Making waves – the new Fed VP introduces himself

Making waves – the new Fed VP introduces himself

Posted on 23. Apr, 2014 by .

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I’m penning this blog to introduce myself as the new Senior Vice President for Micro Focus’ Federal Business Unit.  What’s my pedigree? Work with NetIQ, which is now part of the Attachmate Corporation, BMC Software and NASA. My background? I’m a retired member of the US Navy Reserve with more than 20 years of combined [...]

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Making the CIO a hero again

Making the CIO a hero again

Posted on 23. Apr, 2014 by .

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Spare a thought for the CIO. Maybe that means you. There was a time when who the CIO was, and what they did, was clear. He or she was the person who used ‘IT alchemy’ to create business benefits from technology. They were tech people with business brains. Visionaries, futurists and fixers, the CIO was [...]

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Bring the Force to development efficiency

Bring the Force to development efficiency

Posted on 10. Apr, 2014 by .

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So are you a Star Wars or an Empire Strikes Back person? It’s not a new discussion and there are no answers. (Except that Star Wars is way better than Empire, right?) Well, it depends on your perspective. It’s like Net Express against Server Express. They’re both great tools. Some people are NX fans, some [...]

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Every blog has its day

Every blog has its day

Posted on 02. Apr, 2014 by .

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… or why we’re moving away from whitepapers Imagine this. You have spent many thousands of dollars developing a software product or solution that resolves pain points for a rich portfolio of potential customers. They need this product. Your messaging is finely honed to address different audiences. Now comes the tricky part – what’s the [...]

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The IBM mainframe 50th anniversary: Golden oldie or modern marvel?

The IBM mainframe 50th anniversary: Golden oldie or modern marvel?

Posted on 19. Feb, 2014 by .

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We continue our reflections on the 50th anniversary of IBM’s first mainframe with a look at how this business mainstay has evolved and developed, despite predictions to the contrary

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Regulatory compliance: the time is now

Regulatory compliance: the time is now

Posted on 10. Feb, 2014 by .

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Micro Focus Product Manager Jordan Ashman investigates Compliance and argues that the time to ‘find it, fix it and test it’ really is now in this revealing blog.

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Transforming the Enterprise, One User at a Time

Transforming the Enterprise, One User at a Time

Posted on 31. Jan, 2014 by .

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With so many new trends emerging in the mainframe world, is the end user being forgotten? The mainframe world. The opportunities are endless, the possibilities limitless. Correspondingly, expectations from the business are usually ambitious. However, meeting those expectations is anything but easy. There are lots of issues to contend with: the volume and diversity of [...]

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Our Community

Our Community

Posted on 20. Jan, 2014 by .

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Where can you go to exchange ideas and collaborate with over 15000 peers?  The Micro Focus and Borland Community!  Where can you gather valuable information about the product you are using and view helpful product videos?  The Micro Focus Knowledge Base!  Our Community Site covers all Micro Focus product areas and provides our users the ability to [...]

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Accessing business value with Rumba – the customers’ view

Accessing business value with Rumba – the customers’ view

Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by .

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In our Rumba blog series so far we have explored the history of terminal emulation, in our blog Terminal Emulation: A brand new view?, then looked at key trends shaping the workplace today (The future of the workplace: BYOD).  This, our third and final blog of the series, takes some of those theories and concepts [...]

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12 months of COBOL

12 months of COBOL

Posted on 02. Jan, 2014 by .

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As search giant Google releases its annual Zeitgeist report revealing the news stories and questions that got the world thinking in 2013, I thought I’d compile a Micro Focus view of the year for COBOL (which by the way, still gets 200 times more transactions per day than combined Google and YouTube searches[1]). Here’s my [...]

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