Mainframes | May 13, 2021
Ensure Optimal ROI of Your Mainframe Assets
Don’t weigh down your Z System with outdated and unused software - Realize the ROI on Z Systems. Now you can enable continuous innovation and speed with the software assets by implementing a robust IT asset management program. Learn how HCL Z Asset Optimizer can discover an inventory of software assets and their usage to help you to simplify asset management, optimize software cost & comply with vendor audit. For starters, here are a few questions for you. How are you currently monitoring your System z software assets, usage and licenses? Do you know how many software products you have currently deployed? And the last question to ask yourself is how well are you managing IBM Z Systems software assets? If the answers rattle you, know that it is a time to upgrade your Z System with HCL Z Asset Optimizer— it can discover an inventory of software assets and their usage to help you to simplify asset management, optimize software cost & comply with vendor audit. But what is HCL Z Asset Optimizer (ZAO)? It is a market-leading solution for discovering and monitoring software assets on IBM System Z (mainframe) platform. Whether you are looking for a solution to manage IBM/ISV software products or in-house applications, ZAO provides the insights needed to manage them effectively. Darren Oberst, Corporate Vice President and Head of HCL Software explains it just right, “We’ve simplified a market-leading product while unlocking added value that further meets the needs of our customers.” But what are these added values? HCL ZAO v2.1 includes significant enhancements ONLY available from HCL Software: Simplify Software License Reconciliation: ZAO simplifies the process of comparing software inventory and their usage information against software license information. New reports help to identify cost optimization opportunities and software audit exposures more quickly, eliminating the...
Automation | May 13, 2021
BigFix and Verve Reduce Attack Surface, Increase Security Compliance in Critical Infrastructure
Verve leverages BigFix for operational technology (OT) endpoint management to assist with patching, configuration and software management. Now, customers can remediate vulnerabilities by effectively patching both OT and IT assets.
Secure DevOps | May 12, 2021
How to optimize a secure DevOps pipeline with automation
By automating manual tasks with HCL Accelerate, we can clear the path toward a faster feedback loop and avoid production incidents.
Marketing & Commerce | May 12, 2021
Unica Discover – Configuring HBR (Health-based Routing) Transport Service Pipeline Agent
In the world of marketing, the customer is a real asset. And to deliver great customer experiences, the marketing team needs to dive right into the customer insights - what they like, when and where to reach out, what people are interested in, and how best to connect. Unica Discover is the offering of Unica Suite that helps you by providing behavioral insight into the online user journey, allowing you to deliver the kind of optimized experience that improves conversion and makes users want to visit again. In this blog today, we will highlight the Health-based Routing) Transport Service Pipeline Agent of Unica Discover and how you can easily configure it. Transport service is a 32-bit process. Multiple pipeline agents are running under transport service. HBR is one of the pipeline agents. HBR can run the main process (parent pipeline) and also child pipelines. Original HBR agent has a limitation: parent and child pipelines are sharing the same memory allocation. 32 bits process can utilize up to 2 GB. Often, memory utilization exceeds the 2GB limit, and transport service is restarting or just stays down. The goal is to - Optimize and improve the performance of HBR agent. Fully Utilize all hardware (RAM) resources of the machine. SOLUTION MODULE AND KEY FEATURES Health-Based Routing enables the routing of hit data to multiple canisters for processing based on the health and load on each canister. Use HBREx agent instead of the original HBR. The Extended HBR session agent (HBREx) implements multiple child pipelines for an individual pipeline in the canister to better utilize memory. This improves the hits processing performance of the pipeline. The difference between original HBR and Extended HBR (HBREx) is that child pipelines are running separate processes in HBREx and are no longer part of the parent pipeline process....
HCL Software | May 11, 2021
VersionVault Cadence Virtuoso Integration, Check In & Label in One GO!!
The VersionVault Cadence Virtuoso Integration supports a number of commands and unique features. Here we are going to look into one of the interesting feature of VersionVault Cadence Virtuoso integration i.e Check In and Label in one GO!!.
Marketing & Commerce | May 11, 2021
How Search Powers the Future of Commerce
Circumstances over the last year coupled with consumer trends around digital engagements, have made transforming to digital first a minimum viable prerequisite. But to go beyond simply surviving, B2B and B2C businesses must start with search for any new digital commerce strategy. A well-organized search strategy will improve all facets of your customer engagement from the direct impact of better, more relevant search results to the overall enhancement of your customer’s experience by leveraging the data your search engine collects. HCL Commerce partnered with Ray Wang and Constellation research to create a guide to help you think through digital search as part of your larger digital commerce strategy. The result is five best practices you can apply to optimize your project: Preview search to provide textual and visual suggestions. Search autocomplete to suggest keywords during search. Faceted search uses attributes (such as product or content features) as criteria for shoppers to explicitly filter for their search results. Full-page search lays out the initial results based on ascertained relevance Store- and product-level search bridges the gap between physical and online shopping by identifying shoppers' ZIP codes to enable a geographical lookup of nearby inventory. Why does this matter? Search is rapidly becoming the heart of the customer experience and it often initiates the buyer journey before customers even hit your site. When they do, they expect to find exactly what they want quickly and easily and if they can’t, they are happy to leave - meaning not only do businesses lose revenue, but they actively push customers to their competitors. However, there is a gap between customer expectations and what can be delivered by (traditional) search and personalization capabilities which leads to frustration for both buyers and sellers. What’s the solution? Without giving too much away, the solution entails an integrated...