Managing Mainframe Costs in the Retail Sector

Mainframe software charges are usually based on peak usage. Whatever an organisations’ peak workload in a given month is what they pay for. 

Managing those workload peaks in the retail sector can be a major challenge with workload suddenly spiking during key times of the year such as Christmas and Sales periods. It is vital that retail organisations are able to protect themselves against large spikes in usage and therefore unforeseen large Monthly Licence Charge (MLC) software costs.

Demystifying Mainframe Pricing

The key is to gain a real understanding of:

  1. How Mainframe pricing works
  2. When, where and why your workload peaks occur
  3. How those peaks can be reduced