An Integration Analytics Primer

In Hybrid IT, Integration Analytics, Performance by Jerry Rackley

Enterprises that run core business applications on mainframes have, for decades, integrated those applications. Today’s normal is for the mainframe to function as a key part of a hybrid IT environment. The first challenge enterprises face is how to complete these integrations. When integrations are complete, a new challenge emerges: understanding how these integrated, hybrid applications are performing. It’s often …

Letter to the HostBridge Community about COVID-19

In Strategy by Russ Teubner

As the COVID-19 virus continues to be our new reality, HostBridge is proactively working with its clients and employees. We are adhering to recommended protocols for keeping everyone safe. We have also given much thought to how we can help, as many of you are sending employees home, and your customers are staying away. The COVID-19 situation is disrupting many …

Assessing the Impact of RPA on Your Mainframe

In Mainframe RPA by Russ Teubner

I had a chance this week to present a webinar, “Understanding the Impact of RPA on the Mainframe.” We committed to doing this webinar months ago. When we chose the topic for it, it was with some uncertainty. Would enough people care about RPA and the mainframe to attend a webinar? This was my concern because our message about Robotic …

CICS Screen-Scraping Persists (And It’s Still a Bad Idea)

In How-to, Strategy by Jerry Rackley

The original inspiration for founding HostBridge and launching our integration software was to eliminate CICS screen-scraping. Over 20 years ago, the first HostBridge customer licensed our software specifically because it did not rely on screen-scraping. From the beginning, we warned enterprises of the perils and limitations of screen-scraping as an integration technique. Harping on a point for two decades can …

HostBridge and the State of Mainframe Integration 2020

In Strategy by Russ Teubner

The start of a new year gives us all time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. HostBridge Technology is entering its third decade of helping enterprises modernize and make their CICS applications available via an API. I want to share my thoughts on mainframe integration with our customers, partners, prospects, and the IT community in general. …