Results for Mainframe

LegaSuite Brings RPG ‘Into the Future’ for SOA, Cloud  

Rocket Software’s latest upgrade to its LegaSuite mainframe integration and SOA platform allows IBM i devs to more easily convert RPG apps into SOA services, extending RPG use and sharing across many platforms. The capability arises from LegaSuite’s deep integration with IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition for IBM i.

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Micro Focus Modernization Rings Up Savings for Retailers

Micro Focus mainframe modernization solutions are helping many of the world’s large retailers cut IT development and operational costs – in some cases up to 90 percent.

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Rocket Upgrades LegaSuite Integration for Mainframe SOA

Rocket Software is shipping LegaSuite Integration 5.2, an upgrade to its Seagull Software unit’s integrated tools platform for SOA-enabling legacy applications and data.  Upgrade adds drag-and-drop capabilities for service orchestration, CICS 4.1 support, and tools for Web 2.0 and database services.

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Oracle’s Tuxedo 11g Redefines Mainframe Rehosting

Oracle Corp. is shipping Tuxedo 11g, the latest upgrade to its Tuxedo transaction processing platform. With its range of upgrades, Tuxedo 11g offers automated tooling, SOA-enablement and mainframe caliber integrity to cut complexity, cost and risk from mainframe modernization projects.

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Survey: Gov’t Prioritizes Mainframe Modernization

Almost three-quarters of all government agencies say they expect to set aside budget in the next 6-24 months for mainframe modernization projects, according to a recent survey by Micro Focus. IDN looks at how mainframe spending is getting a priority as many government IT budgets remain flat or decline.

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Alchemy’s NeoData zLink Cuts Migration Risk, Cost for VSAM

Alchemy Solutions Inc. is shipping NeoData zLink, a new offering which makes it less risky and more efficient to migrate mainframe applications and data to Microsoft .NET.  Most notably, NeoData zLink provides capabilities to easily and accurately move partial or complete VSAM data sets to Windows or .NET, and maintain connections to related data and application logic that remains on the mainframe.

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Micro Focus Empowers Non-COBOL Devs for Mainframe Modernization

This month, Micro Focus shipped a remote option to cut time and expense of building or maintaining Micro Focus COBOL applications.  Micro Focus Server Express RDO’s comes with an Eclipse IDE, and will support the entire edit-compile-debug cycle  to allow Java, SOA and other non-COBOL devs to work on mainframe modernization projects.

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Ivory Modernizes Mainframe at Top HR, Payroll Outsourcer

Securex, one of the largest HR and payroll outsourcers in Belgium, modernized their customer-facing mainframe applications to be more interactive, responsive and cost-effective using GT Software’s Ivory Service Architect.  IDN examines how Ivory moved an aging batch CRM application to a new platform, converted it from VSAM to CICS and opened it up to leverage SOA and agile web services.

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Energy Supplier Cuts Costs with Clerity Mainframe Rehosting

An unnamed energy supplier's decision to rehost its mainframe applications is bringing benefits on several fronts, as within eight months the firm cut software license fees and simplified on-going operations – all without disrupting access to its critical business logic.

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IDN Expert Voices - Mainframe Modernization with IBM

As 2010 gets underway, a large number of Chief Information Officers are looking at some new ways to quickly and cost-effectively modernize their valuable mainframe assets, In fact, a recent CIO survey finds CIOs say unlocking mainframe assets to drive profitability and customer satisfaction will be a top priority!

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Veryant Brings Thin Client, RIA to COBOL Modernization

Veryant is shipping an update to its isCOBOL Application Platform Suite aimed at simplifying and accelerating COBOL modernization projects via thin client and Rich Internet Application (RIA) approaches.

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Study: Mainframe IT Gearing Up for Economic Recovery 

Mainframe IT professionals are feeling pretty upbeat about 2010.  In fact, nearly half are gearing up to increase mainframe spending this year, according to a survey of worldwide mainframe users released by BMC Software.

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SOLA Mainframe SOA

In SOLA – Mainframe SOA, Jim Crew discusses how leading financial firms are deploying safe and effective strategies for making mainframe assets available and reusable by a variety of SOA and web-based applications. Notably, Jim brings an end-user perspective, thanks to his role as a former executive at Merrill Lynch.  Details of SOLA tooling and architecture are featured.

  • Jim Crew: Vice President, SOLA 


Mainframe Modernization wtih IBM's Scott Searle

As 2010 gets underway, a large number of Chief Information Officers say they see ways to leverage and share valuable mainframe assets will be a top priority. 

Our Mainframe Modernization ‘Expert Voice’ for this edition, IBM’s Scott Searle, shares results of a revealing CIO study IBM conducted in 2009, details how the CIO findings are driving a powerful approach to mainframe modernization at Rational, which blends the best of COBOL, Java, .NET, SOA and Governance. 

IBM: Scott Searle, Program Director,
Rational Enterprise Modernization Products

Solving Business Driven Modernization Recipe for Rapid Legacy Modernization

Learn a 4-step recipe that helps CIOs and CEOs deliver business-driven mainframe modernization that strikes a right balance between cost, deliverables and ROI. 

  • Ronald Nunan - Senior Product Manager

Improving Operational Responsiveness With Mainframe SOA Enablement

 Jeff shares how customers are apply SOA techniques to overcome shortcomings of many traditional mainframe integration techniques.  The results: Leveraging DB2, IMS and other mainframe data for near real-time projects that deliver dramatically more business value.   

  • Jeff Overton - Progress DataDirect Shadow Product Management

Mainframe Modernization & SOA - Tactical Services...Strategic Goals


This session reviews several mainframe modernization scenarios, from transaction, integration,  Web 2.0 portals and even mainframe in the cloud. Automated technologies, Best Practices and simple deployment profiles are featured. 



  • Dan Speer - Director of Business Development


Enterprise Modernization on System z

A results-driven look at how IBM Rational tools and collaboration products are providing CIOs a  modern “bridge” to a new generation of mainframe development, empowering mainframe, mid-tier, Java, .NET and other developers to create and update legacy assets via service creation, deliver and management.

  • Raj Suryavanshi – Product Manager, WebSphere for z/OS
  • Christian Reilly – Strategy and Marketing, Enterprise Modernization for System z

Accelerating Products and Services Innovation on System z

A results-driven look at how IBM Rational tools and collaboration products are providing CIOs a  modern “bridge” to a new generation of mainframe development, empowering mainframe, mid-tier, Java, .NET and other developers to create and update legacy assets via service creation, deliver and management.


  • Scott Searle - Program Director, Enterprise Modernization Products


Proven and Practical Mainframe SOA Modernization

This session describes which types of mainframe modernization projects that can put best put SOA to good use, and yield the quickest and most powerful ROI.  Session also explores automated features of Seagulls LegaSuite technology. 


  • Greg Mummah - Product Manager


5 Factors for Effective Mainframe Integration

This session breaks down the mainframe integration problems into its basic parts, to help CIOs build up a simplified, successful strategy. Featured are 5 steps to mainframe modernization success, with a priority on and reducing costs while delivering better results.

  • Rob Morris - Chief Strategy Officer

Case Study Keynote


This powerful Case Study Roundtable features the ‘Top 7’ Mainframe SOA providers of technology, tools and services. Learn how their F1000 and government customers benefit from:  


  • Improved Efficiencies – Strong ROI from IT investments, and focus on business needs. 
  • Responsive Business – Faster turn-around from IT and business for meeting new business opportunities. 
  • Giving More Power, Attention to Customers, Partners, Shareholders  – Leverage valuable mainframe assets for powerful new applications for B2B, B2C, and real-time internal integration for BPM, dashboards and real-time IT.