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Technology does not disrupt business – CIO day 2014 Roundup

02 December '14 | Anshuman Singh
Digital Business |

Apple Pay – The Best Is Yet To Come

02 December '14 | Indy Sawhney
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Digital transformation is a business transformation enabled by technology

01 December '14 | Amit Varma
Digital Business |

3 Stages of FATCA Testing and Quality Assurance

06 October '14 | Raman Suprajarama
Banking, Financial Services & Insurance | Testing |

3 Reasons why Apple Pay could dominate the payments space

18 September '14 | Gaurav Johri
Banking, Financial Services & Insurance |

Beacon of Hope: Serving Growth and Customer Satisfaction

05 August '14 | Debjyoti Paul
Retail CPG |

The Dos and Don’ts of Emerging Technologies Like iBeacon

30 July '14 | Debjyoti Paul
Retail CPG |

What You Sold Us On – eCommerce Award Finalist Selections

17 July '14 | Anshuman Singh
Digital Business | Retail CPG |

3 Steps to Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

04 June '14 | Koushik Ramani
Infrastructure Management |

8 Steps to Building a Successful Self Service Portal

03 June '14 | Giridhar LV
Infrastructure Management |

Innovation outsourced – a myth or a mirage or a truth staring at us?

13 January '14 | Ramesh Hosahalli
Digital Business |

What does a mobile user want?

03 January '14 | Gopikrishna Aravindan
Digital Business |

Driving business agility through mainframe batch optimization

Posted in: Agile
Posted on: 11 June '13

Around 80% of mission critical business applications, especially in the Insurance and Banking industries, still run on mainframe. The constantly expanding batch window is making it difficult for organizations to explore new initiatives, leverage big data and new analytical scenarios, and is thus reducing agility of decision making and increasing the overall time to market.

The three most important manifestations of failures in mainframe batch optimization are:

  1. Business impact and non-compliance due to delay in processing critical data
  2. Locking up investment capital due to higher cost of operations
  3. De-prioritization of business decisions due to excessive workload in the existing application portfolio

In our whitepaper titled “Business Agility through Mainframe Batch Optimization” we outline a five- step process to approach batch optimization. We emphasize this methodology because, in addition to looking at individual business processes and resolving issues locally, it is equally important to understand the ecosystem, and how the business processes interact with each other.

We also use a real life case study at a fortune 50 financial services firm to outline the methodology. The methodology follows a common sense approach and is depicted as:

Business Methodology







Download the whitepaper “Business Agility through Mainframe Batch Optimization” to learn more.