Resolve to Modernize the Mainframe in 2023

by | Dec 13, 2022

The end of the year is when we take some time to assess the recent past and to plan for the future.

What was true last year won’t necessarily be the case next year. If COVID has taught us anything it’s that circumstances change, and you must adapt.

And that’s always true in the world of IT. Change is the only constant. So we must ask: is it time to reassess your most significant IT investment, the mainframe?

The idea of integrating the mainframe is not new, but the methodology to make it happen has continued to evolve. Strategies have gone through numerous iterations, including messaging middleware, ESBs and SOA.

Today, we’ve arrived at API middleware as the most common solution. Our latest white paper, “Best of Breed API Middleware for Mainframe Integration”, looks at how and why the industry has landed on APIs as the ideal method to access mainframe data and use it in modern digital business solutions.

Take Full Advantage of Mainframe Data

As noted in the white paper:

“At a stroke, years of mainframe investment becomes accessible to business platforms and applications, including SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Worldpay. Mainframe API-enablement allows you to take full advantage of mainframe data together with business applications and processes, as well as technological developments such as phone apps, tablets and the Internet of Things (IoT). These different technology investment areas can feed off each other, creating maximum value and improving the return on assets.”

As you look toward 2023 and how to grow and develop your business, there has never been a better time to add mainframe modernization to your new year’s resolutions. Our new white paper can help you sketch out the contours of your plan.

As our white paper makes clear, the years of solution development and the lessons learned can drastically shortcut the effort to API-enable the mainframe while increasing the likelihood of a successful project.

Download our free White Paper, Best of Breed API Middleware for Mainframe Integration, and learn how properly investing in your mainframe will improve your business.