IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - (Page 10)

PARTNER PoV Millennialize the MAINFRAME Maximize the platform's business value by addressing challenges now O rganizations running core applications on the mainframe simultaneously face three critical challenges: Chris O'Malley is president and CEO of Compuware. 1. Navigating a generational shift in mainframe stewardship. As seasoned mainframe veterans retire, they must be replaced with millennials who don't have nearly as much experience on the platform-and have an entirely different approach to coding and data management. The clock is ticking on this generational shift, so it must be addressed without delay. 2. More aggressively leveraging mainframe intellectual property. In today's application-centric marketplace, organizations depend on code 10 // JULY/AUGUST 2015 to gain competitive advantage and deliver differentiated value to the customer. Your goal with the mainframe is therefore much more than mere maintenance. It's aggressive advancement and innovation of the intellectual property that it hosts. 3. Controlling costs. IT is under relentless pressure to do more with less. Budgets for mainframe resourcing are tight while mainframe workloads continue to grow-driven by everything from mobile transactions to big data and analytics. This makes hyperefficiency a must. The success of your business is directly linked to your capability to meet these three challenges. That's why it's imperative that you successfully transition your mainframe workforces, fully leverage your IBM z Systems* environment as part of your overall IT strategy, and control both millions of service units charges and labor costs. To do otherwise is to invite failure. Unite and Conquer These three challenges should be tackled in a common manner for two reasons:

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: An important note
IBM Perspective: Transforming travel end to end
Partner PoV: Maximize the platform's business value by addressing challenges now
IT Today: Infrastructure matters: Myth or truth?
Case Study: Turning Complexity Into Simplicity: Vissensa Ltd. deploys an IBM Enterprise Cloud System to relieve the IT burdens of its clients
Cover Story: Industry Importance: Applying disruptive technologies in a nondisrputive way helps mainframe clients achieve business efficiency
Feature: Security Notification: Mainframe companies must be proactive and educated in testing and protection, expert says
Feature: Industry Improvements: Clients from five key industries highlight what's possible with IBM mainframe
Tech Showcase: Businesses must look at the big picture to take advantage of analytics
HotTECH Products
Administrator: New technologies with the IBM z13 and DS8870 systems aim to reduce costs and improve resilience, scale and performance
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Stop Run: 'Things just clicked' for IBMer looking for his path
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015