Posted on 04. Dec, 2013 by Steve Moore.
In a notable coup for Micro Focus, our colleagues in LATAM recently took COBOL, the world’s most versatile language, to an entirely new platform – Mexican TV! In a wide-ranging, live interview, Miguel Fito, Solutions Director for Iberia & LATAM, promoted COBOL to an estimated 3m people with more streaming the show through the Internet. [...]
Posted on 28. Nov, 2013 by Steve Moore.
Micro Focus won – and won big – at two marketing awards ceremonies last week. The annual B2B awards in London were themed ‘Are you a B2B Rockstar?’ and Micro Focus responded with a chart-topping campaign. The B2B Awards salute the world’s best design, advertising, graphic design and marketing and other headline acts included Oracle, [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2013 by Derek Britton.
Ground-breaking performance and unrivalled flexibility are just two benefits of the new IBM zEnterprise mainframe range. How does Micro Focus add value to this new setup and help organizations get even more from their enterprise environment…? Next-generation mainframe power The IBM zEnterprise range of mainframes represents the next generation of powerful, scalable and flexible enterprise-class [...]
Posted on 13. Nov, 2013 by Melissa Burns.
It’s a question we hear a lot. And for those of you familiar with COBOL, you’ll know that the answer is ‘far from it’. In fact, just like any other business critical programming language, COBOL is continually updated, modified and enhanced to keep up with the fast-pace of demands which the industry puts on it. [...]
Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 by Helen.Withington.
After many busy years of getting to grips with the latest programming language, it’s time to venture out into the daunting world of jobs. Learning older programming languages such as COBOL as well as more modern languages is something few, within today’s generation, consider – but in many cases it’s this very skill that employers [...]
Posted on 26. Sep, 2013 by Jackie Anglin.
OK – so my previous blog post covered some of the more strategic aspects of getting Micro Focus and Borland over the line at Gartner Symposium/IT Expo Orlando. What about the more tactical tasks ? Tell us about the day to day Field Marketing slog I hear you cry – how could I possibly say [...]
Posted on 13. Sep, 2013 by Melissa Burns.
It was International Programmer Day last Friday, a day to celebrate programmers and all that they do. I expect many immediately thought of the many programmers at Google and Facebook who are creating sophisticated, cutting edge software with their skills. But, it’s also worth remembering COBOL programmers yesterday, today & tomorrow. COBOL is one of the most mature [...]
Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by Derek Britton.
Fit for Purpose IT modernization In an increasingly complex IT world, one size rarely fits all so a single supplier, technology or platform may not deliver all the capabilities and services an organization needs. Genuine alternative options are needed to enable a fit-for-purpose response to evolving business requirements. The final blog in this series looks [...]
Posted on 08. May, 2013 by Eddie Houghton.
As IT organizations seek to tackle the backlog of existing “lights-on” work and the drive towards innovation, the modernization of existing processes, workflow and technology is a certain consideration. The relentless push to compete strongly and keep up with customer expectation is forcing IT leaders to think twice about how technology can be used to [...]
Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by Micro Focus.
Do you – or your organization – have the Knowledge? The Knowledge to help your organization avoid taking a strategic wrong turn while making all the right ones. Because in this context, the Knowledge is about making the right IT changes, just when they’re needed. This, the third of our five zEnterprise blogs, discusses how [...]