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Why COBOL still makes sense in the age of digital transformation
July 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
In today’s unforgiving business environment, IT professionals need access to the best tools to lead the initiative to total digital transformation. One that often gets overlooked is COBOL. And that, frankly can be a big mistake.
If you’d like to learn how to leverage this half-century old workhorse platform to aid in new agile development efforts, join us for a fast-paced, informative webinar with one of the industry’s leading mainframe modernization experts, Walter Sweat. A 40-year mainframe vet, Walter’s driven IT success for Home Depot, NAPA Auto Parts, Ashland Chemical, Dell and other Fortune 500 companies. Walter will show you how to tap into some of COBOL’s powerful and proven capabilities to achieve ultimate flexibility and responsiveness in application design. He’ll also show you why COBOL is the absolute right tool to handle the complexities of today’s Big Data environments.
In this session you’ll learn:
- Why COBOL can still be the right path to making applications more flexible and responsive
- How COBOL fits today’s and tomorrow’s development environments
- How COBOL addresses the world of Big Data
Join us on Thursday, July 27th at 11 am EDT for an informative and productive 45 minutes. If you’re not sure you can make the exact time, register and we’ll be sure to send you the on-demand link after the webinar.
Walter Sweat, Technical Architect, GT Software
Walter Sweat, who is one of GT Software’s Technical Architects, is a 40 year seasoned veteran working on mainframe applications as well as mainframe migration and modernization projects. Besides GT Software, Walter has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as Home Depot, NAPA Automotive Parts, Ashland Chemical and Dell. Today, Walter focuses on helping companies who are interested in exploring mainframe migration and modernization options. His expertise centers on finding ways to help companies retain their mainframe functionality as they transition to more agile open system environments, allowing them to see better performance at a lower cost. He also has experience in helping companies re-architect their mainframe environment, taking advantage of the capabilities of more flexible hardware and software solutions.