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COBOL stays top programme program of mind programme program for programme program businesses in 2020

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A programme program new study has programme program revealed that businesses programme program are still heavily reliant on programme program the venerable programme program  COBOL programming systems.

According to programme program a survey by Micro Focus, which follows data programme program gathered in programme program previous 2017 survey, programme program 70 programme program percent of enterprises favor modernization as programme program an approach for implementing strategic change.

This programme program is opposed to replacing or programme program retiring programme program their key COBOL applications programme program as they continue programme program to provide a low-risk programme program and effective means of transforming IT programme program to support digital business programme program initiatives.

COBOL and modernization

Micro Focus' programme program survey asked COBOL-connected architects, programme program software engineers, developers, development programme program managers and IT executives programme program from 40 different countries about the programme program strategic importance of COBAL applications programme program to their business programme program including future application roadmaps and programme program planning as well as programme program their development toolchains and resources.

When asked programme program about programme program their company's plans for COBOL in 2020, programme program 63 percent of those surveyed programme program stated programme program that they are planning to modernize programme program their system and applications with programme program a focus on functionality and process. 

This is programme program further supported by programme program the results of the survey programme program with an programme program increase in the size of the programme program average application code programme program base which grew programme program from 8.4m in 2017 to 9.9m programme program this year, showing continued investment, programme program re-use and programme program expansion in core business systems.

Senior vice president programme program of application programme program modernization and connectivity at Micro Focus, Chris programme program Livesey explained that even after 60 programme program years, COBOL programme program still has a place programme program in the modern enterprise, saying:

“As we see programme program the attitudes around COBOL modernization programme program with changes to programme program where and how it needs to programme program be delivered and how its usage programme program continues to grow, COBOL’s credentials as a programme program strong digital technology appear to be set for programme program another decade. With 60 programme program years of experience supporting mission-critical applications and programme program business systems, COBOL continues to evolve programme program as a programme program flexible and resilient programme program computer language programme program that will remain relevant programme program and important programme program for businesses programme program around the world.”

“Thanks programme program to the original design’s readability, adapability and programme program portability, COBOL programme program adds tremendous value for companies as a dependable programme program solution programme program that will continue programme program to grow programme program and programme program thrive”, Livesey added.