Application Testing Strategies in the IBM z/OS Environment
The IBM z/OS mainframe environment has earned a reputation for superior application performance, availability and data security while managing extremely large volumes of application ......
May 2013- The explosive increase in cyberthreats poses an increasingly daunting challenge to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of intellectual property and other sensitive information. Conflicting opinions about operational risk, myriad point solutions for security technology, and dissimilar computing infrastructures create a puzzling landscape for security and risk professionals. To assess the market, Forrester Consulting interviewed 225 IT security leaders across North America and Western Europe about their firm?s information security investments. Roughly 60% of respondents reported revenues ...
May 2013- The IBM z/OS mainframe environment has earned a reputation for superior application performance, availability and data security while managing extremely large volumes of application data. To maintain a competitive advantage, organizations that manage their mission-critical operations on the IBM System z platform must continually look for improvements in technology, processes and best practices.
May 2013- Testing and launching a web application isn't getting any easier. In fact, with the assortment of new browsers, plugins, third party apps and programming languages, this process has never been more complicated. Unfortunately, it's also never been more critical for success.
The mobile and web matrix has grown to such epic dimensions that it is nearly impossible and extremely cost-prohibitive to cover entirely in-house. There are thousands of device, carrier and platform combinations for mobile alone. Add web browsers, anti-virus software, plug-ins and PC specs into the mix and your testing lab would need to be the size of an aircraft hangar. But somewhere in the world there are potential users for every matrix combination.
As you think about your application in the context of new multicore systems you may wonder: What does it mean to transition my application to multicore? What is the essence of a multicore application? What are the tradeoffs involved? What are the changes you need to make?
This paper, part one of two, answers these questions, showing you how to transition an application to run on a multicore system smoothly and correctly.
Software must perform across more platforms than ever before,
so it must be stronger and more flexible than ever before.
It has to be future-proof and – of course – delivered yesterday.
Organisations must increase application quality and reduce the time to market. It’s a problem. Perhaps that’s why, on average, 68% of projects don’t succeed, 50% are late and 40% require rework. Fragmented infrastructure can prevent efficient testing and disparate teams affect traceability and ...
Imagine you were designing and constructing a racing car – it’s not so far from developing apps. Both
must be powerful and quick. They cannot crash, whatever the conditions. They must outperform their
rivals. New technology can either create a competitive advantage or a fatal flaw.
It’s a fast-moving environment where winners grab the headlines and underperformers fail. Would you enter a grand prix without putting it through its paces on the ...
It wasn't long ago that being on the cutting edge of business meant having a website where customers could purchase your products, but that quickly changed. Soon, it wasn't enough just to have an eCommerce presence: you had to offer an interactive and engaging customer experience (see Web 2.0).
Now the standard has shifted once again: in order to truly compete in the modern economy, your business needs to have a mobile storefront on ...
Mobile applications are radically altering the way businesses operate and how they interact with their employees and customers. The way applications are managed is going to have to change as well. The challenge this poses for IT organisations can be summed up in a single word – performance. The systems and practices most organisations have in place are oriented to the hard-wired infrastructure.
While IT organisations may be able to monitor and manage their ...
Cloud. Agile. Virtualization. Big Data. Mobile. Emerging from the economic wasteland that characterized the first decade of the 2000s, the IT Industry is charging out of the gate with an explosion of unprecedented innovation.
The rapid adoption of agile development and shifting market conditions has paved the way for a new DevOps paradigm. This new evolution entails a more cross-functional, collaborative, and lifecycle- focused activity than traditionally understood DevOps approaches.
The traditional approach to Application Performance Management (APM) is largely based on siloed tools that manage individual components of an application stack.The challenge is that these tools only give you one perspective of the application. What's been missing is an integrated solution that captures the full, end-to-end application perspective.
Learn how an Analytics-Driven, cloud-based APM solution can significantly improve your APM efforts by simplifying:
•??Problem Detection and Isolation
Recognizing security defects early in the development cycle have traditionally posed real challenges for developers as current static analysis tools often generate significant false positive results and other major issues. Next generation tools address these issues by integrating static analysis as part of development teams’ normal ‘design, code, test and analysis’ processes. Download, “A Successful SAST Tool Implementation” to learn how these tools can:
Integrate with normal software engineering workflows
Accurately report ...
April 2013- Software security is a top priority for many organizations with many considering how they should integrate security earlier on in the software development lifecycle. A process change like this would benefit organizations in the form of reduction in costs and increased productivity as a result of minimizing flaws and removing defects via software patches. Download, “Enterprise Application Security: Source vs. Binary Code Analysis” to learn about the benefits of Source Code Analysis (SCA) and how ...
April 2013- An end-to-end systems automation approach reaches across the enterprise's distributed and mainframe environments alike with scalability that can accommodate even the largest infrastructures. It is broad in scope to manage ever-increasing IT complexity. And it is integrated to tie together low-level information coming from critical resources with high-level views and control of the enterprise. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, allowing operational simplicity, efficiency and consistency. IBM Systems Automation provides an ...
April 2013- This white paper examines the state of collaboration in today's enterprise and provides an IBM point of view on how collaboration will evolve, along with how Notes and Domino software will fit into the new collaboration equation.
March 2013- Enterprise IT departments are in the midst of radical, unprecedented levels of change. Of course, change is a constant when it comes to technology. But the transformations currently under way are comprehensive and revolutionary. And changes are occurring in a number of areas simultaneously, intensifying the pressure on IT managers and staff. On one front, virtualization and cloud computing are fundamentally altering enterprise IT infrastructure. It's no longer the norm to tie a particular piece ...
March 2013- Utilizing the right IT solutions can help reduce complexities by automating and proactively managing previously time-consuming processes, enabling IT pros to focus on value-added activities that can help bring business improvements. This white paper discusses the IBM PureSystems family of products, which was designed to change both the economics and the experience of IT. Read on to find out how utilization of these solutions will enable you to focus on higher-value business transformation services rather ...
Many municipal, county, and state government agencies are utilizing
virtualization solutions to provide efficient, critical public services while reducing
costs. Download, "Virtualization Streamlines Public Service Initiatives" to learn
how a virtualization solution enables public service agencies to:
• Boost availability of social services, such as public safety and EMS
• Save over $1M in budget to be allocated for other purposes
• Advancing safety and productivity from computer-aided dispatch and criminal history ...
Despite data residing on shared storage within VDI environments, storage is
still a key part of the equation that is often overlooked during the initial VDI
assessment process. Download, "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Getting Serious about Storage" to understand how careful consideration of the storage infrastructure is crucial to ensure:
• Security from data breaches as users are assigned rights-based access
• Scalability as capacity demands grow, companies can continue to use existing desktops/...
Many Organizations understand the benefits of, but are challenged with
implementing a virtualized integrated infrastructure. Download, "Targeting Use
Cases for fast Deployment of Virtualized Integrated Infrastructure" to learn more
about a pre-integrated, ready-to-deploy virtualized infrastructure that can:
• Create a virtual environment for remote or branch offices
• Support application hosting platforms
• Deploy private clouds
IT Professionals can now deploy a virtualized infrastructure efficiently without being required to commit ...
A top priority for IT Organizations is improving data center performance. With the
integration of VMware and Dell EqualLogic, IT Organizations can ensure that the
virtualized data center responds effectively to changing business requirements. Download, "EqualLogic and VMware: Optimizing the Virtualized Data Center" to learn about the benefits of this integration, including the ability to:
• Implement and automate appropriate protection and safeguarding levels
• Achieve thin provisioning and space-efficient snapshot conservation
As the migration to Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs) increases, storage managers are faced with the daunting task of deploying and maintaining these environments. Download, "E-Guide: Pros and Cons of VDI for SMBs" to obtain tips and solutions on how to implement the most cost-effective virtualization solution for your Organization, such as:
• Mixing and matching different vendors to get best-of-breed products/cost-efficient combinations
• Deploying a small number of desktops and gradually growing ...
February 2013- Good application performance management (APM) practices get good results. NetForecast has benchmarked enterprise APM best practices for the last four years and consistently found that high marks for best APM practices correlate very closely with fewer performance problems as well as faster problem discovery and resolution times. According to NetForecast's latest APM best practices benchmark survey, enterprises with APM best practices benchmark scores above six on a ten-point scale (with ten the best) experience 75 percent ...
The traditional approach to IT management has been to focus on individual technology domains and elements such as Application Performance Management(APM) or Network Performance Management (NPM). Even in the historical IT environment where a key role of IT was to manage client/server applications hosted
on a physical server in the organization’s data center, this approach had many significant limitations. It is expensive, tends to lengthen the time it takes to ...
A seamlessly orchestrated order management system lets companies cross over from simply filling orders to effectively leveraging inventory, maximizing internal and external resources and keeping order promises, which keeps customers happy.
Achieving this level of efficiency is possible with concerted focus on three critical goals:
1. Become truly cross-channel.
2. Remain nimble in your order management process.
3. Leverage inventory across all channels and organizations.
Resources to ensure the quality of a software project are nearly always limited. In order to prioritize testing, reengineering, and bug fixing efforts, it is critical to be able to identify the potential risks within Java classes, methods, or projects. This paper discusses the Risk Metric, which objectively measures the risk of software as a function of two critical factors: code complexity and test coverage.
Knowing the risk metric values, Java development teams ...
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