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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 [...]