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  • Philip Osadebay - Tech Journalist

GFT and CloudFrame helps industries in saying good-by to COBOL

COBOL or Common Business Oriented Language, has been a pioneer of the business world for decades. This language has powered countless financial institutions, insurance companies, and government agencies. However, the times have changed, and so have the programming languages.

The rise of modern technologies such as cloud computing and the increasing demand for digital transformation has made it necessary for businesses to move away from COBOL.

COBOL was developed in the late 1950s, and it was widely adopted due to its simplicity and ease of use. However, as the years went by, the language became outdated and difficult to maintain. Many programmers who were familiar with COBOL have either retired or moved on to other languages, leaving businesses struggling to find skilled programmers to maintain their legacy systems.

To solve this problem, GFT and CloudFrame have come up with innovative solutions to help industries in transitioning away from COBOL. GFT, a leading provider of IT solutions and services has developed a COBOL-to-Java migration tool. This tool helps businesses in migrating their COBOL applications to Java, which is a modern language that is widely used today.

Migration Process

The migration process is straightforward and involves four stages.

  1. The first stage is the analysis of the existing COBOL code to identify any potential issues.

  2. The second stage involves the conversion of the COBOL code to Java.

  3. The third stage is the testing of the migrated code to ensure that it is working correctly.

  4. Finally, the fourth stage is the deployment of the migrated code to the production environment.

CloudFrame, on the other hand, provides a cloud-based platform that allows businesses to run their legacy COBOL applications on modern infrastructure. This platform helps businesses in avoiding the cost and complexity of maintaining their legacy systems on-premise. With CloudFrame, businesses can easily migrate their COBOL applications to the cloud, where they can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.

Benefits of moving away from COBOL

  1. Modern languages such as Java are more efficient, scalable, and secure. They can help businesses in reducing their operating costs and improving their overall performance.

  2. Cloud computing provides businesses with greater flexibility and agility. With cloud-based solutions, businesses can quickly scale their infrastructure up or down to meet changing demands.

  3. Digital transformation is essential in today's world, and legacy systems are a significant obstacle to achieving it.

By moving away from COBOL, businesses can embrace modern technologies and stay ahead of the competition.

COBOL has been a workhorse of the business world for decades, but the times have changed. GFT and CloudFrame are helping industries in transitioning away from COBOL by providing innovative solutions that help businesses in migrating their legacy systems to modern infrastructure.

Moving away from COBOL can provide businesses with numerous benefits as it is time for businesses to say goodbye to COBOL and embrace modern technologies to stay ahead of the competition.


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