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Record Unemployment Leads to Government IT Modernization

Record Unemployment Leads to Government IT Modernization

COVID-19 exposes government IT modernization needs. Due to a historic rise in unemployment claims during the Coronavirus pandemic, many government IT systems are being stretched to their absolute limit. Unfortunately, this has led to many Americans who are still waiting to receive their benefits. For example, in four months, Wisconsin residents have claimed 4.5 million … Continued

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Government Agency Maintains Continuity Through Pandemic with Ivory

Government Agency Maintains Continuity Through Pandemic with Ivory

It’s business as usual during COVID-19 for this government agency. As the largest U.S. municipal public employee retirement system, one agency has substantial technology needs all year long, let alone during a pandemic. The agency assists more than 350,000 workers from both civilian and uniformed vocations, administers pension benefits, and offers a variety of financial … Continued

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Mainframes Back in Spotlight Due to COVID-19

Mainframes Back in Spotlight Due to COVID-19

Over 30 million Americans have already filed for unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and legacy government systems are struggling to keep up with the staggering increase in demand. These mainframe systems rely on the programming language COBOL, and programmers with a background in the language are being called on to ease the burden. However, … Continued

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COBOL Modernization Roadmap

COBOL Modernization Roadmap

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe and within the U.S., the programming language COBOL has been thrust into the national spotlight. State and government systems have been inundated with unemployment claims, and these systems, which are written in COBOL, are unfortunately buckling under the pressure. However, COBOL may not be entirely to blame. … Continued

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Using an Economic Downturn as a Catalyst to Increase Productivity

Using an Economic Downturn as a Catalyst to Increase Productivity

In times of economic uncertainty, many companies have to reassess and pivot from their usual routine. COVID-19 has caused the world’s economy to halt to a standstill. Though our new normal consists of uncertainty, coupled with some fear and trepidation, hope and unity are also driving our communities. Companies who use this downturn to drive … Continued

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Increased Demand for COBOL Talent

Increased Demand for COBOL Talent

The recent surge in unemployment claims due to COVID-19 is overwhelming many state systems with the unexpected volume. Adding to the stress of an unprecedented number of claims, many of these systems are based on the computer language COBOL, which was written in the 1950s and is no longer a major focus in computer science … Continued

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Legacy Systems: Innovating in Uncertain Times

Legacy Systems: Innovating in Uncertain Times

Over the last couple of months, nearly everyone’s plans have changed. Travel plans are cancelled, kids are learning virtually from home, and the nation is urged to socially distance themselves from anyone not in their immediate household. No one could have predicted that a global pandemic would affect the world economy to the extent that … Continued

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The Power of Legacy System Innovation in Uncertain Times

The Power of Legacy System Innovation in Uncertain Times

When the economy is booming, companies aren’t as focused on cost cutting measures as they could be. Cost optimization and organizational efficiency may not be top of mind when the economy is at its peak. The truth is that many companies simply do not prepare for unfortunate circumstances, while best practices suggest having a plan … Continued

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