When Applications Mean Business

Digital is driving faster change across every aspect of IT and business. For organizations who’ve built their business on COBOL systems, this means IT transformation through new platforms, processes and architectures including .NET, Java, DevOps and the Cloud.

The 2017 COBOL survey reveals the top modernization priorities for technology leaders including their views of how COBOL applications will power their future strategy. See the research highlights by viewing the Future of COBOL infographic to your right.

Future of COBOL Applications Webinar
Highlights from the 2017 COBOL survey


COBOL Applications: At the heart of business and fueling innovation
Among this year’s respondents, over 50% are in technical roles, 10% in architecture roles and over 25% in management positions. The majority of respondents represent banking, finance, insurance and information technology industries. View the webinar and learn how COBOL applications are adapting to support new business opportunities.
85% of COBOL applications are strategic

85% of COBOL applications are strategic

65% rank knowledge transfer as the critical skills issue

65% rank knowledge transfer as the critical skills issue

77% are adopting Linux as a future deployment platform

77% are adopting Linux as a future deployment platform

52% of COBOL developers are using Agile practices

52% of COBOL developers are using Agile practices

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