Reduce Peak 4HRA and Software MLC Costs

ThruPut Manager manages workload demand to reduce capacity utilization, based on the 4HRA, when sub-capacity pricing is used with or without capping. More »

Automate z/OS Batch

ThruPut Manager balances workload arrival, importance, and resource availability. More »

Make the most of scarce resources

Because money doesn’t grow on trees, let us lower your MSU consumption and MLC costs. More »

Make Way for Mobile

As mobile applications take up more CPU at unpredictable times, let ThruPut Manager take low importance batch out of the equation and make room for your high priority workload. More »

Country Multiplex Pricing is here

Use ThruPut Manager automation to lower your MSU baseline today and find software license savings, with or without capping, when you move to CMP. More »

Automate production control

Manage z/OS execution according to your CA 7 schedule and due-out times, ensuring automated on-time completion with minimal intervention that frees you for other valuable tasks. More »

Our Customers

ThruPut Manager installations range from individual corporate datacenters to global outsourcing providers in the major industry sectors, including banking, insurance, and government. More »

 

Category Archives: careers and personnel

SHARE San Jose 2017: Why go to conferences?

SHARE San Jose 2017

It’s a hassle to convince your manager to send you to an onsite conference. When coupled with the ‘fun’ of making travel arrangements, getting there and then returning with a week of work left undone, it makes one wonder—why do I need to go to conferences at all? But… You miss a lot when you aren’t there in person.

Who is your office valentine?

valentine

Technicians often steer careful paths at exhibit halls to avoid speaking with the eager vendor representatives at each booth. I get it. No one wants to deal with a hard sell. But most vendors aren’t trying to get you to buy something you’ll never use. That doesn’t pay off in the long run. The men and women designing and developing the code want to believe that what they do makes a difference. We’re in it together, trying to keep businesses running effectively and quickly, both as technicians and end users.

Step into the 21st century of IT

21st century of IT

In the 21st century, we’ve given up our tool belts, relinquished the tape robots, and enjoyed the ease of keying in parameters, code fixes, and more on a PC dedicated to our needs. So, perhaps, it’s time to give up things like hand-managing batch performance. Sometimes, we stick with things because they’ve become habit. We know there is probably a better way to do them; but, we don’t want to fight the battle to get new software and face a learning curve.

Welcome to the mainframe renaissance!

mainframe renaissance

We’ve heard the mantra so often—‘Mainframes are dead’—and yet, despite the fact that most major corporations still rely on the mainframe, some people just don’t get it. The good news is that Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, leads a mainframe renaissance through product development and key acquisitions, like ThruPut Manager.

Dare to dream

A Mainframers Dream

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – For 2017, I have a dream that more women will see the value of an IT career and that companies will leap to hire them. While there may be discrimination in some places, companies can’t hire more women if fewer are choosing this path. Better jobs with a diverse set of colleagues will attract more people to a field that is only growing bigger and more critical to business.

Staff retention: Maintain your most important asset

staff retention perks

Laszlo Bock, SVP, Google, ‘People Operations,’ recently spoke about staff retention and what it takes to make employees happy, so they’ll stay with you. Even at the pre-eminent purveyor of perks, Google knows that these perks are not what keep people around. According to Bock, the important factors are two: working with terrific people and knowing that what they do each day matters.

Tech support – finally someone to thank

tech support

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – Most tech support people have years in the business, learning both on-the-job and in school. Many have been developers or long-time users of a product. But it takes more than just knowledge to do this job.

It requires the skills of a detective, with a relentless desire to get to the solution. It takes people skills and the desire to help others. In IT, we know the latter is more of a rare commodity. We rely on these people and simply expect them to be there for us. And they are.