rajandhla Active User Joined: 18 Oct 2005 Posts: 182 Location: Luton UK
In Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Belgium and some other countries, CICS is pronounced the same as the word kicks. In the US, it is more usually pronounced by reciting each letter ( C-I-C-S). Both pronunciations are popular.
In Germany, it is pronounced zicks and, less often, kicks
In Italy, it is pronounced chicks.
In Spain it is pronounced thicks.
In Brazil, Peru and Mexico, it is pronounced sicks.
ofer71 Global Moderator Joined: 27 Dec 2005 Posts: 2360 Location: Israel
In Israel, we use the each-letter method
superk Moderator Team Head Joined: 26 Apr 2004 Posts: 4650 Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
Most people I've heard from in a technical discussion, including myself, pronounce it kicks. For Management, Business Users, and others, it's C-I-C-S.
UmeySan Active Member Joined: 22 Aug 2006 Posts: 757 Location: Germany
CICS = CustomerInformationControlSystems.
Developped by IBM for the DenverFoodHolding Company.
Therefore every internal CICS-Programmname is starting with DFH.
DFH = DenverFoodHolding or internal IBM Language = DenverFunnyHill.
This Software was so great, that IBM got back the rights of the software they developped for that company. Then they enhanced the CICS-Software and sold it as a superior transaktion system.
On of the famous developpers had been some guy from Norway who allways pronounced it like KICKS. This got popular.
Germans allways use CICS or KICKS and never ZICKS.
The fact is, that in Germany a "C" is pronounced as "ZE"
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