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Mainframe Reinvention: A Digital Growth Catalyst


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Mainframes have experienced an unprecedented track record of perpetual reinvention. IDC study uncovers the compelling ROI for clients.

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Mainframe Reinvention: A Digital Growth Catalyst

  1. 1. © 2018 IBM Corporation1 © 2018 IBM Corporation Mainframe Reinvention A digital growth catalyst
  2. 2. © 2018 IBM Corporation2 The mainframe has experienced an unprecedented track record of perpetual reinvention, where ongoing technology refresh cycles and trailblazing scientific advances have assured its place in forward-looking digital growth plans. © 2018 IBM Corporation2 Time-proven Innovation
  3. 3. © 2018 IBM Corporation3 A recent IDC study determined that organizations pursuing a “connected mainframe” strategy are engaged in two IT infrastructure initiatives that drive business innovation … Ongoing modernization Application integration Mainframe Valuation
  4. 4. © 2018 IBM Corporation4 Study participants reported significant financial and business-oriented benefits. Business-oriented Benefits The IDC study’s analysis assessed the annual value for study participants at an average of $181,900 per application ($56MM per organization) per year, over five years. © 2018 IBM Corporation4
  5. 5. © 2018 IBM Corporation5 Reaffirmation of Mainframe Value © 2018 IBM Corporation5 Organizations that remain on mainframe platforms are realizing a five-year cost of operations that is 47 percent lower on average — considering the expense for hardware, maintenance, licensing, power, facilities and IT staff management time.
  6. 6. © 2018 IBM Corporation6 Quick Return on Investment © 2018 IBM Corporation6 Connected mainframe strategy adopters invested an average of $46MM in new hardware, software and tools to realize 5-year discounted benefits of $201MM per organization, and a 5-year ROI of 300% with an average break-even period of 10 months.
  7. 7. © 2018 IBM Corporation7 © 2018 IBM Corporation7 Customer Proof Point Our mainframe is growing in that we have more legal entities on the same machines, but we’ve still been able to reduce staff resources for operating the whole system because there is a lot of automation, and it is really standardized. Source: study participant
  8. 8. © 2018 IBM Corporation8 © 2018 IBM Corporation8 Customer Proof Point Our membership in one line of business has gone from about 250,000 members to about 800,000 members because of the technological enhancements we’ve done to modernize on the mainframe. Source: study participant
  9. 9. © 2018 IBM Corporation9 © 2018 IBM Corporation9 The business is well aware of the fact that there is a competitive advantage in having the ability to build a hybrid platform with our mainframe. It means our ability to stitch together a hybrid business platform is based on an API’s entry architecture. Source: study participant Customer Proof Point
  10. 10. © 2018 IBM Corporation10 Act Now: Next Steps This is just a summary of an IDC white paper, sponsored by CA Technologies and IBM, titled “The Business Value of the Connected Mainframe for Digital Transformation.” Learn more