The complexity of existing business applications and the environment that has grown up around them can limit the potential for innovation. Taking mainframe applications forward and making the mainframe work harder requires a different type of approach to remove a number of constraints. Mainframe modernization is not one of the current “buzz” terms in the government technology sector, but it is fundamental to enacting many of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandates. Without updating mainframe-based legacy systems, most agencies cannot consolidate their data center environments, move to the cloud to share services or enable the mobile workforce. Mainframes are the foundation for many missions across government, and should remain a topic of discussion as agencies work to innovate and reduce costs in IT.
Mainframe computing, one of the largest IT expenses in government, eats up OpEx budgets to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars annually at some agencies. Furthermore, a growing risk associated with current mainframe platforms is a shrinking pool of knowledgeable mainframe operators and developers, as their ranks are depleted by retirements.
The problem is these core computing platforms in their current state are misaligned with the other contemporary IT systems – and the problem doesn’t solve itself by upgrading. The solution you can start immediately is modernizing your mainframe platform using proven tools that take advantage of the latest advancements in technology. In this webcast you will: