In a recent radio report, mainframes were characterized as old, inflexible and difficult to secure. In fact, modern mainframes are cutting-edge machines with outstanding reliability and security features.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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Rather than assuming all of the Federal Government’s older IT systems are outdated or obsolete, federal technologists must consider where they can improve existing systems that still function better than alternative platforms.
You need someone who fanatically believes in the benefits of mainframe DevOps and can drive an organization to embrace changes in people, process and technology to achieve those benefits. Enter the mainframe DevOps evangelist.
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.
When our journey towards mitigating the mainframe skills shortage at our company began, we responded to the foreshadowing of a major skills gap that needed our immediate attention; we realized the next generation of developers wasn’t going to come to us, and that we needed to go to them; and we created a plan for how we should begin reaching out to them.
A word of advice: I’d make sure you have feedback between customers and development, development and operations, QA and customers, and QA and development. Having multiple feedback loops circling between these groups will yield some amazing results, enabling your mainframe shop to develop and deliver software at a remarkable pace.
As technologies of engagement flourish and access mainframe data millions of times daily, companies are reversing their neglect of the mainframe and working hard to reinstitute the talent and knowledge needed to leverage the platform as the backbone of their success.
Most IT teams use a lengthy process that hides broken builds and software integration issues until the end of a release cycle. By then, identifying people responsible for breaks and diagnosing their missteps is an exhausting chore. A process of continuous builds will help your team more quickly identify the origins of broken software.
Mainframe shops need Agile processes like the 2-week COBOL sprint to more quickly develop and deliver software for customers in the digital economy. To carry this out, you build a scrum team comprised of people across functional areas committed to daily interaction.
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.
Compuware’s innovative approach to mainframe visualization is particularly compelling in light of the fact that enterprises must update their core mainframe applications more aggressively than ever.