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Mainframe Modernization: The Four Keys to Success

Published: 20 March 2014

ID: G00262032

Analyst(s): Dale Vecchio


Application managers and CIOs are responsible for mainframe modernization projects, which will require a disciplined approach to be successful. Success depends on addressing cultural aspects, skills differences, process changes and platform decisions involved in modernizing mainframe applications.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Drivers for Modernization


  • Make Long-Term Strategic Architectural Decisions
  • Evaluate the Options Available
  • Determine the Role the IBM Academic Initiative Can Play and Identify Higher Education Institutions in Your Area
  • Evaluate the Technological Possibilities Available on Distributed Platforms

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