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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The Many Faces of Mobile App Development

Deciding whether to invest in mobile apps is simple – the answer is yes! Determining which type of mobile app to build is more complicated because there are many options, each with its own sets of pros and cons. In addition, being able to answer why the app is being built, who is it for, … …

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Visual LANSA for Mobile Apps

In my last blog post, I explained what it takes to make a successful mobile app. In this post, I’ll discuss why Visual LANSA is well suited for building enterprise mobile apps and call attention to particular capabilities that help accelerate (mobile) app delivery. Visual LANSA is a powerful low-code, rapid application development platform that … …

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5 Requirements for a Successful Enterprise Mobile App

There are a number of elements that are critical to the successful creation and adoption of mobile apps. Here are my Top 5: 1. Addressing the user’s “What’s in it for me?” question Often, the business motivation for implementing a new mobile app is to streamline operations, increase efficiencies or reduce costs. Examples include improved … …

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"Low-code, Rapid Application Development, RAD, hpaPaas? What the?"

RAD, 4GL, MADP, RMAD, MXDP, LCDP, hpaPAAS . . . . What the?

Without turning this into a lecture, below is a short overview of low-code, hpaPaas and other Rapid Application Development platforms that we have seen in the last few decades, more-or-less in chronological order.  What are the overlaps and differences between all these development tools and platforms?  Why should you care? What is Computer Aided Software Engineering … …

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Low-code, not your uncle's RAD

Low-code – not your uncle’s RAD

Low-code development platforms can make application development simpler and deliver better quality applications faster. But, wait a minute, haven’t we heard similar promises before? Since the eighties we had CASE, 4GL, RAD and more recently MADP, RMAD, MXDP, DXDP, hpaPaas and no-code platforms.  How is low-code different?  More importantly, why should you care? For a … …

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Braum’s Speeds Mobile App Development with LANSA

Interested in building mobile apps but don’t have mobile app developers on staff? Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores felt the same pain. The way the company saw it, they could either hire mobile developers, outsource development or find a platform they could train their existing team to use. Given the choice, Paul Clark, Braum’s … …

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Faster and Cheaper by going IT alone

Paradigm Housing Group is one of the leading housing providers in the South East of England, managing over 14,000 homes across 33 UK local authorities. When we started over 20 years ago, we already knew that we would have to build a number of systems in-house because, as the first large-scale voluntary transfer (LSVT) in … …

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