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Low Open Banking Awareness in Finance Industry

Low Open Banking Awareness in Finance Industry

Our recent mainframe modernization survey provided observations about current or recent mainframe users. We surveyed over 160 individuals in various job functions and organizations. By far, the most interesting survey find was low awareness with open banking and related topics among fintech and insurers. For example, 87% of respondents in the banking and finance space … Continued

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Upcoming Webinar: Don’t Let Uncertain Times Sideline Your Ability to Innovate

Upcoming Webinar: Don’t Let Uncertain Times Sideline Your Ability to Innovate

In times of economic uncertainty, companies must continue to invest in their future. While it’s important to acknowledge that an economic downturn can have lasting reverberations for many, organizations must also be able to adapt to negative situations and create positive outcomes. The most successful companies use these difficult times to invest for the inevitable … Continued

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Is a Partial Mainframe Migration the Answer?

Is a Partial Mainframe Migration the Answer?

Our 2020 Mainframe Modernization Survey revealed various behaviors and opinions of over 160 mainframe users from all over the globe. The respondent’s answers helped provide a snapshot of the current trends and attitudes in the community. One of the most heavily debated topics for mainframe users is whether or not to migrate off the mainframe, … Continued

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Mainframe Modernization Motivated by Cost Control

Mainframe Modernization Motivated by Cost Control

In our 2020 Mainframe Modernization Survey, we received responses from mainframe users all over the globe. Respondents had varying levels of seniority, job functions and came from a wide variety of industries in both the public and private sectors. However, many of them shared one thing in common and that’s the motivation behind their modernization … Continued

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Mainframe Inventors

Mainframe Inventors

When thinking of large players in the technology field, some names immediately come to mind. Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg. Jeff Bezos. But the career trajectories of some of the most innovative minds in the industry would not have been possible if not for the invention of mainframe computers. Mainframes are large computers primarily used for … Continued

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Mainframe Modernization: The Why and How

Mainframe Modernization: The Why and How

Mainframes have been around for over 50 years. Billions of lines of code have been written to support business applications that reside on the mainframe. Today’s organizations rely on these legacy systems and the decades of business knowledge build into the applications that drive their businesses. However, an application built over 20 years ago will … Continued

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Real-time Mainframe Integration Needs ‘Smart’ APIs

Real-time Mainframe Integration Needs ‘Smart’ APIs

Mainframe applications built decades ago had no concept of online transactions triggered by a REST or SOAP API request. The focus was on a computerized workflow via an interactive dialog, with an end user sitting at a dumb terminal that supported specific business processes (e.g., create a new customer account or pay an insurance claim). … Continued

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COBOL Turns the Big 6-0!

COBOL Turns the Big 6-0!

Happy 60th birthday, COBOL! COBOL or common business-oriented language was officially given its name on September 18th, 1959. COBOL is an English-like computer programming language widely used by companies and government entities around the globe. COBOL is extremely important to companies who rely heavily on the mainframe since legacy applications deployed on mainframes use COBOL … Continued

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Five Stages of Mainframe Grief

Five Stages of Mainframe Grief

1. Denial: We need digital transformation and can build it ourselves. The company begins manual coding of APIs to connect the mainframe to modern applications, but progress is slow. 2. Anger: A hypothesis that mainframe is an obstacle to innovation followed by a Board level edict that the mainframe must be replaced. The company begins … Continued

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Mainframe API Tools Assessment

Mainframe API Tools Assessment

The API Economy is booming, and with such huge historic investments in mainframes it is vital for companies to find ways to bring these assets into the API world. The Lustratus report “Best of Breed API Middleware for Mainframes” examined the challenge of API-enabling mainframes and developed a checklist of key functions for buyers to … Continued

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GT Software Assessment

GT Software Assessment

GT Software has spent the last three decades working with IBM mainframe customers to help them get the best out of their assets. As a mainframe-based company it offers a range of mainframe-specific products and packages, but the key one in terms of the scope of this paper is Ivory Service Architect, more commonly referred … Continued

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How the Connected Mainframe for Digital Transformation Can Help Your Business

How the Connected Mainframe for Digital Transformation Can Help Your Business

After several years of relentless hardware and software innovation, the mainframe is at an inflection point from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue, to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. Organizations are evolving toward what IDC calls the “connected mainframe” in a study they published entitled, “The Business Value of the Connected … Continued

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