Canadian firms shy from cloud because of Patriot Act

Fear of the U.S. Patriot Act and lack of familiarity are the final hurdles to clear before Canadian firms are ready to adopt cloud computing beyond the company firewall, says CA Technologies’ country

Published on: May 20th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Cobol’s still alive and thriving

There you are, sipping your latte while banging out code in Django, Drupal, and Ruby, and feeling pretty cutting-edge. Sure, those are the hot skills of the moment, and they'll probably help you

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Bill Snyder

COBOL coders needed again as mainframe projects increase

While the popularity of client servers and distributed computing seemed to mark the end of the "big iron" age, recent developments indicate mainframes may be around for many more years.Unfortunately the talent needed

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

The mainframe rolls on

Though it dominated the computing world until the 1970s, the proprietary mainframe computer has been the subject of an on-again/off-again death watch ever since. Yet IBM Corp.‘s venerable 360 architecture is still around,

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Grant Buckler