As we near 2016, it may come as a surprise that a 45-year-old system like IMS is still relevant for businesses today. In fact, it remains the system of record for industries spanning banking, insurance, manufacturing, finance, medical/healthcare, airlines, education and more. Consider this: 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of global companies use IMS. Yet, what’s surprising is that most of these entities are unaware that the information on their applications comes from IMS. That’s because it works so well. Let’s face it, it’s no coincidence that IMS has been around so long—its inherent reliability and dependability make it a natural fit for business needs. But it’s precisely this reliability that can make IMS “invisible” to data and system architects. This means that even in today’s modern era, IMS isn’t being used to its fullest advantage, especially when it comes to integrating the latest and greatest technology.