Posted on 18. Jul, 2014 by Ellie.Mackinnon.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Posted on 10. Jul, 2014 by Jordan Ashman.
Often applied generically instead of case-specifically, the phrase ’IT Debt‘ is as widely-used as it is misunderstood. We prefer the term ‘IT Backlog’ but by any definition this represents a major operational challenge and, according to a recent study, an $11m hole in the IT budget of many organizations. As we discussed in our previous [...]
Fire alert: Federal IT resources are going up in smoke … US Federal government agencies are reportedly spending 75% of their IT budgets on maintaining legacy systems. That’s a $62 billion burn-down on outdated IT rather than watering the shoots of new growth, developing new capabilities and services, or tackling IT Backlog. They need to [...]
Run the Tests that fail first… In a previous blog we explored the operational challenges that IT organizations face – in this blog we’re going to dive into the one of those operational challenges, IT Backlog. Micro Focus has introduced IT backlog before (looking at the ‘lights on’ burden, and the true cost of it). [...]
Posted on 24. Jun, 2014 by Oliver Tucker.
This blog deconstructs the misconceptions around COBOL and addresses the ‘University Challenge’ of getting COBOL on the curriculum. The Micro Focus Academic Program is on a mission to create enough COBOL-savvy developers and programmers to serve the big businesses that still use COBOL to drive 70% of all business data processing.
Amid concerns over its ability to provide what the business needs, IT must tackle significant operational challenges to deliver more, and deliver it faster. This blog explores the current IT leadership predicament, and discusses how to streamline complex IT processes by discovering smarter ways of extracting value.
Posted on 04. Jun, 2014 by Ed Airey.
Changing a complex IT estate for the better can be anything but easy – but the value of those applications, and smarter ways of extracting that value, can make this a sound business bet, as Ed Airey explores. For many organizations, the IT function has provided incalculable value over the years, through innovation in [...]
Introduction Coined a few years ago to help measure a specific industry trend, the phrase ’IT Debt‘ is now a de-facto term in the IT world. A quick Google search shows, however, that it is not well defined, and the phrase is often misused, misunderstood and applied generically instead of on a case-specific basis. This [...]
Posted on 20. May, 2014 by Jackie Anglin.
We always said it – and now we can prove it. Rumba+ really does represent a class-leading Terminal Emulation and User Interface modernization solution. . Good enough to have won a 2014 Product of the Year Award from Mobility Tech Zone. From who…? Mobility Tech Zone is the go-to web resource for the mobile broadband [...]
‘Will you walk with me Grasshopper?’ asked Po in the legendary cult Martial Arts series Kung-Fu, starring the almost-as-legendary David Carradine. The term ‘Grasshopper’ refers to a novice, a greenhorn, a student/disciple, a subordinate, or just simply ignorant. Someone who’s learning the ropes and needs that staple of virtually all movies – the master. You [...]