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PARTNER PERSPECTIVE
((( SPONSORED AVER TISING CONTENT )))

THE MAINFRAME & FUTURE OF
DIGITAL CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

CHRIS O'MALLEY
CEO
Compuware Corp.

With 30-plus years of IT
experience, Chris has led
Compuware's transformation
into becomming the "mainframe
software partner for the next

In today's highly competitive marketplace, an organization's success is largely based
on its ability to quickly turn ideas that matter into digital deliverables that delight
customers. And to do so continuously.
The mainframe plays a critical role in this success as it contains decades of business
logic that runs efficiently, securely and without fail. Yet expanding web and mobile app
portfolios are increasingly hitting your mainframe while younger developers with few
mainframe-specific skills are assuming more responsibility for this code. Your current
tools, processes and culture will not help you cope with these realities.
If your mainframe team uses outdated tools and processes and is stuck in an outdated
culture, you can't quickly adapt mainframe applications and data to improve customer
experience in new and competitively useful ways. You also can't apply tremendous
next-generation developer talent and creativity to the mainframe.
Ultimately, you paint yourself into a corner with two awful alternatives: a) resign the
mainframe to life as a slow and awkward repository of difficult-to-access data and
incomprehensible application logic, or b) go through an expensive, painful and thankless
re-platforming endeavor, exposing you to the proven likelihood of epic failure.
Neither of these options is as compelling as modernizing your mainframe culture,
processes and tools-which is far more practical, far less costly and risky, and delivers
far greater benefits.
To ensure their mainframes can optimally support the business for the foreseeable
future, enterprise leaders need to:

50 years."

Compuware Corp.
One Campus Martius
Detroit, MI 48226
Mary McCarthy
(313) 227-7088
mary.mccarthy@compuware.com
compuware.com

1. Modernize to graphical and intuitive tools that help next-generation developers,
regardless of experience level, work with and intimately understand your mainframe
apps and data so as not to compromise quality.
2. Adopt cross-platform DevOps tools and processes. Make it easy for multiple
developers working on multiple application pieces to quickly build and deploy
their code in parallel.
3. Move toward automated release management across mainframe and non-mainframe
environments to quickly, reliably and frequently deliver new capabilities.
To be successful, strong leadership roles are necessary to implement these changes
in processes and culture. Your mainframe code is fantastically valuable proprietary
intellectual property that has to be accessed and updated more often and more quickly
than ever. The alternative is market irrelevance.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition

Editor's Letter
Featured Products
Application Development
Business Intelligence/Analytics
Business Management
Communications and Connectivity
Database
Education
HA/DR/Backup
Hardware
Linux on z Systems
Mobile
Office Automation and Office Support
Performance
Security
Services/Consulting
Software Vertical Markets
Systems Management
Tools and Utilities
Web Development and Enablement
Business Necessities
Accessing Innovation
Constant Improvement
Secure From the Metal On Up
Handling Complexity
CM First Group: Application Development
DataKinetics: Database
MVS Solutions: Performance
Black Hill Software: Tools & Utilities
Compuware Corp.: Tools & Utilities
Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Editor's Letter
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Featured Products
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - CM First Group: Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Necessities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Intelligence/Analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Communications and Connectivity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - DataKinetics: Database
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Education
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - HA/DR/Backup
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Hardware
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Accessing Innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Office Automation and Office Support
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Constant Improvement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - MVS Solutions: Performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Secure From the Metal On Up
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Security
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Services/Consulting
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Software Vertical Markets
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Systems Management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Handling Complexity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Black Hill Software: Tools & Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Compuware Corp.: Tools & Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Tools and Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Web Development and Enablement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE56
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