April 16, 2020
FairCom offers free COBOL modernization to government entities
c-treeRTG overcomes the COBOL programmer shortage, enables use with modern languages
COLUMBIA, Mo., — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, FairCom Corporation announced today it is offering a COBOL modernization solution for non-mainframe COBOL systems for free for one year to government entities. The one-year offer is for the c-treeRTG COBOL Edition, a data management solution that modernizes COBOL applications so they can be used with modern programming languages such as Python and Java and will be available through the end of the year.
FairCom’s offer to government entities includes:
- Free annual subscription licenses of the c-treeRTG COBOL Edition, for up to one year
- Free standard support for up to five programmers, for up to one year
FairCom Chief Officer of Operations Alysha Brown said the company’s offer is designed to assist mission-critical government organizations in a way that quickly provides services to citizens in their time of great need.
“Due to increased demands caused by COVID-19, COBOL systems are under unprecedented levels of strain because of the need to provide critical relief checks to millions, support the high number of unemployment requests and fulfill many other essential tasks. Also adding to the problem is the decreased number of available COBOL programmers,” Brown said. “For those running COBOL open systems, c-treeRTG allows organizations to easily overcome the challenges without touching a line of COBOL source code and enabling the COBOL system to be used seamlessly with many modern languages.
“We know the pressure is on right now, which is why we want to make sure our offer to help outlasts the immediate crunch. There will be many systems where an approach taken after things have settled is the best option, and we want to support whichever scenario is best for the organization.”
c-treeRTG COBOL Edition has transformed and modernized legacy COBOL applications in the private and public sectors for more than a decade. Detailed information about the c-treeRTG COBOL Edition is available at faircom.com/products/c-treertg/cobol, and additional information about the offer to government entities is available at faircom.com/insights/faircom-cobol-modernization-offer. Also, FairCom team members are available to answer questions at 1.800.234.8180 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
FairCom Corporation is a software industry pioneer and a global database technology leader. Its reputation of innovation began in 1979 and continues today with fast, reliable products that are trusted by organizations in a broad spectrum of industries, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to enterprise level organizations, including Fortune 100 members. The FairCom c-tree-based product line includes the customizable c-treeACE multimodel database, the c-treeRTG “Ready-to-Go” data management solutions for legacy systems, and the new c-treeEDGE IoT Database for computing on the edge. Additional information about FairCom is available at FairCom.com.