MicroFocus® Modernization

MicroFocus® Modernization “How did I end up with a Legacy COBOL application on a modern platform?” Several CloudFrame customers were able to achieve immediate business results and accelerated their long-term strategy by removing COBOL. Its lack of innovation was inhibiting their business. Some among these customers had previously exited the mainframe using MicroFocus® COBOL, NetCobol®, & COBOL-IT®.  The early benefits these solutions provided have faded along with the value of being off the mainframe. Customers have stated and industry analysts predicted ‘the enterprise value add of Replatforming is negligible’. A leading expert said it well, “it is modernization without the modern.” COBOL is an ecosystem starved for innovation. Contrast the lack […]

CloudFrame COBOL 4.2 to Java Webinar

Navigating IBM COBOL 4.2 End of Support(EOS)Waters: Expert panel discusses the best course of action to benefit your business Webinar concluded on September 23. To replay the event click the link below Duration: 1 hour Panelist(s) Info: Mainframe and legacy modernization experts: Craig Mullins, President of Mullins Consulting, author and columnist, Dale Vecchio, Former Gartner […]

Navigating IBM COBOL 4.2 End of Support Waters: Chart a course to benefit your business

Navigating IBM COBOL 4.2 End of Support Waters: Chart a course to benefit your business Surprisingly, COBOL has been in the news a lot recently, due to its significant usage in many federal govern-ment and state systems, most recently with unemployment systems, being in the news. With the global COVID-19 pandemic, those unemployment systems were stressed like never before with a 1600% increase in traffic (Government Computer News, May 12, 2020) as those impacted by the pandemic filed claims. Nevertheless, there is another impending event that will likely pull COBOL back into the news as IBM withdraws older versions of the COBOL compiler from service. All IBM product versions go through a […]

Stop the COBOL Brain Drain

Stop the COBOL Brain Drain Before they Reach the Exit Door I came across an article written in March of 2012 by Robert L. Mitchell, in ComputerWorld called, “Brain drain: Where Cobol systems go from here,” where there is a lengthy discussion dealing with the risk of an aging COBOL workforce and their march towards retirement and the difficulty companies are having dealing with the challenges and costs related to mitigating these risks. The issue is as relevant today as it was nearly eight years ago when the article was written. As we enter the Roaring ’20s, many companies are still grappling with these challenges and are reaching out to […]