Compuware Details Best Practices for Improving Mainframe Application Performance and Lowering Costs

Compuware Details Best Practices for Improving Mainframe Application
Performance and Lowering Costs

White Paper Outlines Eight Steps to Achieve Optimal Results With MIPS
Management

DETROIT, June 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation
(Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today shared best practices
and useful tips for improving application performance and lowering costs by
managing MIPS in a newly available white paper.

For enterprise organizations, effective mainframe Application Performance
Management (APM) means managing application delivery to ensure high customer
satisfaction while also identifying opportunities to increase application
efficiency and control IT costs. This white paper provides project managers
and performance analysts with an actionable template for building a
sustainable MIPS Management plan to curb costs, saving organizations millions
of dollars by eliminating expensive program failures and unnecessary CPU
cycles that result in costly hardware upgrades.

According to a recent report by Cisco, the number of mobile devices will
exceed the global population as soon as this year. This rapid proliferation of
mobile devices -- along with an explosion of app downloads-- has significant
implications for the mainframe. Each time consumers use their mobile phones to
check their bank balances, book airline reservations and make e-commerce
transactions, the mainframe is touched, resulting in expensive and unnecessary
CPU consumption if applications don't perform optimally. A MIPS Management
plan assists enterprises with properly tuning applications and reducing
faults, thus lowering CPU usage, which can translate to significant cost
savings.

"More than ever, enterprises must make sure that complex, customer-facing
mainframe applications perform at an optimal level to ensure customer
satisfaction, while controlling costs. For this reason, a successful MIPS
Management program -- one that employs proactive, managed and repeatable
processes -- is an essential tool in an IT organization's toolbox," said Kris
Manery, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mainframe Solutions
business unit, Compuware.

The white paper highlights:

  *a step-by-step approach to creating a MIPS Management program with optimal
    results;
  *real-life, employable tasks that should be completed as part of a MIPS
    Management program;
  *techniques and processes to reach the highest level of MIPS Management
    maturity; and
  *the tangible benefits of employing MIPS Management through Compuware's
    MIPS Management Solution.

Download the white paper here.

About the Compuware Mainframe Solutions

Compuware's Mainframe solutions help the world's leading organizations
maximize developer productivity, minimize costs and deliver better service.
The Solutions are available within the Compuware Workbench, an open
development environment that features an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical
user interface. Workbench makes common mainframe tasks faster and simpler to
perform for both experienced mainframers as well those new to the mainframe,
enabling companies to develop new services faster, more efficiently and with
higher quality utilizing existing resources.

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         Mary McCarthy, Public Relations Manager,
         Compuware - Mainframe Solutions
         mary.mccarthy@compuware.com
         (313) 227-8188
        
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