Mainframe Modernization for Government Agencies

Local, state, and federal government agencies have long standing relationships with mainframes and rely on them and their operating systems for critical applications.

The burgeoning demand for digital citizen services, escalating costs and mainframe talent shortages, however, are pressuring governments to prioritize mainframe modernization as older legacy investments simply cannot meet the capacity and capability demands of the 21st century.

Despite an increased number of modernization initiatives in the past years, the majority of the public sector infrastructure is still heavily relying on legacy technologies. Agencies often lack the staff to rewrite or refactor those applications in modern computing environments. They also perceive mainframe modernization as an expensive and time-consuming undertaking.

Nevertheless, numerous market reports and expert evaluators such as the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) have shown over time that the risk and cost of not modernizing legacy systems surpass those of not taking action. Agencies become totally reliant on the mainframe vendors for maintenance and upgrades, which often can leave them paying higher costs than necessary. Moreover, there is an increasing need for data-driven decision making that isn’t possible under legacy frameworks. Public agencies need a new approach to technology strategies in order to embrace new initiatives such as Big Data, cloud services, better citizen digital experiences, and proactive incident response.

While the complexity of modernizing applications is undeniable, careful strategy and planning coupled with the right modernization solutions and methodologies can help agency leaders to succeed in making the transformation with manageable effort and risk.

About this Guide

This guide explores six compelling reasons why modernizing mainframe applications is essential for government agencies and bodies:

  • Reduce IT Costs by up to 90%
  • Reduce Your Dependence on a Limited Talent Pool
  • Easily Transform IT and Business Operations
  • Ensure System and Data Security
  • Simplify Disaster Recovery
  • Eliminate the Consequence of Being Left Behind

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