Last month REMEDI in partnership with IBM hosted a 30 minute webinar “coffee break” focusing on the new version of IBM’s Control Center 6.1 visibility software solution. The coffee break was well attended and we received great interaction and questions from out attendees. Visibility into data is definitely a hot topic in the minds of our clients, especially with B2B Integration and EDI. I’m sure this is why our 30 minute webinar was so well attended. Now that a month or so has passed, I wanted to highlight a few of the talking points covered in the new version of Control Center 6.1.
Control Center 6.1 Unified Visibility for B2B Integrator & Sterling File Gateway provides:
- Track and Track
- Centrally collects activity data for servers, processes, and files
- Tracks activities, helping to answer the question “Where’s my file?”
- Summarizes activities, but provides drill-down to details
- Situational Awareness
- Applies rules to alert key audiences when there is a problem with a server, process or transfer
- Tracks SLAs, including activities that were supposed to happen but didn’t
- Actionable Insight
- Provides actionable dashboards that you can customize for various types of users, including operations staff; IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) professionals; and customer service representatives.
- Includes over 50 out-of-the-box reports, powered by Cognos
- It’s too hard to set up rules & SLCs
- The new web based interface allows for simple right click action menus
- Does not work for business users
- Customizable dashboards and user role based access
- Only monitors Connect Direct
- Monitors B2B Integrator, Sterling File Gateway, MQ, and others
If you missed the coffee break and are interested in viewing the recorded version, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To learn more about the new features of IBM Control Center 6.1 and other tools to modernize your B2B or MFT infrastructure, contact me directly or visit www.remedi.com for more information.