NWRDC will host a Technical Exchange for its Mainframe customers at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 19, 2016 to discuss important issues and updates. We encourage all mainframe customers to participate. To join the call, please dial: 645-9020 (local); 1-800-210-4771 (toll free).
The following items will be discussed:
- Per audit recommendations, our minimum password length will be changed to 8 characters. The policy will only impact passwords as they are changed and there is no mandate to force current passwords into the new format.
- We are considering offering a browser-based TN3270 emulator that does not require a thick client on the customer device. This virtual web access product will work on any browser or platform and would relieve casual mainframe users from purchasing and maintaining their own TN3270 client.
- We are considering retiring Computer Associates’ Panvalet software product. It is believed the majority of customers are only using Panvalet for COBOL Copybooks and Easytrieve Macros. Such use could be converted to Partition Data Sets, eliminating the need for Panvalet on the mainframe. If you know of any other use of Panvalet, please let us know.