Too often, IT management must make decisions that will benefit either
long-term goals or short-term goals. Long-term goals usually
include improved practices and standards, improved reliability, and
positioning for future benefits. Short-term goals frequently include cost cutting, time
savings, and reduced application time-to-market. Generally, one goal must be
sacrificed to attain the other. It is rare to discover a product that
will, in fact, satisfy both these short-term and long-term goals.Quickload is such a
Below you will find a list of these benefits. Cost
justification of Quickload can easily be made through the
short-term benefits it provides, while its long-term benefits provide
additional cost justifications and enable you to move in a direction
that is prudent for your organization.
95% Time Savings – What
would normally take 10-28 days for the operating system installation
and customization will now take only 1 day. Besides the obvious
savings of time and money, your expert systems staff will now be more
available for other critical needs.
System Reliability – Since
Quickload is an automated process, errors associated with the
manual server pack functions are fully eliminated. The automated Quickload
processes will fully replace the error-prone manual server pack
Improved Application Development
Time-to-Market – Corporate needs often require new
application development, which in turn often require software and
operating system upgrades. Time consuming operating system upgrades
frequently force IT management to select other less desirable
platforms, or worse, to declare it cannot meet the development
schedule. Quickload can assist in eliminating this
embarrassing (and all too frequent) response by ensuring the
operating system upgrade is performed quickly and reliably.
Utilization of the Mainframe – With the elimination of the
Time-to-Market delays, IT management can now properly choose the
platform which will best satisfy the corporate need – frequently the
mainframe, with its power, reliability and scalability.
Functionality – Quickload will exploit the full
capabilities of the operating system by enabling and configuring
optional functions that would otherwise be an additional and
difficult installation task, e.g., BookMgr, SMB Server, NFS Server,
Web Server, Telnet Server, etc.
Practices and Standards – The Quickload process will
replace delivered defaults and inappropriate parameters with “Best
Practices” customizations from the IBM redbook, and will incorporate
over 20 years of system installation and migration expertise. The
result – a customized operating system environment that is more
useful and more powerful.
Future Benefits – Quickload is positioned to extend
its installation capability to include the installation of optional
software to your system. The same advantages of time, reliability and
functionality will then be expanded to a wider scope.
Simplicity – The power of the mainframe has been understood
since its inception. To harness this power required the flexibility to customize – in fact,
flexible to the point of being complex. For example, the operating
system has an entire manual devoted exclusively to the base
parameters required for system efficiency. Hence, It is no wonder that
it takes weeks to manually customize the operating system options. Quickload
allows you to maintain the flexibility, and therefore the power, of
the mainframe, while providing simplicity of upgrades which greatly
facilitates the usefulness of the mainframe.