Application Modernization

The Mainframe Turns 60: A Milestone in Computing History  

Time Flies: Celebrating 60 Years of the Mainframe

March 21, 2024 6 minutes read
Micro Focus: a solution to the skills issue

Micro Focus: a solution to the skills issue

IBM Mainframe COBOL, enterprise-class, core application environments are often the lifeblood of an organisation. Whether commercial or government, revenue generating or providing vital services, these…

April 6, 2020 5 minutes read
Flying off the shelf?

Flying off the shelf?

Whether driven by the need to switch platforms and update older systems, or as part of a broader, strategic IT initiative, ERP and CRM systems…

December 17, 2019 6 minutes read
The Mainframe – but not as you know it.

The Mainframe – but not as you know it.

The mainframe’s place in history is secure, while its future depends on how well it adapts to meet both the business challenges we know about,…

December 6, 2019 7 minutes read
Start over, or with what you know?

Start over, or with what you know?

Introduction In this age of digital everything, IT leadership faces unprecedented demand for change in an age of bewildering complexity. That “change”, however, can arrive…

November 25, 2019 6 minutes read
Driving mainframe deliveries with DevOps?  Get there even faster with ChangeMan ZMF

Driving mainframe deliveries with DevOps? Get there even faster with ChangeMan ZMF

Z15 and a new dawn for mainframe computing Something called z15 brought it all back home this month –  many of the world’s most powerful,…

September 27, 2019 3 minutes read
Enterprise Application Modernization: Key focus areas

Enterprise Application Modernization: Key focus areas

According to this IDC white paper and this Forrester report the key focus areas for organizations implementing digital transformation are three forms of modernization; application,…

April 9, 2019 4 minutes read
A Logical Assessment of Visual COBOL

A Logical Assessment of Visual COBOL

As a member of the Micro Focus COBOL team, I have had the opportunity to attend many developer community events and speak to hundreds of…

July 4, 2018 6 minutes read
How COBOL Persists: People, Process, and Technology

How COBOL Persists: People, Process, and Technology

Revelation Over the years, I’ve seen technology trends come and go. Some to change our lives forever, some to disappear without trace. However, in the…

March 28, 2018 6 minutes read
Top 10 Reasons to Learn COBOL

Top 10 Reasons to Learn COBOL

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.

February 5, 2013 5 minutes read
COBOL- still standing the test of time

COBOL- still standing the test of time

The debate over COBOL’s continued relevance and indeed its future continues to persist in the developer community and IT world in general. But while every business has its language…

April 30, 2012 28 minutes read

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