A large healthcare provider in the Midwest recently offered employees in one of its divisions early retirement. The good news was about 80% of the employees took advantage of the offer. The bad news was early retirement meant many of the personnel that knew how to maintain the company’s legacy mainframe infrastructure had just walked out the door.
While the obvious solution was to use the situation as a catalyst to migrate to newer technologies, the company needed its legacy mainframe system. In this case, the mainframe was the only platform with the compute power needed to maintain the applications and services that were literally the life of the organization.Posted January 2017 by Aziz Gilani | Advice, NextGen Enterprise, Software