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Make culture the centrepiece of mainframe modernisation

A transformation study by Boston Consulting Group found that five times as many companies focusing on culture perform well financially compared with those that neglect culture (90% v 17%). That’s the carrot, or the incentive to act — and the stick is just as persuasive and more familiar: according to the Project Management Institute, at […]

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Securing Legacy Applications the Open Source Way

Today, the mainframe’s memory and batch processing capacity means that many corporations still rely on it to run their core business applications. But the mainframe now has to co-exist with a distributed computing environment that includes open-source and cloud, which, as platforms go, offer enough flexibility to meet the demands of modern business. Being interconnected […]

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    • Make culture the centrepiece of mainframe modernisation

      A transformation study by Boston Consulting Group found that five times as many companies focusing on culture perform well financially compared with those that neglect culture (90% v 17%). That’s the carrot, or the incentive to act — and the stick is just as persuasive and more familiar: according to the Project Management Institute, at […]

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    • Securing Legacy Applications the Open Source Way

      Today, the mainframe’s memory and batch processing capacity means that many corporations still rely on it to run their core business applications. But the mainframe now has to co-exist with a distributed computing environment that includes open-source and cloud, which, as platforms go, offer enough flexibility to meet the demands of modern business. Being interconnected […]

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    • Legacy modernisation: Solutions, risk, people, and a providential illusion.

      This fundamental principle is just as valid for mainframe application modernisation as for anything else. Because there is no silver bullet: there is no single product, technology, architecture, or AI algorithm that will solve the complexity that comes with modernising business-critical applications written decades ago. A key reason is that application modernisation is not only […]

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    • Delivery of disruptive technology – Five key principles

      The term ‘disruptive technology’ refers to inventions or improvements on current technologies that change how consumers, businesses, or an entire industry operates. These technologies can be introduced by established companies or startups. And it is crucial to use project management strategies that have been tested over time. We have gained some experience in this regard […]

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    • Application modernisation: Safe and steady on an incremental journey

      As we’ve learnt, paying attention to the journey and being light footed is vital when external shocks like the pandemic or market volatility mean that business priorities can switch overnight. Legacy application modernisation is a complex endeavour that rarely lends itself to a simplistic A-B route. But that doesn’t mean it should become an unpredictable […]

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    • What makes modernisation projects succeed?

      Our LzLabs teams have helped many organisations in their modernisation projects, from the initial consultation and planning stages all the way through implementation, testing and go-live. This end-to-end expertise is unique and has allowed LzLabs to experience how the very philosophy behind modernisation has changed over the years. In so doing, we’ve identified four key […]

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    • On the road again! Meeting clients to help them unleash the potential of their legacy applications.

      Together, we will exchange ideas about application modernisation from a holistic perspective. Because organisations that want to reduce their dependency on the mainframe look for solutions, not just software or consultancy. They look for end-to-end guidance and advice along the transformation journey. We will be joined by fascinating speakers who will share with us their […]

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    • How to transform a COBOL application and deploy it to SDM in just 2 minutes

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    • Considering going paperless in insurance? Modernise your mainframe applications.

      That is the rule, not the exception, in the financial services sector. Obviously, the application owners would know. But those mainframe experts are reaching retirement age and what they are leaving behind is a puzzle to everyone else. For many of our customers the mainframe is often a mystery. And yet, the business logic of […]

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    • How to easily migrate a mainframe application to an independent platform in just 2 minutes

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    • Cloud: too tempting for financial services to pass on?

      In LzLabs’ Mainframe Modernization Survey (November 2021), 100% of decision-makers from the financial services companies who took the survey said mainframe applications are at least “important” to their organization. At the same time, IT survey respondents said that they believed the cloud was the ideal future for their IT estate. It can be inferred from […]

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    • Funkschau: Mainframe Modernisation

      Funkschau: “Let’s take a look at the practice – what can you report here?” Thilo Rockmann, LzLabs: “LzLabs helped the Italian bank BPER to reduce its dependency on the mainframe. Here, LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe® (SDM) is utilised in two different ways. On the one hand, applications are migrated to SDM and, on the other […]

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