Considering Moving Off IMS? Think Again
Every enterprise looks for opportunities to reduce cost. In the spirit of "all things considered," an enterprise might evaluate the cost of moving off of IMS. This idea might sound compelling initially, but the true cost of such of migration must be considered, including factors such as security, integrity, and availability. It's difficult to provide cost comparisons for these factors, because the same levels cannot be reached off the mainframe. This article helps to shed light on all of the factors that must be considered, and what a migration off of IMS would truly cost.