Why Mainframes Are Critical to Modern, Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Why Mainframes Are Critical to Modern, Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Generally speaking, people tend to romanticize the old or the new—rarely do they idolize both. This is especially true in technology. In IT, you are either a die-hard fan of mainframes, COBOL, and on-prem systems; or you want to scrap everything and replace it with...
Modernization Fails: Ignoring Legacy Scope

Modernization Fails: Ignoring Legacy Scope

I’ve worked in this space for over 30 years, and I’ve seen a lot of well-intentioned modernization projects implode. There’s one thing I know for sure about modernization: legacy tech is rarely aforethought. It seems like there are two times when...
Why the Problem with COBOL Isn’t COBOL

Why the Problem with COBOL Isn’t COBOL

There’s been a lot of talk this year about COBOL and the systems that run it. As a recent InfoWorld article explains, IT’s dirty little secret isn’t all that dirty. After all, there’s nothing wrong with COBOL. It’s merely a programming language, like Java or Python....
Gain a Competitive Edge with Mainframe Integration at Scale

Gain a Competitive Edge with Mainframe Integration at Scale

Organizations in industries across the board continue to utilize mainframes as their system of record. Therefore, a key competitive advantage lies in getting the most out of these legacy systems. Many tools API-enable the mainframe, but in order to innovate and...