Mainframe migration quiz

Mainframe migration is a complex topic, with lots for data center managers to consider. After looking at the fast guide we made, take this quiz to see how much you learned.

Mainframe migration is a complex topic, with lots for data center managers to consider. We've made a fast guide for you to learn about the topic. After looking at the fast guide, take this quiz to see how much you learned.

1. Mainframe users as well as non-mainframe users perceive mainframe hardware and software licensing costs as _________ than those of Wintel and Linux/Unix platforms.
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2. Whichever method you choose, remember that even the smallest upgrade or migration requires a _________ _______, a way of getting back to "the old way of doing things" if something really horrible goes wrong during the migration.
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3. The biggest Linux-migration issue is often __________.
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4. Most Chief Information Officers view their business' most valuable asset to be their _________ ________ ________.
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5. ___________ means revising existing legacy apps so that they can leverage today's new software technologies as part of an enterprise architecture.
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6. According to _________ _________, principal analyst at Pund-IT Research in Hayward, Calif., the migration's effect on the staff is something IT managers simply cannot afford to overlook.
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7. _______ _____ _______ offers organizations the ability to postpone mainframe upgrades or reduce hardware and software costs by up to 80 percent through migrating appropriate legacy application workload to more cost-effective, modern, open and extensible platforms.
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8. _______ replatformed in 20 months, completing the project on budget.
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9. Migrating to Linux is about more than moving bits and bytes from one server or desktop platform to another. It's about getting buy-in from decision makers, placating users and doing your ______________ if you're an IT manager itching to wade into the open source waters.
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10. To take advantage of the benefits of Linux, companies exclusively using Windows must carefully plan a migration. With any migration comes challenges, and getting off ________ ________ can be the biggest one for companies jettisoning Windows.
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This was first published in May 2006

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