• August 6, 2020

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Adapting to the new normal: Remote work and the mainframe

Work from home has become an essential business proposition and it’s not just for today. It’s something that we’re going to live with for many years. As a result, we need to rethink how we’re connecting to the mainframe today. Accessing the mainframe First things first, a connection is necessary. Rocket BlueZone Web 3270 emulator. […]

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“Set it and forget it” should not be your approach to cybersecurity

As the world turns to remote working in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity is becoming a hot topic. Many businesses were forced to adapt quickly to remote work, without a security plan in place. Other businesses were already set up for remote work, but with an uncertain timeline, some aspects of cybersecurity may […]

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Reducing Shadow IT Through Digital Transformation

All businesses today have a hybrid IT environment. They pay for collections of servers,  be they UNIX servers, Windows servers, cloud servers or mainframe servers. Other IT spending includes mobile,  desktop and end-user devices. In many cases, those budgets might be by server domain, so the mainframe budget is separate and independent of the rest […]

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Stay Home with Rocket BlueZone Web

Around the globe, companies have sent their employees home to prioritize their safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. For many organizations, this means a greater burden on their IT systems and connectivity from remote workstations, home computers and mobile devices.   At Rocket Software, we know that your legacy systems live at the heart of your IT […]

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Db2 Cloning Tool: Enhanced App Cloning Index Processing (PI99726)

If you perform Application (Tablespace) Cloning with the Cloning Tool, chances are that you will experience a free performance boost after applying APAR PI99726 (PTF UI57180). It is likely that indexes are included in your cloning LISTDEF definition or via the COPY parameter, ALWAYS-COPY-INDEXSPACES. With this enhancement, the Cloning Tool Source job will be able […]

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Db2 Cloning Tool: What is Skeleton Cloning?

Unless you’ve seen a presentation on the Cloning Tool, you may not be aware of support for something called Skeleton Cloning. The only references to “skeleton” in the user guide are in the context of ISPF, and there’s no mention of it in the panels or profiles.  Skeleton Cloning is a subset of Subsystem Cloning, […]

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Db2 Cloning Tool Version Mismatch Processing

Db2 Online/Pending alters are a great thing for Db2 schema evolution. This does, however, create an interesting challenge for application cloning operations. This results in rows being versioned within the pageset, and can cause compatibility checking issues between the source and target system. In a nutshell: CREATE TABLE T1 (COL1 INT) + ALTER TABLE T1 […]

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Rocket BlueZone 8.1.0 is now available! See what’s new.

Our customers want to provide their employees, and ultimately their own customers and partners, the best experiences they can. In order to do that, they need to be able to quickly and efficiently manage and administer their Rocket BlueZone® deployments. For the customers of Rocket BlueZone Terminal Emulation, connecting their users to host systems is […]

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One String to Rule Them All

String literals are quite a common feature in most code—from error messages, to exception text, to trace data, to prompts and informational text—it’s rare to find a significant span of code that doesn’t contain string literals. JavaScript is, of course, no exception and historically a JavaScript coder had two options for string literals: putting them […]

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Using the CICS internal trace to profile and resolve application problems

IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® continues to be mission critical for the global economy, processing billions of transactions per day to drive our world’s commerce and financial maze. Organizations are continually extending and evolving their CICS applications to meet the demands of a modern and competitive business. New development in Java, either distributed or […]