Posted on 29. Nov, 2013 by Derek Britton.
I think you’d better do what he says, Mr. Kinney In the 1987 film Robocop, the enthusiastic compliance of Mr Kinney is ignored by the malfunctioning law-enforcement robot, ED-209, with fatal consequences. Many of the legal imperatives and regulations facing the IT world today are accompanied by an unmovable deadline and threats of punitive measures [...]
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 14. Nov, 2013 by Jordan Ashman.
Introduction The rise of BYOD to the point of being a de-facto standard in today’s corporate world is causing a shift in employee and corporate culture. But also it is directly affecting how core IT systems are provided. This blog discusses the race is on to deal with the unplanned impacts of BYOD. Paperless office [...]
Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 by Jordan Ashman.
Few would argue that for most organizations, staying ahead of the competition requires continuous innovation to differentiate themselves from others in the marketplace. To achieve this – to make the right decisions at the right time – they need to understand their business functions and IT infrastructure. In other words, they need the right knowledge. [...]
Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 by Jackie Anglin.
So. My big moment. A whole week of them. Not a great day – there were no marching bands, parades or military flypasts to welcome me when I got here. Orlando? Did you not get the memo? At this stage, I’m ruled by my to-do list. It’s a biggie and it’s getting bigger so I’ve [...]
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 23. Sep, 2013 by Derek Britton.
Nothing moves on faster than technology. We can probably all agree that the pressure to modernize in the world of IT is both inescapable and ongoing. The difference lies in how we address the issue – and the solution may not be where you’re looking. An objective perspective Application development tools really can address the [...]
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 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 [...]