By Sam Knutson (Compuware) and Nancy Coia (BMC Software)
The next important task for IT leaders is to spearhead a transformation of mainframe culture. For too long, mainframe teams have been primarily focused on defense. To elevate their relevance to the business, those teams must now go on the offense. They must make a fundamental collective commitment to aggressively and proactively make all the operational changes necessary to get back into the game. Without a cultural transformation, those much needed operational changes simply will not happen.