Application Modernization: It’s Not As Difficult As You Think

Before the pandemic, businesses sought ways to innovate and become more agile without increasing costs as an advantage over competitors. But today, innovation and agility are no longer just advantages. Since COVID-19 changed the market they are now prerequisites for survival. Unfortunately, many organizations in the “new economy” cannot afford large-scale restructuring projects. Because of … …

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October 2021 GM Update: Visual LANSA And Low Code

With the economy slowly rebounding from COVID, I am reminded of how fast time flies and how quickly things change. It’s already been more than two years since LANSA became part of Idera. Looking back, we dedicated a lot of this time “heads-down” racing to add leadership features to our existing products and introducing new … …

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POWERUp 2021: Everything You Need To Know About IBM i Systems Management

For the first time in its history  COMMON held  POWERUp‌ 2021,‌ ‌the‌ ‌largest‌ annual ‌conference‌ ‌and‌ ‌networking‌ ‌event‌ ‌for‌ ‌IBM‌ ‌Power‌ ‌Systems‌ ‌users‌ ‌and‌ ‌solution‌ ‌providers in Hybrid mode. The show offered live sessions as well as virtual access for remote attendees.  This hybrid approach also allowed POWERUp‌ to provide attendees with almost 300 sessions. … …

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5 Reasons Why RPG Is A Hot Topic At COMMON POWERUp 2021

5 Reasons Why RPG Is A Hot Topic At COMMON POWERUp 2021

The RPG (the Report Program Generator) procedural programming language was first introduced back in 1959. Some now consider it a legacy language. Despite this, however, it will be a hot topic at the upcoming COMMON’s POWERUp 2021, the largest conference and networking event for IBM Power Systems users and solution providers. The event takes place … …

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How You Can Access IBM i 5250 Applications From the Web

How You Can Access IBM i 5250 Applications From the Web

The rapid advancement of technology and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have created a business ecosystem where remote work is the “new normal.”  In fact, a recent report titled Recreating Work as a Blend of Virtual and Physical Experiences[1] claims that going forward, 86% of respondents see the digital work environment increasingly co-existing with … …

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How to handle the increasing complexity of systems and development environments?

How to handle the increasing complexity of systems and development environments?

Why IBM i and the low-code development environment LANSA are a winning combination This article was originally published on the IBM blog in Japan (https://www.ibm.com/blogs/systems/jp-ja/ibmi_lansa_isv/) and was contributed by Tetsu Nakamura, CEO of LANSA Japan Limited, which provides solutions that operate on the IBM i platform. The increasing complexity of systems is the largest hindrance … …

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How To Make IBM i Web Apps Without Web Expertise

If your company is one of the thousands of organizations around the globe that rely on IBM i to power internal systems and business processes, you are probably well aware of its strengths and weaknesses. You are certainly not alone. Overall, the need to update IBM i legacy apps and create better Industry 4.0 tools … …

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The Top 5 Ways To Reinvent Your Business With Technology

Top 5 Ways You Can Reinvent Your Business With Technology

Things are changing. In today’s digital ecosystem, businesses must continuously innovate their products and services to remain competitive. The COVID-19 pandemic further upended the markets and pushed many companies to the brink. Some had to suspend operations because they could neither open their physical stores nor go digital. Whatever the reason, organizations have heard the … …

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Beacon Insurance’s Digital Transformation Powered by LANSA

When it comes to digital transformation, discussions often revolve around how organizations can transform at scale. But, because most businesses’ operations are built on legacy applications, transformation can be difficult.  Legacy code often means a rigid workflow. This, in turn, means that improvements take time to implement and new features are disruptive as well as … …

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