Dale Vecchio, Chief Evangelist

Recent Posts

8 January 2020

Application Development Challenges: Mainframe Modernization Survey 2019

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..

19 December 2019

Mainframe Modernization Survey – 2019: Cloud and Development Agility

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..

3 December 2019

Mainframe Modernization Survey – 2019: liberate applications and enable innovation

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..

13 November 2019

Mainframe Modernization Survey – 2019: The Skills Gap

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..

29 October 2019

The Future of Mainframe Applications Remains a Concern for IT Leaders

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..

8 October 2019

Reduce the Risk of Re-writing Legacy Applications

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..

23 September 2019

Legacy Modernization - Change is Hard! What to Do About It

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..

6 August 2019

Mitigating the Risk of Mainframe Migrations

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..

30 July 2019

Infrastructure Modernization – The Horizontal Scaling of Batch Workload

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..