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Published in The Wired CIO

Seventy percent of enterprises favour modernisation as an approach for implementing strategic change as compared to the replacing/retiring of key COBOL applications, according to a survey commissioned by UK technology company Micro Focus.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 30 November 2018 15:09

AWS extends serverless language and IDE options

AWS used a keynote presentation by Amazon.com chief technology officer Werner Vogels at its AWS re-Invent conference to announce a raft of new products and features aimed at developers, with an emphasis on serverless.

Published in Cloud

It's estimated that organisations running PL/I applications on IBM® mainframes are spending in excess of US$1 billion per annum in operating costs. As a result, enterprises are looking for alternatives to deliver the same business capabilities for less while retaining the existing intellectual property built into the PL/I applications. To help organisations address this, Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernisation, testing and management solutions, today released Micro Focus Server Enterprise Edition for PL/I, the first complete, cross-platform migration solution that enables mainframe PL/I applications to be moved, with minimal changes, from an IBM® mainframe to Linux®, Unix® or Windows Server® platforms, where they can be operated for a fraction of the cost.

Micro Focus® (LSE.MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and management solutions, today released Micro Focus Test Server [1] a unique technology that will accelerate testing processes while significantly reducing operating costs. Customers such as the largest listed Portuguese bank, Banco Espirito Santo (BES), are implementing Micro Focus Test Server to enable them to improve software quality by increasing available mainframe test capacity on a Windows platform. Micro Focus Test Server is an IBM z/OS compatible environment where application execution behaves just as it would on the target production mainframe. This makes it possible to perform a broad range of pre-production testing on readily available hardware. Testing capacity can now be easily increased to meet business-critical timeframes without incurring prohibitive costs.

The world's top banks are recognising the role of IT in supporting growth and innovation in an increasingly competitive market where customer demand is becoming ever more sophisticated. Every one of the top 10 global banks, including household names like Barclays, have turned to Micro Focus® (LSE.MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernisation, testing and management solutions, to help them modernise their business-critical applications. These organisations and a number of other leading banks around the world - such as ABN-AMRO, Banco di Desio, DnB Nor, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS, Standard Bank and Standard Chartered Bank -- have adopted more flexible IT environments with a view to improve staff productivity, customer satisfaction and time to market for new services.

Thursday, 28 April 2011 13:58

Lingering legacy keeps Cobol coding

Cobol may be well into its 50s but like any good Baby Boomer it's clinging on - thanks in large part to lingering legacy.  A random sampling of online jobs boards today turned up eight Cobol jobs in NSW, 24 in Victoria, and a lonely single role in Canberra.

Published in Virtualisation

Major aXes Revamp Extends Cloud Computing for the IBM i -- Access your COBOL and RPG applications via the Cloud and via mobile devices

Monday, 24 January 2011 13:06

Micro Focus adds Java, Azure to platform list

Micro Focus's COBOL development software can now be used to create code for the Java Virtual Machine or Windows Azure as well as the previously supported platforms.

Monday, 13 December 2010 12:32

Smalltalk developer looks back over 40 years

A veteran developer has presented a highly personal retrospective covering the last 40 years, and urged his younger colleagues to have fun with their work.

Published in People Moves
Monday, 11 October 2010 12:35

RPG and COBOL go Mobile with aXes

Sydney, Australia - LANSA announces the release of aXes Mobile. From today, it's easy to access existing IBM i RPG or COBOL applications directly from a mobile wireless device, without making any changes to existing programs. And it's easy to design and develop brand new mobile applications using your existing RPG or COBOL skills.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010 13:08

The Rule of Threes

I've spent a long time, probably too long, in the computer industry. Through my various positions and after careful observation of my own and the actions of others, I've come to realise there are some special rules that relate to IT people and to how they interact with the world. I've decided to call this the rule of threes. Here's why...

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:29

Cobol, 50 years on and it's still doing its job

COBOL, the ubiquitous computer language that emerged at around the same time as the IT industry itself, has just turned 50 and, according to enterprise applications management company, Micro Focus, despite its age, COBOL still plays a pivotal role in running most of the world’s businesses and public services, from powering almost all global ATM transactions, running nearly three quarters of the world’s business applications, and booking hundreds of holidays every single day.

Published in Market

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