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Joint Webinar: Zangenberg/ SMT Data – Mainframe Outsourcing Economy

28. October 2021 - 15:00-16:30

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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

Steven Thomas

CTO at SMT Data