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COBOL (Common Business Orientated Language)

a COMPUTER programming language used for business applications.
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COBOL-IT was founded to help organisations preserve the functionality of strategic COBOL applications.
According to various estimates, COBOL remains the language of over 60% of the programs used daily by enterprises around the world.
According to the company, CIO has been designed to work with a wide variety of COBOL dialects, including Micro Focus COBOL, ACUCOBOL and RM COBOL.
That in turn means that there will be a continuing demand for COBOL programmers with perhaps 90% of the work as maintenance and enhancement of old programs and 10% new program development.
For more than 16 years, Acucorp has provided COBOL solutions for the VMS environment," explained Cameron Jenkins, Acucorp's vice president, strategic partnerships.
Because COBOL was designed as a high-level business programming language, hiding the complexity and details, even non-technical people have become productive in COBOL within a few weeks.
Featuring unparalleled portability to more than 600 different platforms including virtually all distributions of Linux, Acucorp's extend product suite offers innovative technologies to support COBOL interoperability with J2EE, .
Enterprise companies worldwide have standardized on COBOL as the cornerstone of their mission-critical computing solutions.
Micro Focus Visual COBOL R3 brings COBOL to a broad range of industry-leading deployment platforms.
As hardware vendors announce the discontinuation of current platforms, organizations are looking at mitigating the risk involved during their migration while future proofing their COBOL application assets," said Tony Hill, chairman and chief executive officer of Micro Focus.
The 30-minute Webinar, entitled "Instantly Web-enable COBOL Applications," shows how a 100 percent Java thin client implementation and Java Web Start technology can be used to rapidly expose COBOL assets to the Web without changing program code or requiring the purchase of additional software runtime licenses.
Delonge, along with the rest of the Veryant staff, are experts in COBOL maintenance and modernization.