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Ways to Overcome Common IBM Mainframe Challenges

Ways to Overcome Common IBM Mainframe Challenges

Using microservices and APIs to leverage data and business logic locked inside IBM mainframes (z/OS) are often a slow and time consuming task. Mainframe application releases are more frequent[...]

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Why Insurance Organizations Need a Plan to Handle InsurTech Disruptions

September 06, 2018

InsurTech disruptions will continue well into 2019. That’s an easy prediction to make as 2018 Q1 InsurTech investments increased 155% increase over 2017 Q1. This rise in capital indicates that[...]

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Adapt, Renew, Transform: Bridging the Digital Transformation Gap in Banking and Financial Services

October 19, 2016

Digital disruption is causing problems for long-standing enterprises across many industries, but none may be more vulnerable than well-established financial services companies. In a 2015 equity[...]

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Responding to Customer Events with Agile Mode Tools

October 20, 2015

Engaging with customers in meaningful ways has become a central theme in customer retention. For example, IBM sights the importance of delivering “personally relevant and rewarding experiences” as[...]

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BPM + API Integration = Business Speed

September 08, 2015

One of the common themes of IT over the years has always been that disparate systems are not easily integrated, which has led to effectively slowing down corporations and their ability to quickly[...]

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An Ode to Middleware

August 11, 2015

Today, we say goodbye to one of the greats of the software industry: Middleware. More of a concept than an off-the-shelf product, it allowed companies to see beyond application silos and envision[...]

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Mainframe Modernization: Migration or Integration?

July 28, 2015

Everywhere you turn, B2B tech vendors are trying to convince you that you need to upgrade your legacy systems. “It’s time to embrace the mobile business world”, they say. “It’s time to invest in[...]

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Are CIOs the New Sheriff in Town?

June 23, 2015

The role of the CIO ain’t what it used to be. There was a time when your responsibilities mostly involved choosing communications systems, selecting enterprise application packages (finance, ERP,[...]

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Custom Mobile Apps for Enterprises: A Growing Trend?

June 09, 2015

Few can deny the positive impact mobility has had in the corporate world. Employees are free to work remotely, customers can engage on their terms and companies can pioneer innovative business[...]

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What's Your Legacy Modernization Goal?

May 26, 2015
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Defining Your Tolerance Level for Legacy Modernization Projects

May 21, 2015

For companies that insist on traditional legacy modernization projects – which can take years and involve a massive overhaul of the company’s infrastructure – project tolerances are a familiar[...]

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Back to the Future: Impressions from COMMON Annual Meeting

May 11, 2015

We’re back! OpenLegacy went to the 2015 COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition last week in Anaheim and we’re still recovering from seeing the “Back to the Future” DeLorean time machine in person.

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Integration: The True Make/Break Point for Government Modernization

May 05, 2015

Any IT professional that has ever tried to modernize a government’s mainframe or legacy data store has inevitably faltered at the integration point. The complicated middleware schemes of the past[...]

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The DIY Approach to Legacy Modernization

April 21, 2015

For many organizations, the idea of a full-scale legacy modernization effort is a scary, nearly imponderable notion. Tearing down the company’s entire infrastructure to rebuild a more modern[...]

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5 Reasons Why Companies Resist Modernization

April 07, 2015

Are you struggling with the limitations of your legacy applications? Are you resisting or delaying a modernization project because of these roadblocks and challenges? You are not alone.

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Bridging the IT “Innovation Gap”

March 24, 2015

No IT environment springs fully formed from the pages of Information Week. Companies make critical purchases – and inherit older systems – on a continuous basis. The key to institutionalizing[...]

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Tips on Calculating the Average Cost of a Legacy Mobilization Project

March 12, 2015

Legacy mobilization is a top-of-mind for many of today’s CIOs. They consider it a necessity, and chances are, they have a pretty good understanding of the key steps that will be involved. The one[...]

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Legacy Modernization Projects: The Forgotten Stakeholders

February 26, 2015

The CIO is onboard with the strategy, the IT staff has a well-crafted plan for implementation, and the developers have their marching orders. Who’s being left out? The end-users!

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The Fast Approach to Enterprise Modernization - When Less is More

February 17, 2015

In any situation of panic, the knee-jerk response is almost always to “do something!” Today, many CIOs are feeling a strong sense of panic around the perceived need to modernize their legacy[...]

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How These 4 Things Will Change The Way You Approach Legacy Modernization

December 17, 2014

We hear a version of this all the time: “Modernizing a legacy system is just impossible. Between our mainframe, proprietary apps, and multiple databases, it will take forever and cost a king’s[...]

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4 Little Known Facts About Legacy Modernization - And Why They Matter

December 11, 2014

When done right, a legacy modernization project will transform your organization, bring your legacy software, systems up-to-date, and save you time, money, and resources.

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