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Mainframe Application Modernization: CICS Web Services

Watch the Micro Focus recorded session from a "live in person" #DevDay technical workshop designed for COBOL and mainframe application developers. Extend application value with low-risk innovation. From a modernized, secure web and mobile experience, to process automation, to APIs, web services, and managed code models that support composite application delivery.
Recorded Dec 11 2019 24 mins
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Randy Lockridge, Pre Sales Systems Engineer – Enterprise Produce Suite, Micro Focus
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Digital transformation is powering significant change, and your core systems of record are at the heart of delivering this new competitive advantage. 92% of customers report that their COBOL applications and mainframe systems of record are strategic to their business. 704% view application modernization is the most viable option, while 63% are planning modernization projects right now. Join this channel for insights on maximizing the value of these systems.

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