Integrating Screen-Based CICS Applications: UI versus API

In How-to, Hybrid IT, Strategy by Russ Teubner

The introduction of CICS in 1969 began a transaction processing revolution, the impact of which is still felt today. Mainframe applications written decades ago continue to deliver value and reliability at scale. Indeed, many of the largest enterprises in the world still rely on CICS to run their core business applications. The IT industry often refers to these as “legacy” …

A Mainframe RPA Manifesto

In Mainframe RPA by Russ Teubner

If you’ve been following HostBridge over the past year, you cannot miss the focus we have on mainframe Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Our emphasis on mainframe RPA came from a customer who was experiencing the consequences of high volume screen scraping being done by RPA bots. Our investigation of RPA activity within this enterprise was revealing: Screen scraping is the …

HostBridge Enables CICS Web Services Strategy for Major Health Insurer

In Case studies by Jerry Rackley

South Carolina’s largest insurance company is also one of the state’s largest employers, having served customers for over 70 years. The IT organization plays a key role in the success of the company and helping it serve its clients, providers, and other stakeholders. The company’s core business applications run under CICS on an IBM mainframe. As early as 2007, the …

Guide to UiPath Mainframe Integration

In Case studies, How-to, Mainframe RPA by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge, in conjunction with Element Blue, has published the Guide to UiPathTM Mainframe Integration. This free resource is for UiPath users who use or plan to use RPA within an IBM Z System environment. We wrote this technical, “how-to” guide for RPA programmers, enterprise IT architects, and system administrators. The guide shares how to use RESTful HTTP services rather than …

Get a HostBridge Health Check

In Performance, Strategy by James Alexander

The second law of Thermodynamics states: “The entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium.” This law applies not only to mechanical, but software systems as well. However you define entropy – disorder, chaos, inefficiency – it’s just as harmful to software as hardware systems. This law is …