Business Leaders: while your internal systems might be working just fine, the means of accessing them may be a different story. Jordan Ashman’s latest blog looks at the challenges of effective customer service and how simple changes can provide a dramatic efficiency gain.
Jackie Anglin from Micro Focus invites you to come and see more about what Micro Focus mainframe and COBOL products can do. At a North American #DevDay near you
Posted on 03. Oct, 2014 by Mark Plant.
When I first joined Micro Focus I was lucky enough to sit through a number of product demos, the teams wanted me up to speed on what their stuff ‘did’. Up stepped ‘Rumba’. No – not Rumba the Latin American dance – this was a terminal emulator. Software for mainframe applications that gave the older ‘green-screen’ interface a fresh lick of paint or so I thought.
Posted on 18. Sep, 2014 by Mark Plant.
Micro Focus Marketing Operations Director Mark Plant reflects on making the final cut in the #MME14 Eloqua Markies awards – Best Social Campaign @MicroFocus @Mainframe50
Posted on 18. Sep, 2014 by Derek Britton.
Every year, Micro Focus commits huge sums to R&D work. Derek Britton takes a look at what happens to these ‘invisible investments’ – and how they benefit our customers…
Regulation and Compliance shouldn’t be big news – after all, the IT world has had to conform to rules and regulations for years. Yet it seems every day there’s bad publicity and a hefty fine for yet another major corporation facing a non-compliance ruling. This blog looks again at the challenge that just won’t go away – and asks what we can learn.
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). [...]