If your business applications exist in an IBM mainframe environment, you may be dealing with higher costs of maintenance, a diminishing workforce of mainframe specialists, and a shrinking pool of vendors from which to choose. Additionally, your business agility and competitive edge may need the boost that only today’s mainstream technology can support. The need to cut costs while keeping up with change is a challenge for all companies, but these challenges are more acute with companies on legacy mainframes. They’re losing their ability to pursue opportunities because their IT departments must focus on maintenance instead of innovation. Their applications may also be at risk, because they must make the uncomfortable decision between a large-scale upgrade and keeping their applications in a costly environment.