IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 7

So it seems that while many are
trying, most are frankly struggling.

Transformation
You Can Trust
As the bedrock of some of the
world's most successful organizations, the mainframe environment
is no stranger to the adage that
it's often better to start with what
already works when choosing the
right solution.
This has never been truer than
today, as the relative decline in
available IT budgets dictates
greater reliance on core systems. At
the Gartner Symposium in October,
it was predicted that 90 percent of
all applications running today will
still be in use in 2023.
According to the Micro Focus
customer survey, 84 percent
of mainframe applications are
planned to be maintained or modernized in the near future. Given
the range of options and technologies that may be exploited, in
terms of connection points and
user experiences, the key question has become: How best to
modernize?
No two storms are the same,
and many factors can conspire to
blow the winds of change off in
a particular direction. Common
among them are business priorities, available budget, technology
bias, attitude to risk, operational
culture and skills profile. But
when it comes to mainframe
digital transformation, additional
constituent elements must be
considered-the what, how and
where of IT modernization.
What: The Application
What's the business service being
provided and how do we unlock
and renew its value for the digital
age? Application modernization
demands that the user experience
is innovative, while still able to
leverage trusted core mainframe
processes and secure transactions.

connected, secure mainframe
can remain the cornerstone of an
always-on, available-everywhere
digital ecosystem.

Achieving this requires unprecedented levels of business logic
and application code insight and
manageability, and the ability
to leverage API models and
service-based architectures. This
provides the throughput and
protection necessary between the
new touchpoints and the mainframe mothership in a hybrid
best-of-breed model.
How: The Process
How's that service being delivered? What do your clients need
and-importantly-by when?
Distributed, agile teams are
using a more nimble approach
to what's currently available in
the world of TSO/ISPF. Yet the
mainframe is capable of supporting faster delivery through the
adoption of Agile and DevOps
methods and tooling, to deliver
the increased levels of application delivery velocity, quality and
frequency required to support
digital transformation.
Where: The Infrastructure
Where must that service be delivered, where else might it also
be needed and what new levels
of application security and data
protection are required in a new
world of pervasive and ubiquitous access?
In a connected world, the
user may want to consume your
apps from anywhere; no wonder that, according to a 2017
IBM Systems Magazine reader
survey (bit.ly/2Dn1vkR), 50
percent of all mainframe shops
have IBM LinuxONE* or Linux*
on IBM Z* providing valuable
services wherever they're needed,
while a growing number of
organizations have set up their
own cloud infrastructure. Being
able to provide flexible, secure
business services anywhere is an
imperative of the digital era. The

Starting From a
Position of Strength

^

At the Gartner
Symposium in
October, it was
predicted that

90%
of all applications
running today will
still be in use in
2023

Starting with the premise that
by leveraging what's already
successful, you can build from a
position of strength is a cornerstone approach for an effective
digital strategy.
Whether remodelling the
application, securing the application experience, rewiring the
delivery process or delivering
new hybrid applications on new
devices in new form factors,
starting with trusted technology
is a major competitive advantage enjoyed by mainframe
organizations.
Is it any surprise that, according to BMC, over two-thirds of
the mainframe community are
increasing their capacity to support the demands of the digital
age (bit.ly/2zDY8H4)?

Be Nimble
Embracing a digital transformation revolves around being a
more client-centric, nimble organization. This means tackling a
variety of challenges: delivering
change faster, repurposing and
modernizing business functions
and flexibility to deploy them
more securely across mainframe, Linux, cloud and all
other business-critical environments. Supporting a model of
hybrid IT that makes use of the
best fit-for-purpose tools and
platforms, and unified by Agile
processes, smart digital transformation can build on decades of
mainframe success to support a
new digital era.
Looking for a way to navigate
the headwinds of change? Rely
on something that's been built
to last.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Secure Sharing in the Cloud
Partner POV: Winds of Change: Now is the time for digital transformation on IBM Z
IT Today: Solutions and Support: 5 reasons IBM Z makes technical and financial sense for clients
Focus on Storage: New Revolution: Storage technology shifts to accommodate cloud and cognitive demands
Case Study: A Proof of Concept: ICU IT Services expands its market base by embracing Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE
Cover Story: Building on the Future: IBM Cloud Private with IBM Z helps clients reap the benefits of cloud
Feature: Securing the Cloud: New and established IBM offerings to meet enterprise data protection needs
TECH Showcase: The Clock's Ticking: IBM framework helps clients prepare for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation
Hot Topics: Go With the Flow: z/OS v2.3 Migration book is transformed to a z/OSMF workflow
Administrator: Problem Pointer: Runtime Diagnostics with z/OS V2.3 offers new ways to discover issues
Solutions: DMX Change Data Capture, Syncsort; Enterprise 3.0, Micro Focus
Stop Run: Reg Harbeck
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Editor's Desk: Secure Sharing in the Cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Partner POV: Winds of Change: Now is the time for digital transformation on IBM Z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - IT Today: Solutions and Support: 5 reasons IBM Z makes technical and financial sense for clients
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Focus on Storage: New Revolution: Storage technology shifts to accommodate cloud and cognitive demands
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Case Study: A Proof of Concept: ICU IT Services expands its market base by embracing Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Cover Story: Building on the Future: IBM Cloud Private with IBM Z helps clients reap the benefits of cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Feature: Securing the Cloud: New and established IBM offerings to meet enterprise data protection needs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - TECH Showcase: The Clock's Ticking: IBM framework helps clients prepare for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Hot Topics: Go With the Flow: z/OS v2.3 Migration book is transformed to a z/OSMF workflow
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 50
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Administrator: Problem Pointer: Runtime Diagnostics with z/OS V2.3 offers new ways to discover issues
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Solutions: DMX Change Data Capture, Syncsort; Enterprise 3.0, Micro Focus
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Stop Run: Reg Harbeck
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - SE2
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