How Mainframe Customers Should Evaluate Potential Change Management Solutions

As the pace of digital transformation continues to accelerate, the need to develop mission-critical systems that can enable agility has become more apparent. Organizations, especially those that use mainframe technologies, are under a lot of pressure to find change management solutions that can enable visibility and agility across the entire system.

One key discipline often overlooked is ensuring the reliability of systems through a robust methodology for change tracking in real-time, on a system-wide scale. In mainframe deployments, the need to ensure the software configuration change tracking at all levels, including system libraries across all logical partitions in a mainframe sysplex deployment, is vital to ensure successful change implementation, recoverability, and the ability to report on system changes.

In our latest research brief, How Mainframe Customers Should Evaluate Potential Change Management Solutions — done in partnership with IBM and 21st Century — we explore what mainframe customers need to evaluate as they look for change management solutions for their mission-critical systems.

In this research brief you’ll learn:

  • A look at how the enterprise environment has changed in recent years driving the need for more change management solutions
  • The main challenges of change tracking and DevOps
  • Insight into key client needs in the DevOps landscape
  • IBM’s value proposition

We believe that the current challenges organizations are facing is putting an unprecedented level of stress on mission-critical systems. We believe that enterprises seeking to leverage best-in-class mainframe technology must adopt a robust approach to change tracking and logging in order to derive the maximum return from their mainframe deployments. If you are interested in learning more about what to consider in potential change management solutions, download your copy of How Mainframe Customers Should Evaluate Potential Change Management Solutions today.

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Regarded as a luminary at the intersection of technology and business transformation, Steven Dickens is the Vice President and Practice Leader for Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure, and Operations at The Futurum Group. With a distinguished track record as a Forbes contributor and a ranking among the Top 10 Analysts by ARInsights, Steven's unique vantage point enables him to chart the nexus between emergent technologies and disruptive innovation, offering unparalleled insights for global enterprises.

Steven's expertise spans a broad spectrum of technologies that drive modern enterprises. Notable among these are open source, hybrid cloud, mission-critical infrastructure, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and FinTech innovation. His work is foundational in aligning the strategic imperatives of C-suite executives with the practical needs of end users and technology practitioners, serving as a catalyst for optimizing the return on technology investments.

Over the years, Steven has been an integral part of industry behemoths including Broadcom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and IBM. His exceptional ability to pioneer multi-hundred-million-dollar products and to lead global sales teams with revenues in the same echelon has consistently demonstrated his capability for high-impact leadership.

Steven serves as a thought leader in various technology consortiums. He was a founding board member and former Chairperson of the Open Mainframe Project, under the aegis of the Linux Foundation. His role as a Board Advisor continues to shape the advocacy for open source implementations of mainframe technologies.