Micro Focus

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  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Get Control of Change

    In this strategy brief, get advice for maintaining control of the software development lifecycle with effective change and configuration management strategies. Learn why a "loose coupling" approach may be the best strategy.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Testing Times in a Mobile World - Infographic

    In this infographic, check out eye-opening stats on the state of mobile apps and technology today, and discover a low-effort, high-ROI way to manage mobile development, testing, and delivery.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    The Cross-Browser Configuration Conundrum

    With the proliferation of available browsers, plus the boom in usage of devices to navigate the Internet, cross-browser testing has become a vital part of website development. Developers must ensure that, no matter which browsers are used to view their website the site will look and function the same way.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Raise Quality Together for Better Software Delivery

    Complexity in software delivery cycles, due to a fast pace of change and new delivery models, presents many challenges -- especially for software testing teams. In this white paper, get advice for requirements validation and testing, and how to adapt to Agile development requirements with automated testing.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Load Testing: The Key to Keeping Business Applications Running

    In this white paper, get an in-depth look at the importance of load testing for dealing with the challenges of peak application loads, learn when it's best to test during the development cycle, and how to achieve optimal performance with load testing.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Delivering Successful Software: The Importance of Precision, Validation, and Control

    Complexity is threatening to derail the software supply chain. The frantic pace of change, driven by mobile, cloud and the rise of the consumer, is forcing organizations into more fragmented ways of working. In this whitepaper, learn how to embrace the flexible processes required for modern software delivery, while underpinning...

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Testing Times for Ecommerce

    For development organizations to remain competitive, their developers and testers require an enterprise-class solution that delivers automated software application performance and load testing. In this whitepaper, learn how to deliver realistic, dependable performance tests across the latest technologies, including front and back-office systems, by simulating loads and network speeds for...

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Drowning in a Sea of Downtime - Infographic

    With your reputation, ROI, and revenue on the line, you can't afford downtime. You need a way to safeguard your applications and websites, ensuring top performance 100% of the time. Check out this infographic for more shocking stats about downtime, and discover a performance management technology that helps you on...

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Escaping the Mainframe Trap

    Mainframe environments have historically been the natural choice to run mission-critical business applications. However, as businesses plan their IT strategies for the next 5-10 years, how much of a role will the mainframe play? CIOs are increasingly questioning whether the mainframe will continue to be a strategic platform in the...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Virtual Mainframe: Migration

    Today's CIOs are increasingly questioning whether the mainframe will continue to be a strategic platform in the future. A recent survey by Standish Group1 showed that while 70% of CIOs consider the mainframe to provide a central, strategic role currently, none consider that the mainframe will be as strategic in...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Virtual Mainframe: Rehost Development

    The reliability and security of mainframe environments have made rehosting development the natural choice for mission-critical business applications. With the majority of mainframe processing power allocated to production and test environments, the mainframe is not the most appropriate platform for ongoing development.

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Guide: Fuel productivity by rehosting development

    The reliability and security of mainframe environments have made rehosting development the natural choice for important business applications. With the majority of mainframe processing power allocated to production and test environments, the mainframe is not the most appropriate platform for ongoing work. Organisations have seen productivity improvements of over 30...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Is it time to replace your mainframe?

    Mainframe environments have long been the platform of choice for mission-critical business applications, but they are unlikely to remain so. Migrating applications to more contemporary platforms is a proven modernisation strategy that reduces costs and makes IT more agile in supporting future business. This Micro Focus white paper examines the...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    CIO challenges: Escaping the mainframe trap

    CIO priorities for 2011 are clear: provide business growth, attract and retain customers and reduce enterprise costs. With these goals in mind, there are a number of strategies that these info chiefs can employ as they consider how to modernise their existing infrastructure. One strategy is getting away from that...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Transforming Business with Enterprise Application Migration

    Mainframe environments have historically been the natural choice to run mission-critical business applications. However, as many mainframes carry very high operating costs running all business transactions on the mainframe often does not make business sense. Organizations are increasingly reviewing the business benefits of migrating applications off the mainframe and onto...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Australian Stud Book

    The Australian Stud Book (ASB), the body responsible for ensuring the integrity of thoroughbred breeding in Australia. The challenge was to reduce IT costs and increase developer productivity through mainframe migration and extension to the web, allowing online registration facilities for breeders and owners with online search of the ASB...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Enterprise Application Modernization: Performance of Micro Focus Serveron Microsoft Windows Server 2003

    This paper is aimed at business professionals (CIO's and IT managers) who manage mainframe legacy information systems, and who are interested in solving certain Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) issues involved in their systems. This paper will examine the performance aspects of re-hosting. Knowledge of the value and importance to...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Business Rules And Gap Analysis: Discovery And Management Of Business Rules Avoids Business Disruptions

    Gap analysis is a powerful tool for making strategic decisions regarding the merger or retirement of applications, as well as for obtaining detailed information to be used in future customization projects. To accelerate the process, users must take advantage of technology that automates the process. Software that allows users both...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Are You Ready for Economic Bounce Back?

    This paper examines the concept that preparing for economic recovery is not something that can wait; it is something that businesses should plan for now. It will introduce enterprise application modernization strategies that can be considered within any organization and will also emphasize that the importance of forward thinking and...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Acucobol and RM/COBOL Roadmap - What's Next?

    Micro Focus is committed to providing an easy path forward for all COBOL users. The communities of users for ACUCOBOL and RM/COBOL are, as this paper will show, in an ideal place to: continue using their existing technology, enhance and modernize their existing applications, take advantage of modern technologies such...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Understanding the Applications That Run Your Business

    This paper discusses how complexity creates misalignment between business operations and the enterprise applications that automate them. It will explore how business intelligence about these applications overcomes complexity and boosts operational flexibility, control, and efficiency. The paper will show how a repository of business intelligence can be reused by users...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Tesco Migrates Crucial Mainframe Applications to Create a Common Operating Model That Can Be Quickly Deployed Anywhere in the World

    The retail giant Tesco has aggressive plans for global growth and has expanded its international presence significantly, including penetration of the huge US market. A key element in its expansion plan is its common operating model, which called for crucial mainframe applications to be modernized to run on standardized platforms...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Data Security in Development & Testing

    An overlooked threat to the safeguarding of an organization's sensitive and confidential data is the vulnerability of personal and business information used for testing and application development. Organizations may think their test data is immune from data security threats because testing occurs in a non-production environment. However, test environments are...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Requirements Definition and Management - The Corner Stone of Quality Software

    Building a strong link between requirements definition and management and the quality process is a critical success factor in achieving successful project delivery - and saving those IT dollars. This relationship should be like a casing enclosing the project from start to finish: containing it, optimizing accuracy of requirements, maximizing...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Strategic Host Access Evolution: Cost Savings and Productivity Through Evolution

    Traditionally host access choices ranged from "Green screen" clients running on windows desktops to browser-based clients. Given the maturity of the terminal emulation market and the years of development gone into these products, customers are given more choices when it comes to host access. Evaluating the options and choosing the...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Improving Customer Value Through Greater Insight Into Your ISV Applications

    This paper explores how the sophistication of the applications ISVs develop can lead to unintended impacts on customers as well as on internal development. The paper discusses how one can confront complexity internally to improve efficiency and control. It also shows proven ways to confront complexity in clients to ensure...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Productive and Secure Application Testing

    Recent publicity surrounding security breaches in both private enterprises and the public sector has emphasized the need to ensure that all data held by organizations is only used in a legal and compliant manner. While live systems typically already incorporate access controls of many types, the security of access to...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Micro Focus Agile Testing Survey Results 2008

    This paper contains primary research data collected at the EuroStar Software Testing event held in Den Hague, Holland, on 11th to 13th November. The survey was given to attendees regardless of whether they used, or were aware of, Agile software delivery methods. In total, 217 respondents completed the survey from...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    Scandinavian Airlines Modernize Business Intelligence Capabilities While Lowering Costs by Re-Using Existing Applications

    SAS needed to provide better business intelligence reporting and improved adhoc analysis capabilities by providing real time data access while reducing costs. SAS approached Micro Focus as it offered a variety of low risk approaches to Application Modernization. After discussing the options, SAS decided to modernize the BI capability by...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Safeguarding the Corporate IT Assets

    The option to replace or rewrite core IT applications is often risky and expensive - undesirable at any time, but brought into sharp focus during a recession. There is another option - the modernisation of existing IT systems. With effective assessment and modernisation, businesses can identify where value lies in...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    OCDS to Server Express Product Evolution

    Micro Focus Server Express is designed specifically for performance and reliability to support high-volume transaction processing applications and is the successor to Micro Focus Object COBOL Developer Suite. It accelerates enterprise COBOL application performance, providing the fastest ever Micro Focus COBOL product for UNIX and Linux. By remaining with OCDS,...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Enterprise Cloud Services: Deriving Business Value From Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is the next computing platform paradigm shift and refers to Internet-based development and use of computer technology. The cloud is a metaphor for the Internet and is an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it conceals. It is a style of computing in which users access technology-enabled services from...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Governing IT to Maximise Value: IT Governance for Compliance, Risk Management and Cost Reduction

    With a constant need to maintain and advance market position, today's corporations continue to invest significant resources in the development of intangible assets such as their intellectual capital, operational information and the technical capabilities to process and exploit them. Software applications remain the most costly and longest lived of all...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Get Control of Change

    In this strategy brief, get advice for maintaining control of the software development lifecycle with effective change and configuration management strategies. Learn why a "loose coupling" approach may be the best strategy.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Testing Times in a Mobile World - Infographic

    In this infographic, check out eye-opening stats on the state of mobile apps and technology today, and discover a low-effort, high-ROI way to manage mobile development, testing, and delivery.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    The Cross-Browser Configuration Conundrum

    With the proliferation of available browsers, plus the boom in usage of devices to navigate the Internet, cross-browser testing has become a vital part of website development. Developers must ensure that, no matter which browsers are used to view their website the site will look and function the same way.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Raise Quality Together for Better Software Delivery

    Complexity in software delivery cycles, due to a fast pace of change and new delivery models, presents many challenges -- especially for software testing teams. In this white paper, get advice for requirements validation and testing, and how to adapt to Agile development requirements with automated testing.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Load Testing: The Key to Keeping Business Applications Running

    In this white paper, get an in-depth look at the importance of load testing for dealing with the challenges of peak application loads, learn when it's best to test during the development cycle, and how to achieve optimal performance with load testing.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Delivering Successful Software: The Importance of Precision, Validation, and Control

    Complexity is threatening to derail the software supply chain. The frantic pace of change, driven by mobile, cloud and the rise of the consumer, is forcing organizations into more fragmented ways of working. In this whitepaper, learn how to embrace the flexible processes required for modern software delivery, while underpinning...

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Testing Times for Ecommerce

    For development organizations to remain competitive, their developers and testers require an enterprise-class solution that delivers automated software application performance and load testing. In this whitepaper, learn how to deliver realistic, dependable performance tests across the latest technologies, including front and back-office systems, by simulating loads and network speeds for...

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Drowning in a Sea of Downtime - Infographic

    With your reputation, ROI, and revenue on the line, you can't afford downtime. You need a way to safeguard your applications and websites, ensuring top performance 100% of the time. Check out this infographic for more shocking stats about downtime, and discover a performance management technology that helps you on...

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Enterprise Cloud Services: Deriving Business Value From Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is the next computing platform paradigm shift and refers to Internet-based development and use of computer technology. The cloud is a metaphor for the Internet and is an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it conceals. It is a style of computing in which users access technology-enabled services from...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Are You Ready for Economic Bounce Back?

    This paper examines the concept that preparing for economic recovery is not something that can wait; it is something that businesses should plan for now. It will introduce enterprise application modernization strategies that can be considered within any organization and will also emphasize that the importance of forward thinking and...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Acucobol and RM/COBOL Roadmap - What's Next?

    Micro Focus is committed to providing an easy path forward for all COBOL users. The communities of users for ACUCOBOL and RM/COBOL are, as this paper will show, in an ideal place to: continue using their existing technology, enhance and modernize their existing applications, take advantage of modern technologies such...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Productive and Secure Application Testing

    Recent publicity surrounding security breaches in both private enterprises and the public sector has emphasized the need to ensure that all data held by organizations is only used in a legal and compliant manner. While live systems typically already incorporate access controls of many types, the security of access to...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Data Security in Development & Testing

    An overlooked threat to the safeguarding of an organization's sensitive and confidential data is the vulnerability of personal and business information used for testing and application development. Organizations may think their test data is immune from data security threats because testing occurs in a non-production environment. However, test environments are...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Requirements Definition and Management - The Corner Stone of Quality Software

    Building a strong link between requirements definition and management and the quality process is a critical success factor in achieving successful project delivery - and saving those IT dollars. This relationship should be like a casing enclosing the project from start to finish: containing it, optimizing accuracy of requirements, maximizing...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Micro Focus Agile Testing Survey Results 2008

    This paper contains primary research data collected at the EuroStar Software Testing event held in Den Hague, Holland, on 11th to 13th November. The survey was given to attendees regardless of whether they used, or were aware of, Agile software delivery methods. In total, 217 respondents completed the survey from...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Improving Customer Value Through Greater Insight Into Your ISV Applications

    This paper explores how the sophistication of the applications ISVs develop can lead to unintended impacts on customers as well as on internal development. The paper discusses how one can confront complexity internally to improve efficiency and control. It also shows proven ways to confront complexity in clients to ensure...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Strategic Host Access Evolution: Cost Savings and Productivity Through Evolution

    Traditionally host access choices ranged from "Green screen" clients running on windows desktops to browser-based clients. Given the maturity of the terminal emulation market and the years of development gone into these products, customers are given more choices when it comes to host access. Evaluating the options and choosing the...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Understanding the Applications That Run Your Business

    This paper discusses how complexity creates misalignment between business operations and the enterprise applications that automate them. It will explore how business intelligence about these applications overcomes complexity and boosts operational flexibility, control, and efficiency. The paper will show how a repository of business intelligence can be reused by users...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Safeguarding the Corporate IT Assets

    The option to replace or rewrite core IT applications is often risky and expensive - undesirable at any time, but brought into sharp focus during a recession. There is another option - the modernisation of existing IT systems. With effective assessment and modernisation, businesses can identify where value lies in...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    OCDS to Server Express Product Evolution

    Micro Focus Server Express is designed specifically for performance and reliability to support high-volume transaction processing applications and is the successor to Micro Focus Object COBOL Developer Suite. It accelerates enterprise COBOL application performance, providing the fastest ever Micro Focus COBOL product for UNIX and Linux. By remaining with OCDS,...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Governing IT to Maximise Value: IT Governance for Compliance, Risk Management and Cost Reduction

    With a constant need to maintain and advance market position, today's corporations continue to invest significant resources in the development of intangible assets such as their intellectual capital, operational information and the technical capabilities to process and exploit them. Software applications remain the most costly and longest lived of all...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Business Rules And Gap Analysis: Discovery And Management Of Business Rules Avoids Business Disruptions

    Gap analysis is a powerful tool for making strategic decisions regarding the merger or retirement of applications, as well as for obtaining detailed information to be used in future customization projects. To accelerate the process, users must take advantage of technology that automates the process. Software that allows users both...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Transforming Business with Enterprise Application Migration

    Mainframe environments have historically been the natural choice to run mission-critical business applications. However, as many mainframes carry very high operating costs running all business transactions on the mainframe often does not make business sense. Organizations are increasingly reviewing the business benefits of migrating applications off the mainframe and onto...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Enterprise Application Modernization: Performance of Micro Focus Serveron Microsoft Windows Server 2003

    This paper is aimed at business professionals (CIO's and IT managers) who manage mainframe legacy information systems, and who are interested in solving certain Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) issues involved in their systems. This paper will examine the performance aspects of re-hosting. Knowledge of the value and importance to...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    Scandinavian Airlines Modernize Business Intelligence Capabilities While Lowering Costs by Re-Using Existing Applications

    SAS needed to provide better business intelligence reporting and improved adhoc analysis capabilities by providing real time data access while reducing costs. SAS approached Micro Focus as it offered a variety of low risk approaches to Application Modernization. After discussing the options, SAS decided to modernize the BI capability by...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Tesco Migrates Crucial Mainframe Applications to Create a Common Operating Model That Can Be Quickly Deployed Anywhere in the World

    The retail giant Tesco has aggressive plans for global growth and has expanded its international presence significantly, including penetration of the huge US market. A key element in its expansion plan is its common operating model, which called for crucial mainframe applications to be modernized to run on standardized platforms...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Australian Stud Book

    The Australian Stud Book (ASB), the body responsible for ensuring the integrity of thoroughbred breeding in Australia. The challenge was to reduce IT costs and increase developer productivity through mainframe migration and extension to the web, allowing online registration facilities for breeders and owners with online search of the ASB...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Guide: Fuel productivity by rehosting development

    The reliability and security of mainframe environments have made rehosting development the natural choice for important business applications. With the majority of mainframe processing power allocated to production and test environments, the mainframe is not the most appropriate platform for ongoing work. Organisations have seen productivity improvements of over 30...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Is it time to replace your mainframe?

    Mainframe environments have long been the platform of choice for mission-critical business applications, but they are unlikely to remain so. Migrating applications to more contemporary platforms is a proven modernisation strategy that reduces costs and makes IT more agile in supporting future business. This Micro Focus white paper examines the...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    CIO challenges: Escaping the mainframe trap

    CIO priorities for 2011 are clear: provide business growth, attract and retain customers and reduce enterprise costs. With these goals in mind, there are a number of strategies that these info chiefs can employ as they consider how to modernise their existing infrastructure. One strategy is getting away from that...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Escaping the Mainframe Trap

    Mainframe environments have historically been the natural choice to run mission-critical business applications. However, as businesses plan their IT strategies for the next 5-10 years, how much of a role will the mainframe play? CIOs are increasingly questioning whether the mainframe will continue to be a strategic platform in the...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Virtual Mainframe: Migration

    Today's CIOs are increasingly questioning whether the mainframe will continue to be a strategic platform in the future. A recent survey by Standish Group1 showed that while 70% of CIOs consider the mainframe to provide a central, strategic role currently, none consider that the mainframe will be as strategic in...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Virtual Mainframe: Rehost Development

    The reliability and security of mainframe environments have made rehosting development the natural choice for mission-critical business applications. With the majority of mainframe processing power allocated to production and test environments, the mainframe is not the most appropriate platform for ongoing development.

    Provided By Micro Focus