Companies that fail to comply with the GDPR will face the greater of two fines—€20 million or 4 percent of global turnover. Given the dire consequences of failing to measure up to GDPR standards, it’s essential for enterprises to prepare for the GDPR.
During the congresswoman’s visit, Compuware executives and employees showcased the company’s ability to modernize the mainframe with the Agile culture, processes and tools necessary for success in a constantly shifting digital age.
Detroit was a new city for the Compuware interns, but it’s also becoming a new city to itself. And like Detroit, the mainframe is becoming a new platform equipped with the familiar culture, processes and tools millennials need to be successful, regardless of their experience levels.
Mainframe agility is now a competitive requirement for enterprises in the accelerating digital economy. Agile provides the development framework for IT organizations to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and Scrum meetings are an indispensable component of that framework.
As technologies of engagement increasingly access systems of record, enterprises would be wise to adopt the mainframe DevOps culture, processes and tools they need to innovate.
The Pokémon franchise logically mainstreaming its brand for the digital age via Pokémon Go. Mainframe software companies should mainstream the mainframe for the digital age, too.
The streamlined structure, rapid skills development and accountability associated with the Scrum team makes it an ideal technique for achieving mainframe agility.
In “The Agile Mainframe: Compuware Re-Energizes the Mainframe,” you have the opportunity to read more about how Agile and DevOps processes, modernized development tools, and integrations and partnerships forged with leading mainstream software vendors are transforming the mainframe to be a platform for agility.
Once people commit to change and work through the process of detaching from old constraints, with patience the benefits of Agile will unfurl for an organization.
For a perspective of how Compuware goes about finding Millennial mainframe talent, I spoke with Leigh Ann Ulrey, responsible for Compuware’s Global Talent Acquisition. Ulrey is the first and last touchpoint for candidates in Compuware’s recruitment process, giving her a unique vantage point of the generational changeover between retiring mainframe experts and Millennial developers.
At first, the juxtaposition of mainframe and Eclipse seems counterintuitive—different syntaxes, different cultures, different generations. But the introduction of Java to the mainframe is blurring the line between developers who represent these differences.
Research shows 4 in 10 CIOs don’t have a plan for ending the mainframe skills shortage at their organization. But Compuware is passionate about hiring and educating Millennials to become the next stewards of the mainframe.
It’s becoming easier for Millennial developers to apply their programming skills to the mainframe. Just look at Justin Lewis, a Millennial software developer at Compuware who has leveraged his technical acumen to help the company mainstream the mainframe, bringing it into cross-platform DevOps processes.
Many Millennials still perceive working with mainframe technology as a career dead end. But the opposite is true at Compuware, a company doing well to hire and empower Millennials who view working with the mainframe as a challenge with the reward of opportunity.