Micro Focus International has announced a number of enhancements to its Net Express development and deployment environment. The reforms, which are expected to provide customers with increased business agility and lower total cost of ownership for their enterprise applications, enable organizations to extend their COBOL applications to Windows and UNIX environments. The enhancements to Net Express include direct COBOL Web services, J2EE connectivity and XML support. In addition, Micro Focus also introduced Enterprise Server, a deployment option for Net Express, which elevates COBOL to an independent platform with its scalable, transactional COBOL deployment environment for two-tier client/server and three-tier composite COBOL applications.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.