Cognitive Technologies Corporation was
formed in 1984, dedicated to developing software solutions
for the area of IT systems and operations management that
are both powerful and affordable. Experience had shown the
founders of Cognitive Technologies that often systems management
software was created with only the largest enterprises in
mind. As a result, the rest of the world was forced to accept
software that was often too complex for the job at hand. This
complexity also showed itself in the excessive consumption
of resources and high purchase price. Cognitive Technologies
set-out to develop its software outside of this mould.
In 1988, Cognitive Technologies introduced
ASAp, an automatic job scheduling system for use on System
370/390 processors running the MVS operating system. In 1991,
a dynamic console management system was added and the resulting
product became known as ASAp/DCM. This amalgamated approach
to automating both job scheduling and console management under
a single point of control was greeted with enthusiasm by many
enterprises that had previously thought system automation
was out of their grasp.
continues to enhance its automation product ASAp/DCM. Recognising
the impact of networked systems in today's data centre, future
development focuses on how to best leverage the power of various
platforms for specific tasks.
In 1998, Cognitive Technologies made its first offering outside
the traditional boundaries of the mainframe system with the
introduction of its paging interface add-on for ASAp/DCM. This
software allows any system that can be connected to a PC with
TCP/IP to issue text alert pages to support staff based upon
user defined events such as job abends. Future offerings look
to further exploit the synergies of the networked data centre.
The automtic job scheduling system.
Provides the ability to schedule jobs by day/date, time, prerequisite
completion, and operator commands.