Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
Cobol: Can it help your agency?
Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 7:06pm EDT
That's IF they have even heard of Cobol.
However, they may not realize that 90% of all daily financial transactions take place in a Cobol environment.
On today's show, Tod Tompkins from Microfocus will discuss how agencies take a look at applications in Cobol and migrate to other areas, perhaps other systems or even to the cloud.
He makes a compelling argument that these kind of projects can pay for themselves in the first year.
The recent federal debt ceiling and budget debate accentuated and highlighted pressures across government.
Every agency will face the inevitable challenge of significant budget cuts in information technology (IT) and the systems/programs IT supports.
There are approaches, however, for reducing spending and eliminating the need for future debt ceiling increases, not in terms of launching new and complex IT programs, but refining and re-hosting current legacy systems.
These systems still account for the core of agency operations, and simple measures can be taken to dramatically reduce their operating costs by multi-millions of dollars, while providing a foundation for transitioning agencies to other cost savings initiatives.