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SHARE-ing is caring

SHARE-ing is caring

Posted on 04. Feb, 2016 by .

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SHARE began as the first-ever enterprise IT community user group back in 1955 and is still going strong. The upcoming San Antonio event looks certain to be another great success. Here’s a sneak preview of the event and agenda.

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COBOL – fuelling the FinTech explosion

COBOL – fuelling the FinTech explosion

Posted on 27. Jan, 2016 by .

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How – and why – is COBOL, a decades-old technology, fuelling explosive growth in a new area? Our new blogger, Henning Luebberding, shares his thoughts….

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10 ways to boost COBOL application development

10 ways to boost COBOL application development

Posted on 27. Jan, 2016 by .

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What would really make a difference to your working life as a developer? Faster coding? Better productivity? Easier ways for new developers to work with unfamiliar languages? Perhaps all of these. Here are 10 ways that Micro Focus Visual COBOL application development tool can really help make your job easier and faster, with fewer errors and much higher productivity.

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How many passwords do you have?

How many passwords do you have?

Posted on 26. Jan, 2016 by .

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Mark Conway, Director of Product Development at Micro Focus, takes a look into Multi-factor Authentication, password security and what it all means for the developer community.

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PL/I – 50 years young….

PL/I – 50 years young….

Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 by .

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Relying on PL/I-based applications to tackle today’s challenges doesn’t have to be challenging. Amie Johnson checks out how the Micro Focus approach to modernization enables PL/I shops to get the most out of the rich and valuable business logic embedded in PL/I applications and support innovation.

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IT Skills: Industry experts have their say, Part 1

IT Skills: Industry experts have their say, Part 1

Posted on 15. Jan, 2016 by .

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IT Skills remains an important topic in many organizations. In a recent webinar, hosted by SHARE, experts from Micro Focus, IBM and IT-ology gave some tremendous insights into this important question. Jackie Anglin caught up with Micro Focus’ panelist, Ed Airey, to hear all about it

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In the mainframe world, 13 into 16 does go

In the mainframe world, 13 into 16 does go

Posted on 13. Jan, 2016 by .

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2015 was a busy year for big blue. Derek Britton ruminates over the last 12 months’ major events and industry chatter in the mainframe world, as we look forward to 2016 being another exciting year.

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COBOL: The original language for business – and a continued chart success!

COBOL: The original language for business – and a continued chart success!

Posted on 23. Dec, 2015 by .

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This month’s TIOBE.COM index ranks COBOL – the pioneering and continually pacesetting programming language – at number 20 in terms of global computing language activity. But why is a 50-year-old language climbing the charts? Derek Britton investigates.

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In Sync: new survey re-assesses mainframe popularity

In Sync: new survey re-assesses mainframe popularity

Posted on 08. Dec, 2015 by .

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To succeed in a market, an organization must understand it. Micro Focus is no different. A recent Syncsort mainframe market survey made interesting reading for Derek Britton.

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Taking an interest – the rise of the challenger bank

Taking an interest – the rise of the challenger bank

Posted on 27. Nov, 2015 by .

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Recent reputational damage among market leaders has coincided with the arrival of so-called Challenger Banks. Derek Britton takes a look at the impact of IT and other factors on the competitive landscape.

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