For most organizations IMS is supporting mission-critical applications with deep customized business rules and functionality built over several decades. Re-platforming or rewriting these applications is a risky and cost prohibitive undertaking and not for the fainthearted.
CIOs recognize the need to modernize and de-risk the long-term viability of these applications, but identifying a low risk and cost-effective route is a huge challenge. We look at the business benefit and return on investment (ROI) that has been proven with Elevate IMS through customer use cases. We also discuss the development of the ROI statement that makes migration from IMS to Db2 with Elevate IMS such a compelling “must do” project.