Monday, August 11, 2014

System Programmers Versus the Dreaded Application Programmer: It's the Application Programmer's Fault

by Brenda J. Christie with Eloy O. Cruz-Bizet

Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

Today's post has its genesis in an article which appeared in Enterprise System Media entitled, "Reducing the Potential for CICS Storage Violations."  It's all about that, but it doesn't miss the opportunity to blame those careless application programmers for sloppy code which can bring an entire CICS region down with the dreaded SOc4.    And yes, there are sloppy application programmers out there just like there are sloppy system programmers out there as well.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Useful Advice on Using Public Computers

by Brenda J. Christie

Interesting article from ZDNet regarding the perils of using public computers, things to check out before using, and a possible way to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of identify theft.  Read it here and also here.

Brenda J. christie

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Elasticity in the Mainframe Environment

By Brenda J. Christie

This week's Enterprise Systems Media feature article centered around the concept of "elasticity," a nice buzzword that really means flexibility.  Or in project management speak, it is called "resource balancing."  However, the article, "IT Sense: Elastic Storage" talks about the difficulty of assessing the availability of a resource due to a lack of standardization within the environment itself.