Technology Modernization Information
Having the right IT - Architecture is essential for companies to respond quickly to the latest market conditions in their particular branch of industry.
For many companies which do already have an existing structure, this means modernization to get their technologies up-to-date!!
The process to Modernize involves many different aspects, which should be concluded in a very short time-frame to be effective. The use of the appropriate management- and computer- tools is therefore essential to the ultimate success of these type of programs.
Through our experience we have recognized two major Modernization approaches:
a) Functional Modernization
b) Technical Modernization.
In the functional Modernization the underlying software structure code will change completely, and will be brought in line with the new Functional specs.
In the technical Modernization the fundamental software structures remain unchanged, but the actual code will be transferred to new software layers. (e.g. PL/1 to C++)
For each of these approaches a detailed analysis should be concluded for a final recommendation. (Cost / Effectiveness / Maintainability of software etc.)
Technology transformation has been a part in our services portfolio. Diamond Concepts developed tools in support of these type of services.
These projects have been in the following technology areas:
a) IBM Mainframe environments (JCL, Cobol, PL/1, Assembler, DB2)
b) IBM Midframes (CL, DB2, RPG, Cobol)
c) HP platforms (UNIX, VMS, Fortran, C, C++)
For transformation projects, Diamond Concepts build special x-compilers to aid these processes.
If you are interested in this service, pls sent us your request detailing your requirements.
Our product set has been a result of these programs. For more details go to our PRODUCTS section.
IT Infrastructure Modernization
It's a daunting task for any organization to change it's IT infrastructure.
Keeping the existing structure in place to ensure users will be able to access crucial informatiom, while at the same time buidling more up to date Information highways.
So the knowledge base of the old and the new will need to remain in place to guarantee a continuation of the Business processes.
It's no wunder why Business Leaders are shying away from these type of programs.
However in many situations options are limited, and modernization need to take place.
Only Experience in this field can save the day.
Many new database methods and tools has recently become available.
Before an alternative database can be used, an indepth analysis needs to be performed about the potential use and benefits for any organization.
This analysis includes:
1) the features / performances comparisons
2) applicability on existing installed hardware / software
3) costs / duration of a migration of the applications and the data
From experience we have accumulated the knowledge to perform these type of analysis.
Next to the database suppliers toolsets, we have additional tools to aid the migration process.