Modernizing on the Mainframe: A Case Study

Overview: 3 Banken IT sought to modernize their mainframe development and delivery to increase innovation and enable new developers to work on the mainframe with ease and agility. A new case study examines how they were able to leverage Topaz Workbench and ISPW to adopt a graphical interface, accelerate development and deployment, and simplify work processes on the mainframe.   The bulk of modern banking has shifted from brick-and-mortar branches into the digital realm. For many banks, website and mobile apps are integrated with the mainframe environment for timely and…

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The 5 Most Important Steps for Legacy Mainframe Modernization

Overview: Mainframe modernization was already a critical need for many businesses. In a post-COVID world, there will be even less time to waste—and smaller margins for error. Here are 5 crucial steps for successful modernization.   In countries like Australia, where we’re still grappling with the pandemic yet beginning to chart our economic recovery, business realities and economic uncertainties are injecting new urgency into questions around legacy processes on the mainframe. Among organizations that have tried to transition “off the mainframe,” we’ve seen many teams invest millions of dollars and…

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An Integrated DevOps Strategy for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise

This post originally appeared on BMC.com. BMC’s acquisition of Compuware offers best of breed mainframe development, delivery, performance and operational expertise to scale agile and the DevOps toolchain. As the economic impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold, business focus in every industry has shifted from growth to simply surviving. As we enter summer months in the western hemisphere, tourism has come to a screeching halt, the auto industry reported car sales were down 50% year-over-year in April, retail sales were down 16.4% from March to April in the US and…

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Mainframes & COBOL: Setting the Record Straight

Overview: As some states struggle with a surge in unemployment claims, the mainframe is being unfairly criticized as an outdated platform. The fact is that the world’s economy relies on the strength and reliability of the mainframe—and its relevance is growing.   These last few months have tested our mettle in almost every aspect of our lives. I have the good fortune to be able to work from home during this time, but many others—fellow Floridians—are not so fortunate. I deeply sympathize with those whose unemployment checks have been delayed,…

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