"When you prepare for a global merger of this scale, it gives each company an unprecedented opportunity to look at all of their processes and take steps to optimize. We have had the luxury of stepping back and asking “how do we transform our IT platform to support our strategy for tomorrow?” Few of us ever get this opportunity."
So, who is Micro Focus and why is it the right partner for HPE Software?
By Chris Hsu | July 11, 2017
Since the announcement of the planned spin merge of HPE Software with Micro Focus, many customers have asked me a simple question: “Out of all the software companies out there, why did you select Micro Focus as your spin merge partner?”
Well, it’s actually a pretty easy question to answer—and it comes down to two things: experience and performance.
Micro Focus was founded over 40 years ago with a focus on COBOL. If you thought COBOL was a thing of the past, you might be surprised to learn that the COBOL business has tripled in size since 2001. In fact, in the first half of last year, COBOL grew at 14% YOY. This was driven by innovation with Visual Cobol, which allows customers to move legacy workloads on to modern deployment models such as cloud and mobile.
On the other side, HPE Software made its debut 30 years ago with Data Protector and Network Management, products that are still core to us today and where we are still innovating. Both HPE Software and Micro Focus have grown through organic innovation and a series of acquisitions—have a look at just a few of these key acquisitions below:
To hear more from the Future Micro Focus CEO, Chris Hsu, join his highly anticipated Vivit webinar (we’ll add the title later after we get it) on Thursday, August 17th at 12:00pm EST.