What's Next for Applications Running on iSeries?

585 views

Published on

Twenty-five years after the initial iSeries release, companies still rely on investments in IBM infrastructure for a number of reasons. The enterprise applications running on iSeries also remain a business necessity. As you consider the evolving needs of these applications relative to the business, the supporting IBM infrastructure requires parallel planning efforts to keep pace.

Published in: Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
585
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
61
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

What's Next for Applications Running on iSeries?

  1. 1. WHAT’S NEXT FOR APPLICATIONSRUNNING ON iSERIES?ManageForceTwenty-five years after the initial iSeries release, companies still rely on investments in IBM infrastructure for anumber of reasons. The enterprise applications running on iSeries also remain a business necessity. As youconsider the evolving needs of these applications relative to the business, the supporting IBM infrastructurerequires parallel planning efforts to keep pace.Several variables determine whether iSeries will continue to be a good fit for your environment, such asdecommissioning of aging versions (e.g., V5R4), a new internal business model, evolving go-to-market strategies,acquisitions or divestitures, changing office locations, or hard-to-find skill sets.So, what are your options as you move forward?Platform upgradePlatform modernization“Post-life” support fordecommissioned versionsUnsupported iSeriesversions> Established and trusted platform> On-premise management and maintenance> New hardware expense and software licensing costs> High availability and virtualization available through additional hardware> Unanticipated learning curve—investment in human capital and processoptimization> Lower dependence on costly on-site infrastructure> Preparation to innovate and meet rapidly changing business needs> Wide range of enterprise-proven infrastructure options; flexibility>Enhancements to end-user experience; cost-effective solution to meet newfunctionality and high availability needs> Multitude of back-up and disaster recovery options> A system you know and are comfortable with, while planning for yourtechnology’s end-of-life> Expensive> Limited availability> Leave enterprise applications and data unsupported> Risks include extended downtime, lost data, lowered productivity, and moreInfrastructure Services
  2. 2. With the way ManageForce has partneredwith us, it’s as if they are a virtual memberof our team. They are always there for us,they are easy to work with, very friendly, andvery responsive. No matter what question orissue we have, they always find the answerwith a fast turn-around.-- Business Systems Manager,Global Manufacturer of PowerSystem Solutions“Modernization brings with it a new TCO model and change management responsibilities. However, decisionmaking is no longer limited to just total cost of ownership—the cost of data availability and missed businessopportunities lengthen the equation. We also can’t forget that customizations to dependent applications addunexpected complexity and expense—even when upgrading your current platform to a new version.Alternatively, modernization can provide you with several strategic advantages:About ManageForceManageForce™ experts bring years of experienceworking directly for industry leaders, such as IBM,Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, MicroStrategy,Microsoft, and other Fortune 1000 companies.We can help position you for success through a range ofservices for the IBM AS/400, iSeries, IBM i, or DB2, as well asmany of the applications supported by those platforms, including:> Modernization, development, and migration consulting> Performance planning and tuning> Maintenance, updates, and patches> Supplementary/niche skill sets> 24x7 monitoring and support> Full platform or software managementWe’ve combined our experiences—from both customer and vendor perspectives—to create the most pragmaticapproach possible to solving organizations’ challenges. We collaborate to reduce costs, increase efficiencies,and manage your most complex application and platform issues while producing the best results.Whether upgrading or modernizing, we’ll be there to help avoid surprises, position the business for the future,and administer applications that hold strategic data while helping you explore the best suited infrastructureoptions.> Greater elasticity as application demand fluctuates> Reduced dependence on expensive on-site infrastructure> High availability and expanded functionality toimprove end-user experience and decrease helpdesk calls> Built-in resiliency, back-up, replication, and recovery> Increased agility as technology continues to evolvethrough open-growth platformsCopyright © 2013 ManageForce Corporation. All Rights Reserved.Infrastructure ServicesManageForceUnexpected OpportunityCopyright © 2013 ManageForce Corporation. All Rights Reserved. All marks are the property of their respective owners.Contact us:www.manageforce.cominfo@manageforce.com630.592.8648

×