IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - SE44


GLOBAL
TECHNOLOGY
SOLUTIONS
GROUP

TENACIOUS.
BROAD.
DEEP.
For GTSG, mainframe is our
heritage; the core of our culture,
one of the things we do best. We
help clients optimize cost and
performance; we address skills
gaps, and do it flexibly: we meet
your needs, where you are - today.
Mainframe Cost and
Performance Optimization

Step One: Eliminate tools used
by a small audience.
Step Two: Replace a product with
an existing feature; z/OS has many
features now that might not have
been available when you purchased
a specific - function product.
Step Three: Competitive
displacement of a low use product.
Mainframe software deals abound
these days.
Step Four: Competitive
displacement of a high use product.
A tougher sell, but if financials
support acquisition and
implementation of the tool,
research is certainly warranted.
Personnel: One place we can
help is to look at which skills are
more effectively provided from a
pool to take advantage of the
fractional resource model. We
match the time requirement to
the size of the environment. No
more staffing with a fully burdened
40 - hour per week resource - we
give you what you need, yet let you
have more when you need it.

Navigating the Future:
When you spend as much time as
Mainframe Infrastructure Talent
we do on the mainframe, you're
Two problems loom: first, the
going to be asked how to run it more ability to attract and retain skills.
efficiently from a cost perspective.
Second, the scarcity of budget
dollars to fund the transition of
We attack the problem in three
mainframe veterans to the next
elements - hardware, software,
generation.
and personnel:
GTSG addresses both issues:
Hardware: We utilize
We provide an environment for
complementary techniques of
mainframe SMEs where skills are
performance, workload and capacity
valued, and their needs for growth,
management in an effort to ensure
ongoing education and affinity are
that our clients can avoid upgrades,
met.
achieve SLAs, or even downgrade a
processor in a sunset scenario.
We help clients with the
economics through the depth and
Software: We help clients with
scale of our resources, utilizing a
a four-step process in software
fractional model frequently resulting
rationalization:
in a reduced number of FTEs.

pg 8-C4.indd 37

Since our establishment in 1988,
big iron fans find this a place where
they know that they can work on
this platform for as long as they
would like. We have also proven
our ability to train younger workers
and to further develop talent in
adjacent mainframe technologies,
giving us all the confidence we
need to scale our commitments as
the workforce shortage intensifies.
Set Your Own Course with GTSG
What our clients find most attractive
- apart from our skills and
proficiency - are GTSG's flexible
models. We help clients by
leveraging pooled resources in an
affordable model, readily scalable
in both directions. If workloads are
moved off the mainframe platform,
we implement a fractional resource
approach to staffing skills/roles,
requiring less than an FTE. A
corresponding decrease in effort
is matched with a corresponding
cost decrease.
At GTSG, We Scale to your Scope
We normally find that our clients
want us to function as part of their
technical support organization. In
short, we are a part of the client's
team. GTSG delivers to clients a
level of flexibility that comes from
our scale, based on an ongoing
commitment to the platform.

The mainframe is here for the
foreseeable future...
GTSG has supported the mainframe
for nearly 30 years, and will
do so for the next 30 years - and
beyond.

GTSG Can Help You.
CALL US:
877. 467.9885

mainframe@gtsg.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Loads of Options
Techbits:
Infographic: Your Route to Digital Innovation
Partner PoV: Ignite Innovation: Optimize Linux on z Systems with adaptation, analytics and collaboration
Currents: Great Gains: Hybrid cloud adopters gain competitve advantages
Focus on Storage: Storage in a Flash: Improve performance and efficiency with hybrid and all-flash storage
Cover Story: Mainframe Options: IBM z Systems supports modern languages, tools, optimization and processes
Feature: Unleash Business Applications: IBM Application Discovery unlocks new value and accelerates the adoption of hybrid cloud solutions
Tech Trends: What Keeps IT Leaders Up at Night? Cloud computing is cited as top priority
Tech Corner: Healthy Status: z/OS Health Checker features productivity and ease-of-use enhancements
Solutions: BoxScore II, H&W Computer Systems; CleverView for TCP/IP V9.1, AES; ISPW Deploy, Compuware
Stop Run: Data Points to Love: IBMer combines marketing, technology expertise to help others navigate online dating
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover1
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Table of Contents
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Editor's Desk: Loads of Options
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Techbits:
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Infographic: Your Route to Digital Innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Partner PoV: Ignite Innovation: Optimize Linux on z Systems with adaptation, analytics and collaboration
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Currents: Great Gains: Hybrid cloud adopters gain competitve advantages
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Focus on Storage: Storage in a Flash: Improve performance and efficiency with hybrid and all-flash storage
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover Story: Mainframe Options: IBM z Systems supports modern languages, tools, optimization and processes
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Feature: Unleash Business Applications: IBM Application Discovery unlocks new value and accelerates the adoption of hybrid cloud solutions
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Tech Trends: What Keeps IT Leaders Up at Night? Cloud computing is cited as top priority
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Tech Corner: Healthy Status: z/OS Health Checker features productivity and ease-of-use enhancements
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Solutions: BoxScore II, H&W Computer Systems; CleverView for TCP/IP V9.1, AES; ISPW Deploy, Compuware
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Stop Run: Data Points to Love: IBMer combines marketing, technology expertise to help others navigate online dating
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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