Resting on your laurels is rarely accepted as a future-proof strategy, writes Mark Cresswell, CEO, LzLabs.

Over the last 30 years, computing technology has evolved dramatically, and this change is accelerating.

Today we see ubiquitous x86 chips used as the foundation for massive compute capacity installed in cloud-based datacentres, and a global open-source community capable of driving innovation in all key areas of IT.

We have also seen it become the dominant development model for today’s cutting edge b2b technologies, including real-time data analysis, cloud infrastructure and internet-based applications.

Yet, organisations still rely on mainframe systems to control a vast proportion of their core applications.

The question raised is: is now the time for organisations to finally move away from their legacy mainframe systems and modernise in order to remain competitive in the future?

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