Enterprise Automated Software Inventory
z/OS software development and maintenance process becomes more complicated as time goes on.
New technologies and platforms compete with existing systems creating a complex multi-layered environment that gets increasingly costly and difficult to maintain.
ITs goal today is to accelerate the rate of change while ensuring that current systems continue to work as expected and can be enhanced to meet the challenges in todays competitive business climate.
It is self evident that to make software maintenance easier, it is necessary to understand the existing IT environment. While systems understanding can be achieved in many ways, the only solution that works effectively is one where all the information is collected automatically.
The Legacy Directory is the natural choice for IT departments seeking to take control of their software inventory by automatically collecting information and rationalising and consolidating it into a central directory of information, components and relationships.
The Legacy Directory is valuable for:
- Companies merging: Generating an accurate systems inventory to enable companies to be merged effectively.
- Corporate Compliance: Providing external and internal auditors with accurate systems inventory information.
- Legacy Transition: All re-development tools need clearly defined systems boundaries. The legacy Directory provides exactly this information.
- Software Maintenance: What needs to change, what are the implications of those changes? What else is impacted?
- Spring Cleaning: Identification and decommissioning of redundant IT resources.
- New development: Where are the interfaces? What can be reused?
- Risk Analysis: Identify lost code.
- Lack of systems experts: Traditionally systems experts have "known" what is connected to what and what needs to change. As systems age and the experts retire or move on, this knowledge is lost.
- Outsourcing: An accurate inventory means accurate pricing.
- Onshoring: In order to take back control, you need to understand what you are taking on.