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Next month I will be presenting at the SHARE conference in Pittsburgh. The bi-annual event is the place to be to learn about the trends and tricks for developing modern applications on the mainframe.
No one knows better than the army of Change and Release Managers that guard the mainframe environment, just how risky it is to change anything on the mainframe. And no one knows better than they just how business threatening it is not to keep pace with the market and customer needs. Balancing these two forces has been at the heart of the mainframe
Most organizations figured out a long time ago that instilling some level of governance and control over application source code (your business applications running on the mainframe) was a very good idea. This governance:
Yet as sound as this is, I’m amazed at how the other half of the mainframe is open and unprotected. By and large, most firms don’t have any change governance in place against the system software (the software that’s running your