Are you working with the best mainframe partner for the next 50 years or a mainframe software pretender with a penchant for price increases and locking customers into the past?
Some sages, particularly in the distributed arena, like to say that capacity planning isn’t necessary anymore. Hardware is cheaper and virtualization makes better use of resources. But the sages are wrong!
Agile and CX are becoming inseparable as the digital economy advances. Organizations must be capable of developing and delivering solutions to solve immediate customer needs, and this is only achievable through the binding of Agile and CX.
To attract millennials to the mainframe, it’s time to provide them with modern mainframe development tools like those they love to use in distributed development.
Incremental development will soon be required for federal departments and agencies to receive adequate funding for projects, per the MGT Act if it is passed. Considering that, federal IT should follow these steps to becoming Agile.
Compare, Search and Sort are base capabilities every programmer needs in their Swiss Army knife of development skills. Let’s take a closer look at how to get the most out of comparing data, specifically with Compuware File-AID Compare in Topaz.
The time and cost of migrating off the mainframe isn’t economically viable, but modernizing the mainframe with new tools and processes is. It’s time to stop fantasizing about moving off the mainframe and start modernizing, or at least fix, your COBOL programs instead.
Gen Z mainframe developers will arrive with their own generational idiosyncrasies, à la baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennials before them. It’s the nature of the workplace, and mainframe shops should be prepared to adapt.
After you engage in the Agile process, over time you realize the productivity benefits. After doing Agile for some time on the job, it hit me: I’ve already been doing Agile for quite a while outside of work.
Without a good view of mainframe activity, what happens when an unauthorized user gets their hands on an authorized user’s credentials and gains unapproved access to sensitive mainframe applications or data?
ThruPut Manager includes Software Access Control, a feature that enables refined access control to licensed software. Ensure jobs run on the correct system and save on software license costs.
Upon missing critical business opportunities due to a lack of modern mainframe development tools, Physicians Mutual determined it needed a solution to help its developers
When the Federal Government needs to be optimizing tax dollars for government systems, how does an effective CIO make the choice of when to migrate mainframe applications to the cloud?
IBM, Compuware, and other major ISVs are participating in and supporting this important initiative, adding tremendous value to the entire mainframe ecosystem.
In Agile, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Agile works best in an open, communicative environment. And once the team commits—get out of the way!
Compuware has filled the gaping mainframe leadership void by re-inventing the mainframe’s future as a fully integrated participant in the Agile/DevOps enterprise. And we deliver on that promised future every quarter, like an authentic mainframe software partner should.
REST APIs provide the most direct way to integrate mainframe services and data into your digital strategy. As mainframe REST APIs become more prevalent, they will allow developers without specific mainframe skills to easily access data on the platform.
Today’s visit from Chairman Chaffetz and Congressman Walberg exemplified the time commitment they have to investigating and understanding technology issues the Federal Government faces.
Rather than assuming all of the Federal Government’s older IT systems are outdated or obsolete, federal technologists must consider where they can improve existing systems that still function better than alternative platforms.