There are varying payoff horizons for employing such a tool, ranging from short- to long-term benefits.
Written by David Brault
Editor's note: This article introduces the LANSA white paper "System i Modernization Survival Guide," which is available free at the MC White Paper Center.
Many organizations were caught off guard by software development's rapid evolution over the last decade. The evolution had many catalysts: the mass adoption of the Internet; requirements for better visibility into accounting practices; company acquisitions and mergers; and a host of government, industry, and technology mandates. For IT departments to keep up with the rapid change in technology, they purchased tactical solutions that combated business requirements as they surfaced. Now, a decade later, they struggle to manage their technology collection, and it's making them counter-productive.