A recent article on DevOps.com, the popular online media blog and news site for all things DevOps, talks about the increased need of having a flexible IT infrastructure, able to handle the high demands and more complicated challenges around compliance and regulations and the need to run a system that can provide more value-added services.
As author Cameron Jenkins, former global practice lead for the application modernization division of Dell Services, states in the article, these IT needs are often in stark contrast with the legacy systems that run these business-critical applications. Programming languages like COBOL, frequently used in this business, finance and administrative systems, are now operating for 6 decades, and it is starting to show.
Jenkins mentions 5 reasons to take the leap to modernize your legacy applications:
Does any of this sound familiar to you when thinking about your current legacy system and its applications, but are you unsure on how to take a first step towards change? Or has your IT department already taken the decision to migrate, but experiences some particular or complicated issues during the course of modernization?
Get in touch and tell us how we can help you. We have extensive experience with automated modernization systems, not just from COBOL, but also Adabas-Natural, Assembler and CA IDMS to name a few, and would love to show you how we can help you resolve your migration issues.
Everybody agrees that automation is key to mainframe modernization regardless of the selected transformation approach, particularly in replatforming or refactoring projects. Not everybody, however, has the vision to automate the journey all the way.
COBOL talent shortage is a major mainframe modernization driver and that’s when every IT leader must make a decision about what will happen to the COBOL programmers in this scenario.
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