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Issue 3.4 • 1985

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):180 - 181
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1138 KB)

    The IBM Systems Journal joins the Company in celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of IBM Systems Engineering. In 1960, IBM created a series of new field professional positions by merging the former applied science and systems groups. Systems engineers, working in concert with marketing representatives and customer engineers, have since jointly formed the primary interface between IBM and its d... View full abstract»

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  • Worldwide systems engineering

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):182 - 188
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    IBM systems engineering celebrates its 25th anniversary in 1985. This paper provides a perspective of the part systems engineering has played in the success of IBM in the information processing business during that 25-year period. The history of systems engineering is briefly reviewed, and the similarities and differences in worldwide systems engineer functions are examined. The relationships amon... View full abstract»

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  • HONE: The IBM marketing support system

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):189 - 199
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    The storage, retrieval, and dissemination of data pertaining to a large, complex product line is made possible by the Hands-On Network Environment (HONE) discussed in this paper. HONE provides on-line interactive support to marketing, systems, and administrative personnel, and, most recently, to customers. The evolution of HONE is presented. Discussed in detail are new HONE distributed processing ... View full abstract»

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  • Performance considerations for a distributed data processing system designed for high availability

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):200 - 212
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The high-availability requirements of computerized systems that are needed to meet the objectives of the organization are being acknowledged more and more by the data processing community. The paper presents the planning process for a distributed data processing system designed to meet high availability requirements. This process was performed as a systems engineering activity in order to assess t... View full abstract»

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  • Information System Model and Architecture Generator

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):213 - 235
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The advent of integrated, shared-data systems has made it increasingly necessary to address the application development process from the architectural and manufacturing perspective rather than from a build-as-you-go job shop viewpoint. Although the Business Systems Planning (BSP) methodology provides an enterprise-wide strategic Information Systems plan, it is still at an abstraction level that le... View full abstract»

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  • A single-system interface using the IBM 3270-PC

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):236 - 247
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Many businesses use a variety of terminal types connected to central host computers. Presented here is a rationale and the experience gained with a single terminal type—the IBM 3270-PC—terconnected with hosts via the Application Program Interface to achieve enhanced user efficiency. View full abstract»

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  • Strategies for problem prevention

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):248 - 263
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    A philosophy of preventing problems from occurring in a data processing installation rather than reacting to problems is becoming increasingly necessary. The institution of comprehensive and formally managed testing strategies is an important step in this direction. Such strategies are discussed, and it is shown that they also support disaster backup/recovery plans. View full abstract»

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  • Customer Information Control System—evolving system facility

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):264 - 278
    Cited by:  Patents (4)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1954 KB)

    Presented is an overview of the present CICS architecture. Discussed is the evolution of that original design as a transaction management system that accommodates data base management, operating systems, and input and output devices as well as hardware of increasing numbers and complexity. User needs past and present are analyzed with a view toward understanding how CICS might evolve in the future... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to high availability in high-transaction-rate systems

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):279 - 293
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    In business enterprises, it is important that high availability be maintained in the computer systems used by the enterprises, particularly in systems that have high transaction rates. A way of maintaining high availability is discussed, including the implementation that should be undertaken and the design issues involved. Some additional steps for further improvements are also offered. View full abstract»

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  • The System Planning Grid: A model for building integrated information systems

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):294 - 306
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    Information systems have evolved as a result of technological advances and the increasing demand for information. Over the past few years, systems that developed separately are being forced to merge. This paper describes a model for building a set of integrated architectural guidelines to ensure that a “system” is being built. The use of the System Planning Grid as a model for settin... View full abstract»

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  • An information technology architecture for change

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):307 - 315
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    This paper defines a technology architecture for information processing in large corporations. It describes a matrix of processing environments consisting of three processing types: production, decision support, and office; three processing locations: centralized, departmental, and workstation; and a methodology for implementing applications in those environments. Key to the architecture is a supp... View full abstract»

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  • Cache-DASD storage design for improving system performance

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):316 - 334
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (10)
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    This paper discusses three examples of a cache-DASD storage design. Precursors and developments leading up to the IBM 3880 Storage Control Subsystems are presented. The development of storage hierarchies is discussed, and the role of cache control units in the storage hierarchy is reviewed. Design and implementations are presented. Other topics discussed are cache management, performance of the su... View full abstract»

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  • Contents of Volume 24, 1985

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 335
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