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Jul 6 2010   4:22PM GMT

BMC, ASG roll out new mainframe management tools

Ryan Arsenault Ryan Arsenault Profile: Ryan Arsenault

IT business management software company BMC Software last week announced a new product for IBM IMS that aims to reduce critical amounts of database downtime and thus improve availability of certain IMS applications.  The product, Fast Path Online Restructure/EP, can restructure IMS Fast Path databases in minutes and also allows databases to remain online during the restructuring process, essentially reducing outages and allowing for availability of IMS Fast Path applications. 

Also on the same day last week, ASG Software Solutions rolled out its ASG-Records Manager.  The electronic records management system allows IT organizations to manage all records (such as invoices), regardless of environment, in one consolidated view.  The tool captures records currently in use and creates an all-encompassing record that doesn’t need to be migrated to a new database.  For the mainframe angle, it is especially useful because of the management of pre-existing records – new mainframe systems don’t have to be employed to lessen the risks of potential audits.  The product is available right now.

 

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