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ALSO CALLED: Basic COBOL, Common Business Oriented Language
DEFINITION: Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) was a pioneer of computer science. Hopper is generally credited with developments that led to COBOL, the programming language for business applications on which the world's largest corporations ran for more than a generation. By the time of her death, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper had made many contributions to the field of software engineering and was arguably the world's  … 
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COBOL Reports
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Migrating Legacy Custom Applications to Scale-Up x86 Server
sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® processor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes in greater detail the current challenges that customers face and the benefits of rehosting legacy custom applications onto scale-up x86 servers.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

HP and Intel® Xeon® processor

Enterprise COBOL 5.1—Where Tradition Meets Innovation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Despite its age, COBOL remains one of the most popular languages for developing business applications. But when it comes to modernizing your applications and improving performance, what support does COBOL provide? Find out in this article, and get an overview of benefits of the latest version of COBOL running on IBM System z.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013


Survival guide to PACBASE ™ end-of-life
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: With the news of Pacbase's 2015 retirement, many organizations must find an alternative application strategy. This resource outlines your options in the post-Pacbase world, and offers advice and recommendations for realizing continued application success.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Micro Focus Visual COBOL
sponsored by Micro Focus
VIDEO: Watch this videocast to learn how it is bringing the productivity of modern, industry-leading integrated development environments (IDEs) to COBOL, including the ability to deploy key business-critical COBOL applications to Windows 7, .NET, JVM and the cloud.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 22 Aug 2012

Micro Focus

Visual COBOL Application Development Environment for Visual Studio
sponsored by Micro Focus
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Visual COBOL provides the most modern integrated COBOL application development environment in the industry. It combines the leading development environments (Eclipse and/or Visual Studio) with the most significant COBOL update of the last decade.
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 22 Aug 2012

Micro Focus

How They Do It in Switzerland…Outsource the Code, Insource the Quality: McCabe IQ Analyzes and Visualizes Software Quality in Critical International Financial Systems
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Given the competitive marketplace, evaluating source code analysis tools can be overwhelming. This case study highlights one recommended offering, the quality indicators it provided, and the results one organization achieved after implementing it.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Updating Rules for COBOL Generated Code to Use CICS Channels and Containers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: An organization’s success depends largely upon its ability to respond quickly to today’s complex, ever changing markets and regulatory climate. Read this publication to learn more about IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 07 Jul 2011


Updating Rules for COBOL Generated Code to Use CICS Channels and Containers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Businesses today need a Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) solution that supports business changes and cycles far more effectively than traditional methods and takes direct advantage of business expertise. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for anyone who is interested in learning more about IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL.
Posted: 12 Dec 2010 | Published: 12 Dec 2010


Scandinavian Airlines Modernize Business Intelligence Capabilities While Lowering Costs by Re-using Existing Applications
sponsored by Micro Focus, Ltd
CASE STUDY: Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is the largest airline in Scandinavia. SAS need to provide better business intelligence reporting and improved adhoc analysis capabilities by providing real time data access while reducing costs.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Oct 2009

Micro Focus, Ltd

Marin County Upgrades Tax System While Reducing the Costs of the Mainframe
sponsored by Micro Focus, Ltd
CASE STUDY: The property tax system for Marin County, California, was increasingly expensive to maintain; furthermore, it was not possible to integrate it with newer modern technologies. Read this case study to learn how they updated and modernized this critical application without losing valuable IT assets embedded in the current system.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Oct 2009

Micro Focus, Ltd

HCL Insurance BPO Services Transforms Its Mainframe Environment to Reduce Costs by 75% and Improve Service Performance
sponsored by Micro Focus, Ltd
CASE STUDY: Following a Business Process Outsourcing agreement for the administration of Life and Pension products, HCL Insurance BPO Services, undertook a full analysis of the inherited infrastructure. A risk was identified with the third party mainframe used to host its CAPSIL insurance application.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Oct 2009

Micro Focus, Ltd

Case Study: DaimlerChrysler South Africa - Migrating Mission Critical Application Achieving Over 50% Cost Savings and Improving Service Levels
sponsored by Micro Focus, Ltd
CASE STUDY: In October 2003, DaimlerChrysler South Africa decided that significant cost savings could be achieved by migrating its mission critical systems onto a contemporary low cost platform and in the process remove the mainframe. This case study presents the challenges the company faced as well as the solution and benefits achieved.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Oct 2009

Micro Focus, Ltd

Enrich the Decisioning of Your COBOL Applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules and IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL, you can externalize and manage the business rules in your organization’s COBOL applications without disruption or a major development project. Furthermore, you can use the externalized rules as decision services within an SOA strategy.
Posted: 02 Dec 2008 | Published: 15 Mar 2008


IT Takes Virtualization to Make an Agile Infrastructure
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how AMD's ecosystem partners are adapting their software to take advantage of new virtualization extensions. It also explores the future of virtual technology, and assesses its impact on the industry in years to come.
Posted: 04 Nov 2008 | Published: 22 Aug 2008


Modernizing System i Applications: The Integration Architecture
sponsored by Databorough
WHITE PAPER: Refactoring legacy applications on the System i into modern architecture is the biggest challenge in business software today. Read this white paper to get the information necessary to achieving this strategic objective.
Posted: 04 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007


Exploiting Enterprise Generation Language for Business Oriented Developers
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: The paper goes on to present more details of EGL as it pertains to building applications. Finally, it provides some insight into the architecture behind an EGL-based application. After reading this article, you should have a good understand...
Posted: 17 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

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COBOL DEFINITION (continued): …  most famous programmer. After receiving her Ph.D. in mathematics at Yale, Hopper worked as an associate professor at Vassar College before joining the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1943. She went on to work as a researcher and mathematician at the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corp. and the Sperry Corporation. Having retired from the Navy after World War II, she returned in 1967 to work at the Naval Data Automation Command. Later, the U.S. Navy was to name a new destroyer after her: the U.S.S Grace Hopper, DDG-70. At Eckerd-Mauchly, Hopper developed programs for the first large-scale digital computer, … 
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