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9 Mainframe Statistics That May Surprise You

August 7, 2020

Interesting perspective from our CCO, Mr. Herman Eggink: Reading this article the other day: 9 Mainframe Statistics That May Surprise You, https://www.precisely.com/blog/ma [...]

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Cloud Migration

July 8, 2020

Mainframe to Cloud migration Technology is evolving quickly and is essential for organizations to gain marketshare and improve efficiency. Moving mainframe to Cloud is [...]

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Mainframe migration

July 8, 2020

About a decade ago, the estimated mainframe install base was in excess of 30,000 installations. Today, there are less than 10,000 left. Some of this decline happened as a r [...]

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The right partner

July 8, 2020

A legacy transformation or modernization process can only be completed with the right partner to guide and assist you along the way. A partner that has the experience, the [...]

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Security Management Letter

July 6, 2020

Asysco is very happy to announce that Access42, renowned cybersecurity expert, has released its security management letter indicating Asysco has completely mitigated the cr [...]

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ATC Chicago 2020 postponed

July 3, 2020

At the beginning of the year, we announced that our annual Asysco Technology Conference would be from the 20th to the 22nd of October, in Chicago. Since then, the COVID-19 [...]

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Transform your enterprise into an agile, innovative and future-proof business

May 27, 2020

Meet Asysco through our new released overview video. We transition your mainframe to modern cloud platforms, quickly, reliably and cost-effectively, future-proofing your bus [...]

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Mainframe and pandemic – how to modernise safely and securely

May 18, 2020

Never has it been more important to keep track of your legacy applications. When Covid-19 appeared it changed a lot of things in our lives. For example, schools and workpl [...]

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USA Government Legacy systems are suffering from Corona virus

April 22, 2020

The Coronavirus holds our entire world in a tight grip. Many businesses have shut down, while hundreds of thousands of people are directly affected by the virus, leaving mi [...]

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Transforming an organization’s mainframe application can be risky, but it does not have to be

April 15, 2020

5 reasons why Asysco is the preferred mainframe modernization partner: Extensive experience in the mainframe migration field Asysco has been around for over 40 years. Ever [...]

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Part II: Dealing with the unexpected, TOGETHER, a project delivery perspective

April 14, 2020

I promised a 2nd update. I hope you and your family enjoyed the extended Easter Weekend. It was nice to spend quality time with mine and the good weather certainly helped [...]

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The sky is not the limit, transforming faster and easier from mainframe to cloud

April 9, 2020

Although Cloud computing has been around for some time and has been widely adopted, many large organizations do not completely comprehend the benefits and cost savings tha [...]

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Dealing with the unexpected, TOGETHER, a project delivery perspective

April 8, 2020

My name is Rob Lawrence, Chief Project Officer at Asysco. As part of our knowledge and experience sharing, I want to take you through what we have done over the first two w [...]

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Dealing with the unexpected, TOGETHER, a Life Insurance CTO’s perspective

April 8, 2020

My name is Charlie Allen, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company located in Jackson, Mississippi. Herman Eggink reached to [...]

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Today, 1st of April 2020, 41 years in business and ….

April 1, 2020

  …still going strong…   [...]

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Dealing with the unexpected, TOGETHER

March 25, 2020

Over the past couple of weeks, pretty much the entire world has had to change its way of working due to complete lock downs, social distancing or any other measure in place [...]

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Solving the mainframe risks

February 26, 2020

Contrary to what people have been claiming for years, the mainframe is still alive. Not from a luxury position but because in most of the cases it is running complex, custo [...]

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The Texas A&M University System has chosen Asysco and its partner Anubex to migrate its remaining IBM mainframe applications

January 7, 2020

We are very happy to announce that The Texas A&M University System has chosen Asysco and its partner Anubex, to migrate its remaining IBM mainframe applications.  The [...]

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Digital Business-transformation delivers Vivat growth thanks to the use of powerful new technologies.

December 19, 2019

The Asysco mainframe migration project was the first vital step of Vivat towards their goal to create a fully agile organisation. Besides cutting cost, the migration also i [...]

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Quantum computing: entering the Matrix

November 28, 2019

In the film the Matrix, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill by rebel leader Morpheus. In the movie, the red pill represented an u [...]

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Platform economy and the role of the mainframe

November 12, 2019

Our economy is going through a revolution, a digital revolution that goes beyond anything we have experienced before. New disruptive technologies are rapidly creating new o [...]

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Why emulating a mainframe is a 20th-century solution to a 21st-century problem

October 29, 2019

Many companies offer solutions aimed at replicating the IBM mainframe ecosystem on x86. Some solutions, previously Platform Solutions Inc (aka PSI, https://www-03.ibm.com/ [...]

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6 Major Mainframe Migration Project challenges and how to avoid them

September 20, 2019

Interview with migration veteran and Chief Project Officer Rob Lawrence The mainframe is usually at the heart of the business. The mainframes that are still in use today mo [...]

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CIO’s greatest concerns around legacy transformation

September 13, 2019

Along with the rise of the digital transformation era the role of the CIO has changed quite a bit over the past years. Along with keeping fully up-to-date with the emerging [...]

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How to deal with Dark and Dirty data in a legacy migration project

August 28, 2019

The amount of data we create every day is mind-blowing. According to a Forbes report of May 2018, at that time the daily amount of data was 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, a [...]

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Modern Woodmen: Mainframe Migration lessons learned and key advice

August 16, 2019

Modern Woodmen of America is one of the largest fraternal benefit societies in the United States, with more than 750,000 members. Total assets reached $16.17 billion in 201 [...]

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‘Keep the lights on’ strategy and the death of Digital transformation

July 17, 2019

It is kind of old news that companies that invest in IT transformation are more successful, innovative and more agile. However, although 80% of IT decision makers are well a [...]

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IT migration: Trading old for new

June 7, 2019

Businesses have been run on computers since the 1970s. It is no wonder then that businesses that help firms move from so-called ‘legacy’ systems, to newer, more efficien [...]

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Trust, key to success in legacy transformation projects

June 4, 2019

The human factor Trust, key to success in legacy transformation projects! Trust is hard to gain but easy to lose. Trust is the key concept that makes or breaks a legacy tra [...]

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Software programmers; shoemaker’s children with holes in their shoes?

May 31, 2019

On O’Reilly.com Mike Loukides wrote an article about the next generation of programming tools commenting on a Quora post written by Alan Kay. In his article Loukides [...]

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Statens tjänstepensionsverk (SPV) has selected Asysco and Fujitsu to migrate its IBM mainframe

May 24, 2019

We are very happy to announce that Statens tjänstepensionsverk (SPV), the Swedish National Government Employee Pensions Board, has selected Asysco and Fujitsu to migrate it [...]

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SPB’s Financial Flow Management successfully went live on Asysco’s AMT LION

May 23, 2019

SPB is the European leader in affinity insurance and services with over 50 million customers and offices in 17 countries. Their headquarters are in Le Havre, France. The com [...]

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Into the DARQ

May 17, 2019

In Accenture’s annual tech trend report: Technology vision of 2019, new technologies are described that are catalysts for change in the post-digital era. These are Distri [...]

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Process leading in digital transformation era

May 10, 2019

In the years to come digital transformation will remain a key focus. According to the IDC Worldwide semiannual digital transformation spending guide, worldwide digital tran [...]

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European Technology Strategy

May 7, 2019

There must be a European technology strategy, says the Dutch political party D66 in the Dutch newspaper ‘het Financieel Dagblad’. European tech companies must be able t [...]

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Code Crankers of the 21st Century

April 15, 2019

As modern technology evolves there’s ever more code out there. Informationisbeautiful.net recently published an interesting graph about the number of lines of code it [...]

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Banca del Ceresio has gone live on AMT LION

April 9, 2019

October 2017, during the Asysco Technology Conference in Alkmaar, Banca del Ceresio SA decided to move forward with a migration of their Unisys Libra system to Asysco’s A [...]

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A complex mainframe migration can also be fun….

April 2, 2019

The video interview below, “Between two Ferns euh Farms”, is with Stephen Agostinelli (PMO) of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company (SFBLI) and the Asysco Chief P [...]

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Be competitive, embrace IT Transformation

March 27, 2019

More than 80% of IT decision-makers say if they don’t embrace IT Transformation, their companies won’t be competitive. They must deploy infrastructure solutions t [...]

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The Trump administration recognises how legacy is impeding innovation.

March 26, 2019

The Trump administration recognises how legacy is impeding innovation. Not just impede. More like downright obstruct. Recently US president Donald Trump’s administration r [...]

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Stop flushing billions down the drain

March 21, 2019

How to prevent money-wasting Government IT failures Over the last decade, legacy modernization has become a hot topic for government IT organizations. In this era of digita [...]

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Mature Nordic industry players lead digital transformation journey

February 15, 2019

Over the last few years we’ve been told that tech disruptors displace established technologies and shake up industries, changing end-user experience by introducing gr [...]

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Strategic decision SFBLI to move away from COBOL to .NET

February 5, 2019

Interview Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance (SFBLI) taken during the annual Asysco Technology Conference in New York, October 2018. “We have been a mainframe shop fo [...]

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Gleaner Life Insurance Society contracts Asysco

January 9, 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Gleaner Life Insurance Society (Michigan, USA)  has become an Asysco customer. Gleaner is a fraternal life insurance company and partic [...]

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The deceiving appearances of a lift & shift migration

December 14, 2018

Trying to fit old furniture in a new house As IT budget are limited, IT organizations always try to get maximum value from its projects. In that respect, simply lifting-and [...]

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Asysco’s Dun & Bradstreet Evaluation

November 22, 2018

Asysco recently scored a very high 96 out of 100 in the Open Ratings past performance evaluation, putting Asysco in the top quintile in our industry. The score was based on [...]

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Who’s right about the future of mainframe?

November 19, 2018

Who’s right about the future of mainframe? With the new Z14 series IBM continues to strongly focus on mainframe. They are certain that mainframe is not only here to stay [...]

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The competitive ‘edge’

October 29, 2018

The competitive ‘edge’ The unstoppable growth of IoT will lead to severe ‘traffic’ challenges. The huge amount of data produced by network devices w [...]

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CBBS has successfully gone live

October 18, 2018

Dutch payroll processor CBBS has successfully gone live today with its migrated system. CBBS migrated, with the help of Asysco and its AMT solution, from Micro Focus COBOL [...]

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Bye Bye mainframe

October 5, 2018

Bye Bye mainframe Report of a cut-over weekend A little background This project encompassed a migration from an OS 2200 COBOL application of over 5 million lines of code, 3 [...]

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10 Tips for a smooth mainframe migration project

September 4, 2018

Over the years, many of our customers have gone through large, complex and challenging mainframe migration projects. All of which have successfully been completed. OTP Bank [...]

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L’assureur français SPB fait ses adieux au Serveur Central Unisys et passe au nuage Azure avec la solution Asysco

September 3, 2018

SPB, leader européen d’assurance affinitaire et de services, a choisi Asysco pour migrer de leur serveur central Unisys et pour déployer complètement le système migré [...]

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How reliable are tech prophecies?

August 6, 2018

Already for ages predictions of our technological future have been made. Many did not come true but there were also many that were stunningly accurate. Below we have listed [...]

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DevOps on the rise; majority of organizations are implementing

March 13, 2018

According to Forrester’s 2017 Q1 Global DevOps Benchmark Online Survey, 50% of organizations are implementing DevOps, while 13% have already implemented it and anothe [...]

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Computable: VIVAT parts with mainframe

February 9, 2018

A painless migration With the help of Asysco and TCS, insurance group VIVAT, located in Amstelveen and Alkmaar, the Netherlands, migrated its obsolete Unisys mainframe to a [...]

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Disruption in insurance: not a matter of ‘if’ but a matter of ‘when’

January 29, 2018

In an interview on the digital insurance agenda, AXA Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Digital Officer Amelie Oudea Castera talks about the challenges of delivering the Dig [...]

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Technology trends 2018 and the impact of legacy

January 5, 2018

2017 marked the start of a true digital transformation, which will further expand and materialize in 2018. According to several trend-watchers around the world, these are t [...]

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Computable: Asysco helps insurer with mainframe migration

October 5, 2017

Insurer VIVAT successfully completed the migration of a Unisys Libra mainframe to a Microsoft SQL environment. This migration enables VIVAT to implement future innovations [...]

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Gartner: datacenter growth negatively impacts server market

September 25, 2017

According to Gartner, the data center system segment is expected to grow by 0.3 percent in 2017. While this is up from negative growth in 2016, the segment is experiencing a [...]

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Consequenses of the Micro Focus HPE reverse takeover

September 12, 2017

Author: Herman Eggink, Asysco CCO           Let’s say you’ve chosen your “flavor” of Micro Focus COBOL and you’re currently enjoying the [...]

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The best of both worlds

August 4, 2017

Cobol has been declared dead numerous times over the last decade but is still alive and kicking. Something that cannot be said about the Cobol workforce. Every day, about 1 [...]

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Top 5 retail trends 2017 – 2018

July 17, 2017

Top 5 retail trends 2017-2018 Flexible stores The number of traditional stores is decreasing but there’s an increase in non-traditional concepts like pop-up-stores and m [...]

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Legacy system modernization key in accomplishing Digital Government

July 13, 2017

Governments worldwide still heavily depend on legacy technology. In fact, approximately three-quarters of all IT related budgets are spent on keeping legacy technology runni [...]

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Legacy systems & the Internet of Things

June 9, 2017

Are you ready to jump on the IoT train? Internet of Things (IoT) is the next megatrend. The 1990s’ fixed internet wave connected 1 billion users while the 2000s’ mobile [...]

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Bridging the gap with Legacy Modernization

May 29, 2017

Contrary to what we thought, cost is typically not the main driver for modernizing Legacy systems. Surely, it is costly to run and maintain a mainframe environment. The una [...]

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Truly remarkable customers

March 27, 2017

In our 38 years of existence, we have had the honor to work with many great customers. Organizations that strive to not only make a profit but who actively contribute to ma [...]

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Save cost, gain agility

February 8, 2017

On average, a company spends between 60% and 80% of the IT budget on maintaining existing systems instead of on new developments. Half of these costs are related to the tim [...]

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No place for legacy systems in Insurtech

January 11, 2017

The insurance landscape has changed drastically over the last few years. As Insurance thought leader Matteo Carbone states in his article: ‘The future of insurance is [...]

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Facing the legacy challenge

August 31, 2016

When your system has always served your critical business processes and helped to build a firm market position it can be hard to refer to it as legacy, a word that feels c [...]

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Legacy transformation in InsurTech: dealing with legacy without losing business

July 7, 2016

Many insurance companies still run their core administration applications on legacy systems. Everything that could easily be replaced, has been replaced. What’s left are [...]

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Succesful go-live at University of the Western Cape

June 24, 2016

The University of the Western Cape (Capetown, South Africa) leaves an outdated legacy environment behind and embraces a future-proof solution The scope of the project was th [...]

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Win IT together

May 13, 2016

A Legacy Transformation project as the perfect catalyst for leveraging DevOps By Jayson B. Goldman As an IT Leader, you may be responsible for a house divided when it comes [...]

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Are you better off staying with your mainframe?

March 25, 2016

It’s been running your mission critical systems for 15+ years (maybe 30+…) but now may be the time to consider your options. With the amount of time and effort invested [...]

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Computable: Legacy systems are a business risk

March 7, 2016

Swedish Transport Agency says farewell to Unisys mainframe after forty years Computable NL – Rik Sanders For over forty years the Swedish Transport Agency (STA) used [...]

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Swedish Transport Agency is modernizing its mainframe environment

January 29, 2016

Together with Fujitsu Sweden, Asysco is currently implementing an IT environment modernization project with the Swedish Transport Agency. This is one of the largest moder [...]

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Computable: “Asysco: Investing in Legacy is pointless”.

January 11, 2016

Article in Dutch IT Magazine Computable about the legacy dilemma, mainframe alternatives and the open door to new technology. Most Cobol is connected to mainframe and Unix [...]

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Computable: “Asysco sees growth in migration IBM mainframes”.

January 11, 2016

Article in Dutch IT magazine Computable about legacy transformation and Asysco’s move to IBM mainframe migrations. Migration specialist Asysco from Coevorden, the Netherla [...]

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Preventing mainframe migration nightmares

December 31, 2015

Alarming news about major mainframe legacy IT migration failures has featured regularly in the world’s media recently. Migrating mission-critical applications from mainfr [...]

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Real Time

November 17, 2015

Legacy Transformation helps Retail companies keep up with new technologies “Keeping aging legacy retail systems running, especially when they’re locked into [...]

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Is it ‘Migration’, ‘Modernization’ or ‘Transformation’ when it comes to addressing Legacy Systems?

November 17, 2015

Spending time discussing solutions for Legacy Systems often involves using a lingo where certain words may not mean the same thing to different people. One example is that [...]

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Unlocking value from legacy systems

October 26, 2015

Legacy transformation rather than simply replatforming In the October edition of OnWindows, Microsoft’s quarterly enterprise customer magazine, Asysco COO Herman Eggi [...]

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The future of COBOL

October 21, 2015

Action time! When developing your future plans, it is a good idea to take a close look at your current COBOL applications and consider the following: Today COBOL has an out [...]

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Asysco launches AMT COBOL

October 8, 2015

Asysco has added a new common business-oriented language (AMT COBOL) transformation engine to its Asysco AMT Framework for legacy migration and transformation. AMT COBO [...]

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Why government agencies benefit from transforming legacy

September 16, 2015

Many government agencies are still bound to legacy systems. Systems that hold them back, make it difficult for them to embrace new technologies. At the same time, their COB [...]

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Mainframe and the Internet of Things

March 10, 2015

Are you ready to jump on the IoT train? A recent report of Goldman Sachs Group states that the Internet of Things (IoT) is the next megatrend. The 1990s’ fixed internet w [...]

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