Accelerate App Development with Visual LANSA

Over the past few months I have been writing about the benefits of low-code and how a platform such as Visual LANSA can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of professional developers. Visual LANSA has a much different approach to low-code than the model-based low-code platforms where users work with icons and workflows. In Visual LANSA, … …

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Low-code 2020: On the Verge of Domination

As we say goodbye to 2019, we look ahead to 2020 and the excitement it brings. 2019 was another year of amazing growth in the low-code industry and Forrester Research expects the low-code market to keep growing, in fact, they predict a 40% annual growth rate and a market worth $21 billion by 2022. Despite … …

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Migration or Modernization: Costs

Migration or Modernization: Costs How do you choose a new platform? What’s the best plan for transitioning from the IBM i to a new platform? How much will the transition cost be and how long will it take? Or is it better to modernize your IBM i applications? Migration and modernization can become expensive projects. Be sure … …

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Migrate or Modernize? That is the Question

Migrate or Modernize – That is the Question What factors motivate an organization to migrate or modernize their applications and information management infrastructure? What are the risks? Motivating Factors Here are some factors that influence the decision between migrating to another platform or modernizing an existing platform. Affordability – Companies can’t afford to upgrade line-of-business software, … …

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Are You Facing the Modernization Dilemma?

The Modernization Dilemma Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers are approaching retirement and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. Young developers have not heard of the IBM i, RPG or COBOL; and they prefer languages … …

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IT Innovation

8 Principles of the Innovator’s Way

Evolving From the IT Cost Center to the IT Innovator (The original article appears in IBM System Magazine Power Systems) While attending a conference, I engaged with attendees of an IT management track session. The exchange quickly turned interesting when we discussed a few key questions that most of us responsible for IT systems should … …

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Application Modernization for Business Value

How to modernize applications for business value

The sole reason that most commercial IT groups exist is to enhance the productivity of their end users and to deliver business value to those users.  Sometimes that raison d’être gets lost along the way. This blog is about application modernization that is focused on delivering business value to the end users, the people who … …

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