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Who’s going to manage my mainframe? - Singing the praises of Chorus - F01

Topic: 2012 NA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

Over the course of the last 15-20 years “industry experts” have been proclaiming the death of the mainframe. The reality is that the mainframe continues to thrive and grow and house the majority of the world’s most critical business data.

The real issue we are beginning to experience is a shortage of skills for managing the mainframe. Mainframe DBA’s are aging and retiring and new talent is not being trained quick enough. The new generation of IT professionals has a completely different way of thinking and working. The I(PAD,POD, and Phone) generation has no interest in the acronyms TSO or ISPF. In order for these new up and coming professionals to be able to manage the mainframe they will require a new toolset geared towards their way of thinking.

CA Mainframe Chorus is leading the way for this new generation. Its intuitive web interface allows a person even with rudimentary mainframe skills to become productive in managing DB2 for z/OS as well as other facets of z/OS systems management.

This presentation will provide real life use case examples where a normally complex task such as identifying DB2 performance bottlenecks or performing complex migrations can be done simply and effectively via an integrated role based workspace.

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