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|CIO Topics Trending Now For COBOL|
Here are COBOL programming topics trending now for the CIO, CTO,
senior IT executive or information systems director.
> The Developing Role of the CIO, and Why It's Changing the Way We Do Business
IDG Connect, February 19, 2013 –
The fundamentals of the CIO role continue to be associated with the
strategic planning, implementation, and adaption of technology
as it pertains to the business' needs. However, the process,
tools, and scope of options with which these objectives are obtained
is rapidly altering the way we do business.
> WA Insurance Commission slashes IT costs with modernisation project
CIO Australia, November 8, 2012 –
Faced with the increasing
cost of maintaining an IBM Z9 mainframe and dwindling
numbers of COBOL specialists… "The licensing and maintenance
costs for our mainframe – irrespective of the number of users
and/or COBOL applications – were pretty much the same," said
Glenn Myers, CIO, Insurance Commission of WA.
> How to Prepare for the Mobile Explosion
CIOZone, September 27, 2012 – While many may not consider
COBOL for adapting business applications to support mobile
use… Developers are able to modernize
COBOL applications to support new mobile applications across a
wide number of technical platforms.
> Brain drain: Where COBOL systems go from here
ComputerWorld, May 21, 2012 – David Brown, managing director
of the IT transformation group at Bank of New York Mellon,
says he's concerned about finding new COBOL programmers…
> Allianz taps finance IT overhauls for COBOL skills
iTnews Australia, May 16, 2012 – Allianz chief
information officer Steve Coles said it would continue
"[leveraging] what we have". Coles said the
"only driver" for Allianz to move off its COBOL
application stack in the near future was a shortage of COBOL developers…
> COBOL on the mainframe: Does it have a future?
Techworld, March 15, 2012 – That's the situation faced
by Jim Gwinn, chief information officer for the USDA's Farm
Service Agency. FSA will move off of its end-of-life
COBOL mainframe systems…
The anticipated exit of institutional knowledge and shortage
of COBOL programmers were also primary drivers behind NYSE
Euronext's decision to reengineer one million lines of COBOL
on a mainframe… Steven Hirsch, chief architect and
chief data officer, cites the need to make changes very
rapidly as another key reason the NYSE abandoned COBOL.
When it comes to hiring new COBOL programmers,
Jonathan J. Miller, director of information systems and
services for Saginaw County, is struggling.
many government IT organisations that have suffered from
budget cuts, he doesn't have much to offer those in-demand
> COBOL and the CIO
It's a COBOL world! Blog, May 30, 2011 –
I had the opportunity to attend a CIO Forum. Two topics at the top of
everyone's list: cutting costs and mobile devices.
To help with cutting costs... why not reuse the business logic
that has been captured in the COBOL code and repurpose it?
To help with the challenge presented by all of these new
mobile devices, again, use your COBOL programming assets and provide your
users new ways to access the information they need.
|COBOL Jobs Outlook|
Recent articles and discussions about the outlook for COBOL jobs:
> The COBOL programming language remains in demand
The Australian, March 07, 2013 –
MORE than 70 per cent of academic leaders believe that organisations
will continue to rely on applications built using COBOL for the
next 10 years or more.
> Hourly Rate for Skill: COBOL -- IBM
Updated: January 24, 2013 –
Key Statistics for COBOL -- IBM Salaries and Jobs. More Charts
for Skill: COBOL -- IBM
> What Is the Pay Scale for a COBOL Programmer?
By Kathy Adams McIntosh –
COBOL remains a prominent programming language used in many companies.
Companies still require the services of COBOL programmers,
choosing to recruit and hire these individuals.
> Manchester COBOL Jobs, Average Salary for COBOL Skills
IT Jobs Watch –
The first part of the table looks at the demand for COBOL programming skills
in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide
to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBOL
over the 3 months to 25 January 2013 with a comparison to the same
period in the previous 2 years.
> Top IT Skills and Salaries In 2013
Also there is still demand for developers with COBOL background.
Average Salaries: COBOL $85,847.
> The future of COBOL: Why it won't go away soon
By Brian Bloom, January 10, 2012 –
The question of when COBOL will meet its demise has been debated
for years now. But there is general agreement that the Common
Business Oriented Language - COBOL will be alive
and kicking well into this century.
> Heirloom Computing Partners With CloudBees to Move Mainframe Workloads to the Cloud
Fremont, CA, January 30, 2013 – Heirloom Computing Inc. today announced
a new partnership with Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider
With the partnership, Heirloom will help IT managers lower costs
and modernize their COBOL-based mainframe workloads by deploying them to
the cloud, utilizing Heirloom Elastic COBOL and the CloudBees Platform.
> GT Software Expands Enterprise Modernization Capabilities with NEO Suite® of Solutions and NetCOBOL® Compilers
Atlanta, GA, June 28, 2012 – GT Software, a leading provider of technology
solutions for enterprise COBOL modernization, today announced the company
has become the primary marketing, sales, and technical support organization
for the NEO Suite of solutions.
> IBM Says Mainframe Technology Still Relevant; Others Disagree
Common business-oriented language is also on
the decline. The COBOL programming language is used to execute large-scale batch and
transaction processing operations on mainframe computers.
According to a survey of 357 IT professionals that was ...
> Dell Acquires Make Technologies
Make Technologies provides software and services that modernize
traditional COBOL applications used by cloud-based systems.
> Dell Buys Application Modernization Firm Clerity
Dell said Tuesday it has purchased COBOL application modernization vendor
Clerity Solutions, in its second enterprise software-related acquisition
news this week.
> COBOL at 50: Same Age as Barbie, But More Like Rodney
Last Thursday, May 28, was COBOL's 50th birthday. COBOL may
share the same age as Barbie, a product of Mattel--an AS/400 COBOL shop that
was once featured on the cover of AS/400 Technology SHOWCASE magazine.
> COBOL Into the Clouds
Does COBOL have a place in cloud computing?
Cloud computing is about services, not languages.
COBOL Product News
Micro Focus Changes The Face Of Terminal Emulation With Release Of Rumba
New Delhi: 17 January 2013
Rumba+ brings improved user efficiency across mobile, web and Windows
devices through risk-free green screen modernization.
Micro Focus Launches Enterprise Developer Personal Edition
New Delhi: 03 January 2013
Introducing new Free-of-Charge Integrated Development Environment for
IBM mainframe COBOL application modernization. The product comes with smart
editing, syntax checking and compilation to create a simple way to modernize,
develop and maintain COBOL mainframe applications.
Online Launch Event: Introducing Oracle Tuxedo 12c
The new Oracle Tuxedo 12c offers unique advantages for COBOL
applications. It's the highest performing, most scalable and robust
application server to help you develop or rehost mission-critical
COBOL applications on traditional Linux/UNIX servers, engineered
systems such as Oracle Exalogic, and enterprise clouds. With all the
innovations in this release and the new 12c release of Oracle Tuxedo
application runtimes for CICS, IMS, and batch, you can migrate your
COBOL mainframe applications faster and cheaper with lower risk.
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Cloud Automation for z/OS: Cloud Compiling and First National Technology Solutions Partner to Provide Virtual Compiling as a Service for the Mainframe
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Compiling announced today that
it has entered into a partnership with First National Technology
Solutions (FNTS), a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska, to provide
a state of the art data center to host Cloud Compiling SaaS, a suite of
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