Compuware 'de-legacies' COBOL code

The world’s largest enterprises run their business on COBOL - but can't nimbly update that code in response to changing business needs due to quality concerns, antiquated processes, and loss of application expertise. Compuware is addressing this critical issue with the first fully automated mainframe unit testing that empowers in-house, outsourced, expert and novice developers alike to immediately validate code changes.





Mainframe challenges stifle innovation

Enterprises relying on the mainframe struggle to deliver application improvements at the speed of today’s digital business and run the risk of not meeting customer experience and product expectations, according to a new commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Compuware Corporation. Fortunately, enterprises can successfully address these challenges by applying proven DevOps best practices to their mainframe environments.








Cloud app adoption brings competitive advantage

Frost & Sullivan research commissioned by NetSuite has revealed that a majority of European businesses surveyed that have adopted cloud-based applications for at least one core business area such as accounting, customer relationship management (CRM) or ERP have a huge competitive advantage over their peers. The Frost & Sullivan study of more than 600 senior IT decision makers from a cross section of industries throughout Europe also found that these businesses can more easily and efficiently take their businesses global to fuel business growth.






IGEL partners with Flynet

A new technical partnership that will cut the cost of running legacy and heritage systems and dramatically improve the administration and accessibility of host system environments has been announced. The partnership is between IGEL, a world leader in the delivery of powerful workspace management software, software-defined thin clients, and thin and zero client solutions and Flynet, a leading supplier of host server integration software and services.





The weather forecast: drones becoming prevalent

One of the largest private weather enterprises in the world, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, will be working with AirMap, a leading provider of low-altitude airspace management services for unmanned aircraft, to allow AirMap to deliver real-time hyperlocal weather data directly to drone operators. As drone technology moves toward increasingly sophisticated, autonomous operations, precise and accurate weather data will be critical for safe and efficient operations. Drone operators will be able to access the weather data from The Weather Company via AirMap’s app for iOS and Apple Watch as well as AirMap’s APIs for developers.





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