The Quantified Business Benefits of Modernizing IBM Z and IBM i to Spur Innovation

Whitepaper

Published January 2021

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New research proves that modernizing legacy platforms drives legendary results

As a business that manages the world’s most critical data and workloads, evaluating and implementing innovative technology—whether for cost reduction, productivity gains, or attracting and retaining today’s top talent—are core to your IT and digital strategy.

Many IT leaders have come to believe that newer always means better. But is replatforming/migration always the right strategy? New research from IDC proves that organizations that depend on IBM® i and IBM® Z® (mainframe) platforms can drive legendary outcomes from their “legacy” systems without the risk and disruption of moving to an alternate on-premises solution or migrating legacy applications to the cloud.

Download the IDC whitepaper to discover real-world results from enterprise leaders who have already implemented their digital modernization strategies, including:

  • The initiatives that are driving the need for legacy application/mainframe modernization or mainframe migration
  • Modernization investment areas and how modernizers are saving up to 12.5% on annual hardware costs, 5.8% on annual software costs, and 2.4% on project costs
  • Satisfaction ratings for companies that chose to modernize compared to ones that replatformed

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