Frequently Asked Questions About IBM i Modernization

Many enterprises that have been around for a while rely on IBM i applications to run mission-critical business operations. It is proof of the platform’s stability that users are still keen to keep it. The major challenge these enterprises face, however, is the difficulty of continuing to use something that was built 30 years ago. … …

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The Next Big Thing In Low-code Platform Productivity

In 2014, Forrester noticed a set of platforms with a distinct approach to software development, one that minimizes, in some cases, to zero,  the amount of coding necessary for a project. As a result, they coined the term “Low-code” to describe them. Since then, we’ve seen an increase in low-code platform adoption, as developers leverage … …

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8 Go-To Resources About Legacy Application Modernization

There are many challenges when undertaking a legacy application modernization project on the IBM i. Things like rapidly changing market conditions, low developer productivity due to lack of talent with IBM i domain knowledge, and high cost of maintenance can all contribute to modernization complexity. We looked for our top 8 resources for addressing IBM … …

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How to Get More Results Out of Your Low-code Platform

We’re currently seeing a huge fundamental shift in how we build enterprise business applications — rapidly changing industry and market conditions are forcing organizations to seek solutions to the reality of changing workforces, increasing demand for new applications, and the current state of the economy. According to a Pew Research Center analysis, 35% of the … …

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Why You Should Modernize Your RPG and COBOL 5250 Apps

The IBM i platform has enjoyed user loyalty and an exceptionally long life cycle. After three decades, it continues to power critical IT infrastructure for more than 100,000 organizations around the world.  This is because of its core strengths — reliability, cost-efficiency, and impeccable security. In addition to its bullet-proof architecture, however, there is another … …

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5 Low-Code Trends That Will Turbocharge Your Business

 Technologies are advancing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, is upon us.  In this new era, organizations all over the world are under increasing pressure to modernize and automate. This shift is also fueled by a transition to remote work and other economic effects caused by COVID 19. Low-code technologies market … …

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Modernize And Boost Business Processes With Low-Code

Let’s take a step back to assess traditional business processes using a hypothetical enterprise company. Companies need to keep data moving through various systems that may be a combination of custom and off-the-shelf solutions. In order to do this, they need to communicate in a variety of ways. For example, their systems may consist 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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How To Get The Most Productivity Out Of Low-Code Modernization

Rapidly changing market conditions and the need for continuous innovation is the new reality for businesses in today’s economy. Another reality, however, is that adapting to these through legacy application development may take longer than you think. This is because the modernization process can be tedious and sequential. As a result, many organizations find themselves … …

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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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