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How to navigate complex cloud migrations

Technology is at the heart of every modernisation project, and it promises greater flexibility and speed to unlock a competitive advantage. However, legacy application migration and modernisation from the mainframe is often the biggest barrier to the Cloud.   As a result, innovative business models and new ideas are being held back. But standing still is […]

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Mainframe modernization survey 2021

IT leaders recognize the need to embrace change in order to unlock greater value from their critical mainframe assets  The 2021 Mainframe Modernization Survey is produced for LzLabs by market research firm, Vanson Bourne. It surveys 650 global IT leaders at the world’s largest organizations on the factors influencing their mainframe modernization decisions. This year’s survey finds that IT leaders are moving […]

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    • How to navigate complex cloud migrations

      Technology is at the heart of every modernisation project, and it promises greater flexibility and speed to unlock a competitive advantage. However, legacy application migration and modernisation from the mainframe is often the biggest barrier to the Cloud.   As a result, innovative business models and new ideas are being held back. But standing still is […]

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    • Modernización de mainframe 2021

      Los líderes de TI reconocen la necesidad de adoptar un cambio para obtener un mayor valor de sus aplicaciones críticas de mainframe.  La empresa de investigación de mercado Vanson Bourne realiza la encuesta de modernización del mainframe de 2021, para LzLabs. Encuesta a 650 líderes globales de TI de las organizaciones más grandes del mundo sobre los factores que influyen en […]

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    • Modernisation mainframe 2021

      Les responsables informatiques reconnaissent le besoin de changement pour dégager une plus grande valeur de leurs applications mainframe.  L’enquête 2021 sur la modernisation mainframe est réalisée par la société d’études de marché Vanson Bourne pour LzLabs. Elle interroge 650 responsables informatiques des plus grandes entreprises sur les facteurs influençant leurs décisions de modernisation du mainframe. L’enquête de cette année révèle que les responsables […]

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    • Mainframe modernization survey 2021

      IT leaders recognize the need to embrace change in order to unlock greater value from their critical mainframe assets  The 2021 Mainframe Modernization Survey is produced for LzLabs by market research firm, Vanson Bourne. It surveys 650 global IT leaders at the world’s largest organizations on the factors influencing their mainframe modernization decisions. This year’s survey finds that IT leaders are moving […]

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    • Mainframe-Modernisierung 2021

      IT-Führungskräfte erkennen die Notwendigkeit, den Wandel anzunehmen, um einen größeren Mehrwert aus ihren kritischen Mainframe-Umgebungen herauszuholen  Die Mainframe-Modernisierungsumfrage 2021 wurde für LzLabs von der Marktforschungsfirma Vanson Bourne durchgeführt. Dabei wurden 650 globale IT-Führungskräfte bei den größten Firmen der Welt zu den Faktoren befragt, die ihre Entscheidungen bei der Modernisierung ihrer Mainframes beeinflussen. Die diesjährige Umfrage ergab, […]

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    • How to use your expert knowledge to manage mainframe applications in an open systems environment

      Potential downtime and service disruption, operational changes due to switching to working off the mainframe, and fears around job roles and job security come up fairly often. Fortunately, the reality can be far more positive than some of the scare stories you may have heard. In fact, whether you’re approaching retirement or in the middle […]

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    • How to unlock the massive value embedded in your mainframe applications

      Doing so requires unlocking these assets from legacy systems. This is a process that has been and continues to be complex, in particular when a mainframe is involved, but thanks to modern technological methods, extracting these assets is now a viable route for organizations. It comes down to choosing the method that unlocks the relevant […]

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    • How to speed up migration from mainframe to a platform of your choice

      However, aging technology and growing technical debt are often responsible for preventing companies from innovating. For example, many larger enterprises are still running mainframe-based applications that are over 30 years old. In most cases, the engineers who wrote the original code left the company many years ago, and the essential skills needed to support legacy […]

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    • How to turbocharge mainframe testing & development and improve your time to market

      By  modernizing  mainframe testing and development practices, organizations  can lay foundations for the future and achieve faster time to market without completely uprooting from the mainframe that is the backbone of company  IT. They can also upskill their workforce and ‘upcycle’ mainframe applications in the process.    Traditional challenges   Enterprise architects are under increasing pressure to deliver […]

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    • Diary of a mainframe rehoster volume 2: solving the incremental migration challenge

      The shop is a decent sized CICS, COBOL and Db2-based set of applications – a literal ‘sweet spot’ for LzSDM with our coverage of LzOnline, LzRelational and LzBatch product sets. However, like many organizations carrying the legacy environment built up during the 70’s and 80’s, the company went through the ‘first wave’ of IT modernization […]

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    • How to Reduce the Risk of a Mainframe Migration Project

      In order to be successful LzLabs recommends the following steps be taken to mitigate migration risks: Portfolio understanding Reference Architecture Skills & Culture Change Data planning IT Portfolio Understanding – Figure out where you are and where you’re going IT modernization is a CIO issue. It requires a perspective that remains above the “sturm und […]

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    • The benefits of running mainframe applications on Microsoft Azure

      Using LzSDM®, mainframe applications can run seamlessly on Microsoft Azure. You now have the option to bring your business DNA to a highly resilient, scalable and robust environment in the cloud. Here, you can realize the same benefits traditionally associated with the mainframe platform, whilst bringing your core business assets and t Moving mainframe applications to […]

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