Internet & Mainframe
An Introduction
Internet and Mainframe Systems"">" <!-- include expansion for include.HTMILIBR,SLINKHDR4.inc --> <TABLE BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="1" CELLSPACING="0" WIDTH="100%" BGCOLOR="#800000"> <TR> <TD WIDTH="23%" NOWRAP="NOWRAP" VALIGN="middle" ALIGN="LEFT"> <FONT STYLE="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: yellow; font-style: bold;">When technology complements business </FONT></TD> <TD> </TD> <TD VALIGN="MIDDLE" ALIGN="RIGHT" NOWRAP="NOWRAP"><FONT STYLE="color: yellow; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: none; font-style: normal">Version 20.05.22 </FONT></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <TABLE BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="0" CELLSPACING="0" WIDTH="100%"> <TR> <TD ALIGN="RIGHT"><A HREF="http://www.simotime.com" TARGET="_blank" ONMOUSEOVER="this.style.color='FF0000'" ONMOUSEOUT="this.style.color='808080'" STYLE="color: gray; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: none">The SimoTime Home Page </A></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <P>Today, many companies are facing the competitive pressures of providing and gathering information via the Internet. The number of marketing oriented WEB sites has been increasing at a rapid pace. Having a company "home page" or "marketing-oriented" web site is accepted as a normal process.</P> <P>Now the business of doing business via the Internet has moved to the forefront. Quite often this will require access to data and the coordination with processes of existing systems and business applications. This will require a cooperative effort of Internet and Mainframe resources</P> <P>Companies want to include the mainframe as a major player functioning in its traditional role and taking on the new role of a very powerful server and large data base manager in an Internet environment. In today's world it is not a lack of technology and support but a question of what process, technology and support is required to meet a company's unique business requirements.</P> <P>Companies are now seeking answers to the following questions.</P> <TABLE WIDTH="100%" BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="1" CELLSPACING="1"> <TR> <td style="width:0030px;text-align:right;vertical-align:top;padding-top:06px;padding-bottom:00px;padding-left:00px;padding-right:00px"> <FONT STYLE="color: #701010; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold ; font-family: Helvetica"> 1. </FONT></TD> <td style="text-align:left;vertical-align:top;padding-top:06px;padding-bottom:00px;padding-left:06px;padding-right:00px"> <FONT STYLE="color: #101070; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal ; font-family: Helvetica"> How is the gap between the Internet world and the mainframe world minimized or eliminated? </FONT></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <TABLE WIDTH="100%" BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="1" CELLSPACING="1"> <TR> <td style="width:0030px;text-align:right;vertical-align:top;padding-top:06px;padding-bottom:00px;padding-left:00px;padding-right:00px"> <FONT STYLE="color: #701010; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold ; font-family: Helvetica"> 2. </FONT></TD> <td style="text-align:left;vertical-align:top;padding-top:06px;padding-bottom:00px;padding-left:06px;padding-right:00px"> <FONT STYLE="color: #101070; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal ; font-family: Helvetica"> Is it necessary to start from scratch or is it possible to modify and build on existing mainframe processes and technologies? </FONT></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <TABLE WIDTH="100%" BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="1" CELLSPACING="1"> <TR> <td style="width:0030px;text-align:right;vertical-align:top;padding-top:06px;padding-bottom:00px;padding-left:00px;padding-right:00px"> <FONT STYLE="color: #701010; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold ; font-family: Helvetica"> 3. </FONT></TD> <td style="text-align:left;vertical-align:top;padding-top:06px;padding-bottom:00px;padding-left:06px;padding-right:00px"> <FONT STYLE="color: #101070; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal ; font-family: Helvetica"> Are tools available to accelerate the process of building new information presentation components such as converting mainframe screens (BMS or MFS) to HTML forms? </FONT></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <TABLE WIDTH="100%" BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="1" CELLSPACING="1"> <TR> <td style="width:0030px;text-align:right;vertical-align:top;padding-top:06px;padding-bottom:00px;padding-left:00px;padding-right:00px"> <FONT STYLE="color: #701010; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold ; font-family: Helvetica"> 4. </FONT></TD> <td style="text-align:left;vertical-align:top;padding-top:06px;padding-bottom:00px;padding-left:06px;padding-right:00px"> <FONT STYLE="color: #101070; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal ; font-family: Helvetica"> May the clients attach directly to the mainframe or will an intermediate application server be required? </FONT></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <TABLE WIDTH="100%" BORDER="0" CELLPADDING="1" CELLSPACING="1"> <TR> <td style="width:0030px;text-align:right;vertical-align:top;padding-top:06px;padding-bottom:00px;padding-left:00px;padding-right:00px"> <FONT STYLE="color: #701010; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold ; font-family: Helvetica"> 5. </FONT></TD> <td style="text-align:left;vertical-align:top;padding-top:06px;padding-bottom:00px;padding-left:06px;padding-right:00px"> <FONT STYLE="color: #101070; font-size: 14px; font-weight: normal ; font-family: Helvetica"> Will the mainframe application require modification or is it practical to have the application server do the conversions required to connect a client directly to a mainframe terminal based program? </FONT></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <P FONT STYLE="font-size:2px"> </P> <P><FONT STYLE="color: maroon">From a business perspective "Extending Legacy Applications to the Internet" should be synonymous with "Using Internet technologies for the profitable exchange of business information." This article attempts to provide some answers and insight into the various issues and approaches of extending legacy systems to the Internet.</FONT></P> <P><FONT STYLE="color: maroon">This article provides an introduction to <A HREF="l2ntech1.htm" TARGET="_blank" ONMOUSEOVER="this.style.color='FF0000'" ONMOUSEOUT="this.style.color='0000FF'"><FONT STYLE="color: blue"> Preparing Mainframe Legacy Applications for the Internet</FONT></A> In today's world it is not a lack of technology and support but a question of which technology and support is required to meet a company's unique business requirements.</FONT></P> <P>Further information may be obtained by sending an email to the <A HREF="mailto:helpdesk@simotime.com" TARGET="_blank" STYLE="color: blue" ONMOUSEOVER="this.style.color='FF0000'" ONMOUSEOUT="this.style.color='0000FF'">helpdesk@simotime.com</A>.</P> <HR SIZE="2" COLOR=080000"> <TABLE BORDER="0" ALIGN="CENTER" CELLSPACING="1" CELLPADDING="1"> <TR> <TD ALIGN="CENTER"><A HREF="#TOC" ONMOUSEOUT="this.style.color='808080'" ONMOUSEOVER="this.style.color='FF0000'" STYLE="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; color: gray">Return-to-Top</A></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT STYLE="color: navy; font-size: 12px; text-decoration: none"> Internet and Mainframe </FONT></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <!-- include expansion for include.HTMILIBR,CRITEFTR.inc --> <TABLE BORDER="0" ALIGN="CENTER" CELLSPACING="1" CELLPADDING="1"> <TR> <TD ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT STYLE="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; color: #000070">Copyright © 1987-2024<BR><FONT STYLE="font-weight: bold">SimoTime Technologies and Services</FONT><BR>All Rights Reserved</FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT STYLE="font-style: italic; font-size: 12px;color: #700000; font-weight: bold; font-variant: normal">When technology complements business </FONT></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD ALIGN="CENTER"><A HREF="http://www.simotime.com" TARGET="_blank" ONMOUSEOUT="this.style.color='0000FF'" ONMOUSEOVER="this.style.color='FF0000'" STYLE=""color: blue; font-size: 14px">http://www.simotime.com</A></TD> </TR> </TABLE> <!-- WiredMinds eMetrics tracking with Enterprise Edition V5.4 START --> <script type='text/javascript' src='https://count.carrierzone.com/app/count_server/count.js'></script> <script type='text/javascript'><!-- wm_custnum='e14a9bb68cd5c06f'; wm_page_name='sim4l2n1.htm'; wm_group_name='/services/webpages/s/i/simotime.com/public'; wm_campaign_key='campaign_id'; wm_track_alt=''; wiredminds.count(); // --> </script> <!-- WiredMinds eMetrics tracking with Enterprise Edition V5.4 END --> </BODY></HTML>