages.

ASG-PRO/JCL is a Job Control Language
(JCL) management solution that helps
mainframe data centers achieve and
operate a production JCL environment
that's error free, standardized and
optimized with a DevOps-enabled
Eclipse plugin. Developers can use
the traditional ISPF interface, the
Eclipse IDE or the Compuware Topaz
Workbench.

ASG Technologies
239-435-2200
asg.com

ASG Technologies
239-435-2200
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harnesses the cognitive capabilities
of IBM Watson* to provide self-help
for clients and give them a more
efficient experience. Watson can
help users search and find answers
to their questions. Users can talk to
the Watson Chatbot to find a solution.
If the problem can't be resolved, the
Chatbot will refer the user to a live
agent or open up a case, writes John
C. Shebey III, IBM senior software
engineer.
IBM Support now uses the
Watson technology-based Cognitive
Support Platform (CSP). IBM Support
agents use knowledge content from
Watson to help them rapidly solve
a client's problem. Watson helps
agents prioritize cases so that the
most critical cases get immediate
attention. In addition, the CSP can sift
through details and assign cases to
the agent with the most expertise in
the problem area ("What's New in IBM
Support?," bit.ly/2IL4E2f).

ASG-Zeke
ASG-Zeke is an automated production
scheduler that dynamically queues/
dispatches batch jobs and listens
for events to control every aspect
of your job schedule. It's a robust,
functionality-mature system for
scheduling commands, automatic
variable calculation/substitution,
step-level condition code validation,
workload balancing, schedule
forecasting/simulation, security, JCL
libraries interfaces, electronic vaulting,
pre-built calendars and other utilities.
ASG Technologies
239-435-2200
asg.com


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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: A new IBM Z cloud era
Currents: Bringing new talent to the mainframe workforce
Currents: On the web
Currents: Accessing electricity in Africa
Currents: Solutions
Currents: AI keeps pets engaged and entertained
Partner POV: The flexibility of z/OS means industry interoperability, but with it comes application programming risks
Hot Topics: Networking support and best practices for zCX
Cover Story: IBM Z Integration: The Next Chapter of the Cloud Journey: Data protection, privacy and enhanced functionality enable enterprises to confidently expose data and applications to the cloud
Feature 1: Cutting-Edge Innovation: Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud Paks and more facilitate digital transformation
Feature 2: DevOps and IBM Z: You've Come a Long Way: IBM's three-pronged DevOps approach helps organizations leverage the IBM Z platform, tools and open-source strategies
TECH Showcase: Leveraging IBM z15, Parallel Sysplex, IBM Z Open Development, zCX and more is key for modernization
Techbits: IBM Lab Services enables next-gen IBM Z and LinuxONE systems
Techbits: Ask the Expert: EKMF and pervasive encryption
Beyond the Box: Everledger CEO and Founder Leanne Kemp on running an organization with purpose
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for IBM Z
2020 IBM Z Solutions Directory
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Editor's Desk: A new IBM Z cloud era
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Currents: Bringing new talent to the mainframe workforce
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Currents: AI keeps pets engaged and entertained
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Partner POV: The flexibility of z/OS means industry interoperability, but with it comes application programming risks
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Hot Topics: Networking support and best practices for zCX
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Cover Story: IBM Z Integration: The Next Chapter of the Cloud Journey: Data protection, privacy and enhanced functionality enable enterprises to confidently expose data and applications to the cloud
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Feature 1: Cutting-Edge Innovation: Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud Paks and more facilitate digital transformation
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Feature 2: DevOps and IBM Z: You've Come a Long Way: IBM's three-pronged DevOps approach helps organizations leverage the IBM Z platform, tools and open-source strategies
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IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Techbits: IBM Lab Services enables next-gen IBM Z and LinuxONE systems
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - 46
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Techbits: Ask the Expert: EKMF and pervasive encryption
IBM Systems magazine - January/February 2020 - Beyond the Box: Everledger CEO and Founder Leanne Kemp on running an organization with purpose
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