How Well Do You Use What You Already Have?

ClearPath Forward3 minutes readMay 23rd, 2013
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Many of you have already invested in ClearPath. The ClearPath ecosystem includes an extensive set of tools for managing and integrating ClearPath systems and applications. But how much of the ClearPath integrated software stack – in many cases software for which you’ve already paid – do you use? How well have you integrated your ClearPath applications into the broader IT landscape? Perhaps it’s time to review how efficiently and effectively you utilize what the ClearPath ecosystem has to offer. Because none of us can afford to throw money away, and all of us want to maximize our investments.

For example, there’s a tool that’s included with ClearPath that lets your applications deliver information where you need it, in a format you can use. It can automatically customize and send selected output file data to the destination of your choice: PC, file server, mainframe, e-mail system, fax, CD/DVD, XML file, printer, Web site, PDF file, or other applications. This software, a version of which you’ve already licensed, supports the delivery of application output files produced from most platforms, such as Unisys ClearPath Plus, Windows, IBM, Sun Microsystems, HP, UNIX, and Linux. This tool’s delivery strategy creates many opportunities to reduce costs and improve productivity. You can extend this tool’s functionality across your enterprise through the right set of licensing.

One of the ClearPath Specialty Partitions lets you leverage the mission critical applications and data assets on your ClearPath servers into a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) without changing a single line of code in your ClearPath-based applications. This functionality is already included with a number of ClearPath systems, and can be easily added to many other ClearPath environments. You can transform your ClearPath-based COBOL, Agile Business Suite or Enterprise Application Environment (EAE) applications into Web Services – using a simple point-and-click capture process. You can also use this tooling to web-enable these same applications and integrate them with mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets. This lets developers with no ClearPath-specific skills access your ClearPath applications and data assets in a fully managed environment that supports secure business operations. The result is improved agility to rapidly support new business opportunities.

We find that many of our clients spend additional budget on tools functionality that they’ve already licensed in the ClearPath integrated stack. So to save you money and time, and to help you get started, we offer the ClearPath Appraisal Service. This advisory service identifies your business requirements, measures the maturity of your IT Integration and Automation capabilities, and provides recommendations for rapid improvement. We measure Integration maturity using Service Oriented Architecture as a benchmark. In Automation, we assess how far along your IT organization has progressed in implementing and using technologies and processes to automate common IT tasks. The service identifies where you can make more efficient use of the ClearPath integrated stack, which helps you reduce your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve how quickly and efficiently you can provide critical new IT services to the business.

The two ClearPath integrated stacks of operating system, databases and utility software each have over 112 software products that have been thoroughly tested and qualified to work well together in your ClearPath systems. Since Unisys has already done the integration, your IT department can save time, cut costs, and reduce risk when upgrading your ClearPath infrastructure and adopting new software releases.

You’ve already invested in ClearPath. Perhaps it’s time to ensure that you’re making the best use of what ClearPath has to offer.

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