Micro Focus Joins with Partners to Modernize Legacy Apps
April 2, 2007 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Micro Focus, the British provider of software development tools that is probably best known for its COBOL compilers, last week announced that it has formed a consortium of tool providers who want to help migrate and transform legacy applications running on minicomputers and mainframes.
Dubbed the Migration and Transformation Consortium, this organization is an amalgam of providers of various programming languages and database management systems running on legacy systems and companies who provide transformation tools to get these applications to the Web. Specifically, it includes 50 companies with expertise in:
You can see the full list of MTC members at this link.
The idea behind the consortium is to bring more expertise to bear, since most tool providers have expertise in one or two platforms. The MTC also does something else: It keeps Micro Focus in the center of all of the legacy application modernization that is going on in the market, even though its main focus is on moving COBOL off old mainframes and sometimes AS/400s.