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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COBOL and Micro Focus – investment that pays dividends

COBOL and Micro Focus – investment that pays dividends

Posted on 18. Sep, 2014 by .

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Every year, Micro Focus commits huge sums to R&D work. Derek Britton takes a look at what happens to these ‘invisible investments’ – and how they benefit our customers…

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Regulation Acceleration

Regulation Acceleration

Posted on 05. Sep, 2014 by .

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Regulation and Compliance shouldn’t be big news – after all, the IT world has had to conform to rules and regulations for years. Yet it seems every day there’s bad publicity and a hefty fine for yet another major corporation facing a non-compliance ruling. This blog looks again at the challenge that just won’t go away – and asks what we can learn.

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Schools (almost) out for Summer! My work experience with Micro Focus

Schools (almost) out for Summer! My work experience with Micro Focus

Posted on 18. Jul, 2014 by .

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Food for thought Being a teenager, working in an office is portrayed as a job with minimal excitement or thrill. My experience is quite the contrary. I have been lucky enough to spend a week working in one and seeing the do’s and don’ts of the job. What I’ve noticed is there is always something to do, nobody is [...]

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Are you trapped by your legacy system?

Are you trapped by your legacy system?

Posted on 10. Jul, 2014 by .

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Let’s start with the basics… How many of you reading this, feel trapped by a system that was created in the 1980s or earlier? How many of you feel that it is a necessary evil that you have to deal with day in and day out? Here’s my next question: why? Why do you feel [...]

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