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 27. Nov, 2013 by Jackie Anglin.
Jackie Anglin from Micro Focus gives you the low-down on our upcoming Micro Focus COBOL Developer Days
Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by Jordan Ashman.
Any change brings challenges. Moving software is no different. This blog highlights how Micro Focus is helping supporting users looking to move up to Visual COBOL. A transition is never easy Switching is not easy. Switching utility providers, switching mortgage or pension – all are time consuming and to be honest, a bit of a [...]
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 30. Sep, 2013 by Paul Averna.
Federal Times published a commentary that makes a strong case for saving money by modernizing—rather than replacing—aging mainframe systems. Penned by Bob Suda, a former federal CIO and CFO who spent time at both GSA and USDA, the article provides a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges facing federal decision-makers. First, Suda highlights the problem: continuing resolutions, [...]
Posted on 27. Sep, 2013 by Derek Britton.
Introduction My recent blog discussed the topic of “keeping the lights on” in IT terms. Important day-to-day activities including routine maintenance, system enhancements and important compliance and governance activities amounted to a significant operational workload. The discussion elicited a number of questions on the topic, from a variety of sources. In this blog, I want [...]
Posted on 19. Sep, 2013 by Jonny Crawford.
People have always tried to recycle – to get something new out of what’s gone before, right? The same applies in IT, where good ideas, technology or applications are retained and reused many times in different ways. So how does this ethos fit with the Micro Focus message of offering our customers innovative, new ways [...]
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 22. Jul, 2013 by Melissa Burns.
Sound familiar? We’ve heard this from so many of our customers. They are trying to tackle the seemingly impossible – increase innovation to supply customer demand, while maintaining what already exists. To push the boundaries while keeping the lights on. This blog highlights the challenge and suggests an answer. Because we believe that Development Managers [...]
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 [...]