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CA-World

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Apr 30, 2007
Would anyone who attended CA-World be willing to provide a summary or
points of interest, for those of us who were unable to attend?

Kay Rozeboom
State of Iowa
Information Technology Enterprise
Department of Administrative Services
Telephone: 515.281.6139 Fax: 515.281.6137
Email: Kay.Rozeboom@Iowa.Gov
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CA World
"The question was asked during CA WORLD relating to the IDMS PIB of PIBs.
The PIB # is LI46150. This PIB provides a brief description of all
published IDMS PIBs.



PDC #: LI46150 DATE: 2 JAN 2007

***** Product Documentation Change *****

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The following is a list of PIB's for IDMS.

PIBs for Advantage CA-IDMS releases: 16.0, 15.0, 14.1, 14.0, 12.0

LAST UPDATED: DATE: 2 JAN 2007

APAR # BRIEF DESCRIPTION
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QI85071 SYSTEM OPERATIONS DOCUMENTATION UPDATE
PUBLISHED DATE: 2 JAN 2007

QI84821 CLARIFICATION ON USE OF INSPECT/STRING IN COBOL
PUBLISHED DATE: 14 DEC 2006

QI84565 THE SIZE OF FIELD SQLPROC-SPECIFIC-NAME WITHIN THE
PUBLISHED DATE: 5 DEC 2006

ETC, ETC
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CA World Notes and Ramblings
"Greetings all,

I thought it would be a good idea to send out some
impressions of this year's CA World.

I thought is was a good idea to have a real theme
for the CA-IDMS track (modernization). I am encouraged by the
possible enhancements coming in version 17 and beyond.
In conjunction with new CA-IDMS features, I think it is
equally important to spread information on how to leverage your CA-IDMS
systems and integrate them with the web and web based applications.
That is one of the goals the IUA will try to tackle this year.

With that said, on the to CA World report....

Thanks,
Terry Schwartz
Perot Systems
IUA Chair


CA World Report


High Level

CA has formed a new mainframe business unit to renew their focus on the mainframe.
Some of the managers in this business unit are former IBM employees.

In our IUA meeting with CA CEO John Swainson, he reiterated that CA-IDMS revenues are remaining steady and that they have no plans to change their view of IDMS as a viable long term product. He stated that there are many successful CA-IDMS sites and that CA needed success stories so they could demonstrate real world IDMS uses for the various analysts. There is an opportunity for us to work with CA to help promote CA-IDMS. If you have a potential CA-IDMS success story your company can share, please email me at terry.schwartz@ps.net.

There is a totally new support web site coming out in July to replace support connect. (yeah!)
The new site will have many new features that will make it easier to
correspond with support and to find problem solutions.
Among the many improvements, you will now have the ability to change an issue's severity.
After logging into the new support site you are presented with a list of your open issues
(no search needed). Also, there is a new search engine which will be a welcome addition.

You can learn more about the new support connect here;

http://supportconnectw.ca.com/public/caonline/


CA IDMS Specific

A commitment to the future of CA-IDMS was echoed in our meetings with Mark Combs and Judy Kruntorad.

The theme of the CA-IDMS track was modernizing your CA-IDMS systems. The sessions covered a variety of modernization techniques
(TCP/IP, SOA, SQL procedures, etc) and seemed to be well received.
Laura Rochon of Ajilon described the CA-IDMS sessions this way;

""The sessions flowed very smoothly, complimenting each other,
giving a good picture of all the different ways of opening up CA-IDMS to the outsize world""
Laura Rochon

Release 17 is in development and is targeted for GA sometime in 2008.
More information on release 17 can be found here;

http://supportconnectw.ca.com/premium/idms/infodocs/idms_roadmap.pdf

For those of you who missed CA World, PDFs of the presentations for most sessions (including mine) have been posted on the CA World website at http://caworld.com/

Also CA will have a public webcast on June 14 at 11 AM EDT with a detailed look at legacy modernization implementation techniques.
Details on the webcast and a registration page will be posted shortly at http://ca.com/events


IUA News

The IUA is going to hold a fall workshop in the late October, early November time frame. A location has not been decided nor the complete content for the sessions. You can have input into our workshop planning by sending an email to iuainfo@iuassn.org. If you could attend an IUA workshop please let us know the location and subjects that would interest you most. (they do need to be limited to CA-IDMS)

Misc

Also, see this site for interesting information on mainframe vs alternate platform costs.

http://www.arcati.com/dinomyth.pdf
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Re: CA World Notes and Ramblings - Small correction
"In asking for suggested topics for the fall workshop I meant
the subjects do NOT need to be limited to CA-IDMS.

Varied content is a good thing...

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