Optimizing zTPF Efficiencies for the Travel Industry

The current travel commerce landscape is rapidly changing, driving upon the trending zTPF tools methodologies to be quick and high-quality while allowing for continuous integration into a digital ecosystem. But z/TPF, despite its potential, has scope for improvement. The growing need to ramp up the commerce process and systems in this age of continuous new platforms, systems, and growth, means …

IT Helpdesk: Moving into Strategic Support for IT Services

With the rapid alignment of IT as a strategic investment and the digitization of work places has brought about bigger challenges and opportunities.   As organizations get more global, and dependencies on IT increases, the IT service desk has become more crucial as a specialized single point of contact for all IT requirements. But driving business transformation or transition can …

Business Event Processing for z/TPF System

By Madhur Arya and Ashok Bhardwaj What is a Business Event? A business event is an occurrence of certain state in a system or software application that may be important to other sub-systems within the system or external systems or agents. Distributed systems have quite mature capabilities for business events that help a business to take agile decisions. Consider an inventory …

z/TPF Migration: Easing the Transition – Part 2

By Madhur Arya. My last blog discussed the challenges faced in z/TPF migrations by companies worldwide and the ways to overcome them. In this concluding part, I will present a detailed z/TPF migration approach and share some best practices for a smooth z/TPF migration. A z/TPF migration approach Migration to z/TPF involves several tasks right from careful planning to rigorous testing …

z/TPF Migration: Easing the Transition – Part 1

By Madhur Arya With IBM planning to end support for TPF V4.1, there is an urgent need of migrating TPF 4.1 systems to z/TPF systems effectively. The two part blog will discuss the challenges faced by companies in z/TPF migration and the ways to overcome them. It will also present a detailed z/TPF migration approach and list the important considerations while …