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: time management

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.

Invest in yourself

invest in yourself

We’re all so busy. Our to-do lists are a mile long. Even with overtime, we can barely make a dent in our workload. Email and IMs invade our non-working hours and interfere with sleep. With all these demands, plus those we have from family and friends, is it possible we’re missing something critically important to our careers? Failure to invest in yourself could limit your ability to advance and earn raises. But what does ‘invest’ mean?

Vacation with automation – Take back your summer in the city

vacation with automation

Work can seem grueling at any time, but especially in summer. You see the years slipping away with no chance to make special summer memories. There’s never enough time. If only you could clone yourself (unrealistic) or manufacture time (impossible). But what if there were a way to do both and get some summer hours back? The answer is making time for a vacation with automation. Rather than fear that ‘a robot will take my job,’ consider that the part a robot does is either rote work you hate, or handling issues that occur at inconvenient times of the night.

Independence from the mundane

independence

For many in the USA, the 4th of July is filled with barbecues, sports, and family with no thought about the meaning of Independence Day and the sacrifices made to ensure American freedoms. I think that’s a mistake; we take our freedoms for granted, no matter where we live. But we also can fail to exercise them as much as we can.

This happens a lot at work. When you find yourself doing too many low reward tasks, you have to ask yourself, “Why am I working this way?” But too often, we don’t ask and continue to toil away wondering why our efforts don’t lead to raises, bonuses and promotions.

Time – the one resource you can’t buy

time to buy

When someone comes to you and says, “Let’s take some time to evaluate some new products,” you probably just groan. Looking at new software means more than the hour you give the vendor. You have to plan a testing protocol, find a way to slot it in and evaluate the results. In most cases, you end up looking at several products before you find one that fits your needs.

You’re overloaded, overworked and can’t imagine finding the time to even consider new software let alone test it. But what if the time you take, in most cases, a one-time effort per solution, could end up saving you time in the long run. What if the product could actually give you time back? What if you actually could buy time?

Making the most of SHARE San Antonio 2016

SHARE San Antonio | Atlanta 2016

SHARE San Antonio is coming up the end of this month. For those of you fortunate enough to be able to attend, it’s vital to plan so that every minute of your time helps your career. By now, you’ve probably created a schedule for the technical sessions; be sure to review the daily updates as changes and new sessions might make you want to change a few things up.

Of course you’ve planned time to network and share your knowledge and problems. You know which of your friends will be there. You have your airline ticket, your hotel and all the rest. Have you planned how you will use the Technology Exchange productively?