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 27. Mar, 2013 by Micro Focus.
Many thanks to Transvive for this guest blog. You can meet Sam and other colleagues from Transvive at next week’s Developer Conference in San Francisco or the week after in New York, where they will be speaking in more detail about ‘Making the move to Visual COBOL’. Author: Sam Malek, Transvive The lean start-up movement [...]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 by Helen.Withington.
The rapid pace of change in IT is one of the biggest challenges confronting IT leaders in mainframe organizations. Recent innovative solutions supporting a changing IT landscape include a contemporary development framework called Eclipse and a ground-breaking flexible enterprise environment called zEnterprise. What are the advantages of using Eclipse and zEnterprise, and how can these [...]
Posted on 11. Mar, 2013 by Chris Whitty.
Have you ever wondered what software development might be like in 10 years and what tools you might be using? With much of the IT world moving to HTML5 and browser based delivery, we may find our development tools following a similar path sooner than we thought. Developing COBOL applications has, until now, been largely [...]
Posted on 05. Feb, 2013 by Scot Nielsen.
What is the first thing which springs to mind when you think of COBOL? Did you know that 200 times more transactions are processed daily by COBOL business applications than there are Google and You Tube searches made? COBOL is not about to drop dead – it still dominates the business language world. Here are our top ten reasons for learning COBOL.
Posted on 28. Jan, 2013 by Derek Britton.
Legendary IT So far in this blog series, we have introduced the question about “legacy” as a term in IT. We’ve spoken about the fallacy that legacy IT is bad. We’ve suggested that legacy should be considered in the positive or should at least be used more appropriately. We’ve heard from clients who have said [...]
Posted on 12. Dec, 2012 by Derek Britton.
There are many IT trade shows in the global event calendar, but there is no mistaking the brand leader. Gartner hosts over 60 events annually, with over 40,000 delegates and 1,100 vendors attending a range of events held across the globe. While the analyst and conference group Gartner runs a wide range of industry events, [...]
Posted on 10. Dec, 2012 by Helen.Withington.
The first blog in this series, “Can IT Face a Future Living in the Past?” remarked that ‘IT debt’ and ‘disruptive technologies’ are becoming important labels in today’s IT and commercial world. This, the final blog in a series of six, explores the issues surrounding IT skills, and how a solution is readily available through [...]
Posted on 03. Dec, 2012 by Helen.Withington.
The Lights are on, But No-one’s Innovating Efficiency How do you rate your IT organization’s development efficiency? If the answer is “I don’t rate it at all”, then you have a problem. Efficiency in any organization is crucial if it is to run like clockwork, which is equally true for the IT division. If businesses [...]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2012 by Scot Nielsen.
How does a business adapt its architecture in order to survive in the cut-throat world of IT? This blog explores the dilemmas faced by IT managers and how reusing what works well and replacing what doesn’t could point your business in a sunnier direction.