HostBridge Enables CICS Web Services Strategy for Major Health Insurer

In Case studies by Jerry Rackley

South Carolina’s largest insurance company is also one of the state’s largest employers, having served customers for over 70 years. The IT organization plays a key role in the success of the company and helping it serve its clients, providers, and other stakeholders. The company’s core business applications run under CICS on an IBM mainframe. As early as 2007, the …

Guide to UiPath Mainframe Integration

In Case studies, How-to, Mainframe RPA by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge, in conjunction with Element Blue, has published the Guide to UiPathTM Mainframe Integration. This free resource is for UiPath users who use or plan to use RPA within an IBM Z System environment. We wrote this technical, “how-to” guide for RPA programmers, enterprise IT architects, and system administrators. The guide shares how to use RESTful HTTP services rather than …

Get a HostBridge Health Check

In Performance, Strategy by James Alexander

The second law of Thermodynamics states: “The entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium.” This law applies not only to mechanical, but software systems as well. However you define entropy – disorder, chaos, inefficiency – it’s just as harmful to software as hardware systems. This law is …

Can JavaScript Help Mitigate the COBOL Skills Shortage?

In Strategy by Russ Teubner

Editors note: We shared last week’s blog post, “Creating CICS APIs with HostBridge Mitigates COBOL Skills Shortage for one of Nation’s Largest Banks” through our social media. It elicited this comment from a reader: “Using the technique documented here I do not understand how it solves the problem where a COBOL statement is coded incorrectly. Someone must change the program, …

Creating CICS APIs with HostBridge Mitigates COBOL Skills Shortage for one of Nation’s Largest Banks

In Case studies, How-to by Jerry Rackley

Wanted: COBOL Programmers The demand for programmers that know COBOL, a decades-old programming language in which many mission-critical applications were written, is reaching new heights. In April 2020, the Governor of New Jersey put out a plea for COBOL programmers to help the state update its unemployment processing application. Other public and private-sector organizations are clamoring for COBOL skills as …