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We are Mainframe Experts that specialize in Performance Tuning and Cost Reduction of IBM Mainframe Technologies z12, z13, z9, S390, S370, S360, ES9000, XA, VM-CMS, DOS-VSE.
We are also Experts in: SAS, DB2, IMS, VSAM, CICS, CA, Cobol, PLI, Fortran, JCL and areas of Development, Enhancements and Maintenance using COBOL, JCL, VSAM, FILE-AID, DB2, CICS and IBM utilities.
We will ensure that your mission-critical data, applications, systems and IT infrastructure operate efficiently, cost effectively and securely.

Ralph E. Bertrum

1986 thru present Ralph E. Bertrum is Co-Founder and Principle of Critical Path Software Inc.
  • Ralph E. Bertrum is the Inventor, Designer and Software Developer of theRalph Bertrum - TurboTune TurboTune Suite of Analysis Tools and the TurboTune Expert Performance Tuning Database and Software System.
  • He has provided Performance Tuning Services and Analyses for over 1,100 major Fortune 5,000 corporations World Wide.  He is a former OS, MVS, VSE, VM, CICS, EDOS/VSE and EDOS/VSX Systems Programmer –As well as an IDMS, and IMS DBA. BBA – Accounting – University of Connecticut — As well as a great many classes in Programming, Systems, CICS, IMS, DB2, etc., at IBM, MSA, D&B, M&D, InSci, and many others.
  • Connect with Ralph on LinkedIn for Mainframe Tuning Tips.

Robert Burns Jr.

1986 thru present – Robert Burns Jr. is a Co-Founder & Principal of Critical Path Software, Inc.
  • As a Co-Founder, Partner and Marketing Manager for Critical Path SoftwareRobert Burns Inc., Mr. Burns’ responsibility is primarily in a Sales/Marketing capacity – to develop new markets for the companies many performance tuning software packages. He is also the COO of the company.
Prior to 1986:
    • For 6 years, Mr. Burns was owner of a New York City based Data Processing consulting firm placing Senior Level Technicians into Fortune 1,000 firms around the country. Both Full Time and Temporary workers were placed.A cadre of 90 consultants worked in all types of critical environments developing state-of-the-art computer processing for Manufacturing, Financial and Brokerage firms.Full time placement was mainly Senior Level Executives.
Prior to his Self-Employment;
    • Mr. Burns was a systems architect and designer of on-line, real-time computer systems.  His previous expertise was in the Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of Database systems.  His experience includes but is not limited to (a) programming complex, interactive computer processes, (b) designing and modeling prototypes of real-world computer applications derived from mathematical models.
    • Mr. Burns developed an Investment Brokerage System and several knowledge Databases for optimizing high technology venture capital portfolios for a large Wall Street Brokerage firm.
    • Served as the Senior Project Manager and principle architect in the development of On-line, Real Time ATM software for a large banking conglomerate.
Two years Ph. D course work, Quantitative Analysis, Courant School of Mathematics, NYU
M.A., Mathematics/Computer Science, St. Johns University
B.A., Mathematics, Columbia University
Some of our clients include:
Humana Healthcare, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Wachovia Bank, Vantiv, Aetna, Chase Bank, GE, HIP, QVC, Prudential Insurance and some 90 others.
TurboTune    Critical Path Software Inc    MLC Monthly License Charge Reductions    Mainframe Performance Tuning    Runs in the Cloud    Lowers the MLC $$$    Z/OS and all IBM Operating Systems    Mainframe Clients Worldwide    Reduce MIP’s, MSU’s and CPU    LSR Buffer Pools    Lower R4HA    Faster OnLine Response Time    Faster Batch Run Time    Big Data Analytics    DevOps CICS DB2 IMS AIX    Reduced Milliseconds per Transaction    Prime Time Peak Load CPU Reduction    Data Warehouse Processing    IBM Gold Consultants Network    Senior System Software    Programmers    I/O Subsystems RACF ACF2 and Top Secret    Performance Tuning Data Power    IBM Business Partner    All Legacy Systems    All Applications    Senior System Architects    Systems Infrastructure Specialists    Reduce OUTSOURCING Fees    Senior Data Base Administrators    IAM SAS ADABAS DATACOM    Oracle SAP    PEGA    People Soft    HADOOP HSM    Mainframe Cost Reduction    Tivoli Netview    Over 100,000,000 files improved to date    Remote Analysis    No software installed on Client’s Computer    Only uses already installed IBM Utilities