Unisys Mainframe Embraces Business Blueprinting
The company's new MCP-based mainframe supports Unisys' Business Blueprinting initiative designed to enable enterprises to tie their business processes together with their software and hardware.Unisys Corp. on Monday is unveiling a new MCP-based mainframe with features that support the Business Blueprinting initiative the company touted in June. The Business Blueprinting strategy is designed to enable enterprises to tie their business processes together with their software and hardware. The goal is to enable users to model their business processes, enabling them to streamline them, reduce them where possible and to build new ones. Then the businesses can create and deploy software to support the model, according to officials with Unisys, in Blue Bell, Pa.
Among the new features enabling the ClearPath Libra 185 server to support these goals is built-in support for both Microsoft Corp.s .Net and Sun Microsystems Inc.s J2EE application development platforms, which are coupled with Unisys Enterprise Application Environment, a software development tool set used by ClearPath customers. Users will be able to create applications combining ClearPath Cobol, .Net and J2EE, according to Rod Sapp, director of ClearPath marketing for Unisys.