Moving away from your mainframe to help businesses

23 January 2023, Europe 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm BST | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

How can legacy modernization become less of a challenge and more of an opportunity?

We are all familiar with the challenge when it comes to our mainframe applications. Our business applications support a lot, but then there are these cases which do not work well or require some unexpected behavior, or maybe even our competitors are able to leverage their information better. Even worse, a new competitor appears in the market disrupting our business with an innovative way of approaching the business. Yet, we do not want to just throw all our valuable information and supported process away and start from scratch. There is value in what we have – our legacy application - even though sometimes it has limits.

Legacy modernization means change. However, it poses a huge challenge on IT teams, and as much as businesses like to improve their applications, they hate outages. However, quoting Grace Murray Hopper, the inventor of Cobol, here “A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.” It is key to anticipate change and prepare for continuous modernization efforts.

Join LzLabs as we explore Legacy Mainframe Applications modernization, Journey to Cloud, and Data Migration Off-Mainframe to improve real-time data analytics capabilities. Share your own experiences and discuss best practice with industry peers in this Meet the Boss roundtable.

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We love technology, but it’s what people do with it that really gets us excited. Since 2011, we have built and refined technology that revolutionizes how our customers do business.

Along the way we have helped organizations on their modernization journeys, joined forces with partners that help us deliver on our mission and built a team of 100+ brilliantly different people across the world.

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Do you run business applications on a (zOS) Mainframe?


Are you planning to modernize the applications you run on this Mainframe and move them to Open Systems / Cloud?


How advanced are you in your project to move Mainframe applications off-mainframe to the (private or public) Cloud or on-premises?

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