DETROIT — Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, has 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 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.

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