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Abend

What is 'Abend'

An unexpected end to a computer program that results in the system crashing or closing down. Derived from the abbreviated version of the term "abnormal end", abend crashes in a business setting can cost companies a significant amount of money. This is why many information technology (IT) departments spend a lot of resources to detect and correct bugs in software.

Explaining 'Abend'

An abnormal end, rather than a planned termination, of a computer program may either be due to an easily resolved problem (such as insufficient memory) or on account of a technical glitch that is difficult to identify. The term "abend" is an archaic one that is more commonly used with reference to older mainframe computers such as the IBM 360, rather than modern desktops and laptops.


Further Reading


The origins of business ethics in American universities, 1902–1936
www.cambridge.org [PDF]
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From social control to financial economics: the linked ecologies of economics and business in twentieth century AmericaFrom social control to financial economics: the linked ecologies of economics and business in twentieth century America
link.springer.com [PDF]
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www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
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Evaluating quality in educational facilitiesEvaluating quality in educational facilities
www.oecd-ilibrary.org [PDF]
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'Battered hero'or 'innocent victim'? A comparative study of metaphors for euro trading in British and German financial reporting'Battered hero'or 'innocent victim'? A comparative study of metaphors for euro trading in British and German financial reporting
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
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Representing translation: the representation of translation and translators in contemporary media: edited by Dror Abend-David, New York and London, Bloomsbury …Representing translation: the representation of translation and translators in contemporary media: edited by Dror Abend-David, New York and London, Bloomsbury …
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
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All about profit? How economics and finance experts disseminate the instrumental market logic to family businessesAll about profit? How economics and finance experts disseminate the instrumental market logic to family businesses
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
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Countertransference and Psychoanalytic Technique: A ResponseCountertransference and Psychoanalytic Technique: A Response
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
The history of the field of business ethics in the US remains understudied and misunderstood. In this article I begin to remedy this oversight about the past, and I suggest how it can be beneficial in the present. Using both published and unpublished primary …



Q&A About Abend


Why do many IT departments spend a lot of resources to detect and correct bugs in software?

Because it costs companies a significant amount of money when there are abends, which are caused by bugs in software.

How much money can businesses lose from abends?

A lot of money can be lost from abends because they are unexpected and difficult to identify.

What is an abnormal end?

An abnormal end is an unexpected end to a computer program that results in the system crashing or closing down.

Is an abnormal end planned or unplanned?

An Abend is unplanned and unexpected.

What happens when there is an abend?

The system crashes or closes down.