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Maximize Your RPA Investment

Maximize Your RPA Investment

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) emerged from a need to perform repetitive business functions that many times required interaction with a mainframe. Rudimentary programs were paired with screen scraping technology to perform repetitive business functions that were not easily programmable. Over time, these technology platforms evolved to integrate with disparate systems, enabling these technologies to mimic … Continued

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Learning the Lessons from Past Mainframe Integration Projects

Learning the Lessons from Past Mainframe Integration Projects

The API model has definitely become a major consideration for a growing number of companies across the world. As discussed previously, the API approach has particular attractions for mainframe users. However, past attempts at mainframe integration have typically run into a range of problems, and today there is a much greater understanding of the mainframe-specific … Continued

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What to Consider Before API-Enabling the Mainframe

What to Consider Before API-Enabling the Mainframe

The idea of integrating the mainframe more widely is not new; it has gone through numerous iterations including messaging middleware, ESBs and SOA before arriving at APIs. The lessons learned can drastically shortcut the effort to API-enable the mainframe while increasing the likelihood of a successful project. There are four main categories of technology-related factors … Continued

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The Role of API Middleware

The Role of API Middleware

In essence, the API Middleware layer plays a similar role as middleware plays in other IT solutions. It sits between the client level and the systems of record, translating the desires of the client into execution within the core systems of record. Typical roles of the API Middleware layer are: Provide a connectivity bridge between … Continued

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The Importance of Implementing an API Architecture

The Importance of Implementing an API Architecture

API architecture is really a natural evolution of early service oriented architectures that came to prominence in the last ten or fifteen years. It retains the basic concept of some sort of ‘back-end’ business service that can be driven externally, but the API approach carries the independence of the service consumer further. Previous approaches depended … Continued

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Maximizing Your Payments Data Potential with Machine Learning

Maximizing Your Payments Data Potential with Machine Learning

Over the past two decades, commerce’s expansion to digital channels has created an entirely new ecosystem of payments information and with each passing moment, the amount of that information increases: In the U.S., there were 21.5 billion ACH transactions in 2017, an increase of 5.7 percent from the previous year and in that same time, … Continued

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Mainframes At The Crossroads: Mainstream or Irrelevant?

Mainframes At The Crossroads: Mainstream or Irrelevant?

The old and new worlds of information technology collided at the SHARE mainframe conference in Atlanta this week. Founded in 1955, SHARE bills itself as the oldest enterprise IT-centric user group on the planet – and from the buzz at the conference, many of the vendors as well as attendees have been in attendance for … Continued

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CICS for the Modern Age

CICS for the Modern Age

Just six months ago in December 2015, CICS made its latest stable release debut (CICS V5.3), 47 years after its initial release. Despite its mature age, CICS, or the Customer Information Control System, is better than ever, according to Glenn Schneck, senior solutions engineer at GT Software who has been involved in the SHARE CICS Project … Continued

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Leveraging All Data Assets for a Modern Data Architecture

Leveraging All Data Assets for a Modern Data Architecture

The modern business landscape is a fast-moving, ever-changing, highly competitive environment. For companies to outpace the competition and build upon innovation, they must embrace a modern data architecture. It is necessary that this new architecture support today’s new requirements such as mobile integration and advanced digital marketing. While the specific configuration of a modern data … Continued

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Why IMS Still Matters

Why IMS Still Matters

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 … Continued

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