As IT organizations seek to tackle the backlog of existing “lights-on” work and the drive towards innovation, the modernization of existing processes, workflow and technology is a certain consideration. The relentless push to compete strongly and keep up with customer expectation is forcing IT leaders to think twice about how technology can be used to [...]
Do you – or your organization – have the Knowledge? The Knowledge to help your organization avoid taking a strategic wrong turn while making all the right ones. Because in this context, the Knowledge is about making the right IT changes, just when they’re needed.
This, the third of our five zEnterprise blogs, discusses how organizations [...]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by Eddie Houghton.
Application development plays a complex, vital role in mainframe IT organizations and an efficient development process is key in delivering improvements to the business. This blog – the second of five – examines the issues organizations face and how a contemporary approach can improve efficiency and productivity, unite development teams and put YOU in control.
Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by Eddie Houghton.
How can your organization find the resources or capacity, let alone the budget, to innovate as well as keep the lights well and truly switched on? Even with recent investments in zEnterprise and Eclipse, are you getting enough done? The first in a series of five, this blog explores the ways of tackling the mainframe modernization challenges to lead your organization in the smartest direction towards development efficiency and innovation.
Many thanks to Transvive for this guest blog. You can meet Sam and other colleagues from Transvive at next week’s Developer Conference in San Francisco or the week after in New York, where they will be speaking in more detail about ‘Making the move to Visual COBOL’.
Author: Sam Malek, Transvive
The lean start-up movement has changed [...]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 by Helen.Withington.
The rapid pace of change in IT is one of the biggest challenges confronting IT leaders in mainframe organizations. Recent innovative solutions supporting a changing IT landscape include a contemporary development framework called Eclipse and a ground-breaking flexible enterprise environment called zEnterprise. What are the advantages of using Eclipse and zEnterprise, and how can these [...]
Have you ever wondered what software development might be like in 10 years and what tools you might be using? With much of the IT world moving to HTML5 and browser based delivery, we may find our development tools following a similar path sooner than we thought.
Developing COBOL applications has, until now, been largely constrained [...]
Posted on 04. Mar, 2013 by Derek Britton.
Micro Focus had the opportunity to attend two fascinating industry events in the UK in late February 2013. The first was the meeting of the Northern Ireland SOCITM public sector IT forum, the second was an IT leadership and innovation forum in Edinburgh, organized by the Chief Wine Officer events group. Both meetings comprised a [...]
Visual COBOL is an agent of change. Both flexible and robust, it bridges the gap between ongoing application maintenance and the innovation needed for future efficiencies.
We all have access to desktop or mobile apps that are useful to us personally but, if they stopped working – and let’s face it, they do – it doesn’t really matter as relatively, they have little value. But if your application is doing something serious and useful for your organization, then it has [...]
What is the first thing which springs to mind when you think of COBOL? Did you know that 200 times more transactions are processed daily by COBOL business applications than there are Google and You Tube searches made? COBOL is not about to drop dead – it still dominates the business language world. Here are our top ten reasons for learning COBOL.