COBOL Still ALIVE and Rule Financial Corporations

According to Reuters, around three trillion dollars in daily commerce flow through COBOL systems. Many major financial corporations and some parts of the federal government have built their entire infrastructure on COBOL bases from the 70s and 80s.

To keep their system running financial companies are paying heavily to retiress who still love COMBOL. One Such person is 75-year-old Bill Hinshaw who is also founder of

Most people know Java and C   but fact is that COBOL is still alive. Some also predict that it will remain a major language for next 20 years.

So it is still time to learn and earn with COBOL.

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90% Of Fortune 500 business systems today are supported by COBOL
65% Of active code used today is COBOL
200 billion Lines of COBOL code are still in use today

Various recently published COBOL articles state the following…

   * COBOL supports close to 90% of Fortune 500 business systems today.
   * 70% of all critical business logic and information are written in COBOL.
   * COBOL is 65% of active code used today; and runs 85% of all business transactions.
    *IBM claims 200 billion lines of COBOL code are still in use today by various industries.
    *COBOL is as current and modern as other programming products in the marketplace.
    *Thousands of organizations are spending millions on COBOL development and maintenance.

These published COBOL articles further state…

    *Sheer cost and effort to replace COBOL is not an acceptable return on investment.
    *New IBM software can take legacy COBOL applications to the Cloud and Web environment.
    *COBOL legacy programming skills are still very relevant for the next decade.
    *71% of universities surveyed believe companies will rely on COBOL for the next decade.
    * Between 60% and 80% of all transactions conducted worldwide are done in COBOL.
    *Critical COBOL systems are still driving a large number of prestigious companies.