Mainframe Application Outsourcing Trends

It looks like the outsourcing of mainframe application development and testing are on the rise. According to research done by Micro Focus, 62% of US based CIOs are choosing to outsource the testing and development of mainframe applications. New compliance measures such as ISO27002, Basel III, FACTA and SEPA are causing this greater interest in outsourcing. More than half (55%) of CIO’s polled don’t feel like they have the proper documentation or supporting data in-house. Also, a majority (73%) feel like the system documentation that they do have is incomplete. CIOs are looking at outsourcing providers as way to comply with the new regulations.