Gartner Research

Insurance CIOs Need to Create a Decision Tree for Mainframe Modernization

Published: 31 October 2014

ID: G00270471

Analyst(s): Dale Vecchio, Juergen Weiss


Despite legacy system modernization being a top priority of insurance CIOs for the past five years, the majority of insurers still run the bulk of their business processes on mainframes. Decision trees can help IT leaders balancing their options on whether to and how to migrate off these systems.

Table Of Contents


  • Criteria to Assess Mainframe Modernization
  • Decision Tree for Mainframe Modernization
    • Cost as a Driver for Mainframe Modernization
    • Skills as a Driver for Mainframe Modernization
    • Business Agility as Driver for Mainframe Modernization
  • Conclusion

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