Modernizing the Mainframe
With secure access firmly in place, it’s more realistic to tackle the projects that can make staff more productive. Modernizing the way in which the mainframe is accessed is one way to assist with data entry and much more.
I’m sure we can agree that the green screen is an acquired taste that many never learn to appreciate. To be sure, it can be learned, gets the job done, and is optimal for many data entry situations. But, especially for the younger folks, learning and using a green screen is far from ideal and can be costly.
Integrating the Mainframe
With secure and modernized access to the mainframe, the only thing left is to fully integrate the z/OS mainframe with the rest of your systems. Creating these interactive connections that function in both directions is vital for many businesses to be as agile as mainframe-less competitors in their industry.
Virtel Web Integration provides the infrastructure to grow out from the mainframe while integrating all systems. More importantly, with VWI in place, you can use system components to work together in wherever they reside to do what they do best.
If you’re able to fully integrate all of your important systems, your organization will be in the strongest competitive position, having the benefits of the mainframe without any potential impediments to growth and agility that may be an internal talking point and area of concern.
While this hybrid approach with the help of Virtel Web Suite is only one option to undergo a digital transformation, it’s especially effective for organizations keen on keeping the legacy mainframe applications that continue to serve them so well. The cost is much lower than alternatives and the transformation can take place in the span of weeks, not months, years, or decades!
If you’re interested in full plan details that go further in depth, read this whitepaper. And if you prefer videos, watch our series of short webisodes.