i-Power Conference

International i-Power Conference 2015

IBM i revival – A well attended event and an upbeat atmosphere The International i-Power Conference, hosted by i-UG (the UK IBM i User Group), is the annual gathering of IBM i enthusiasts from across the UK. As a proud i-UG member LANSA was one of 21 sponsors at this year’s conference. This event was … …

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5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 3)

5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 3)

Thanks for joining me for my final post on the 5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization. So far I’ve covered the importance of delivering the best user experience, improving data quality and accuracy and getting information into the hands who need it. My focus today will be on how to implement continuous business improvements and … …

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5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 2)

Continuing on from my post last week about the 5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization, the ultimate goal of modernization is to use technology to best support your customers and trading partners. This means providing users with the best experience, enabling personnel to quickly access accurate and up-to-date data, getting the right information into the right … …

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5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 1)

5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 1)

Businesses are being bombarded with the message to modernize. In the IBM i world, most tend to define modernization in terms of low-level development tactics such as converting RPG to free form, updating databases to SQL or refacing 5250 screens for the web. While these tactics have technical merit, they do little to help IT … …

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ITWAL's Modernized System

What’s old is new again

Guest Blogger: Tom Mavroidis, president of NTM Consulting Incorporated As part of Tom’s portfolio he manages the Computer Department for ITWAL Limited, Canada’s national network of independent distributors. In this article Tom shares how multiple vendors worked together to deliver a successful modernization solution for ITWAL. When we were asked to take 40 years of … …

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Five step software development process

Legacy Asset Management and Transformation

Legacy Asset Management and Transformation is the practice of maintaining older application assets so that you can continue to derive value from your stable line-of-business applications – while executing a plan to gradually transform and possibly even replace them. A common goal with this approach is to move forward in a cost-effective, low-risk fashion. Many … …

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Justify Legacy Application Modernization to your CFO - Episode 3

How to Justify Application Modernization to your CFO – Episode 3

This blog series unveils the steps needed to make an ROI-powered business case for Application Modernization to your CFO. Prior episodes outlined your current resources, your goals and the first 5 steps of the process, culminating in a Project Scope or Requirements Analysis. Output from this Project Scope included: Business Vision Statement Non-functional Requirements Functional … …

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