What Companies Need to Know About Off-The-Shelf Software

There are many benefits to off-the-shelf software, but companies should be aware that they are also relinquishing control in some critical areas. In the past decade, there has been a sea of change in the business software domain. Many companies are no longer expending significant internal resources to develop software from scratch. Instead, they are opting for software that meets most or all of the business requirements as delivered “off the...

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COBOL Gets a Web-Friendly Facelift on IBM Mainframes

IBM has overhauled how the 50-year-old programming language COBOL runs on its System z mainframes to give COBOL apps a web-friendly facelift. Despite COBOL’s age IBM estimates that more than 200 billion lines of COBOL code are still being used across industries such as banking, insurance, and retail. IBM is attempting to streamline development of COBOL apps for its System z mainframes with the latest release of IBM Enterprise COBOL for...

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Legacy Application Web Conversions

As the technologies modernize, the need of conversion of the legacy applications is more than ever since the support for legacy systems is very limited. Besides, there is always a question related to the security of legacy application and the cost of maintaining such application. These days, businesses are starting to realize how much they suffer by not taking advantages exhibited by the latest technologies; hence, legacy application web...

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Maintainable Code

Maintainable code: everybody wants it, very few modernization customers get it. But rigorously defining what is maintainable code is somewhat difficult. However, there are some good guidelines to go by: 1. Maintainable code for web business systems does NOT have the same structure as your legacy mainframe programs. In Natural and COBOL and MAPPER, for example, it is possible to mix the business logic in with the presentation or view (the...

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Legacy system integration

In the world of business, legacy system integration is a topic of intense interest. The basic business processes of many enterprises are managed via an IT systems structure that relies on legacy software, which is a mixed blessing as most managers would put it. Based on technology that is reliable but hard to modify or maintain, legacy software can be quite a challenge to deal with. Unlike other technology that can probably be upgraded without...

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System Integration – When The Old Meets The New

System integration, also simply known as SI, is the process of putting in a new system, which can still relate and communicate with the previous system or systems, be it, or they, simple or exceedingly complicated. System integration is an arduous process, which needs a lot of setting up and development, and an implementation and optimization phase. The one objective of System integration is to solve the problems that are experienced, which...

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