EVENTS

Intelligent Automation Event Scheduled for May 19

Join us May 19, 2022 at 1:00 Eastern for CloudFrame’s next virtual event. COBOL modernization projects can be high-risk and costly.  Especially if applications are modernized using a green-field rewrite approach.   These projects can involve small armies of developers deployed for the heavy lifting of code production as they attempt to reduce the risk of extended project duration. Some of these projects are “successful” – often by tweaking the definition of success. The reasons for

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What’s the Cure for COBOL? Now Available on YouTube

Enterprises have long sought the Cure for COBOL, the cure for rising costs, the cure for risks associated with the loss of knowledgeable resources, the rise of technical debt, and loss of understanding the mission-critical business applications and processes. History provides examples of what not to do: • ignoring the problem • thinking Lift and Shift modernization supports innovation attempting to conform Java to COBOL structures • using large teams of coders to manually transform

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A Modernization Dilemma: Cloud Application – or an Application in the Cloud – Now Available on YouTube

We’re moving to the cloud. That simple declaration has launched a thousand modernization projects. Mission-critical mainframe COBOL applications be damned! We’re moving to the cloud. It’s a reaction to peer and societal pressures for some IT leaders. For others, it’s the modern-day “nobody ever got fired for buying IBM” cliché. Or it could be just a career trajectory checkbox. If moving your mission-critical, intellectual-property-filled, what-pays-the-bills application to the cloud is simply an exercise to list

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COBOL Cross-Compile: Relief for Mainframe Cost Increases – Now Available on YouTube

Mainframe costs continue to increase. 2022 enterprise software costs are expected to be 11% higher than 2021, and data center costs will increase nearly 6% year to year.  Cost reduction and avoidance are critical considerations for mission-critical mainframe COBOL application owners, stressed to delivery on greater transaction volumes, greater access requirements, demanding SLAs, and tightening budgets. If your mission-critical mainframe COBOL applications will continue to reside on the mainframe and you are looking for methods

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BUSTING THE COBOL TO CLOUD MODERNIZATION MYTHS WEBINAR RECORDING AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

The recording of the Removing The Top 5 COBOL to Cloud Transformation Obstacles webinar is now available on our YouTube Channel. In this CloudFrame webinar, Gregory Saxton identifies COBOL modernization myths that many IT organizations regard as true. I’m sure you’ve heard these… We have to replace the entire system to be successful. Modernization is a considerable expense and will take too long. You can’t successfully convert COBOL code to Java – you’ll only get JOBOL. Unfortunately, when

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Reducing Mainframe COBOL Costs – Now Available on YouTube

For decades businesses that depend heavily on mainframe COBOL have attempted to bridge the gap between their mission-critical mainframe COBOL applications and their modern applications and development processes. Why? Because those mainframe applications demand more of their IT budget, are supported by a shrinking population of professionals, and have barriers that prevent them from capitalizing on cloud economics and IT best practices. Despite the effort to bridge this gap and reduce mainframe dependency, mainframe COBOL

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Intelligent Automation Event Scheduled for May 19

Intelligent Automation Event Scheduled for May 19

Join us May 19, 2022 at 1:00 Eastern for CloudFrame’s next virtual event. COBOL modernization projects can be high-risk and costly.  Especially if applications are modernized using a green-field rewrite approach.   These projects can involve small armies of developers deployed for the heavy lifting of code production as they attempt to reduce the risk of […]

What’s the Cure for COBOL? Now Available on YouTube

What’s the Cure for COBOL? Now Available on YouTube

Enterprises have long sought the Cure for COBOL, the cure for rising costs, the cure for risks associated with the loss of knowledgeable resources, the rise of technical debt, and loss of understanding the mission-critical business applications and processes. History provides examples of what not to do: • ignoring the problem • thinking Lift and […]

Options for Converting from COBOL to Java

Options for Converting from COBOL to Java

Our last post looked at the five significant benefits of Java and zIIPs, detailing how the combination can reduce cost, simplify support and maintenance, deliver the performance you need, and improve portability. But most enterprise mainframe applications are written in COBOL.  Now, most organizations are not likely to embark on a full-fledged campaign to convert […]