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How to Measure Reliability
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2017
Five Things That Stopped or Crashed z/OS
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2017
How Much Do Abends Really Cost?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2016
Ten Ways IPCS Can Be Used As a Monitor
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2017
Who Still Makes Mainframe Disk?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2016
DASD Mirroring Part 3: Putting a Solution Together
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2016
The Best Mainframe DASD and Dataset Innovations
LongEx Quarterly, May 2016
Disk Mirroring Part 2: Performance
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2016
Eight Ways Chargeback Can Save Your Mainframe Costs
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2016
Disk Mirroring Part 1: A Review of XRC, PPRC and Friends
LongEx Quarterly, May 2016
How Fast is Your Mainframe?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2015
SMT and Other Things to Hurt Your Chargeback
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2016
A Five-Minute Guide to Monitors
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2015
How to Use RNI
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2015
How Good is Your Existing Code?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2015
Monitoring by Sampling
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2015
Is Five Nines Availability Possible, or Even Needed?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2015
How to Check If You Have The Right Source
LongEx Quarterly, May 2015
The Logistics of Output: Report and Output Management Products
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2014
Five z/OS Problem Prevention and Analysis Tools You Probably Aren’t Using
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2015
What to Do With AFP
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2014
Do You Still Need PSF?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2014
Why Are You Tuning?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2014
Limiting the Damage from Loops and Spikes
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2014
Program Objects – Replacing Load Modules At Your Site Soon
LongEx Quarterly, May 2014
Tracking Software and Module Usage Without TADz
LongEx Quarterly, May 2014
What TADz Can and Cannot Do
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2014
Find Out More About Your Load Module
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2014
Software Products to Help Your Batch
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2013
Why Your Batch is Running Slow
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2013
Do You Still Need Assembler Skills?
LongEx Quarterly, August 2013
Eight Ways to Improve Your Assembler Programs
LongEx Quarterly, August 2013
How Many Software Products Are There?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2013
Learning Assembler: Where Do You Start?
LongEx Quarterly, August 2013
Savings Options for Usage Based Mainframe Costs
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2013
How to Find the Software You Have
LongEx Quarterly, May 2013
Mainframe Software Pricing
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2012
Working With Large Quantities of SMF Records
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2013
What To Do When You Lose the Source
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2012
Using SMF Records to Identify High CPU Consumers
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2012
Five Minute Guide to Omegamon
LongEx Quarterly, May 2012
Assembler Disassemblers
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2012
How Has IBM Simplified the Mainframe?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2012
z/OS Tracing for Beginners
LongEx Quarterly, May 2012
How to Get Rid of that Mainframe Software Product
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2011
Lost in Translation Part 3: Converting Between Codepages
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2012
The Second Hand Mainframe Market
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2011
Lost in Translation Part 2: ASCII and EBCDIC on z/OS
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2011
Exactly How Big Is Your Mainframe?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2011
Lost in Translation Part 1: EBCDIC Code Pages
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2011
Goodbye 3745: The End of the Communications Controller?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2011
How to Get System Information Without Being a Systems Programmer
LongEx Quarterly, May 2011
So How Are the Other Mainframes Doing?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2010
Squeeze Information From a Catalog
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2011
Mainframes: Where Are They Now?
ACS InformationAge, Oct-Dec 2010 (PDF 600k)
Pimp Up z/OS With USS for Free
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2010
Is This The End of Tape?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2010
Understanding Reentrant Programming
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2010
Nine Ways to Get More From an Outsourcing Arrangement
LongEx Quarterly, May 2010
Cross Memory Communications for Beginners
LongEx Quarterly, May 2010
Mainframe Products for Monitoring Composite Applications
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2010
The Challenges Monitoring Composite Applications
CMG MeasureIT, Feb 2010
Is It Too Hard to Audit z/OS?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2009
The Basics about ITM
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2010
Oracle Database Abandons z/OS
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2009
A Sample z/OS Disaster Recovery Plan
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2009
Become a Mainframe Rembrandt
LongEx Quarterly, May 2009
How to Call HLASM from Java
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2009
Ten Ways to Reduce Your Mainframe Software Licensing Costs
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2009
Why You Need a One-Pack System
LongEx Quarterly, May 2009
What Exactly is SOA?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2008
Control Blocks for Beginners Pt 2
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2009
Control Blocks for Beginners Pt 1
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2008
Crossing the Border - Programming between native z/OS and z/OS UNIX
IBM DeveloperWorks, Sep 2008
Opinion Presentations and White Papers
Reliability and Resilience: Only Important After Outages?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2016
Using Compuware Strobe to Save CPU: 4 Real-life Cases from the Files of CPT Global (with Compuware and CPT Global)
Compuware Webinar, Dec 2016
Why You Should Let Your ML1 Go
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2016
You Can't Win Them All: CPU Reduction Ideas That Did and Didn't Work
Share Atlanta, Aug 2016
Yep, DASD Performance is Still Important
LongEx Quarterly, May 2016
What Does a Mainframe Consultant Do?
ECC Poughkeepsie, Jun 2016
Can Chargeback Invoices Help Win Over Your Business Units?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2016
When Should You Hire a Mainframe Systems Consultant?
Longpela Expertise Whitepaper, Sep 2009
A Reason To Love z/OS: Recording
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2015
How Much Monitoring Do You Need?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2015
Why Don't We Use Source Metrics?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2015
Seven Best Practices for z/OS Availability
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2015
Stop Firefighting and Start Tuning
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2014
Are IBM Mainframes Really Backward Compatible?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2014
Better Manage Your Load Modules
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2014
Why I Love Batch
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2013
The End of Mainframe-Only Software
LongEx Quarterly, May 2013
Do We Really Need to Compress Datasets?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2013
Why Get an Expert to Look at Your Bill?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2012
Who Needs Quality Staff?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2012
Why You Don't Need a z/OS Monitor
LongEx Quarterly, May 2012
Does the z/OS Management Facility Match they Hype?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2012
A Consulting Example: Reducing CPU Consumption
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2011
The Case for a Fresh Technical Opinion
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2011
Is there a Mainframe Skills Shortage?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2011
Why Do We Keep Our Software Up to Date?
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2011
Who Bridges the Gap?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2010
How to Move Off the Mainframe: A Mainframe Perspective
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2010
Mentoring as a Technical Training Solution
LongEx Quarterly, Feb 2010
How Much Do Architects Need to Know About Mainframes?
LongEx Quarterly, Nov 2009
z/OS vs UNIX - Which Comes Out the Winner?
LongEx Quarterly, Aug 2009
Why Can't Vendors Write in English?
LongEx Quarterly, May 2009

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