ASA is being expanded as a result of the mergers in particular MainView. Let us re-examine ASA against the strategic view and the tactical steps which are being put in place. The focus s on ASA and the priorities we put in place to fill the holes, and the way to the future.
15 CIO’s at a recent BMC Conference. Love Parallel Sysplex’s: Scalable costs model. Manageability is so complex it is causing a reduction in availability. What is driving OS/390 growth? Y2K initiated refurbishing of legacy applications Insufficient time to rehost Unlikely to replace refurbished apps soon New non traditional workloads (ERP) More transaction sources Reconsolidating distributed applications Greater use of legacy applications New PC/Server front ends to legacy apps Web / Internet access to legacy applications
XML is getting a lot of publicity these days. If you believe everything you read, then XML is going to solve all of our interoperability problems, completely replace SQL, and possibly even deliver world peace. Okay, that last one is an exaggeration, but you get the point. In actuality, XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language. The need for extensibility, structure, and validation is the basis for the evolution of the web towards XML. XML, like HTML, is based upon SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) which allows documents to be self-describing, through the specification of tag sets and the structural relationships between the tags. HTML is a small, specifically defined set of tags and attributes, enabling users to bypass the self-describing aspect for a document. XML, on the other hand, retains the key SGML advantage of self-description, while avoiding the complexity of full-blown SGML.