Posted on 12. Feb, 2016 by Ed Airey.
Ed Airey examines the recent and untimely IRS systems outage, the speedy recovery and the agency’s future aspirations of modernization– all just in time for tax season.
SHARE began as the first-ever enterprise IT community user group back in 1955 and is still going strong. The upcoming San Antonio event looks certain to be another great success. Here’s a sneak preview of the event and agenda.
How – and why – is COBOL, a decades-old technology, fuelling explosive growth in a new area? Our new blogger, Henning Luebberding, shares his thoughts….
What would really make a difference to your working life as a developer? Faster coding? Better productivity? Easier ways for new developers to work with unfamiliar languages? Perhaps all of these. Here are 10 ways that Micro Focus Visual COBOL application development tool can really help make your job easier and faster, with fewer errors and much higher productivity.
Mark Conway, Director of Product Development at Micro Focus, takes a look into Multi-factor Authentication, password security and what it all means for the developer community.
Relying on PL/I-based applications to tackle today’s challenges doesn’t have to be challenging. Amie Johnson checks out how the Micro Focus approach to modernization enables PL/I shops to get the most out of the rich and valuable business logic embedded in PL/I applications and support innovation.
Posted on 15. Jan, 2016 by Jackie Anglin.
IT Skills remains an important topic in many organizations. In a recent webinar, hosted by SHARE, experts from Micro Focus, IBM and IT-ology gave some tremendous insights into this important question. Jackie Anglin caught up with Micro Focus’ panelist, Ed Airey, to hear all about it
2015 was a busy year for big blue. Derek Britton ruminates over the last 12 months’ major events and industry chatter in the mainframe world, as we look forward to 2016 being another exciting year.
Posted on 23. Dec, 2015 by Derek Britton.
This month’s TIOBE.COM index ranks COBOL – the pioneering and continually pacesetting programming language – at number 20 in terms of global computing language activity. But why is a 50-year-old language climbing the charts? Derek Britton investigates.
Posted on 08. Dec, 2015 by Derek Britton.
To succeed in a market, an organization must understand it. Micro Focus is no different. A recent Syncsort mainframe market survey made interesting reading for Derek Britton.
Posted on 27. Nov, 2015 by Derek Britton.
Recent reputational damage among market leaders has coincided with the arrival of so-called Challenger Banks. Derek Britton takes a look at the impact of IT and other factors on the competitive landscape.