John Henry Newman was an English theologian in the 1800’s – first an Anglican priest and eventually a Catholic Cardinal. As an educator and an author, Cardinal Newman has said and done some quite..
In a previous blog, I talked about the initial steps necessary for any successful modernization project. The process of discovering, or perhaps re-discovering all the technological component and..
Much of the focus of IT modernization presumes an organization has an existing install base of computing infrastructure and applications and wants to move them forward in some meaningful way...
Much of the discussion I’ve seen about the mainframe is a debate about whether it’s a great platform and people should stay, or they are about all the challenges organizations face with this..
As we discussed in our previous blog about application development challenges on the mainframe, our survey shows that testing mainframe applications is also an issue. The processes involved in..
In our last blog about our 2019 Mainframe Modernization Survey, we talked about the advantages respondents report when migrating applications off the mainframe. Over half (52%) report increased..
The lack of agility and innovation in their mainframe environment is driving many to consider alternatives, including cloud deployment models. It is believed that there are advantages to moving off..
If an organization can’t innovate how can it expect to compete?
Our belief is that organizations should modernize their application portfolios to enable innovation. And what exactly do we mean by..
How long will it take for organizations to act on a problem they KNOW they have
The mainframe skills challenge is looming. Everyone knows it! Survey after survey shows a recognition that this is a..
The challenge of managing mainframe applications continues, unabated by the passage of time. While organizations see the merits of bringing core applications into the modern era, few of them have..
In all the years I have been involved in the mainframe market, as a developer, systems programmer and Gartner analyst, it’s been quite surprising in the last decade to see organizations believe that..
In a recent Avanade blog post entitled "The 'C' in CX really stands for change", Ken Ramoutar discussed how the greatest challenges in enhancing the customer experience is the change it brings to a..
What characteristics or steps determine the difference between a successful or failed mainframe migration? Having followed mainframe migration projects for 18 years (and over 10,000 inquiries) at..
A common question when rehosting mainframe batch workload to a Linux O/S, whether in the cloud or on-premise, is "how do I achieve scalability to respond to business needs?" This blog is designed to..