Did you Know? The Application Modernization & Connectivity Newsletter June 2021

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 June is as hot as the AMC market is vibrant right now and DYK? has everything you need to know about the technological innovation and solution updates that can add pop to your application modernization strategy. So let’s dive right in! 

Visual COBOL and Enterprise 7.0 Launches

Urgency Klaxon! Our release webinar for Enterprise Suite 7.0 is tomorrow.

New versions of both Visual COBOL and Enterprise Suite launch soon. Are you ready to maximize the opportunities these updates will bring to your application modernization strategy?  

Read Ed Airey’s take on these latest releases in his new blog, The Next Chapter of COBOL & Mainframe Innovation.

Enterprise Suite 7.0 – Modernization Innovation
Wednesday, June 30 @ 8 a.m. PDT // 11 a.m. EDT

Visual COBOL 7.0 – The Next Chapter
Rapid change is driving future IT strategy. Don’t be left behind. View this webinar as our experts explain how the latest tools supporting application, process and infrastructure modernization, and offer new resources for the Java developer working with COBOL systems.
View on demand

 Industry and Analyst News

Host systems must suddenly perform in a completely new way. But are they safe – and can RPA help? This IDC report looks at securing host system and application access and offers a solutions overview.

Read the report

Virtual Events. Really Interesting, definitely happening. 

  • Virtual #DevDay 2021: Modernizers love #DevDay. Application owners, as well as .NET/Java, COBOL and mainframe devs, can tune in from anywhere, on either date:
    • August 10-11 #DevDay for enterprise devs. Register
    • August 17-18 #DevDay GOV for Fed, State and Local Government devs. Register
  • We are a sponsor for @SHARE Virtual Experience 2021: The Micro Focus AMC team will be at this event from August 9-13.  Want to meet them during the conference? Click here.
  • Micro Focus at Guide Share Europe (GSE): GSE is an international, non-profit for tech professionals using IBM architectures. Read our blog, and check out the COBOL – Past, Present, and Future

Customer Success: DWP say OK!

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) is the UKs biggest public service department, with around 20 million claimants and customers. The DWP used Micro Focus Visual COBOL to achieve change deployment 75% faster, speed up batch processing by 60%, and reduce batch intervention rates by 96.75%. Read the story

 Updated Visual COBOL Book

Paul Kelly’s book, Visual COBOL: New Application Modernization Tools for the Java Developer has been fully updated, and explains how other technologies can modernize COBOL applications.

Download the book

What is …? Find out!

When you are looking to implement application modernization, or a full digital transformation strategy, it pays to know what you are talking about. Our What is….? guides can help you better understand our what our portfolios can do to help: 

Upcoming Webinar Schedule

  • TechTip: Secure, Zero-Footprint Host Access: July 28 @ 11 a.m. EDT. Register
  • Meet the Women of COBOL: August 25 @ 11 a.m. EDT. Register
  • Modernizing Code Older Than You Are: One Student’s Journey - September 8 @ 11 a.m. EDT. Register
  • On Demand: TechTip: Access and Integrate Mainframe Data with RPA. View
  • On Demand: Extend 10.4 New Modernization tools for ACUCOBOL developers. View


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