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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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iPulse Survey

iPulse 2011 Survey Results

The second annual iPulse Survey, organized by LANSA, ran during October 2011 and was promoted to the global IBM i community via email, social media and publicized by leading industry media outlets like Intelligencer Magazine, IT Jungle and MC Press Online. This year’s survey attracted just over 1,500 participants worldwide, which is around 10% down … …

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Sweeten your Customer Relationships with SugarCRM on IBM i

While technology improvements have lowered the cost of building and deploying business solutions, until recently, the software and implementation cost of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems was unaffordable for most small to medium businesses who rely on their IBM i for their line of business applications. CRM is a strategy for managing a company’s interactions with customers, … …

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Application Modernization

Top Ten Reasons Application Modernization Projects Fail

Guest Blogger: Paul Conte, President PCES, is a leading Application Development Strategist Are we done yet? With “modernizing” our applications, that is? It seems so long ago that someone came up with the clever concept of application “modernization” as a response to how outdated AS/400 applications looked by comparison with graphical Windows applications. But now, … …

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Risk, Innovation and Cost Considerations

In the current economic climate we’re all being asked to go back to our parents generation and ‘make do and mend’.  Even with the supposed green shoots of recovery being discussed by our political leaders, it’s hard to see how the large capital expenditure projects from 5 years ago will get funded today.  So even … …

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iPulse Survey

iPulse 2010 Survey Results

The iPulse 2010 Survey, organized by LANSA, ran during September 2010 and was promoted to the global IBM i community via email, social media and publicized by all the leading industry media outlets like Intelligencer Magazine, IT Jungle, CIO Magazine and System iNetwork. Over 1,700 participants worldwide completed the survey, representing the views from a … …

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Health Check

Project Health Check Review

If you’ve been working on a project with my Services team this year, you may have already experienced a new milestone that we introduced into our project delivery methodology – the “Health Check” review.   I’d like to share some of our thoughts behind introducing this into our methodology from my personal blog.  As with many changes in behaviour, … …

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How Does Your Organization Manage Content?

How Does Your Organization Manage Content?

Information Overload We are facing a crisis in information Management called  “the data deluge” by the Economist in a February 2010 study. A sample metric cited in the report is that WalMart handles 1 million customer transactions per hour and has 2.5 petabytes of archived data  (equivalent to 167 times the number of books in the Library of … …

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