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 »

 

Tag Archives: Denise P Kalm

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.

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.

Are you a settler?

a settler mentality

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – DirecTV began running a series of commercials highlighting the differences between using their TV service versus cable. Their stars, the ‘settlers’, are engaged full-time in manual efforts – sawing wood, boiling water to wash clothes in a large pot, plowing by hand and more.

This analogy generates a lot of laughter; who would ever manage their household manually any more? Except for the rare personal challenge, perhaps, we don’t hunt and butcher all our meat, sweep our carpets with a broom, grow cotton, weave our own cloth and sew clothes. Who has the time (or the know how)?

Who do you love?

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm. – As Valentine’s Day approaches, commercials and ads bombard you with the message that you simply must purchase flowers, candy, gems and even cars for your loved one on this special day. It’s impossible to escape this barrage of pressure. Most of us end up at least sending cards to loved ones, feeling sadly lacking as we see others falling for the pitch. After all, the Christmas bills have likely been paid. Time to go out and buy!

But as we consider all of our loved ones in this present-giving season, are we forgetting the most important person? The one who always sacrifices for family and friends, works countless hours of overtime for a soulless company and is there for colleagues when the proverbial s—t hits the fan? What if this year, perhaps for the first time, you get a Valentine for yourself? Not flowers, which fade, or candy which just makes you fat. Instead, get something that shows your love by making your life easier. Automation – the best gift systems people can give themselves.