CA Plex/2E Conference 2011 Session 5B - Why We Stay With 2E by Steve Cast

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CA Plex/2E Conference 2011 Session 5B - Why We Stay With 2E by Steve Cast

  1. 1. Why We Stay With CA/2E<br />(Session 5B)<br />
  2. 2. POLITE NOTICE<br />This presentation is <br />Copyright © Steve Cast, of Redbourn Business Systems Limited 2011 with all rights reserved. Please do not distribute this presentation without first confirming with steve.cast@redbourn.co.uk<br />Thank You<br />Why We Stay With CA 2E Slide 2 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  3. 3. PLEASE<br />SWITCH OFF<br />YOUR<br />MOBILE PHONES<br />THANK YOU!<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 3 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  4. 4. For a copy of this presentation please visit www.redbourn.co.uk or leave your business card with me, or come and chat with me at the conference … or in the bar. <br />Please Give Your Feedback<br />feedback@redbourn.co.uk<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 4 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  5. 5. When?<br />Why?<br />Where?<br />Question and Answer <br />Session<br />At The End<br />Who?<br />Why?<br />How?<br />When?<br />Who?<br />What?<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 5 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  6. 6. Why We Stay with CA 2E<br />OR<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 6 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  7. 7. Introduction<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 7 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  8. 8. 2 Support Team Members - Helpdesk <br />Introduction<br />CA, IBM and Microsoft Business Partner<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 8 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  9. 9. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />Background:<br />Why We Chose 2E<br />Pros and Cons<br />of Staying with 2E<br />Modernisation<br />Questions<br />A Plea to CA<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 9 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  10. 10. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />Background:<br />Why We Chose 2E<br />Pros and Cons<br />of Staying with 2E<br />Background:<br />Why We Chose 2E<br />Modernisation<br />Questions<br />A Plea to CA<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 10 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  11. 11. Background: Why We Chose CA 2E<br />Relevance Today?<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 11 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  12. 12. Audience: Why Did You Choose CA 2E<br />Impact Analysis<br />Standardised Database and Processing<br />4GL Language – Higher Level than RPG<br />Affordability – Economy of Team Size<br />“Sexy and Fun” compared with say RPG<br />National Language Support<br />Generated Languages RPG and COBOL supported<br />Documentation<br />Superior Product<br />Consistent Interface<br />Testing - Template functions meant less testing<br />Easy to Learn – Quick to Become Proficient<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 12 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  13. 13. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />Background:<br />Why We Chose 2E<br />Pros and Cons<br />of Staying with 2E<br />Pros and Cons<br />of Staying with 2E<br />Modernisation<br />Questions<br />A Plea to CA<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 13 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  14. 14. Pros and Cons for Staying with CA 2E<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 14 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  15. 15. Audience:Pros and Cons for Staying with CA 2E<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 15 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  16. 16. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />Background:<br />Why We Chose 2E<br />Pros and Cons<br />of Staying with 2E<br />Modernisation<br />Questions<br />Modernisation<br />Questions<br />A Plea to CA<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 16 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  17. 17. Why We Stay With CA 2E<br />Modernisation Questions/Issues<br />It isn't broke so don’t fix it<br />IBM only does “green screen”<br />CA 2E only generates RPG or COBOL and won’t talk to anything else<br />AS/400s never go wrong<br />Adds up to low ongoing investment in CA 2E developed systems, often resulting in a <br />mistaken, misguided view that <br />replacement is the only viable option.<br />
  18. 18. Why We Stay With CA 2E<br />Modernisation<br />Question:<br />Which Way Do We Go?<br />Modernise <br />NOT<br />Replace<br />
  19. 19. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />Case Study 1<br />CA 2E System. <300 tables, <1,000 programs<br />RPG. Green Screen. Running OS V4. Built in 90’s.<br />Small, but highly profitable, insurance company, merged with larger company. <br />Larger company had no AS/400, all Windows based applications. IT Manager and Application Support Manager both very dismissive of IBM i. <br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 19 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  20. 20. Audience: Discuss Case Study 1<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 20 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  21. 21. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />Case Study 2<br />CA 2E System. <500 tables, <2,500 programs. <br />RPG. Green Screen and Web. Running OS V6. 150+ Man Days Support/Development per annum.<br />Specialist solution, highly bespoke. Multi language. <br />IT team generally supportive of IBM i. Attempted to move to LANSA 4 years ago, still in progress. <br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 21 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  22. 22. Audience: Discuss Case Study 2<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 22 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  23. 23. Why We Stay with CA 2E: Survey <br />How Do You View the Future of CA 2E?<br />Discuss<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 23 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  24. 24. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />“The reports of my death<br />are greatly exaggerated”<br />R.I.P<br />CA 2E<br /> 2011<br />Mark Twain<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 24 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  25. 25. Why We Stay with CA 2E: A Plea <br />Dear CA, <br />We,the undersigned, would like you to raise the profile of CA 2E worldwide and provide a clearer modernisation path. <br />Furthermore, we ask …..<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 25 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  26. 26. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />Background:<br />Why We Chose 2E<br />Pros and Cons<br />of Staying with 2E<br />Modernisation<br />Questions<br />A Plea to CA<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 26 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  27. 27. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />Next Steps<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 27 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  28. 28. Why We Stay with CA 2E: <br />CA 2E sites need <br />a clearer direction for <br />modernisation<br />CA 2E is a great<br /> development<br /> environment <br />Can CA help by <br />marketing CA 2E’s<br />future direction more?<br />Steve Cast, <br />Founder and Managing Director, Redbourn Business Systems Ltd<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 28 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  29. 29. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />Question and Answer Session<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 29 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  30. 30. For a copy of this presentation please visit www.redbourn.co.uk or leave your business card with me, or come and chat with me at the conference … or in the bar. <br />Please Give Your Feedback<br />feedback@redbourn.co.uk<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 30 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />
  31. 31. Thank You For Your Time<br />
  32. 32. Why We Stay with CA 2E <br />Want To Discuss This More?<br />Why We Stay with CA 2E Slide 32 © Steve Cast, Redbourn Business Systems Limited<br />

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