Oracle no longer supports its Java plug-in for browsers, technology integrated in many of the present 3270 terminal emulation solutions… What are the alternatives to simply access mainframe applications?
Specific training programs for IT teams are required to guarantee that mainframe skills will be maintained in the future. Being assisted by specialists allows to reinforce or to find the necessary resources, and also determines the possible need to delegate other activities to third parties. Specific courses can thus be deployed to reinforce a skill in a particular field or to certify an employee in a key job.
The increasing volume of CICS transactions and associated costs triggers a double challenge for the companies: how to do better at lesser costs? To answer this need, controlling mainframe applications costs is essential.
The migration of mainframe applications has to be progressive, code portion after code portion, making the project last from 5 to 10 years.
To avoid generating useless overhead costs and putting the company’s activity on hold, the integration between the two worlds must be made without modifying the existing code, in order to remain simple and quick to implement .
Far from being killed off by the evolution of the Internet, the mainframe has demonstrated its capacity to evolve with new web technologies, providing unique server performances and transaction capacities that cannot be matched by distributed servers. Today, Cloud technologies can be easily integrated and supported within a mainframe environment. Several scenarios are possible to adapt mainframe systems…