An Intro to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for IBM i

In a 2018 survey by AQPC, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) was rated the 3rd most anticipated technology over the next 18 months. It’s certainly a hot technology area. If you haven’t come across it before, RPA is an easy and simple way to automate business operations without having to re-engineer them. RPA is a software … …

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Automate Data Transformation Processes

Simplify Your Business & Gain Real ROI In order to address all their data and information requirements, enterprises use a variety of different systems that they need to integrate data between. In addition, suppliers, customers and partners will use additional systems that require data to be exchanged with. For instance: They may have remote point-of-sale … …

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Low-Code >> High Control

Low-Code >> High Control — A LANSA webinar with Forrester Research and Brunswick The term ‘low-code’ was defined by Forrester Research in 2014 to describe a new development platform that enables rapid application delivery with a minimum of hand-coding, and quick setup and deployment, for systems of engagement. Since then, low-code development platforms have further … …

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The New Spectrum of Application Development

What we know as ‘low-code’ is changing. The problem is application development is still too difficult, too expensive and requires too many resources. The low-code market is fragmenting as solutions are now offering different approaches to tackle this problem. Right now, we’re seeing four categories that range from no-code to full-code. In this white paper, … …

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What Makes a Software Application Suitable for Enterprise Use?

Enterprise application development has never been more difficult and pressing. In the race to deliver, some of the complexities are left too late into the project causing budget overspends or worse, complete failure of the project. The complexities are things that separate the needs of the enterprise from those of standalone software applications. If an … …

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Visual LANSA for Mobile Apps

In my last blog post, I explained what it takes to make a successful mobile app. In this post, I’ll discuss why Visual LANSA is well suited for building enterprise mobile apps and call attention to particular capabilities that help accelerate (mobile) app delivery. Visual LANSA is a powerful low-code, rapid application development platform that … …

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5 Requirements for a Successful Enterprise Mobile App

There are a number of elements that are critical to the successful creation and adoption of mobile apps. Here are my Top 5: 1. Addressing the user’s “What’s in it for me?” question Often, the business motivation for implementing a new mobile app is to streamline operations, increase efficiencies or reduce costs. Examples include improved … …

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Take Back Control of Your Application Backlog

Is it fair for the IT department to be characterized as the department known for always saying “No”? Not really, because it’s simply not true. However, let’s not let the truth get in the way of a good story. IT gets a bad rap because they want to do the right thing. Doing the right … …

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