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In the posts below, learn why we firmly believe COBOL is the irreplaceable legacy language of the mainframe. COBOL has proven to be the most effective solution for powerful enterprise applications like those found on the mainframe. The security and reliability found in this legacy language is what enables mainframe applications to function as well as they do for as long as they’ve proven they can–literally for decades at a time.

Considering the power highly-complex and carefully plotted mainframe applications provide organizations, it makes more sense to maintain them and innovate them with modernized mainframe development tools and processes found in Agile and DevOps processes, rather than attempting to re-platform them.

Organizations have the power to adopt new methodologies and approaches to what seems like an archaic, obsolete language, including such processes as the two-week sprint. Leveraging the reliability and efficiency of COBOL in a new development and delivery framework is the epitome of mainframe modernization, and has proven to be the best and most economical way forward for enterprises on the mainframe.

How to Properly Test and Debug COBOL Programs You’re Migrating

By | February 21st, 2017|App Performance, COBOL, COBOL Migration, Featured|

A large percentage of COBOL migration problems are data related, so thorough testing is crucial to discovering them. The testing you do now will save you from countless hours of debugging, potentially losing revenue and disappointing your customers.

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Choosing Your COBOL Migration Path: Leading with Version 5.2 or 6.1

By | February 9th, 2017|COBOL, COBOL Migration|

Deciding which COBOL release you want to migrate to first and then following through with a stable migration requires a well-researched and carefully considered plan. Here we present the similarities and differences between the two latest versions of COBOL.

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Forget Mainframe Application Migration—Fix Your COBOL Programs

By | October 27th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, COBOL|

The time and cost of migrating off the mainframe isn’t economically viable, but modernizing the mainframe with new tools and processes is. It’s time to stop fantasizing about moving off the mainframe and start modernizing, or at least fix, your COBOL programs instead.

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How to Strengthen Data Protection and Prevent Insider Data Breaches

By | October 18th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, COBOL, Code Quality, DevOps, Featured, Security|

Without a good view of mainframe activity, what happens when an unauthorized user gets their hands on an authorized user’s credentials and gains unapproved access to sensitive mainframe applications or data?

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Changing the Future of Your Mainframe—and Your Business

By | October 3rd, 2016|Agile Dev, App Performance, COBOL, DevOps, Featured|

Compuware has filled the gaping mainframe leadership void by re-inventing the mainframe’s future as a fully integrated participant in the Agile/DevOps enterprise. And we deliver on that promised future every quarter, like an authentic mainframe software partner should.

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How Mainframe Innovation Can Help Modernize Federal Government IT

By | September 23rd, 2016|Agile Dev, COBOL, DevOps, Featured, Modernize Federal IT|

Rather than assuming all of the Federal Government’s older IT systems are outdated or obsolete, federal technologists must consider where they can improve existing systems that still function better than alternative platforms.

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