IBM Personal Communications provides a rich set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for Windows users to play with host green screens (Terminal emulator screens).
A business scenario may involve processing of large amounts of data stored on mainframe hosts. The work may involve extracting the data from the mainframe host, processing it and storing it elsewhere, and vice versa. For example, processing large amount of healthcare records stored on an MS-Excel spreadsheet and uploading the data to a mainframe host application.
These mundane activities, if carried out manually, can be time consuming. IBM Personal communication APIs provide ability to automate access to the mainframe host data. This enables automation of data exchange between mainframe hosts and Windows based applications such as MS-Excel. This is just a simple example of API usage. The APIs can be exploited to achieve more advanced levels of automation to solve complex scenarios.
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