Application Modernization for Business Value

How to modernize applications for business value

The sole reason that most commercial IT groups exist is to enhance the productivity of their end users and to deliver business value to those users.  Sometimes that raison d’être gets lost along the way. This blog is about application modernization that is focused on delivering business value to the end users, the people who … …

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ITWAL's Modernized System

What’s old is new again

Guest Blogger: Tom Mavroidis, president of NTM Consulting Incorporated As part of Tom’s portfolio he manages the Computer Department for ITWAL Limited, Canada’s national network of independent distributors. In this article Tom shares how multiple vendors worked together to deliver a successful modernization solution for ITWAL. When we were asked to take 40 years of … …

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eMarketer: US Retail Mcommerce Sales

Mobile eCommerce – Join the Revolution!

Is “going mobile” on your company’s radar?  If not, it should be because the mobile revolution is growing at an extraordinary pace.  The number of smartphone users is rapidly rising – 42% a year, globally, according to research from Morgan Stanley.  At this rate more and more consumers will rely on their smartphones and tablets … …

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Castaway Businessman

The Great RPG Programming Survival Guide . . .

Guest Blogger: Pete Helgren, Programmer/Team Lead at BSF International “Knowledge is good” was the motto of the infamous Faber College in the movie Animal House and to us midrange folks, it’s a motto we can take to heart. If you’ve been around the midrange community since the late 1990s then you have either faced, participated … …

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IT Manager Thinking

The Secret Thoughts of an IBM i IT Manager

Guest Blogger: Paul Conte, President PCES, is a leading Application Development Strategist. The other day I was reflecting back on what has been a long, and generally fun and interesting IT career. One thing I remember vividly was discovering the IBM System/38, the first incarnation of what would evolve into the AS/400 and the current IBM … …

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