#DevDay 2020 from the comfort of home

Recent world events regarding the pandemic of 2020 have emphasized the importance of digital readiness and modernizing core business applications now more than ever.  But where to begin? Allow me to introduce the Micro Focus Virtual #DevDay 2020 series. What is #DevDay? #DevDay is our flagship event that unites COBOL and mainframe application developers, and… View Article Read the original article

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Refreshing Insights for Modern COBOL

Introduction In its seventh decade, COBOL’s heritage is legendary. This month sees yet another stride forward in COBOL innovation, with the latest release of the Micro Focus Visual COBOL and Enterprise product sets. But what of its practitioners? Where is the investment? We caught up two new members of the COBOL community, from our recent… View Article Read the original article

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I think, therefore I modernize: introducing Enterprise Suite 6.0

I need to change – IT needs to change Rapid and large-scale IT change is a very costly exercise. Worse still, it is fraught with risk, the IT world beset with uncomfortable stories of failed transformational programs. CIOs can ill-afford such risk. By reusing valuable, trusted core applications and data, a smarter approach is available… View Article Read the original article

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Sharpen your competitive edge using COBOL and mainframe systems

Brian Crane, Solution Director at Micro Focus, looks at the issues affecting IT leaders today and offers some rare insights into smart ways to transform IT. Interesting Times Up until now, 2020 has proved to be quite a pivotal year. The current COVID-19 pandemic has triggered many changes in business behaviour right across the globe…. View Article Read the original article

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Modernization Facts: The Path to Digital Transformation

A Changing Normality The worldwide pandemic of 2020 is forcing rapid change for entire organizations—even industries. The ability for organizations to transform into digital-first entities is key to survival. IDC predicts that 60 percent of global GDP will be digitized by 2022. So what does an organization with significant investments in current IT systems do… View Article

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A time to modernize

Introduction Digital transformation is today’s key business imperative to ensure organizations remain relevant in a constantly evolving and competitive landscape. That landscape is changing almost daily as the eclipsing effects of the pandemic sweep across the commercial sector, disrupting everything in its path. It is a time of unprecedented change. Unprecedented increases in demand that… View Article

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Introducing Students to the Mainframe

Overview: East Carolina University Adjunct Professor, Dr. Cameron Seay, talks about the mainframe on campus, how to get more students interested in the platform, and his upcoming virtual event with Compuware CEO Chris O’Malley.   The looming shortage of skilled mainframe developers is well documented. In this environment, it is imperative that the next generation of developers is made aware of the mainframe, not as a dying legacy platform, but as an advanced, exciting system that powers the world’s economy. Dr. Cameron Seay, Technology Systems adjunct professor at East Carolina…

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Mainframes & COBOL: Setting the Record Straight

Overview: As some states struggle with a surge in unemployment claims, the mainframe is being unfairly criticized as an outdated platform. The fact is that the world’s economy relies on the strength and reliability of the mainframe—and its relevance is growing.   These last few months have tested our mettle in almost every aspect of our lives. I have the good fortune to be able to work from home during this time, but many others—fellow Floridians—are not so fortunate. I deeply sympathize with those whose unemployment checks have been delayed,…

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