DevOps on the rise; majority of organizations are implementing

According to Forrester’s 2017 Q1 Global DevOps Benchmark Online Survey 50% of organizations are implementing DevOps, while 13% have already implemented it and another 27% are planning to implement within 12 months. This means that DevOps is widely being adopted. It is no longer the question ‘if’ but rather ‘when’ DevOps will be implemented. Many […]

Technology trends 2018 and the impact of legacy

2017 marked the start of a true digital transformation, which will further expand and materialize in 2018. According to several trend watchers around the world, these are the top 5 technology trends:   Blockchain While its primary use in 2017 and before was to verify cryptocurrency transactions, like Bitcoins, developers are realizing it also has […]

Gartner: datacenter growth negatively impacts server market

  Gartner: Datacenter growth negatively impacts server market According to Gartner, the data center system segment is expected to grow 0.3 percent in 2017. While this is up from negative growth in 2016, the segment is experiencing a slowdown in the server market. “We are seeing a shift in who is buying servers and who […]

Consequenses of the Micro Focus HPE reverse takeover

Author: Herman Eggink, Asysco CCO Let’s say you’ve chosen your “flavor” of Micro Focus COBOL and you’re currently enjoying the enhanced capabilities of COBOL programming, plus a reduction in cost compared to your previous mainframe licenses. Your plan was to stay in Micro Focus COBOL for at least a decade and that is your long-term […]

The best of both worlds

Cobol has been declared dead numerous times over the last decade but is still alive and kicking. Something that cannot be said about the Cobol workforce. Every day, about 10.000 baby boomers are retiring including quite some Cobol programmers. A recent survey conducted on behalf of IBM shows that retirement is the biggest worry in […]

Top 5 retail trends 2017 – 2018

Top 5 retail trends 2017-2018 Flexible stores The number of traditional stores is decreasing but there’s an increase in non-traditional concepts like pop-up-stores and mobile stores. Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) AI chatbots that facilitate mobile commerce are on the rise. They are continuously present during the customer journey. Mobile wallet More and more it […]

Legacy system modernization key in accomplishing Digital Government

Governments worldwide still heavily depend on legacy technology. In fact, approximately three-quarters of all IT related budgets are spent on keeping legacy technology running. Besides the huge spending, many skilled legacy code programmers are nearing their retirement age. Valuable knowledge is walking out the door and few new programmers can be found. Meanwhile, Government agencies […]

Legacy systems & the Internet of Things

Are you ready to jump on the IoT train?     Internet of Things (IoT) is the next mega trend. The 1990s’ fixed internet wave connected 1 billion users while the 2000s’ mobile wave connected another 2 billion. According to a Goldman and Sachs study, the IoT has the potential to connect 10X as many […]

Bridging the gap with Legacy Modernization

Contrary to what we thought, cost is typically not the main driver for modernizing Legacy systems. Surely, it is costly to run and maintain a mainframe environment. The unavoidable vendor lock-in is ‘the old ball and chain’. However, the need for increased agility and flexibility nowadays is more pressing. CIO’s nééd to support the business […]