What does CICS stand for?

What does CICS mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: CICS.

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Customer Information Control System

Computing » General

   
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Customer Information Control System

Governmental » Military

   
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Cooperative Institute for Climate Studies

Academic & Science » Ocean Science

   
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Center for Inner City Studies

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
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Computer Information Control System

Computing » General

   
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Center for Information and Computation Security

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
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Contractor Software Design System

Governmental » Military

   
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Caterpillar Information Control System

Miscellaneous » Funnies

   
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Communications Interface And Control System

Computing » Networking

   
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Cooperative Institute for Climate Science

Academic & Science » Meteorology

   

What does CICS mean?

CICS
Customer Information Control System is a transaction server that runs primarily on IBM mainframe systems under z/OS and z/VSE. CICS is middleware designed to support rapid, high-volume online transaction processing. A CICS transaction is a unit of processing initiated by a single request that may affect one or more objects. This processing is usually interactive, but background transactions are possible. CICS provides services that extend or replace the functions of the operating system and are more efficient than the generalized services in the operating system and simpler for programmers to use, particularly with respect to communication with diverse terminal devices. Applications developed for CICS may be written in a variety of programming languages and use CICS-supplied language extensions to interact with resources such as files, database connections, terminals, or to invoke functions such as web services. CICS manages the entire transaction such that if for any reason a part of the transaction fails all recoverable changes can be backed out.

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