Mainframe Outsourcing Economy

Webinar on Demand

A webinar by SMT Data in collaboration with Zangenberg Analytics


Part 1 Mainframe Contract Optimization and Mainframe Application Maintenance – by Frederik Bastkær Christensen, Partner and Managing Director, Zangenberg Analytics

  • Mainframe Contract Optimization:
    •     The current state of the Mainframe Market and its Key Players
    •     Optimization of your Mainframe Contracts (Scope of Service, Software, Cost Metrics incl. 4HRA, percentiles, hard cap, soft cap etc.
    •     How do the Key Players differ (IBM, KMD, Evry, CGI, Tieto, Fujitsu JN Data)?
    •     MIPS Calculation Methods
    •     Utilization of specialty-engines
  • Mainframe Application Maintenance: pricing, metrics, contract types and the specific challenges related to Mainframe such as providing documentation, over-dependence on key staff and off-shoring.

Part 2 Outsourcer Transparency – by Steven Thomas, Chief Technology Officer, SMT Data

  • The basic elements of CPU-based pricing for outsourced mainframes:
    •     Understanding MIPS and MSU
    •     The pitfalls of MIPS
    •     The mainframe outsourcer’s cost structure
  • Billing models for outsourced mainframes
  • How to follow up on your mainframe outsourcer

Target Group:

This webinar is specially targeted:

  • Contract management/procurement
  • IT Finance
  • Technical personnel responsible for monitoring the outsourcer

in companies with outsourced Mainframe – or considering to outsource their Mainframe.

Gated content video recording of webinar: Mainframe Outsourcing Economy October 2021

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