Action Software International provides a comprehensive suite of systems management solutions for both z/OS MVS and z/OS UNIX that can make your systems more reliable and audit-worthy while minimizing the effort required to achieve compliance objectives.
Uncontrolled system changes can result in numerous serious issues for an organization, including:
- System outages caused by incorrectly implemented changes
- Audit exposures
- Inability to correctly back out unsuccessful changes
A comprehensive change management strategy is required to allow changes to be introduced in a documented, controlled and reversible manner. At the same time, it is important to maximize employee productivity by minimizing the effort required to follow the requirements of the change management toolset.
Software Asset Management
Effective software asset management (SAM) requires the identification of the software applications owned by an organization and the measurement of the usage of each identified application. Furthermore, as defined by ITIL, SAM encompasses “…all of the infrastructure and processes necessary for the effective management, control and protection of the software assets” of the organization.
Systems are constantly increasing in complexity, and more and more systems are being maintained remotely from a central location. The ability to deploy changes from the central site to remote systems in a reliable manner has become a vital part of systems management.