October 1, 2009
Mainframe modernization takes many forms. For many organizations, it’s about providing a more streamlined method for using mainframe information on other platforms. For others, it’s about extending the mainframe to the Web. Some forward-looking organizations are making the mainframe an active participant in service-based composite applications, utilizing Web services standards to support a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Organizations seeking the greatest value from the mainframe must consider all of these factors. This Checklist Report touches on all aspects of mainframe modernization, but focuses primarily on data integration issues.