IVIS-18, For innovation, focus on the “adjacent possible.” In w/the old, Out w/the old? – mainframes, COBOL and cloud?

IVIS-18,  For innovation, focus on the “adjacent possible.”  What better way to have your legacy staff learn the cloud?

Being an old COBOL programmer for an insurance company (how legacy can you get?), I absolutely loved seeing this….

Now, mainframes running COBOL can go to cloud, mobile platforms — GCN.

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