Security Problems in Network Management

With the evolution of network management, more responsibility has been placed upon the "framework" to fulfill the TMN FCAPS model. Typical network operations centers, which support Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)-based logical and physical devices, must now be capable of supporting all business units in a uniform fashion.

Oops, There It Is: Object-Oriented Project Size Estimation

Java development efforts are sweeping through the enterprise. Existing legacy applications are being reengineered to include Web front-ends. E-business is an idea whose time has come. This article introduces an Object-Oriented Project Size Estimation technique that can help predict the amount of time it takes to design, code and test an object-oriented project.

Testing the "Right Stuff" with InCert Examiner

The SIAC now identifies exact operational functions of the COBOL programs running in its S/390 environment. Using InCert Examiner, SIAC gains the understanding needed to test the "right stuff" and eliminate the uncertainty of guesswork.

Acxiom Squeezes Strategic Advantage out of Sorting: PipeSort Helps Data Products Company Slash MVS Elapsed Time by 40 Percent

Database marketing firm Acxiom Corporation relies on SyncSort Inc.'s PipeSort to help slash the company's MVS elapsed time by 40 percent.

Clustering: What Some Vendors Don’t Tell You

In the chicken-and-egg world of vendor marketing and user need, clustering has achieved "hot topic" status. Depending on individual needs, a variety of vendors manufacture appliances to target specific points of failure. To be effective, however, the solutions you choose must provide simultaneous coverage for multiple points of failure.

The Fibre Channel Infrastructure: The Next Highway System for Heavy Data Traffic

Public monorails and hovercrafts may be a thing of the future, but for data moving and sharing, the future is now. Fibre channel has blazed its way to the top of next-level networking technologies.

Desktop Management Problem

The driving force behind implementing centralized management systems is their cost-effective management of networked systems. For most IT organizations, centralized management systems are the only way of approaching the same level of reliabilty, availability and control that has been available with mainframe environments of the past.

SNA over IP: The Best of Both Worlds

Whether you choose Data Link Switching or Enterprise Extender, adopting an SNA over IP solution offers you the chance to pump up your e-business strategy, reduce the costs of your IT department and increase the profits of your business units.

High Availability for Windows NT

High availability and disaster recovery are two mutually exclusive categories with one architecture. The challenge is to first understand what you need, and find the architecture that best fills those needs.

Availability in Enterprise Computing

By choosing reliable products, addressing people issues and implementing processes that reflect the best practices, businesses can get the high levels of availability they need to remain competitive.

Reliance on Technology: Driving the Change to Advanced Recovery

The rocky terrain of recovery is difficult to navigate. Determining the time it takes to drive through the recovery process and identifying alternate routes can help make your ride a little smoother.

SLAs Defined

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) can by maintained by building a well-designed network that integrates multiple protocols and services over an IP infrastructure. Network managers must use tools that are designed for a multi-protocol, integrated services environment to establish accurate response times and to maintain SLAs.

Capacity Planning in Distributed Environments, Part 2

In the conclusion of his two-part article, third-party, capacity planning offerings, the cost-effectiveness of distributed computing and controlling "service levels" of projected workloads are explored.

Distributed Capacity Planning, Part 1

While integrating distributed applications in a complex environment, it is important to not only learn the history of the process, but to understand the importance of service management, scalability and compatability.

Need to Add Capabilities to Your Network? Warm Up the Forklift, or Install an Intelligent Infrastructure

In the beginning, there was Ethernet. As users exploited dedicated bandwidth, the links between switches became overloaded, and you can't wait for Gigabit standards. An ATM intelligent infrastructure can address the routing, management and distribution process with today's networks.

Evolving Effective Enterprise-Wide Distributed Processing Solutions Using CICS, MQSeries and DB2

A Northern California health maintenance organization creates a clinical data repository to service its 2.5 million members on an MVS mainframe using DB2 and an asynchronous messaging processing paradigm.

Extending the Edge of the Enterprise

Clients, vendors and employees look for fast and reliable remote access to corporations' networks and files while out of the office.

The Internet’s Impact on the Role of the Mainframe

The current status of each organization (i.e., where it is in the adoption cycle) will determine which computing model - mainframe-centric, client/server or universal client - will be used. Some companies may have a need for a mixture of all three environments within their corporate IT departments. Find out where you fit and what you need to know.

ROI or DOA? ERP Deployment Without Workload Management Can Kill the Project

By identifying the need for healthy workload management while in the early stages of enterprise resource planning, corporations can determine their return on investment for migrating to an ERP system.