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...
It’s Time to Scrap Screen Scraping for Good

It’s Time to Scrap Screen Scraping for Good

While screen scraping is one of the earliest forms of opening up the mainframe, these days it’s widely considered unsafe. If you use an app where you have to enter in your log-in credentials to grant access to your banking data, screen scraping is occurring. However,...
Fintech South 2020: The Unlikely Year of Digital Innovation

Fintech South 2020: The Unlikely Year of Digital Innovation

At the Fintech South summit this year, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the financial ecosystem was the overarching topic. Rightfully so, as the event itself was impacted. The 2,500 summit attendees, typically housed in Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium,...