IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE44

GLOBAL
TECHNOLOGY
SOLUTIONS
GROUP

TENACIOUS.
BROAD.
DEEP.
For GTSG, mainframe is our
heritage; the core of our culture,
one of the things we do best. We
help clients optimize cost and
performance; we address skills
gaps, and do it flexibly: we meet
your needs, where you are - today.
Mainframe Cost and
Performance Optimization

Step One: Eliminate tools used
by a small audience.
Step Two: Replace a product with
an existing feature; z/OS has many
features now that might not have
been available when you purchased
a specific - function product.
Step Three: Competitive
displacement of a low use product.
Mainframe software deals abound
these days.
Step Four: Competitive
displacement of a high use product.
A tougher sell, but if financials
support acquisition and
implementation of the tool,
research is certainly warranted.
Personnel: One place we can
help is to look at which skills are
more effectively provided from a
pool to take advantage of the
fractional resource model. We
match the time requirement to
the size of the environment. No
more staffing with a fully burdened
40 - hour per week resource - we
give you what you need, yet let you
have more when you need it.

Navigating the Future:
When you spend as much time as
Mainframe Infrastructure Talent
we do on the mainframe, you're
Two problems loom: first, the
going to be asked how to run it more ability to attract and retain skills.
efficiently from a cost perspective.
Second, the scarcity of budget
dollars to fund the transition of
We attack the problem in three
mainframe veterans to the next
elements - hardware, software,
generation.
and personnel:
GTSG addresses both issues:
Hardware: We utilize
We provide an environment for
complementary techniques of
mainframe SMEs where skills are
performance, workload and capacity
valued, and their needs for growth,
management in an effort to ensure
ongoing education and affinity are
that our clients can avoid upgrades,
met.
achieve SLAs, or even downgrade a
processor in a sunset scenario.
We help clients with the
economics through the depth and
Software: We help clients with
scale of our resources, utilizing a
a four-step process in software
fractional model frequently resulting
rationalization:
in a reduced number of FTEs.

pg 8-C4.indd 37

Since our establishment in 1988,
big iron fans find this a place where
they know that they can work on
this platform for as long as they
would like. We have also proven
our ability to train younger workers
and to further develop talent in
adjacent mainframe technologies,
giving us all the confidence we
need to scale our commitments as
the workforce shortage intensifies.
Set Your Own Course with GTSG
What our clients find most attractive
- apart from our skills and
proficiency - are GTSG's flexible
models. We help clients by
leveraging pooled resources in an
affordable model, readily scalable
in both directions. If workloads are
moved off the mainframe platform,
we implement a fractional resource
approach to staffing skills/roles,
requiring less than an FTE. A
corresponding decrease in effort
is matched with a corresponding
cost decrease.
At GTSG, We Scale to your Scope
We normally find that our clients
want us to function as part of their
technical support organization. In
short, we are a part of the client's
team. GTSG delivers to clients a
level of flexibility that comes from
our scale, based on an ongoing
commitment to the platform.

The mainframe is here for the
foreseeable future...
GTSG has supported the mainframe
for nearly 30 years, and will
do so for the next 30 years - and
beyond.

GTSG Can Help You.
CALL US:
877. 467.9885

mainframe@gtsg.com

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition

Editor's Letter
Featured Products
Application Development
Business Intelligence/Analytics
Business Management
Communications and Connectivity
Database
Education
HA/DR/Backup
Hardware
Linux on z Systems
Mobile
Office Automation and Office Support
Performance
Security
Services/Consulting
Software Vertical Markets
Systems Management
Tools and Utilities
Web Development and Enablement
Business Necessities
Accessing Innovation
Constant Improvement
Secure From the Metal On Up
Handling Complexity
CM First Group: Application Development
DataKinetics: Database
MVS Solutions: Performance
Black Hill Software: Tools & Utilities
Compuware Corp.: Tools & Utilities
Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Editor's Letter
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Featured Products
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - CM First Group: Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Necessities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Intelligence/Analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Communications and Connectivity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - DataKinetics: Database
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Education
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - HA/DR/Backup
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Hardware
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Accessing Innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Office Automation and Office Support
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Constant Improvement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - MVS Solutions: Performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Secure From the Metal On Up
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Security
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Services/Consulting
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Software Vertical Markets
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Systems Management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Handling Complexity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Black Hill Software: Tools & Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Compuware Corp.: Tools & Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Tools and Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Web Development and Enablement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE56
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