• August 20, 2018

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IBM i (AS/400)

The Real Cost of IBM i System and Application Replacement

Businesses are constantly comparing themselves to one another. That’s a good thing, in most regards: Competitive analysis is after all the key to finding your company’s ideal position in the market. But it’s important to get a balanced perspective, otherwise you might get a false perception. Case in point: The idea that no one uses […]

Mobile Modernization Terminal Emulation

Rocket BlueZone Web: Your Questions Answered

  “The Future of Terminal Emulation is Here” webinar was conducted on May 16, 2018 to get you better acquainted with BlueZone Web. The following questions have been selected from discussions during, and immediately following the webinar that we’d like to address further with you. Is there a server, and where does it run? BlueZone […]

security Compliance Security Terminal Emulation

The power of terminal emulation in 2018: simplifying security, facilitating compliance

While organizations have been using terminal emulation on mainframes for 30+ years, the tech landscape has certainly changed around them. The good news is that terminal emulators have evolved dramatically as well. Suffice it to say that for many large organizations, mainframes continue to be a very secure and viable option for running mission-critical programs […]

Application Modernization Customers IBM i (AS/400)

Moving from Client to Client-less

Over the past several months, I have been speaking with and visiting a wide variety of our customers. Many have been customers since the Seagull GUI/400 product days. Some are still using GUI/400, JWalk/Winja and LegaSuite GUI as a strategic part of their applications. These products are highly reliable and provide great functionality and developer […]

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

Managing software deployments to complex multi-platform environments

What if you held a webinar and EVERYBODY came? That’s about what happened at our Digital Transformation webinar a few weeks ago. In fact, we broke an all-time company record for attendance. That gives you an idea of excitement about this topic. In addition to all the questions on strategies for building web, mobile and […]

Application Modernization IBM i (AS/400)

Keep a Fully Stocked IBM i Modernization Toolbox

In my job as the Vice President of all things IBM i at Rocket Software, I get to speak with IBM i users all over the world. The people I talk to are adding web and mobile interfaces to their IBM i applications, creating web service layers, restructuring their databases and modernizing their RPG code. […]

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IBM i Trends in Modernization for 2017

2016 was a blur of airports and hotels for me as I flew almost 200,000 miles in order to visit with hundreds of IBM i professionals all over the world. One of the hottest trends for IBM i shops is exposing existing IBM i application functions as web services. Many companies I have spoken with […]

Rocket Software IBM i AS/400 Solutions IBM i (AS/400) Modernization

Your IBM i system: your best bet for the future

Twice in the past couple months, I’ve met with IBM i users whose companies had just abandoned attempts to replace their IBM i platforms. Executive management wanted new, modern looking applications and had dismissed the IBM i as “old” technology. At both companies, the executives dramatically underestimated the business domain knowledge that had been built […]

JDE Green Screen Workshop Modernization

From green to clean: how to prepare for the modernization of customized JDE green-screen applications

One of the biggest challenges in the technology world is keeping existing software relevant. No organization wants to go through a major replacement every few years just to keep up with the times, but at the same time legacy systems need to be as easy to use as the latest and greatest software. Making this […]

Automated DevOps Devops

DevOps automation: the key to mobile and cloud application deployment

Have you ever gotten that email asking “what’s our mobile strategy?” Or, “what are we doing about the cloud?” Technology is constantly providing new opportunities to grow our businesses and to make them more efficient. Our business end users see and use these technologies every day. Understandably, they become anxious to take advantage of them […]