The surge in mobile banking and other types of e-commerce has made mainframe applications key to connecting businesses with customers. This means IT organizations must integrate new cloud and mobile applications with business critical mainframe applications at a record pace. At the same time, the IT industry faces a critical skills shortage: the developers best suited to integrate and maintain these highly critical, customer-facing applications are reaching retirement age, exposing enterprises to rising costs and increased business risks.
“The combination of a transitioning mainframe workforce and an increase in mainframe transactions – a conflux of trends Compuware calls the ‘New Normal of Mainframe’ – could prove extremely challenging for IT organizations. However, Compuware found its customers are ahead of the curve when it comes to navigating the challenges of a rapidly evolving mainframe environment,”
Through its research, Compuware determined the best prepared organizations have placed a focus on the application rather than just its supporting infrastructure. Further, they have optimized their mainframe environment so they can pay closer attention to 1) maintaining developer efficiency; 2) delivering application quality and performance;
The innovative steps these organizations took to drive mainframe efficiencies are outlined in the “Mainframe Efficiency in the Real World” report along with multiple other illustrations of how enterprises solved IT challenges and the benefits each realized – whether in actual dollars, productivity gains and/or reduced risk to the enterprise.
One case study, for example, describes how an insurance company experiencing a high level of workforce turnover, deployed a code analysis tool to reduce new programmer learning curves. The analysis also helped developers adhere to coding standards. The company was able to deliver major enhancements on schedule and with fewer problems compared to the previous manual method; this resulted in a savings of $6 million in application delivery costs.
About the Compuware Mainframe Solutions
Compuware’s Mainframe solutions help the world’s leading organizations maximize developer productivity, minimize costs and deliver better service. The Solutions are available within the Compuware Workbench, an open development environment that features an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical user interface. Workbench makes common mainframe tasks faster and simpler to perform for both experienced mainframers as well those new to the mainframe, enabling companies to develop new services faster, more efficiently and with higher quality utilizing existing resources.
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