Don’t kick the COBOL can down a crumbling road

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an eye-opening report which found that roughly 80% of the American government’s $90 billion IT budget is spent on maintaining ageing technology, and the increasing cost is short-changing modernisation. The report identifies a common barrier to modernisation and agility, COBOL.

Although COBOL is the most common procedural language running on mainframes today, businesses and governments alike are turning to Cloud-ready application stacks written in Java and C# to ensure agility in the face of change, and that means retiring their COBOL code.

This whitepaper looks at the challenges of maintaining legacy applications, the modernisation options available, and our proven Automated COBOL Refactoring solution.