Posted on 23. Apr, 2014 by Jonny Crawford.
Put simply, David Moyes Syndrome is my attempt to put a name to the almost pathological urge that affects so many Premier league football clubs in a state of transition, namely the temptation to hit the panic button rather than take a more measured, strategic approach. The comparison stacks up, so bear with me… Because [...]
I’m penning this blog to introduce myself as the new Senior Vice President for Micro Focus’ Federal Business Unit. What’s my pedigree? Work with NetIQ, which is now part of the Attachmate Corporation, BMC Software and NASA. My background? I’m a retired member of the US Navy Reserve with more than 20 years of combined [...]
Spare a thought for the CIO. Maybe that means you. There was a time when who the CIO was, and what they did, was clear. He or she was the person who used ‘IT alchemy’ to create business benefits from technology. They were tech people with business brains. Visionaries, futurists and fixers, the CIO was [...]
So are you a Star Wars or an Empire Strikes Back person? It’s not a new discussion and there are no answers. (Except that Star Wars is way better than Empire, right?) Well, it depends on your perspective. It’s like Net Express against Server Express. They’re both great tools. Some people are NX fans, some [...]
… 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 [...]
Posted on 19. Feb, 2014 by Derek Britton.
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
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by Jordan Ashman.
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 [...]
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). Here’s my [...]