Tag Archive: IT Systems

Dear RBS: invest in better systems. Not adjectives.

Ho hum. Another day, another example of RBS presenting IT system neglect as a ‘glitch’… Analysts, industry commentators and – most importantly – frustrated RBS, Ulster Bank and NatWest customers took to Twitter, keen to remind RBS that their latest IT-based debacle is by no means their first offence.

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06.22.2015

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Did you know COBOL autocorrects to ‘COOL’?

A retrospective on the recent Micro Focus Developer Day in Washington DC by #DevDay novice Mark Plant. An overview and heap of reasons why today's enterprise developer should attend in person at a #DevDay soon to see the future of COBOL and Mainframe application development for themselves.

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06.16.2015

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Outsourcing – Extracting maximum value from the Mainframe

Many organizations are choosing the option to explore outsourcing – contracting out all or parts of their business processes to an outsourcer, also known as a systems integrator (SI). This enables the organization to focus on its core competencies, while mitigating any weaknesses by using the expertise of an outsourcer. This blog explores details of the trend towards outsourcing and its pitfalls, offering guidance on strengthening the partnership between organizations and the outsourcer by addressing some ongoing concerns.

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01.12.2015

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Low-risk Modernization – an Insurers best policy?

Big business faces big challenges and embracing future needs and customer demand is no easy thing, especially with so much complexity within IT. A recent article in the insurance industry press introduced the possibility that organizations should consider abandoning current core IT systems and starting again. Derek Britton on the risks and alternatives.

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11.03.2014

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