Webinar on Modernizing from Mainframes to Next-generation IT Systems

Webinar Highlights | Speakers

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Topic: Modernizing from Mainframes to Next-generation IT Systems
Time: 08:30 PST
Duration: 75 minutes

Webinar Highlights

In a flattening world, agile companies will succeed because their underlying IT systems can rapidly adapt to changing business priorities. Companies are moving toward SaaS and SOA to provide flexibility in IT systems so that IT remains relevant to business. Mainframe applications built decades ago were never meant to support such a changing environment; the focus was on automating specific business processes and processing large volumes of information at the least cost possible. Speed of execution and not flexibility was the main criterion. With its latest release of Windows Server 2008 providing power and performance equivalent to hundreds of mainframe MIPS, the cost model based on which applications were earlier written has been turned over on its head. IT budgets can barely sustain existing IT infrastructure and systems, leaving little room to support changing business requirements.

This webinar explores Infosys’ Mainframe Modernization Framework with the help of case studies of global companies.

Attend the webinar to explore:

  • Technology innovations from Microsoft related to Mainframe Modernization
  • Infosys’ Mainframe Modernization Framework
  • Case studies of leading companies


Colin Pinto

Colin Pinto
Legacy Modernization Manager, Infosys

He has over 15 years of experience in IT consulting and IT architecture. He started his career building enterprise applications on mainframe and mid-range systems. He partners with customers to modernize their legacy systems in an accelerated timeframe and at low risk.

Scott Rosenbloom

Scott Rosenbloom
Legacy Modernization Manager, Microsoft

He has spent over 20 years in host access, integration and security. He currently manages the legacy modernization initiative within Microsoft's Platform Strategy team. Prior to joining Microsoft, Scott was chief strategist at WRQ, driving the future direction of host and enterprise application integration offerings. He worked at IBM in development, systems engineering and consulting.