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How Walmart Became a Cloud Services Provider with IBM CICS by Matthew Webster, Phil Wakelin, Kellie Mathis, Rich Jackson, Mark Hollands, Randy Frerking, Jennifer Foley

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Reasons to become a cloud service provider
This chapter describes the original obstacle that was faced by the Walmart development team and how the engineering team met this challenge by providing a service that follows the cloud computing model. The authors describe the characteristics of this model and how both IBM z/OS and IBM CICS offer the capabilities to make these characteristics available.
In this chapter and throughout this book, the authors also consider the challenges that the cloud presents to traditional IT roles and how to address ...

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