Interview: Andrew Wickett on legacy migrations

In this week's podcast, we speak to Andrew Wickett, director  of migrations and modernization at Micro Focus, about moving from the mainframe to a distributed environment.  Micro Focus says that today we can get the same --

Published on: June 1st, 2012 brian bloom

Brain drain: Where Cobol systems go from here

David Brown is worried. As managing director of the IT transformation group at Bank of New York Mellon, he is responsible for the health and welfare of 112,500 Cobol programs -- 343 million

Published on: May 30th, 2012 Robert L. Mitchell

COBOL brain drain: Survey results

Computerworld US's survey about Cobol use in business and government organizations ran online from February 16, 2012 to March 1, 2012. Most of the questions and answers appear below. Overall, some 357 people

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Computerworld Staff

Cobol skills drought persists amid mainframe migrations

Enterprises struggling to fill demands for Cobol skills should consider an application modernisation program which could also pave the way for migration off the mainframe to an open system.This month jobs portal Seek

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Rodney Gedda

Action program makes Cobol cool again

Darin Edmunds, the leader of the Action program at Micro Focus explains what it's doing to bring young people into the Cobol fold. What is the Academic Connections, or Action, program? The Action program

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Jamie Eckle

Five ways to avoid SOA failure

This week’s IBM Impact conference in Las Vegas is only the third incarnation of the service-oriented architecture-focused event. But even though the conference (and SOA itself) is in its infancy, a wide variety

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Rafael Ruffolo

Dimming the lights only one skill of the giant UNIVAC

The UNIVAC 1 was the first-ever commercial computer, first shipped in 1951 by New York-based Remington Rand, also inventor of the electric razor. The UNIVAC 1 was monstrous by today’s standards. Its weight

Published on: July 8th, 2004 Bernard Hodson

Older technologies not yet obsolete

Despite an approaching mass retire-off of IT workers with experience in such less-than-sexy areas as COBOL and mainframes, industry watchers say most companies will look for middleware programs before they add middle-aged programmers.A

Published on: May 16th, 2002 Scott Gardner