Beat The Clock – why COBOL is Grace Hopper’s enduring legacy

Beat The Clock – why COBOL is Grace Hopper’s enduring legacy

Posted on 09. Dec, 2014 by .

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As a seven-year-old, the ever-curious Grace Hopper dismantled seven alarm clocks to find out how they worked. Quite why the family needed seven alarm clocks was never explained, but the anecdote illustrates the curiosity that ultimately inspired a remarkable woman to create something incredible. December 9 is Admiral Grace Hopper’s birthday. She would have been 108.

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Delivery Velocity – cutting through the fog

Delivery Velocity – cutting through the fog

Posted on 27. Nov, 2014 by .

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As global IT faces the new digital era, how is this affecting their workload? Recent studies make interesting reading, as Derek Britton discovers

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A Call Centre Christmas Carol

A Call Centre Christmas Carol

Posted on 26. Nov, 2014 by .

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Helen Withington from Micro Focus emulates (pun intended) a classic seasonal tale. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or Terminal, is purely coincidental. Call Center Managers and Operatives read on.

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Untangling the web: modernizing complex legacy application systems

Untangling the web: modernizing complex legacy application systems

Posted on 20. Nov, 2014 by .

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Kadi Grigg from Micro Focus introduces the Enterpise Analyzer product and dicusses the critical role ‘application intelligence’ tooling can play in complicated Federal legacy application modernization projects.

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Low-risk Modernization – an Insurers best policy?

Low-risk Modernization – an Insurers best policy?

Posted on 03. Nov, 2014 by .

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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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COBOL programmers: Skill up and save time…

COBOL programmers: Skill up and save time…

Posted on 21. Oct, 2014 by .

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Melissa Burns from Micro Focus introduces the new Object-Orientated Programming using Visual COBOL webinar series – tune in and skill up!

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Is ‘terminal decline’ affecting user efficiency?

Is ‘terminal decline’ affecting user efficiency?

Posted on 16. Oct, 2014 by .

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Business Leaders: while your internal systems might be working just fine, the means of accessing them may be a different story. Jordan Ashman’s latest blog looks at the challenges of effective customer service and how simple changes can provide a dramatic efficiency gain.

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DevDays 2014: A window into the future of COBOL

DevDays 2014: A window into the future of COBOL

Posted on 09. Oct, 2014 by .

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Jackie Anglin from Micro Focus invites you to come and see more about what Micro Focus mainframe and COBOL products can do. At a North American #DevDay near you

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Terminal Emulation & the magic of modernizing old applications

Terminal Emulation & the magic of modernizing old applications

Posted on 03. Oct, 2014 by .

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When I first joined Micro Focus I was lucky enough to sit through a number of product demos, the teams wanted me up to speed on what their stuff ‘did’. Up stepped ‘Rumba’. No – not Rumba the Latin American dance – this was a terminal emulator. Software for mainframe applications that gave the older ‘green-screen’ interface a fresh lick of paint or so I thought.

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Winning isn’t everything – but wanting to win right now is!

Winning isn’t everything – but wanting to win right now is!

Posted on 18. Sep, 2014 by .

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Micro Focus Marketing Operations Director Mark Plant reflects on making the final cut in the #MME14 Eloqua Markies awards – Best Social Campaign @MicroFocus @Mainframe50

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