Open Source

Open Source on Steroids

The words “digital transformation” are on the lips of every person in technology and tech media, as well as many business leaders – from company CIOs and CTOs to technology to business line managers to writers in news publications and tech blogs.

At its core, a digital transformation is the enablement of technologies and workplaces tuned to today’s digital economy. The beating heart of this digital economy is the API, and is being followed now by emerging technologies like IoT (Internet of Things) and FinTech technologies like Blockchain.

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A Digital Transformation – It’s not just about platforms!

The term “Digital Transformation” has been and continues to be mentioned practically everywhere within the industry at the moment. Depending on whom you talk to and why, you will get many different educated answers back on the definition of the term.

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Four ways Mainframe shops can embrace Mobile

Part 5: Create New Interfaces for Existing Assets

This is the final installment of a five-part series about how mainframe shops can embrace the needs of new mobile workloads.

Last time, we looked at a solution that would replace the existing online processing and add new storage for the new application, but leverage all other parts of the legacy infrastructure. In this post, we’ll take a close look at perhaps the best: one that leverages what you have, and gets you where you want to be with a minimum of time and expense.

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Four ways Mainframe shops can Embrace Mobile

Part 4: New Online Processing and Data Storage

This is Part 4 of a 5-part series about how mainframe shops can embrace the needs of new mobile workloads.

Last time, we looked at a new online processing solution that would replace the existing online processing, but leverage all other parts of the legacy infrastructure. In this post, we’ll take a close look at a similar solution that also leverages some of what exists, but creates all new online processing as well as new database components.

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Four ways Mainframe shops can Embrace Mobile

Part 3: New Online Processing

This is Part 3 in this five-part series about how mainframe shops can embrace the needs of new mobile workloads.

Last time, we looked at the forklift option: burning the legacy infrastructure to the ground and building it back up again using different technology.  In this post, we’ll take a close look at an alternative solution that leverages some of what exists, but creates all new online processing components.

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Four ways Mainframe shops can Embrace Mobile

Part 2: Forklifting in a new solution

In this first part of this series, we looked at what typical legacy systems look like, and listed 4 ways that they can be modernized.

In this post, we’ll take a close look at perhaps one of the most common solutions addressing the challenge of new mobile demands on legacy systems adopted by large organizations.  With the exception of “doing nothing,” the most commonly adopted solution is the forklift option—basically burning the legacy infrastructure to the ground and building it back up again using different technology solutions.

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Four ways Mainframe shops can Embrace Mobile

In today’s multi-platform, multi-OS and multi-data format corporate computing environments, there is a high demand to make the mainframe systems work with web, mobile devices and, potentially, any device that can be connected to the Internet-of-Things (IoT), in effect, extending the mainframe system to the “modern world.”

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