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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Continuous Quality Assurance

    Your business is built on applications. These systems sell your products, manage your inventory and report on your revenue. In fact, your company has millions of customer, partner and employee interactions each year without any human contact at all. So it is imperative that your systems are efficient and perform...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Uplift quality with Requirements Driven Testing

    Most business and IT executives agree that any company that is able to rapidly deliver software of high and predictable quality with minimum budgets enjoys a significant advantage. However, practical experience shows that the challenges associated with software quality remain largely unsolved; despite massive investments in testing automation, only a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Software Quality Management in an On-Demand World

    Because software lives at the core of virtually every business process, corporate performance in today's competitive world is largely measured by the successful development, deployment and ongoing monitoring of high quality software applications. Time-to-market, customer satisfaction, revenue and support costs are all impacted by the decisions made regarding the strategies...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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,...

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  • 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

  • Case Studies // Sep 2008

    Micro Focus Case Study: Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

    In recent years, CSC's Financial Services Group has used Micro Focus Mainframe Express Enterprise Edition to perform development and testing of their VANTAGE-ONE solutions in a Windows environment before delivering the final, mainframe-based solution to clients. Mainframe Express technology enables the development and testing of applications much faster and more...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Operational Cost Reduction Using COBOL and SOA

    Micro Focus provides a wide range of software tools that allows Federal Government agencies to dramatically improve the value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Management and Modernization software enables an agency's or department's applications to respond rapidly to mission changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    IT Modernization: The Choice for Change

    With IT Modernization firmly on the research and conference agendas of industry analysts this year, it is time to look more closely at the issues being highlighted by some of the major commentators, and to consider the many recommendations being made for success in the years ahead. 2008 is set...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Host Access Evolution: Cut Emulation Costs by Evolving Host Acess

    Host access choices range from rich, full-featured, tried and true "Fat" clients running on windows desktops to "Thin" and "Zero footprint" browser-based clients. Evaluating the options and choosing the right solution will save time and money for the organization. To maximize the return on investment (roi) and to stay on...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    SOA and COBOL

    The problem that SOA attempts to solve is that of the reality of control. As programs comprise applications, applications comprise solutions, and solutions comprise IT systems, the odds of a modem IT system being composed of single-source components and data is nil. If one doesn't expect this and design and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Corporate Applications on a Mobile Device Near You: Now Easier Than Ever

    The face of corporate computing has changed dramatically over the last few years. The rapid adoption of Internet technologies has enabled organizations to expand access to corporate applications beyond the boundaries of the traditional networks. In the process, many "Internal use only" applications have been integrated into company-wide intranet applications....

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    SOA-Based Composite Applications With Zero Constraints

    Composite applications are applications that use functionalities from other applications. Since one has the technology to create composite applications today, one does not need to limit the definition in any way. This white paper is about composite applications - composite applications with zero constraints. (Necessary access control and security are...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Protecting Your Host-Based Information Assets

    There are several ways to provide authentication and encryption support for external and internal protection, but one of the more cost-effective can be to use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) link between clients and hosts, whether the clients are external Web clients or Windows-based clients inside the corporate firewall. SSL...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Micro Focus OnWeb for CICS: The Scalable, High-Performance Mainframe Component of Micro Focus OnWeb

    Micro Focus OnWeb for CICS (OWCICS) is a mainframe-resident SOA solution. It fully SOA enables existing CICS transactions (including those implemented with CA-Ideal) as well as common mainframe data sources such as DB2, DL/I and VSAM. OWCICS is seamlessly integrated with Micro Focus's product suite, including Micro Focus OnWeb and...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Leveraging IT Assets to Build Customer-Centric Web Applications

    This paper presumes that one plays a key role in defining the technology strategy for the line-of business organization or IT group. One is reading this paper because he or she or someone in their organization is feeling the competitive need to be doing business over the Web, to be...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Leveraging Core Business Systems With BizTalk Server 2004

    Micro Focus offers a wide range of real-time, bi-directional adapters for Enterprise Information Systems (EISs) and also provides connectivity and adapters for core system integration into BizTalk Server 2004. Micro Focus adapters are designed and built from the ground up in .NET Framework for BizTalk Server 2004. Micro Focus adapters...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Integrating Dealer Systems Via the Web

    One of today's fashionable marketing and management concepts examines and evaluates an organization's customer relationships in terms of its "Customer touchpoints." A touchpoint is any instance where there is either a direct or indirect interaction between the organization and its customers. For example, an electrical utility company would include its...

    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 // Jun 2008

    SOA and COBOL

    The problem that SOA attempts to solve is that of the reality of control. As programs comprise applications, applications comprise solutions, and solutions comprise IT systems, the odds of a modem IT system being composed of single-source components and data is nil. If one doesn't expect this and design and...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Corporate Applications on a Mobile Device Near You: Now Easier Than Ever

    The face of corporate computing has changed dramatically over the last few years. The rapid adoption of Internet technologies has enabled organizations to expand access to corporate applications beyond the boundaries of the traditional networks. In the process, many "Internal use only" applications have been integrated into company-wide intranet applications....

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    SOA-Based Composite Applications With Zero Constraints

    Composite applications are applications that use functionalities from other applications. Since one has the technology to create composite applications today, one does not need to limit the definition in any way. This white paper is about composite applications - composite applications with zero constraints. (Necessary access control and security are...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Protecting Your Host-Based Information Assets

    There are several ways to provide authentication and encryption support for external and internal protection, but one of the more cost-effective can be to use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) link between clients and hosts, whether the clients are external Web clients or Windows-based clients inside the corporate firewall. SSL...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Micro Focus OnWeb for CICS: The Scalable, High-Performance Mainframe Component of Micro Focus OnWeb

    Micro Focus OnWeb for CICS (OWCICS) is a mainframe-resident SOA solution. It fully SOA enables existing CICS transactions (including those implemented with CA-Ideal) as well as common mainframe data sources such as DB2, DL/I and VSAM. OWCICS is seamlessly integrated with Micro Focus's product suite, including Micro Focus OnWeb and...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Leveraging IT Assets to Build Customer-Centric Web Applications

    This paper presumes that one plays a key role in defining the technology strategy for the line-of business organization or IT group. One is reading this paper because he or she or someone in their organization is feeling the competitive need to be doing business over the Web, to be...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Leveraging Core Business Systems With BizTalk Server 2004

    Micro Focus offers a wide range of real-time, bi-directional adapters for Enterprise Information Systems (EISs) and also provides connectivity and adapters for core system integration into BizTalk Server 2004. Micro Focus adapters are designed and built from the ground up in .NET Framework for BizTalk Server 2004. Micro Focus adapters...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Integrating Dealer Systems Via the Web

    One of today's fashionable marketing and management concepts examines and evaluates an organization's customer relationships in terms of its "Customer touchpoints." A touchpoint is any instance where there is either a direct or indirect interaction between the organization and its customers. For example, an electrical utility company would include its...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Micro Focus Incremental SOA

    Incremental SOA is an iterative, four-step process with clearly defined software recommendations for each step. The main goal of Incremental SOA is to empower IT analysts and software developers with the facts, statistics and tools they need to make informed decisions about which services to enable in an SOA project....

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Host Access Evolution: Cut Emulation Costs by Evolving Host Acess

    Host access choices range from rich, full-featured, tried and true "Fat" clients running on windows desktops to "Thin" and "Zero footprint" browser-based clients. Evaluating the options and choosing the right solution will save time and money for the organization. To maximize the return on investment (roi) and to stay on...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Composite Contact Center Solutions

    Faced with the daunting challenge of improving customer service quality while reducing costs, many companies are increasingly turning to new technology solutions to streamline call center processes and optimize customer interactions. The rapid maturity of Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is enabling organizations to extend and integrate corporate applications without the need...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Add Structure to Unstructured Core Data

    Despite the advances in enterprise architectures and integration solutions, the majority of business data still resides in core host systems. The majority of that data is in an unstructured format and unusable outside of the core "Green screen" interface. This white paper demonstrates how to add structure to that data...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Extend, Replace, or Convert Which Is the Best Way Forward for Federal Agency's COBOL Applications?

    Federal IT departments are replete with back office COBOL applications. However, these applications need to be modernized in order to meet changing government mandates. Modernization of Federal IT infrastructure is being driven by changing business requirements such as the demand for cross-agency data exchange, cost management control and the necessity...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Operational Cost Reduction Using COBOL and SOA

    Micro Focus provides a wide range of software tools that allows Federal Government agencies to dramatically improve the value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Management and Modernization software enables an agency's or department's applications to respond rapidly to mission changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • Case Studies // Sep 2008

    Micro Focus Case Study: Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

    In recent years, CSC's Financial Services Group has used Micro Focus Mainframe Express Enterprise Edition to perform development and testing of their VANTAGE-ONE solutions in a Windows environment before delivering the final, mainframe-based solution to clients. Mainframe Express technology enables the development and testing of applications much faster and more...

    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

  • Case Studies // May 2008

    Bancomer Speeds Deployment of Online Financial Services to Over 200,000 Users

    Grupo Financiero Bancomer (GFB) is one of Mexico's leading financial services holding company with total assets of 2.5 billion dollars. Company's challenge was to ensure fast user access and to maintain a competitive edge in the financial services market, Bancomer wanted a standards-based Internet solution that required no client downloads...

    Provided By Micro Focus

  • Case Studies // May 2008

    Beamish & Crawford Doubles Sales Productivity by Streamlining Order Entry Process With Micro Focus OnWeb

    Beamish & Crawford has been brewing and distributing premier beers throughout Ireland and around the world for over 200 years. In today's business climate, midsize companies in particular are struggling with a difficult economy coupled with increasing competitive pressures. Many are looking to reduce expenses, increase efficiencies, and grow revenue...

    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 // Jan 2012

    Continuous Quality Assurance

    Your business is built on applications. These systems sell your products, manage your inventory and report on your revenue. In fact, your company has millions of customer, partner and employee interactions each year without any human contact at all. So it is imperative that your systems are efficient and perform...

    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 // 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 // Jul 2008

    IT Modernization: The Choice for Change

    With IT Modernization firmly on the research and conference agendas of industry analysts this year, it is time to look more closely at the issues being highlighted by some of the major commentators, and to consider the many recommendations being made for success in the years ahead. 2008 is set...

    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 // 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 // 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 // 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