In this presentation Marinus Van Sandwyk highlights the facts and fallacies around the IBM platform and legacy systems. These legacy systems are of great value to businesses but many companies are locked down by operational issues - especially maintenance backlog - which are stifling business agility.
He discusses the causes and the only options open to business: slow stagnation, replacement of the entire application or modernization.
Marinus explains the significant benefits of modernization and emphasizes the point that tackling the database is the key to removing operational constraints and to extracting the significant value inherent in existing systems. He demonstrates how the database can be converted in a non-disruptive, low-risk, gradual manner from DDS to DDL. Modernization will enable businesses to leverage the cloud, social media, and future innovations, giving them significant competitive edge at a fraction of the price of replacement.