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CIOs and their C-suite colleagues have been wrestling with mainframe cost reduction for years. It’s an imperative that has stubbornly remained at the top of the must-do list for so long because mainframe operations costs continue to rise. If you’re like most large organizations, mainframes represent anywhere from 10% to 40% of their your IT budget.

Even isolated efforts to reduce costs can have a noticeable impact, but it’s better to look at mainframe cost reduction in terms of across-the-board optimization.

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Mainframes remain a foundational component of IT infrastructure for many companies, particularly very large and complex organizations that handle massive volumes of data. But in a wildly changing technology environment where cloud computing, mobile technologies and social media have dramatically changed the way we view and use data, what’s the forecast for mainframe outsourcing trends?

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This year is well underway, but it’s never too late to consider what might unfold in the way of IT outsourcing trends as the year continues to evolve. One of the most interesting trends industry watchers seem to agree on is that DIY is on the increase.

IT outsourcing has been very popular with companies of all sizes and types for quite a number of years. The dual needs to control costs and increase productivity have become ubiquitous in the business world, and outsourcing has offered excellent, flexible alternatives. Often companies have taken advantage of outsourcing consulting services to help configure and negotiate deals.

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Security remains a primary concern for enterprises working to integrate cloud computing and data centers. Moving toward the cloud can bring significant efficiencies and increased agility, but it brings new security challenges as well.

Some risks are common to all enterprises. Some are specific – or more pronounced – within certain industries. And some risks can be more or less pressing depending on your company’s working environment – number and distribution of your facilities, employees and customers as well as your data centers.

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Forrester Research reported a couple of years ago that corporate executives typically cited security fears as the primary reason they were avoiding any IT changes that would include cloud computing service providers. But, at the same time, Forrester also predicted that cloud computing would quickly become the most-favored solution, thanks to its ability to provide robust security. Digital insurance, if you will.

Just the fact of migrating applications to the cloud enables you to centralize data enterprise-wide. And that makes control and overall management easier.

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Lack of control is often the most worrisome concern expressed by CIOs and CEOs who are considering partnering with cloud computing service providers. Usually, they aren’t worried about giving up total control of IT operations, because with any outsourcing you always retain ultimate decision-making control.

Their fundamental concern is control over data, especially data that’s regulated, or proprietary for the company or personal for customers. If data is no longer in your possession physically, how can you protect it? In the cloud, control shifts to managing how data is accessed and shared and by whom.

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