Brad Thomas specializes in content development for the tech and health care industry. After starting out as an editor for Gannett, he spent 13 years in public affairs for NASA’s human spaceflight mission operations and biomedical research directorates. He has spent the past seven years in the software industry, including three at FairCom Corporation. Thomas is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and spent six years in the U.S. Navy Reserves working in meteorology and oceanography.
June 1, 2020 Brad Thomas
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on COBOL, with multiple news stories about COBOL systems struggling as unprecedented demands have been placed on them. And then there are the urgent requests for COBOL developers to help ensure these mission-critical systems do their jobs.
Eventually, the dust will settle, but some tough decisions will loom for organizations that rely on COBOL. The reality, though, is these decisions were already on the horizon because of the constant evolvement of other data management technologies, surging data production and the rapidly increasing average age of COBOL developers. When the dust does settle, it …Read more