Be Prepared, Your Way
Choose modernization tools that suit you
It’s been an interesting few years for the Power Systems* community. The global economic crisis has exerted contradictory pressures: Limited spending has obviously been the order of the day, but CIOs are forced to be creative and do more with less.
An active modernization strategy is a top priority on the CIO’s agenda. Older applications are struggling to stay relevant in today’s world of 24-7 access from the Internet and mobile devices, and companies face increasing pressures from users and management to adapt to the 21st century, and do it quickly. How can this happen when organizations have minimal resources to address these requirements?
Every company must ensure its applications continue to deliver value for reasonable cost and risk. This requires effective strategic planning in the face of a steady stream of emerging potentially disruptive technologies.
If you research today’s technologies effectively, modernizing your applications can deliver rapid ROI and long-term success. Getting it wrong, however, can be disastrous. A failed modernization project can be the last straw for some companies that seem to have forgotten the business value their IBM systems have been delivering for years. A successful project, though, can be the first step to guaranteeing a bright future for Power Systems applications.
Today’s modern solution-delivery tool sets deliver reuse by service-enabling existing applications to leverage emerging technologies. These include multitouch, voice-related technologies, rich Internet application (RIA) clients, mobile devices and Web services—and integration with each is possible without forcing you to change your code, let alone redevelop it.
Modernization suites have also matured to include integrated development support. This is crucial when new functionality must be rapidly delivered and seamlessly connected with existing applications. Modern solution delivery is about reusing where sensible and generating new code where required, within a services architecture, so that you can plug in tomorrow’s new technologies.
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