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Why the Connected Mainframe Is Important for Digital Transformation

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As the era of digital transformation is upon us, companies are striving to focus their efforts on digital technologies and practices in order to ease the process and accrue the most benefits. While there are many elements associated with digital transformation, a connected mainframe is a key one.

According to research, “Adopters of a connected mainframe strategy can achieve more than 300% return on investment (ROI) over five years in their quest for digital transformation.” Further research shows that “connected mainframe adopters are generating an average of almost $200 million in additional revenue per year while improving business and IT staff productivity and cutting operational costs.”

Here’s why a connected mainframe is critical:

A 2016 survey was conducted among companies that were in the process of or had already undergone digital transformation and these were the main findings:

#1 Many companies have noted that reusing mainframe assets to deliver new services was easy and cost effective. This meant that the company could undergo the digital transformation with greater effectiveness and efficiency.

#2 Respondents that had a higher acceptance of the mainframe as an integral part of a connected ecosystem also returned greater benefits. Most participants considered the ability to integrate the mainframe.

#3 There is a growing realization that innovation on the mainframe is actually feasible. Study respondents realized that the capabilities have matured significantly and are seeing results by adopting just a few capabilities such as Java, internal APIs, or Linux.As the era of digital transformation is upon us, companies are striving to focus their efforts on digital technologies and practices in order to ease the process and accrue the most benefits. While there are many elements associated with digital transformation, a connected mainframe is a key one.

According to research, “Adopters of a connected mainframe strategy can achieve more than 300% return on investment (ROI) over five years in their quest for digital transformation.” Further research shows that “connected mainframe adopters are generating an average of almost $200 million in additional revenue per year while improving business and IT staff productivity and cutting operational costs.”

Here’s why a connected mainframe is critical:

A 2016 survey was conducted among companies that were in the process of or had already undergone digital transformation and these were the main findings:

#1 Many companies have noted that reusing mainframe assets to deliver new services was easy and cost-effective. This meant that the company could undergo the digital transformation with greater effectiveness and efficiency.

#2 Respondents that had a higher acceptance of the mainframe as an integral part of a connected ecosystem also returned greater benefits. Most participants considered the ability to integrate the mainframe.

#3 There is a growing realization that innovation on the mainframe is actually feasible. Study respondents realized that the capabilities have matured significantly and are seeing results by adopting just a few capabilities such as Java, internal APIs, or Linux.

The survey concluded that a connected mainframe bears a central role in digital transformation and businesses that do not take advantage of its broad range of capabilities are missing out on value and competitive advantage.

Some key steps in achieving the connected mainframe require organizations to modernize and integrate the platform with their internal and external environments. This can be easier said than done. Modernizing on the mainframe means creating a platform that is integration-ready within the data center and with the outside world and subsequent business innovation.

To find out more about the business value of the connected mainframe for digital transformation, click the link below for more information.
The survey concluded that a connected mainframe bears a central role in digital transformation and businesses that do not take advantage of its broad range of capabilities are missing out on value and competitive advantage.

Some key steps in achieving the connected mainframe require organizations to modernize and integrate the platform with their internal and external environments. This can be easier said than done. Modernizing on the mainframe means creating a platform that is integration-ready within the data center and with the outside world and subsequent business innovation.

To find out more about the business value of the connected mainframe for digital transformation, click the link below for more information.


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