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Posted By Stephanie Konkoy, Thursday, February 13, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

By:  Stephanie Konkoy

       Vivit Engagement Director

To blog or to join a forum, that is the question. Which of these do I participate in on the Vivit website? Both!

Any Vivit member can subscribe and post a blog on any Local User Group (LUG) and Special Interest Group (SIG) page, but first must join the group if not already a member.

With blogs, the speaker (poster) is in control of the content, but the blog allows for questions and comments from other group members. Blogs range in content from information about a specific topic to events or feedback (opinion) about a topic or event.

For the LUG and SIG forums, any Vivit member can subscribe, add a new topic or reply to a topic. Forums are a type of social mixer if you will. All forum conversations are usually topic-specific.

To join any Vivit LUG or SIG forum, simply find the LUG and SIG pages you are interested in joining, found in the dropdown menus under “Groups” on the Vivit website, and click on “Blogs” or “Forums” in the right rail menu. Just like the blogs, you must join the group if not already a member.

Shown below is where to click to enter a group blog or forum.

Subscribing to LUG and SIG Blogs and Forums

Once you have clicked on “Blog” on the LUG or SIG you wish to join, simply click on “Subscribe” as shown below. You can subscribe to any LUG or SIG blog.

Blog Subscriptions

From the LUG or SIG page for the forum you would like to join, and once you have clicked on “Forum” in the right rail, just click on “My Subscriptions & Settings” to join the forum.

Forum Subscriptions

We welcome all Vivit members to participate in the LUG and SIG forums, and we look forward to hearing from you there! It’s a better way to share your knowledge and expertise as well as finding answers to your questions, albeit very informal. Join the conversation today!

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Nominations Open for 2020 Board of Directors

Posted By Mark Ford, Thursday, February 13, 2020
Updated: Monday, February 10, 2020

by Mark Ford
Vice President of Operations
Vivit Board of Directors

Vivit is pleased to announce the 2020 Board of Directors Call for Nominations.

Nominations for the 2020 Vivit Board of Directors are being accepted between February 5 and March 5, 2020. Please consider nominating members who are involved with Vivit and who you believe will provide leadership in continuing to advance our pillars of advocacy, community and education to the Micro Focus user community.

Directors have the opportunity to work with other leaders to help drive the future of our user community during this dynamic and exciting time of opportunity. Board service provides a chance to grow both personally and professionally; it is an opportunity to develop skills while working with a team of other dedicated professionals.

Vivit’s policy is that members of the Board of Directors may not be employees of Micro Focus; however, employees of Micro Focus partners and Micro Focus customers may be nominated for and elected to the board. All nominations must be received by midnight March 5, 2020 eastern standard time.

There will be three openings (each 3-year terms) to fill and though each member of the Vivit board serves as an officer or committee chair, nominations are for general positions on the board, not for specific offices. All nominations will be reviewed by a nominations committee made up of a subset of the current members of the board of directors, Vivit staff and Vivit SIG and LUG leaders.

If you have questions regarding the nominations process, please contact mark.ford@vivit-worldwide.org.

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Introduction to the Micro Focus #DevDay 2020 Series

Posted By Paula Barker, Tuesday, January 14, 2020


by Paula Barker
Field Marketing Manager,
Application Modernization & Connectivity
Micro Focus

#DevDay has been running for more than five years and across more than 50 locations. So what’s new for 2020? Paula Barker, Field Marketing Manager for Application Modernization, gives us a sneak preview.

The coming of the new 2020 year is right around the corner – a season of transformation and growth for Micro Focus, and #DevDay, our flagship event for COBOL application developers.

#DevDay has united mainframe and COBOL developers, whether they are Micro Focus customers or ‘just curious’ to check what’s new in the world of application development.

While we sometimes ‘tweak’ the formula a little, #DevDay remains a technical workshop for devs to come to get some real insight to where COBOL is going; they check out the live, hands-on demonstrations and chat with other like-minded COBOL community folk.

So What’s Different About this Year?

Well, we’re working with a new tagline: Modernization – Realize the Vision. And there really couldn’t be a better place to discuss it. Because our COBOL toolsets and solutions are geared towards helping our customers turn their modernization vision into something more tangible – a genuine business advantage.

Modernization – Realize the Vision

So if modernization via digital transformation is the journey, then it is the core business applications, often COBOL-based, that must come along for the ride if the enterprise is going to remain a prominent feature in the digital landscape.

Company-wide transformation involves many moving parts. There is no one-size-fits-all, out-of-the-box solution. So we address the integral parts – the boxes that must be checked – in delivering a transformation strategy to help our customers see where it all fits together. Coming to #DevDay? Talk to us about how the Micro Focus solution addresses the three key pillars of modernization; Application, Process and Infrastructure.

The brave new world of digital is no place for the unskilled, so we offer the IT professionals attending #DevDays the opportunity to add to their skills through technical education opportunities and community networking.

What’s In It For Me?

Plenty. But if you need sign-off from your boss, explain how you’ll return to your desk improved by the many meetings you had with Micro Focus and other experts, the demos you saw featuring the very latest in Micro Focus Appdev and modernization technology, plus the insights you have gained from the Micro Focus product roadmap and future strategy.

You will be armed with new skills gained from hands-on experience using modern application development and delivery tools and practices. Explain that you are extending the COBOL community by forging new relationships with local organizations, vendors, developers, experts and practitioners.

There’s the exciting discovery at how quickly your company can modernize core business systems and explore faster application delivery using Agile and Enterprise DevOps practices, and even ‘step into the cloud’ to understand your options for COBOL systems, cloud, containers, mobile and managed code.

Still Need Convincing?

#COBOL recently turned 60. You may have heard the noise as we celebrated. Join the #COBOL60 celebration at a #DevDay event near you. Connect with Micro Focus as we observe the application development language, COBOL. We will explore the language’s continued relevance, use cases and prevalence.

#DevDay 2020 Schedule

January 28 – Atlanta, GA
January 30 – Chicago, IL
February 11 – Columbus, OH

Sit tight, even more cities to be announced soon.

Join the COBOL SIG Community

Ever wonder how other application developers are working with COBOL systems? Would you like to meet other like-minded COBOL developers? Or perhaps expand your personal network and build new skills? If so, the COBOL SIG  is the place for you.

Ready to realize the vision? Begin your digital transformation journey or learn more about Micro Focus solutions for COBOL and IBM mainframe modernization right here.

Want to stay up to date on what’s happening at Micro Focus? Get the latest news and updates here.

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Germany Local User Group Meet Regionally

Posted By Iris Boers, Friday, December 20, 2019


by Iris Boers
Vivit EMEA Local User Group and
Special Interest Group Liaison

For some years now, a Special Interest Group has been formed within the German User Group (LUG Germany) on the topics of "Testing, Quality and Application Lifecycle Management (TQA)", which meets at regular, half-yearly intervals at so-called regional meetings. This group is led by the Vivit leaders and co-leaders Dr. Andreas Birk and Dr. Carsten Neise, who also organized the planning and organization of the three regional meetings in September/October this year in Hanover, Cologne, and Eschborn. This special interest group within Vivit LUG Germany is dedicated to organizational, methodical and technical questions concerning the use of the Micro Focus products ALM Enterprise, Quality Center Enterprise, Performance Center as well as Unified Functional Testing. One of the important objectives of this group is to foster experience sharing among users, to communicate feedback to Micro Focus and sharing information and education around the ADM products of Micro Focus.

As usual in the past, these three regional meetings also took place at companies from the user circle or the partner network of Micro Focus. The hosts were this time NordLB in Hanover, HDI Systeme AG in Cologne and Deutsche Bank AG in Eschborn. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all three companies once again for providing the facilities and for their hospitality. After short introductory presentations of the host companies regarding their experiences and best practices in the field of test management and the use of ALM/QC and ALM/Octane, the Micro Focus experts did some fantastic demos of some selected new product features on ALM Octane and they also informed about changes and news in license sharing. A further topic that was intensively discussed during the events was Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and how it can help to accelerate software testing. Udo Blank, Micro Focus Technical Consultant for Specialist for Application Delivery Management solutions, explained what kind of activities can be automated, as test Automation is already in place and where RPA fits at all in software testing. He showed which areas within software testing can only be scaled by RPA and which tasks are repetitive and mundane in testing and could currently not be automated at a scale the testers need.

Due to the special nature of the regional meeting in Eschborn, which also bears the nickname "banks roundtable" among the members, there was a slight deviation from the agenda in that Micro Focus expert Mathias Mezger, distinguished Engineer for Enterprise DevOps IBM Z , added an interesting and very valuable demo to "Agile Software-Development meets Mainframe: ALM Octane and UFT integrated with modern COBOL and PL/I development for IBM Z", which was well appreciated by all attendees.

With around 60 participants at all three locations together, the Regional Meetings were once again very well attended. The feedback from all participants was consistently positive and we are now looking forward to the meetings in spring 2020. Interested users are already cordially invited to share their experiences or discussion topics with us for the upcoming events.

To stay informed, be sure that your Vivit profile is updated to receive communications as well as share this information with your colleagues to join our free Micro Focus User Community.

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Welcome New Leader - Allessandro Soloperto

Posted By Administration, Friday, December 20, 2019

Allessandro Soloperto
ITC GmbH
  Germany LUG Leader/Co-Leader

Vivit Worldwide is pleased to welcome Allessandro Soloperto as new German LUG Leader. With the beginning of the New Year he will follow Stefan Mohr, who has supported LUG Germany for so many years, in this position. Allessandro has outstanding professional experience and, as a consultant at ICT GmbH, has been supporting customers for more than 20 years in analysis, consulting, design, project planning, implementation, customizing, development and training through to support, operational assistance and Application Management Services (AMS). He has interacted with many clients across markets and he is happy to share his experience in key areas such as IT Service Management, IT Operations Management, Application Delivery Management/DevOps and Security with the Community.

Together with Frank Rosenfelder he will plan and organize regional user meetings within the LUG Germany next year, especially on the topics NOM and OpsBridge.

We wish Allessandro a good start and would like to take this opportunity to thank Stefan Mohr once again for his many contributions.

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Digital? Analog? Both? Hybrid Experiences for the Leaders of the Future

Posted By Iris Boers, Friday, December 20, 2019
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2019


by Iris Boers
Vivit EMEA Liaison


Live streaming is on the rise – a recap of the first Vivit Virtual Customer Days in December

Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Predictive Maintenance - Digital technologies are changing every industry, and create new value models and reshape the way we communicate, live and work. There’s no doubt that automation, online platforms, and other digital-related trends are transforming every industry today. The boundaries between the digital and physical worlds continue to blur. This has a direct impact on the way we conduct business with one another, as a significant amount of people and businesses are moving online, thanks to a whole new world of possibilities for interaction opened by the internet. Virtual conferences, as they’re called, are becoming a desirable alternative to real-world events, not least, because live streaming has a “can’t miss” factor that taps into people’s FOMO (fear of missing out). From TED talks to full-blown week-long events, professionals are moving online to share insights, ideas, and products. Virtual events are to conferences what Netflix is to television: audience autonomy. By giving ‘attendees’ flexibility, they improve overall engagement. Those on the other side of the world simply boot up their computer. Those who can’t watch a three o’clock talk can just bookmark the event and catch up later.

Nevertheless, there are still skeptics who claim that virtual events won’t be ample opportunities for interacting, meeting and networking with new people from the industry and their peers. But with the review of the first Vivit Virtual Customer days (VCD), these doubters would be very surprised by the many very stimulating discussions that the participants had with the speakers and other participants, through various social channels such as Slack, sli.do, etc. The best thing is – those who missed the live events now have the chance to watch the great roundtable discussions and all presentations from various Micro Focus Product Managers, as well as those of the partners and customers right now.

The Virtual Customer Days in a nutshell, and what you may have missed

VCD in short - were full conference days, with 24 live sessions, or to put it another way, 20 hours of live presentations, around the latest product developments and features, as well as roadmap outlooks around the Application Delivery Management (ADM) and IT Operations Management (ITOM) solutions from Micro Focus. The sessions were presented by various global product managers, included exciting Live Roundtable discussions and live Q&A, with questions that came directly from the audience via social channels, as well as value-added presentations from partners like Accenture, Derdack, DXC Technology, Melillo Consulting, Merito, and Whitlock.

An unwritten law for a conference is, no matter if virtual or face-to-face, on-demand or live, it lives and dies with the quality of the presenters and therefore, we would like to thank all the speakers for their great presentations, and Joe Colantonio from TestGuild, for his inspiring and extraordinary moderation. If you look at the numerous social media posts, or at Jonathan Wright's two blog posts, “The-Season-of-Giving--ADM-Virtual-Customer-Days-VCD“ and IT Operations Management Virtual Customer Days Overview Blog, you can guess that not only did the participants enjoyed the sessions a lot, but the speakers had a lot of fun too.

Virtual Customer Days – ADM

The ADM Virtual Customer Days, the first 2-day virtual conference, focused on key trends from Agile to DevOps and everything in between from Continuous Integration, Testing, and Delivery. As business is under enormous pressure to get new capabilities out faster, it becomes increasingly difficult to #plan, #build, #test, and #deliver products at the pace the business demands. As traditional businesses scramble to respond to the demands of digitally empowered customers, they also need to keep their business running smoothly. So, there was one question that was like a common theme throughout the two-day conference: How can an IT organization continue to run, while innovating faster with lower risk?

During the various sessions from Archie Roboostoff, Head of Product Management, Functional & Performance Testing Portfolio at Micro Focus, or Tal Levi Joseph, VP Products, PLM at Micro Focus, Renato Quedas, Director of Product Management, Performance Engineering at Micro Focus, to name just a few of the many other spokespersons, attendees gained insight into #application delivery trends, how to align valuestreams with strategy, and learned about the integrated roadmap across the MicroFocus Lifecycle. The second conference day was mainly marked by presentations and discussions by partners, customers, and experts such as Graham England, Lead Quality Analyst for Automation at Galileo International/Travelport, who explained during his session the tools and components that make up their automation framework, and how they have used it to confidently step into the SAFe CI/CD world. Another highlight was the session of Paul Grossmann, an Independent Consultant, who introduced to the audience to the “Secrets of Test Automation: Identify Objects on the Fly with the Magic Object Model”. If you were unable to attend, not to worry, you can view the on-demand recordings on the Vivit website. Recordings are only viewable by Vivit members, so spread the word to your fellow colleagues to Join Vivit, so that they too can have access to this informative Application Delivery Management and IT Operations Management product information from the EXPERTS!

Virtual Customer Days – ITOM

On the 10th and 11th of December, everything at the ITOM Virtual Customer Days turned around the question, how new approaches to IT operations management can help IT organization to become a trusted advisor to the business—and raise the profile of I&O beyond day-to-day service management. As customers today are looking for the next GenOps for compliance, meeting business objectives and challenges on reduced budgets, and fully automated communication and operations, IT operations are expected to find incremental efficiencies that will allow them to do everything—in the cloud or on-premise. And last but not least, this must be achieved in many cases with reduced staff and less budget, while having zero impact on service quality and no compromise to IT compliance. IT Operations is hard work.

As with the ADM VCD, the first day of the conference was characterized by Micro Focus keynote presentations, current roadmaps, and an outlook on trends in the areas of Service Management, Robotic Process Automation, and network operations management. Within the 6 live sessions, presented by Micro Focus Executives such as Chane Cullens, Director of Strategy IT Operations Management, attendees learned how a connect-services approach can better address hybrid complexity while transforming IT into a service-driven organization. Micro Focus can help enterprises addressing the challenges and complexities of hybrid IT by reducing the friction of IT service consumption, bringing clarity to problems and resolutions, meeting demand at the speed of DevOps, and reasserting the governance role of IT. The “Ask ITOM Anything Roundtable” discussion with all the Micro Focus keynotes speakers at the end of the first day of the conference, where the many questions from the audience that had reached us live throughout the day via the various communication channels were answered, was a crowning finale. The second day started with an inspiring discussion guided by Doreen Jacobi, President & CEO at Derdack and Jeff Jamieson, President at Whitlock Infrastructure Solutions, who shared their views on current industry trends, and their future outlook at IT Operations. One key statement was that digital transformations are creating big changes and demands on IT Operations. On the one hand, the digital transformation accelerates and creates new customer experiences, and this leads to higher revenue, but on the other hand, a traditional ITSM solution cannot keep up with requirements and expectations. Businesses want to avoid complex and expensive service management solutions, as you can’t hit the reset button every time the market changes. Answers and tips and tricks to what is needed to tackle these challenges were given by the different presenters. Another highlight session in the afternoon was the presentation of the Vivit Worldwide Director and President, Jonathon Wright, about Cognitive Engineering - Intelligent Enterprise RPA Adoption. Jonathon showed why the approaches and techniques that used to work in the past may no longer work in the future, and why a solution for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help enterprises to integrate applications faster.

In conclusion, one can say that the first VCD events were a full success. Besides a lot of work, they were a lot of fun for us and hopefully for everyone else. For all those who missed the sessions live, here's the good news again, that the on-demand recordings are now available to all Vivit members. And in 2020 there will be a continuation...

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Vivit Roadshow Events 2019

Posted By Teri Sarallo, Thursday, December 12, 2019
Updated: Friday, December 6, 2019

In 2019, Vivit launched an Americas Roadshow series to re-engage the local community in some key cities that had not been active in recent years. We sent one of our experienced leaders, Rocky Pisto, ON THE ROAD to reconnect our members in Detroit, Cleveland, Raleigh, and the Washington DC Metro area while Teri Sarallo and Jill Stefan supported our Chicago team. The agendas were duplicated in each city which helped in logistical planning. With the help of Micro Focus marketing, sales, product management, and sales engineering as well as our local leaders or volunteer representatives, we connected over 100 Customers and Partners to learn and share best practices.


If you have never attended a Vivit user group meeting, let us give you the virtual experience as we recap this Roadshow Series. After the introduction of the sponsors/speakers and a high level “What is Vivit” presentation, all attendees are invited to share their name, company, role, Micro Focus tools in use, any issues and recent successes. This opening tends to act like a roundtable discussion and prepares the speakers to address user concerns or to elaborate on the interest areas of the members. After all, these are YOUR meetings!

Some of the highlights included:

  • In-depth roadmap discussions around the ADM and IT Operations solutions from Micro Focus
  • Customers sharing implementations of the Micro Focus tools and feedback on lessons learned at their companies
  • User discussions/feedback around the features needed in future releases
  • Hands-on demonstrations of Robotics Process Automation, an exciting new solution that complements both ADM and IT Operations products
  • Open discussions around support and licensing issues from Micro Focus
  • Deep-dive discussions to understand integration options and direction

And some of the participants feedback included:

  • Jeremiah Key at State Employees Credit Union, “It was a good experience to see the direction Micro Focus is taking, as well as an opportunity to interact with other users.”
  • Richa Talwar, Fidelity Investments. "It would be great to have 1-2 SAME presentations from DIFFERENT users to know what they are doing, challenges they are facing & their unique experiences." Great idea Richa; we will look to do that in future sessions!
  • David Kegley, Prospecta. “Would enjoy more user TRAINING.”

As we look to expand this Roadshow in 2020, we hope you will get more connected with your local user group in 2019. We are here to help you maximize your investment in the Micro Focus tools. And maybe you have some of the answers; user groups are a rewarding way to share your expertise. Find a group in your area here or contact your Local User Group Liaison at Vivit:

Teri Sarallo teri.sarallo@vivit-worldwide.org (Americas) or Iris Boers iris.boers@vivit-worldwide.org (EMEA and APJ)

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Micro Focus Announces the Most Intelligent Enterprise Service Management Product is Now Available as a Service (SaaS)

Posted By Vesna Soraic, Thursday, November 14, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

by Vesna Soraic
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Micro Focus


On Monday, November 11, Micro Focus announced that the most intelligent enterprise service management product, SMAX, is now available as a service (SaaS) in the United States and Canada. Read the full press release here.  SMAX is the first application for Enterprise Service Management, ITSM and ITAM built on machine learning and an analytics platform. It offers extensible, out-of-the-box best practices to get up and running quickly. SaaS makes it even faster.

Below are the five most important benefits of SMAX via SaaS for our customers:

  • Subscription-based with minimal initial capital cost, which set SMAX up to become the lowest upfront investment solution among all service management vendors for enterprises. This will further decrease the SMAX TCO.
  • Faster time-to-value from faster implementations and no need to deploy SMAX by yourself. You can start using SMAX out-of-the-box automated processes and build your workflows - codeless - from day one.
  • Versionless with immediate to the latest functionality. Micro Focus will maintain SMAX and upgrade it each quarter so you can always leverage the latest innovations. SMAX configurations are codeless so upgrades of your configurations will be seamless.
  • No vendor lock-in as SMAX is the container-native application with true multi-tenancy capabilities. SMAX customers can easily switch from on-premise to SaaS or public cloud, or vice versa, or simply request to get their tenant data and configurations exported when moving to a third party.
  • AI-driven service management without operational complexity as SMAX SaaS has embedded and configured AI and machine learning into the core of the product. You do not need integrations with third party products and your data is never analyzed by outside products. Smart virtual agent, MAX, which is based on natural language understanding, is also now available in SaaS form.

According to Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Service Management, Q4 2019, in which Micro Focus SMAX has been named a leader, “Micro Focus provides one of the most intelligent service management platforms currently available, including uniquely advanced automated change risk scoring and proactive change optimization suggestions."

The SMAX as a service offering is available with the SMAX Premium Edition which includes ITSM, ITAM and ESM automated processes. Available on a subscription basis, SMAX as a service includes many extra capabilities not available with other vendors.

We are hosting the webinar “What’s New in Service Management Automation” on November 14 in which Michael Pott from product marketing and Doron Orbach from product management will talk about SMAX via SaaS, but also share other news from SMAX and Universal Discovery. If you miss the live webinar, the replay will be immediately available on the BrightTALK channel after the event.

It’s also my pleasure to announce the two new Studio apps available at Micro Focus marketplace:

  • Scheduled maintenance - provides support for the scheduling and creation of Change or Request records.
  • Time tracker application - allows agents to record time spent against specific activities as defined per organizational policies.

Last but not least, we also launched the SMAX Free Trial.  Experience SMAX in a cloud environment and register today for your 15-day free trial.  

 

Tags:  SaaS  SMAX 

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Welcome New Leader - Piia Jarvenpaa

Posted By Administration, Thursday, November 14, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Piia Jarvenpaa
Piia Jarvenpaa
Tech Data Finland Oy
  Finland LUG Leader

Join us in welcoming our new Vivit Finland LUG Leader, Piia Jarvenpaa. Piaa has 22 years of experience in the IT industry. In the last six years, she has worked with Tech Data Finland Oy and within this period, she is taking care of Micro Focus now for two years. Her passion is to solve customers' problems. Besides work, she is studying at the University of Jyväskylä executive MBA. Asked about the reasons for her motivation to take over the leadership of the Vivit LUG Finland, Piia replied "Since I believe that in the digital age knowledge transfer and continuous development is a great personal task of all of us, I am very proud to be one of the leaders of LUG Finland and to actively contribute to the community."

At home, Piia has a lovely husband and two kids (8 &10 years) and two bonus kids. All my free time, she spends with my family, dog, and horse. Classical dressage is her favorite hobby and she is interested in horse whispering.

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Vivit Introduces COBOL SIG

Posted By Administration, Thursday, November 14, 2019
Updated: Monday, November 11, 2019

With the onset of the new Enterprise Software Company, Micro Focus, Vivit has the opportunity to grow and serve the legacy Micro Focus customers. One of their flagship product lines includes the 60-year-old COBOL application development language.

To engage these users, and with the help of some key champions, Vivit is introducing a Special Interest Group around COBOL. This COBOL SIG will be lead by our newest Vivit Leader, Jerome Rose with Infosys. Jerome has over 25 years of experience as a mainframe Cobol developer/analyst and more recently as a Business Systems Analyst in a distributed platform. He has interacted with many clients across markets but will share his experience in two key areas; health care and finance. Also, Jerome has the support from key contributors at Micro Focus; Derek Britton, Global Product Director for Application Modernization, Ed Airey, Director Product Marketing and Paula Barker, Marketing Manager.

You might ask, “But is COBOL still relevant?”

Core business applications, often COBOL-based, are the lifeblood of organizations. Thriving in a competitive digital landscape means transforming the systems hosting core business processes. Micro Focus enables this transformation with the lowest cost and risk, through a comprehensive solution across three key pillars of modernization:

  • Application: Extend application value with low-risk innovation. From a modernized, secure web and mobile experience, to process automation, to APIs, web services, and managed code models that support composite application delivery.
  • Process: Match enterprise application delivery speed to today’s required pace of change. Achieve DevOps-ready rapid application understanding, agile development, continuous testing, accelerated delivery, and controlled user access.
  • Infrastructure: Achieve flexibility, security, and cost-efficiency by deploying applications across host, server, Cloud, and mobile, insulating valued IT systems from infrastructure changes while assuring access security, governance, and data protection controls.

The Vivit COBOL SIG will help users with these transformations by sharing best practices in our ongoing webinars. Join us for our first COBOL SIG webinar on Wednesday, November 20th at 12:00 pm CST. Register Now! If you can’t join us live, no worries, still register and you will receive the link to the on-demand recording once it is posted.

On our follow-on webinars, Jerome and others will discuss real-world implementations at such companies as Merck, Emblem Health, State government MMIS/Health and Human Services, Vanguard, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch. He is enthusiastic to share his extensive COBOL experience to help modernize current business applications.

What do we need from you besides joining us on our inaugural webinar? This webinar content may not be relevant to your area of expertise, but we can be fairly certain that for most of you, there are colleagues within your own company that will benefit from this event. Please be sure to share the link with others!

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