Mainframe compiler experts panel: Strategies and best practices for successful compiler upgrades
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With tight budgets and resources facing many organizations, it can be a challenge to find cost-effective ways of improving the efficiency of your infrastructure. This is compounded by the need to be able to quickly free up capacity for handling more volume, or improve the performance of existing applications. But back-level compilers can't take advantage of the new instructions in the latest IBM® System z® processors. They can also limit your application throughput and may increase your maintenance and development costs.
With many IT shops in the middle of upgrading hardware and middleware technology - such as CICS®, IMS™ and DB2® - the timing is perfect to also upgrade compilers to drive better business outcomes. By keeping up with the latest C/C++ and PL/I compilers, you can exploit new hardware features of z/Architecture, including the new zEnerprise EC12 processor. This will help improve programmer productivity, application performance, and return on your middleware investments.
Join us for a complimentary panel discussion webcast as our experts share lessons learned from IBM customers on how they optimized their application infrastructures to improve efficiency and decrease costs. You'll learn about the new COBOL compiler that IBM is currently working on and how to join the beta program to get first-hand experience on the new technology. The panel will discuss best practices to a successful compiler migration plan alongside middleware and hardware upgrades. They will also go over IBM's strategy for compilers on System z to help you better plan your development and upgrade efforts.
Join us after the webcast for a live question-and-answer session. The webcast will also be available for replay after the event.
Attendees will also receive the McFarland Consulting whitepaper: "System z Compilers and Business Technology Evolution." This gives you more details on the experiences of the four IBM customers discussed, and how they changed entire software stacks, including compilers, to optimize their IT environments.