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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Energy & Momentum High at LANSA

It’s been a busy year at LANSA! Since the acquisition, we’ve been laser-focused on learning each other’s businesses, diligently working through integrating our teams and processes to become more efficient and best of all, having fun getting to know one another. What excites me the most is the number of new opportunities we’ve uncovered to … …

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David Brault Named a 2019 IBM Champion

We like to celebrate accomplishments here at LANSA, especially when it involves one of our own receiving a highly regarded award. David Brault, LANSA Product Marketing Manager, has been named a 2019 IBM Champion for his contributions to the IBM community. The IBM Champions program recognizes influencers in the IBM community that shares their knowledge … …

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Certify Your Developers Become Full-Stack Developers

With nearly half of all mid and large-sized companies with open technology job postings, most are languishing on job boards for months and a significant worldwide shortage of talent supply, you have little to lose in plotting a concurrent strategy to cross-train your existing team to become full-stack developers (FSDs). But once again, it will … …

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What to Expect When Hiring Full-Stack Developers

Tech recruiters everywhere are posting hordes of jobs for full-stack developers (FSDs). A quick scan for FSD (spelled out, of course) on a dozen popular global job boards finds over 180,000 active jobs posted. Unfortunately, there is no good way to cross-check the postings between the varied job boards to eliminate duplicates. So, the actual … …

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The Rise of Full-Stack Developers

How many full-stack developers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Just one, if you can find one. Perhaps you should look for a unicorn instead. There is a remarkable trend in software development that has been growing along-side the divergence of specialized software development skills: the rise of the full-stack developer. To be … …

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On the Road in Europe

I’m just back from a week traveling across Europe with my colleagues, delivering an update to our customers on the latest release of Visual LANSA (version 14 SP2). As a new member of the team, it was a valuable opportunity for me to meet so many customers in London, Paris, Breda and Amsterdam. I’m impressed … …

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Frank Sarnelli named IBM Systems Magazine “Fresh Face”

It’s not surprising Frank Sarnelli joins the list of young professionals who have been named by IBM Power Systems Magazine as a “Fresh Face” to the IBM computing community. Frank has a burning desire to push the boundaries of technology to solve enterprise business problems and meet customer needs. Frank joined the LANSA Technical Support … …

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GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR – The journey has only just begun

As a marketing professional, this week has been quite unlike any other. The implementation date for GDPR has really focussed minds and although some say, “it’s not a deadline”, the reality is that it has been treated that way by many. As has been the case for many of you, here at LANSA, there’s been … …

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