• October 17, 2018

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IBM i (AS/400)

Ban default passwords with system value settings in IBM i 7.2

When you create a new user profile, the historical tendency is to use the IBM-supplied default value for the User’s new password. The password value is shown on the command prompt as *USRPRF. (Figure 1) When the value *USRPRF is used to specify the password, the user’s password will be set to match the name […]


FinTech, Mainframes and Open Source: The Perfect Trio

It’s not an exaggeration to say that everyone who works in the financial sector interacts with a mainframe at some point during their day. That may be surprising to most people, but the reality is that banking is dominated by large, powerful computers that can provide unprecedented security while making billions of calculations a day. […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Building Bridges: from AS/400 to modern platforms

Dear CTOs, CIOs, users, and application leaders of all kinds, Which of your 10 “number one” priorities did you accomplish today? One? Maybe two? Is it none? To many development leaders, it can feel like job responsibilities are in constant conflict. We’ve been hearing it from our customers for years. In general, many leaders struggle […]

IBM i (AS/400)

IBM i: The Best-Kept Secret in IT?

I have flown more than 100,000 miles this year to visit our IBM i customers. One story I consistently hear is organizations advocating retiring their IBM i platform in favor of something that’s more “modern.” When pressed, these people cite that the technology is old, has a green screen interface, can’t keep up with the […]

IBM i (AS/400)

For AS/400 Modernization, Start With the User Experience

As VP of Rocket’s solution sales team, I talk to people using the IBM i nearly every day. We talk about modernization topics ranging from terminal emulation to multiplatform DevOps to building IBM i APIs. All too often, I find that the conversation turns to this question at some point: My executives want to know […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Failure to Modernize: The Real Cost

By Jim Buck, imPower Technologies In the IBM i world, we tend to talk about modernization in terms of the benefits to the customer. We talk about how unlocking hidden data with APIs allows you to integrate that data for better customer-facing apps and marketing analytics, how upgrading your enterprise applications from green-screen-based UIs to […]

Application Modernization

July 4 Modernization Campaign Application Modernization

Celebrate Your Independence From from Green-Screen Interfaces and Complex Workflows

Did you know that you can quickly and easily modernize your business without ever touching the back-end code? This Independence Day, learn how to overcome complicated workflows and combat high training costs by making your heritage systems easier to use for all. For a limited time only, we’re offering a free Modernization Score reading to […]



Under Construction // Rocket.Build 2018

“Whatever good things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle It’s day three of Rocket.Build 2018, and many of the questions that we had before our global innovation event in Waltham, Massachusetts, are beginning to get answered. There are 44 projects currently in […]