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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Our Amazing Grace

Our Amazing Grace

Posted on 11. Dec, 2013 by .

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When a bright, 30-something persuaded the authorities to waive the restrictions on age and weight, and joined the US Navy in 1944, no-one could have foreseen the profound benevolent impact Grace Hopper would go on to have on computing and the world as we know it today. This week marks what would have been the 107th [...]

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Muy bueno! COBOL – making waves on Mexican TV

Muy bueno! COBOL – making waves on Mexican TV

Posted on 04. Dec, 2013 by .

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In a notable coup for Micro Focus, our colleagues in LATAM recently took COBOL, the world’s most versatile language, to an entirely new platform – Mexican TV! In a wide-ranging, live interview, Miguel Fito, Solutions Director for Iberia & LATAM, promoted COBOL to an estimated 3m people with more streaming the show through the Internet. [...]

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You have 20 seconds to comply…

You have 20 seconds to comply…

Posted on 29. Nov, 2013 by .

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I think you’d better do what he says, Mr. Kinney In the 1987 film Robocop, the enthusiastic compliance of Mr Kinney is ignored by the malfunctioning law-enforcement robot, ED-209, with fatal consequences. Many of the legal imperatives and regulations facing the IT world today are accompanied by an unmovable deadline and threats of punitive measures [...]

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