Strategy

December 22, 2017

 Introduction to Our CA Plex CA 2E Lightning Talks This webcast video serves to introduce CA Plex and CA 2E Community members to the ‘Lightning Talks’, a new series of community-driven and educational webinar sessions made for engineers, by engineers. During these talks, volunteer speakers can share their favorite tips and tricks which they

December 22, 2017

CM First Webinar: Hosting IBM Applications in the Cloud This webinar is about CM First Group and its partner Abacus Solutions, and looks at the various reasons why moving your portfolio of IBM i applications to a hosted cloud service such as Abacus may come with both business and technical benefits. This conversation is hosted

November 14, 2017

Company to demonstrate automated static code analysis management dashboard and industry-first mainframe data lineage and security solution. LAS VEGAS, Nevada – November 14, 2017 – CM First Group will showcase two new offerings at the CA World ‘17 Expo this week: A Code Structure Dashboard extends the power of CM evolveIT to provide management visibility

February 27, 2017

Ever since computers first became integral to the business, the next big challenge emerged: communication between IT and the business. IT-business alignment is a critical exercise if you want to deliver on the business requirements, foster revenue growth and maintain a competitive edge. But this alignment is also critical when you are modernizing or simply

July 11, 2016

As companies plan modernization projects, the question inevitably arises: what is the best way to modernize a codebase? To ensure that the business is not negatively impacted when modernizing, it is necessary to understand, document, and import all business rules to the new system. As the changes made are meant to improve the business and

June 30, 2016

Many companies are beginning to realize that the rate of mainframer retirement is only increasing with few new experts in the pipeline. While jobs are plentiful, many members of the workforce do not know COBOL or other legacy languages. They are simply not being taught any longer. And yet, legacy languages are the heart of

March 18, 2016

Kellan Elliott-McCrea, a recognized tech blogger, recently wrote “Towards an Understanding of Technical Debt.” In the post, he posited that the term ‘technical debt’ is hopelessly overused, covering too many different types of problems with code. Why should we care? If we don’t clearly understand a problem, we can’t solve it. By putting every type