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GMAC Web-Enables Legacy Data With NEON Systems Shadow Direct
GMAC is pushing for enterprise-wide web enablement of existing IT assets to support customer self-service platforms. NEON Systems’ Shadow Direct product gives

legacy cobol  wanted to access our legacy data and leverage it for new Web applications which we were writing in Java. We also wanted to access DB2 data, and to hit COBOL sub-routines for remote procedure calls to DB2 and ADABAS data. That was one tall order, and I believe that there is no other product on the market that could have done the needed task as easily and effectively as Shadow Direct, said Nelson. GMAC Insurance's Lead Programmer/Analyst Jeff Sadler agreed. ADABAS isn't a true relational database (ADABAS

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Six Misconceptions about Data Migration


A truly successful data migration project involves not only an understanding of how to migrate the data from a technical standpoint, but an understanding of how that data will be used and its importance to the operation of the enterprise.

legacy cobol  one recent project, the legacy system at a client organization required the development of software code in Cobol in order to get some of the data loaded into the migration tables in the correct format. Only one of the company’s IT staff knew Cobol, and working alone, he could not develop all the coding within the time frame required to meet our implementation schedule. Situations like this require either the training of other existing in-house staff, or that the process be outsourced. Each of these Read More

The Necessity of Data Warehousing


An explanation of the origins of data warehousing and why it is a crucial technology that allows businesses to gain competitive advantage. Issues regarding technology selection and access to historical 'legacy' data are also discussed.

legacy cobol  be able to access legacy data without the need for pre-processing (usually with COBOL programs) to get the data into sequential flat files . This becomes increasingly complex when working with filesystems like VSAM (Virtual Sequential Access Method), and files that contain COBOL Occurs and Re-Defines clauses (repeating groups and conditionally defined fields). It should be noted that a large percentage of the world's data is stored in VSAM files. A final issue is whether the ETL tool moves all the data Read More

Evoke Software Releases Axio Data Integration Product


Evoke Software Corporation has announced the release of Axio™, an e-business integration product designed to web-enable multiple different data sources into a unified view of a business. The product has a very intriguing method of metadata scanning, and should have significant market impact.

legacy cobol  build consolidated systems from legacy data, especially heterogeneous data sources, should include Evoke Software's Axio on a long list of potential candidates. The product's ability to generate a metadata repository from actual data instead of data dictionaries, IMS PSB's, etc. is a strong and valuable capability. It is estimated that approximately 80% of the world's data is stored in mainframe files, a great percentage of that is VSAM. Many legacy applications had no data validation routines (it was Read More

Cincom Acknowledges There Is A Composite Applications Environ-ment Out There Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


While the evolution strategy is safer in the short run for both the customers and the vendor, minimizing both investment and disruption, the evolutionary strategy has limits in how much can be accomplished. The existing product becomes a limit on the amount of innovation that proves practical.

legacy cobol  various independent software vendors' legacy solutions one can encounter in any new application for some cross-application, will inevitably mean some tweaking anew. The mitigating factor for Cincom, though, could be its narrow focus on complex manufacturing and the longevity and a repetitive nature of its multiple partnerships, mentioned above. The vendor has already envisioned a number of typical painful processes and has delivered their templates within Environ to speed up the cross-applications Read More

Cloud Proponents Unclear on the Meaning of “Legacy"


In reading business software news and articles on a daily basis, and in speaking with software vendors, I have noticed that vendors of cloud-based applications, analysts, as well as other professionals have recently begun referring to all solutions other than cloud-based applications as legacy solutions. Here are a few examples of what I have come across:

legacy cobol  than cloud-based applications as legacy solutions. Here are a few examples of what I have come across: Gap Widens between Legacy and Cloud ERP Move from Legacy to Cloud (and Keep Your Customers) Is the Public Cloud the Best Place for Legacy Applications?   Not convinced about the relevance and appropriateness of such a terminology, I wanted to investigate a bit deeper and understand whether there is a certifiable basis for such a statement. First of all, what does the term “legacy system” stand for? Read More

Application Lifecycle Maintenance


Lionbridge offers scalable application development and maintenance solutions that include custom software development, code enhancements, and legacy systems maintenance. Through multiple, low-cost development center options in India, Ireland, and China, Lionbridge uses a five-stage process to move critical IT activities offshore. In India, its mature, yet flexibel process frameworks have achieved a Software Capability Maturity Model level® 5 rating.  

legacy cobol  development, code enhancements, and legacy systems maintenance. Through multiple, low-cost development center options in India, Ireland, and China, Lionbridge uses a five-stage process to move critical IT activities offshore. In India, its mature, yet flexibel process frameworks have achieved a Software Capability Maturity Model level® 5 rating. Read More

Examples of Microsoft .NET Enablement


SYSPRO and Epicor are examples of .NET-enabled legacy software systems that have partly been componentized (rewritten), with "wrappers" added to the rest so that the legacy functionality can be used and extended through Web services on the .NET Framework.

legacy cobol  good examples of .NET-enabled legacy software systems to which wrappers have been added to allow legacy functionality to be used and extended through Web services on the .NET Framework. In other words, at this more advanced level of .NET readiness, the legacy software system has a wrapper added which is a communication component created by an additional layer of code in the product. The wrapper is written in one of the .NET Framework languages, and by adding this wrapper, the legacy system functionality c Read More

Strategies for Simplifying the Migration to Encrypting Tape Drives


Is it possible to easily migrate from legacy tape devices to encrypting tape drives and still keep costs to a minimum? The answer is yes. With a comprehensive key management storage security system, a manageable and affordable migration process is achievable with a simple 3-step process. This process includes many benefits, such as a complete feature set that enhances system auditability and minimizes operational costs.

legacy cobol  to easily migrate from legacy tape devices to encrypting tape drives and still keep costs to a minimum? The answer is yes. With a comprehensive key management storage security system, a manageable and affordable migration process is achievable with a simple 3-step process. This process includes many benefits, such as a complete feature set that enhances system auditability and minimizes operational costs. Read More

IBM’s NetVista Joins the Appliance PC Fray


IBM debuts an extremely competitive business network appliance with its new NetVista PCs. Now if it can just fix that direct Web site...

legacy cobol  GB $999 Compaq iPaq legacy free Celeron 500 4.3GB $499 IBM has a good mix of features and values. For $200 more than Compaq's offering, you get: Larger hard drive Faster processor E-mail and application suite (Lotus Notes client & Lotus SmartSuite Millennium) IBM also includes free deployment and migration tools such as the System Migration Assistant, which collects user settings and data from an old PC and transports them to a new NetVista. The security features are a plus in highly secure environments, Read More

Infor Unveils the Infor 10x Umbrella Release


The slew of product announcements at the recent Inforum 2013 conference was underlined by the announced general availability of Infor 10x, an enterprise release that in Infor's view marks a major step forward in achieving its vision. Infor 10x unites a multi-purpose middleware platform featuring social, mobile, analytical, and cloud capabilities with Infor's suite of solutions. All major

legacy cobol  enhance most of its legacy ERP apps on their separate tracks. However, instead of going for a brand new converged “uber” Fusion Apps suite, the apps “convergence/fusion” happens only on the so-called SOHO user experience level, which entails Ming.le, ION, Motion mobility apps, pervasively embedded contextual business intelligence (BI), etc. Oracle is really burdened by spending money on maintaining both legacy ERP systems and Oracle Fusion Apps, while there is no incentive for legacy ERP guys to Read More

Novell Uses XML, LDAP, NDS to Manage AD, IOS, etc.


Novell’s new DirXML directory will use XML and LDAP to seamlessly manage legacy directories from an NDS platform. Get ready for the Acronym Wars.

legacy cobol  information from the many legacy directories in an enterprise and display it to an administrator, who can then manipulate and manage that information from the eDirectory interface. DirXML uses LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) to connect to other directories and XML (Extensible Markup Language) to communicate between directories. Market Impact This gets Novell three-quarters of the way there. NDS is almost universally regarded as the ne plus ultra of corporate directories. This is especially tr Read More

Practical Considerations of Legacy Modernization for SOA


Chief information officers keen to introduce service-oriented architecture (SOA) into their organization must deal with the many legacy applications that are potential roadblocks. To move to an SOA-enabled future, organizations have to service legacy applications, and evaluate which legacy application would give the best return on investment if modernized. The solution may be a process-oriented approach to legacy system transformation.

legacy cobol  Considerations of Legacy Modernization for SOA Chief information officers keen to introduce service-oriented architecture (SOA) into their organization must deal with the many legacy applications that are potential roadblocks. To move to an SOA-enabled future, organizations have to service legacy applications, and evaluate which legacy application would give the best return on investment if modernized. The solution may be a process-oriented approach to legacy system transformation. Read More

Getting the Most out of Your Legacy System with VTL Integration


Explosive data growth, shrinking backup windows, and unreliable restores are just a few of the issues you have to manage on a daily basis—especially if you’re using a legacy tape backup application system. But you can still use your legacy system by extending its life and enhancing its reliability with a hardware-based disk compression solution. Find out how, and considerably reduce your backup and recovery times.

legacy cobol  Most out of Your Legacy System with VTL Integration Explosive data growth, shrinking backup windows, and unreliable restores are just a few of the issues you have to manage on a daily basis—especially if you’re using a legacy tape backup application system. But you can still use your legacy system by extending its life and enhancing its reliability with a hardware-based disk compression solution. Find out how, and considerably reduce your backup and recovery times. Read More