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Business Digital Transformation vs. Mainframe Applications – A Practical Approach
Date and Time: Thursday, May 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT
Speaker: Patrick Fournier, Virtel Solution Architect, Virtel Web Suite
Within only a few years, Amazon, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and the like have fundamentally disrupted established markets and captured major market shares from industry leaders. They did it by relying on agile web-based technology and by thinking outside the box to reinvent the customer service and underlying business processes from scratch. Now every organizations must follow suit and engage in the comprehensive digital transformation of their customer service and business processes to preempt similar attacks from agile web-savvy customer-focused newcomers, and to capture market share from less-agile competitors.
For businesses relying on mainframe applications for core transaction processing, it is quite challenging to transition from screen user interfaces, legacy architectures, on-premises systems and waterfall development to web user interfaces, API-driven microservices, cloud and agile, at a time when the pool of mainframe application specialists is aging and shrinking.
This presentation will provide a practical approach for businesses to integrate mainframe applications within their digital transformation plan, allowing businesses to capitalize on opportunities now without undergoing costly, major overhauls. Agile solutions will be suggested to rapidly modernize the mainframe access infrastructure, terminal emulation, user interfaces, and the integration of mainframe and web applications through interactive bidirectional API-based services.
An Insider's Thoughts on Managing MLC Software Costs and Opportunities
Date and Time: Thursday, May 30, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT
Speaker: John Baker, Senior Technical Consultant, Intellimagic
Sub-capacity pricing has created an entire sub-industry, dedicated to explaining it, auditing it, & controlling it. As complex as it is, sub-cap remains fairer than paying based on installed capacity. Sub-cap allows you to pay for what you use. If only it were so simple.
How does your MSU usage really affect your bill? What about across LPARs or CECs? What about where, and/or how much you utilize various software products? What about the various flavors of caps? And, of course, what's the deal with all these new options that IBM is providing: Mobile, Container, & Country Multiplex Pricing?
John Baker has spent more of his career listening to vendors than representing them, & in this webinar he will shed some light on the many options available for managing MLC software costs & their various pros & cons.
- Learn how MSU usage really affects your bill
- Learn how MSU usage affects your bill across LPARs or CECs
- Learn about where, and/or how much to utilize various software products
- Learn about the various flavors of MLC capping
- Learn about all the new options that IBM is providing: Mobile, Container, & Country Multiplex Pricing