The ability to transform CICS
and IMS transactions into reusable components provides organizations with tremendous value in leveraging the core business functionality of the mainframe and integrating these valuable applications into new e-business development efforts," said Dale Vecchio, Research Director--Application Development of Gartner.
The advent of a client/server version of CICS
is an important step for IBM in its efforts to meet enterprise customers' computing needs in the 1990s," said Michael Spindler, president and chief operating officer, Apple Computer.
By solving the need to provide seamless and reliable CICS
application participation in the drive towards SOA, Verastream ensures that customers can leverage and service-enable their CICS
assets more quickly and efficiently than ever before.
Customers can integrate CICS
OS/2 Version 2 into their existing computer environments while protecting their investments in existing LAN/PC technology and CICS
HostBridge Technology develops computer software that uses XML to integrate CICS
with applications without the use of screen-scraping or changes to the mainframe.
Pat Sueltz, director of transactions systems at IBM's Hursley Park Laboratories, stated that "this agreement recognizes Compuware's expertise in CICS
problem determination tools and expands our existing relationship, which began when Compuware developed CICS
PD/MVS for IBM.
NEON's Shadow RTE extends and capitalizes on the powerful new features of IBM's CICS
The enhanced version of OPEN/image Virtual Workstation allows users to take advantage of the new OPEN/image for CICS
Synapta meets our customers' requirements for simplifying very complex processes -- the product installs with no modifications to the CICS
3270 application," continued Nitschke.
The Early Release Program gave customers an opportunity to see how CICS
applications could cost-effectively move to Microsoft .
SQL for the COBOL data file support for the migrating CICS
code allows Presidential Life to bring all its data into a common file system because the Life Insurance systems already use Btrieve.
Although the majority of CICS
applications are critical to business operations, these applications are increasingly being viewed as an expensive burden, running on costly hardware provided by a single vendor, with little innovation in maintenance or enhancement options," said Ron Langer, senior director languages group, Fujitsu Software Corporation.