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: guest post

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.

Give yourself the Christmas gift you really want

Christmas gift of automation

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – Not that we get a lot of ‘gifts’ at work, except the ‘opportunities’ to do a new, hard project with an impossible deadline. But a real gift would be software that would make 2017 a lot easier. Have you considered that sometimes, there is a little money left in the budget year? Use it or lose it! But what would you buy? How about some automation to free up your time in the coming year?

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.

When I’m not tuning systems and keeping the ‘sucker running, I’m…

John Baker

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – You’ve probably met John Baker, mainframe guru at MVS Solutions. He speaks regularly at SHARE and CMG (and probably a few places I didn’t know about). His smiling face greets you at the MVS Solutions booth. But what you may not know is that he is passionate about volunteering for CMG – Computer Measurement Group.

With the General Chair overseeing the logistics, John is responsible for ensuring that CMG continues to provide quality mainframe content, in addition to the other tracks. Since mainframes are only a part of what CMG covers, John must work diligently to find the kinds of papers people really want to hear. Because of his wide network, he can draw on some of the ‘mainframe stars’ to help out.

Multi-tasking: Bad for people, great for software

multi-tasking

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – I’ve previously talked about the studies showing that multi-tasking isn’t as successful a strategy for getting things done. We don’t tolerate the ‘interrupts’ as well as we think we do. Simply putting your head down and getting something done works better with our brains. But that’s us. It turns out that multi-tasking gives you quite a benefit when software does it. But some software does it better than others.

Multitasking – Does it work?

Multitasking

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – I always prided myself on my ability to multitask. I thought it was essential to being an IT expert and managing diverse business partners and stakeholders. “Running just like a mainframe, firing on all engines,” I told myself. I felt my initiators were working properly, getting priorities right and yet accomplishing two things at once. How many of us have made this comparison? It’s easy to be proud of this, but haven’t we missed a few things?

Raises & promotions – How to make the ‘ask’?

Asking for raises or promotions

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – This blog regularly discusses both the technical and career benefits of ThruPut Manager. It makes a strong case for the value that the software provides for your company as well as for your own day to role and your long-term career goals. But how does this translate into dollar value back to you personally?

Budgets are tight and with little money available for salaries, managers aren’t looking to give you more, even if you really deserve it. You have to ask. But to give yourself the best chance, you need the right timing and the right preparation. Invest the time to ensure a better result.