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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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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Seven pitfalls to avoid when you have to offer data exchange via FTP

Seven pitfalls to avoid when you have to offer data exchange via FTP

(note: abbreviations are explained towards the bottom of this article) Most will agree that web services and EDIINT data exchanges are architecturally more elegant than FTP. However, when you have business partners that cannot handle those protocols, that ideological stand is not helpful and you simply may have to send and receive files via FTP. …

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The Weakest Link

The eight most common reasons integration projects fail

Ninety percent of organizations still lack an application integration strategy according to a Gartner press release earlier this year. This lack of integration strategy and related skills is resulting in “integration disorder, greater complexity and cost” according to the same Gartner press release. Many of the problems mentioned fell in the category ‘general IT project …

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Selecting and integrating best-of-breed applications

Application Integration is no longer a problem

Integrating applications from multiple vendors, with data in multiple formats, possibly residing on a mixture of on-premise and cloud platforms, is no longer a complex problem. Integration has become easier, more economical and more flexible than it used to be. (Editor note 27 Oct 2016: A better blog title would have been “Application Integration SHOULD no …

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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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