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  • Columbus Z output management software delivers mobile web access to IBM mainframe printing

    Posted on RealWire.com

    New web interface improves access, efficiency and user experience for operations and helpdesk teams handling mainframe printing


    Crawley, UK, February 21, 2018 – "Macro 4, a division of UNICOM® Global, has introduced a new web browser interface for Columbus Z, its output management solution for monitoring and controlling printing within the IBM z/OS mainframe environment. The new web front end, which is mobile compatible, boosts efficiency by allowing operations and helpdesk staff to manage their company’s mainframe printing infrastructure while off-site or on the move. It also provides a more intuitive alternative to the traditional 3270 mainframe display, with all the usability and productivity benefits of a graphical interface.

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w155/forums/200/rickpics/CZ_iPad.jpg“Using the web interface means you are no longer tied to a computer with a terminal emulator if you need to access your mainframe output management environment – or view and print documents from the mainframe,” explained Keith Banham, Mainframe R&D Manager at Macro 4. “Now you can log in from virtually anywhere and get a single enterprise view of all printers, print jobs and output throughout your organization. All you need is an internet connection. This makes it easier to keep track of all of your printing and output management processes and get on top of any problems before they start affecting your business.”


    Newcomers to the mainframe, who are unfamiliar with the 3270 ‘green screen’ command line view, or users seeking a modern alternative that requires less training, can take advantage of the..." [read more at www.realwire.com]