Strategic Application Modernization

strategic application modernizationIn many cases, technology obsolescence has been compounded by the lack of alignment and vision around strategy, budget, and timeframe. It is imperative for your organization to take action and truly understand the IT infrastructure in order to garner the value you desire. Application modernization, one way to manage data center and business processes, can improve business performance and agility while helping control costs. Note that constant upgrades and newer releases may not be the key to achieving long-term results since businesses sometimes change and adapt to the demands of a dynamic market. Customized assessments allow companies to continually look for ways to leverage enterprise skills and maximize ROI rather than simply translating them from an old technology to a new one. An assessment can be crafted to focus on your individual needs with the ability to support next-generation initiatives like cloud and virtualization.

Our application modernization roadmap:

Breathing New Life into Old Systems

Created in the late 50s, COBOL remains one of the most widely deployed programming languages running business data applications on legacy systems, accounting for nearly 75% of all transactions. However, changing business models and demands are causing dilemmas as IT managers consider whether they should update their business processes.  The main problem with updating is the high cost associated with maintaining a platform. Furthermore, re-writing can jeopardize organizations’ ability to replicate codes, especially since the number of programmers who are familiar with COLBOL keeps reducing each year. (NASCIO’s 2008 National Survey on Legacy Systems and Modernization in the States) Lastly, sometimes people avoid changing systems out of fear of losing ownership of older applications.

Fortunately, the limitations of COBOL have also brought new development philosophy and methodology. There are viable and safer alternatives within reach as you can now edit different code with plug-ins, even if you’re not convinced to jump on the COBOL to Java bandwagon.  Also, you can remote browse, compile, debug, and deploy on any server.

Take a closer look at one of our real-time cases:

2013 Connect OpenVMS Boot Camp

From March 18-21, 2013, we will be at the Connect OpenVMS Boot Camp in Bedford-Glen, Ma.  During the four day event there will be opportunities to attend the Partner Roundhouse where you can receive up to date product information from HP’s OpenVMS partners, attend a deep-dive pre-conference seminar, meet one-on-one with HP executives, and exchange ideas, best practices, and challenges with your OpenVMS SIG.

“This is the largest gathering of Global OpenVMS professionals in the world,” says Nina Buik, CMO at Connect.  “This event promises to provide valuable technical insights, important information on product roadmaps and introductions to some of the most innovative partners in the community.”

At the conference, Lorraine Bartlett, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Strategy for HP Business Critical Systems, will discuss HP and OpenVMS/Intel Roadmaps and the Oracle/HP relationship.  There is also an opportunity to learn more about HP Networking products and solutions that benefit OpenVMS professionals from Mike Banic, Vice President of Marketing, HP Networking.  Lastly, there are over 30 sessions you can choose to attend.

Make sure to stop by the eCube Systems table at the Partner Roundhouse.  We look forward to meeting you!