Legacy Forward Receives Innovative Technology Application Award

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Legacy Forward receives the SVTC Innovative Technology Application Award for innovations in the LFsentinel product designed for the IT staff of legacy mainframe applications. Using a standard Internet browser, the staff can clearly see and analyze the structure and relationships of the applications, trace data flows, create test plans, expose technical risks, or coordinate and assess concurrent development.

We balance science, art, and business sense

Legacy Forward, a Michigan-based IT company, received the Innovative Technology Application Award on April 16, 2009 at the annual awards gala of the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council in Harrisonburg, VA.

The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC) presented the award to Dr. Mike Mitri, VP of Research and Development, in recognition of innovations in the LFsentinel product for visualizing, analyzing, and testing of legacy mainframe IT applications.

LFsentinel is a software product that provides web-based views of mainframe applications running z/OS and MVS operating systems. It profiles the enterprise applications and provides powerful relationship analysis and test planning functions. It has specific appeal to IBM mainframe installations in the financial, insurance, and healthcare industries as well as the government.

Most IBM mainframes host large and complex mission-critical legacy applications. The applications are made up of JCL, Cobol, PL1, IMS, CICS, DB2, MQ, and other middleware. The lack of adequate and up-to-date application documentation is a universal problem. The erosion of knowledge, budget constraints, and the business and legal mandates for system change, all present challenges to the quality and cost of the mainframe project.

"We balance science, art, and business sense", said Abie Tannir, co-founder and CEO, "we see an under-served mainframe need; the other solutions are too expensive, too slow, too difficult, or simply not palatable to the mainframer."

Lfsentinel delivers smart application knowledge that improves project productivity, quality, and confidence. Its utility spans the system development life cycle from requirements and design to test planning. It deploys virtually overnight, making it ideal for projects in distress requiring immediate technical insight or governance.

Legacy Forward offers one-on-one web demonstrations of the product as well as a no-risk, no-cost, quick start for evaluation purposes.

More information about the company and its products and services can be found at LegacyForward.com.

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