Don’t kick the COBOL can down a crumbling road

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an eye-opening report which found that roughly 80% of the government’s $90 billion IT budget is spent on maintaining aging technology, and the increasing cost is shortchanging modernization. The report identifies a common barrier to modernization 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 modernization options available, and our proven Automated COBOL Refactoring solution.