• November 16, 2018

Application Modernization

Application Modernization

Live from IBM Insight2015: Mobile Analytic Insights

One of the takeaways from IBM Insight 2015 is that the user experience needs to be contextualized and personalized. When this user experience is provided through a mobile app, then the System of Insight will need data from the mobile device itself, in order to enable that user experience. What additional data is needed and […]

Rocket Mainframe Data Service for Bluemix Application Modernization

Rocket Mainframe Data Service: Bluemix Meets Mainframe Data

This is part 1 of a five-part series on accessing mainframe data from your Bluemix applications. Part 1: Bluemix Meets Mainframe Data (this entry) Part 2: Installing Rocket Mainframe Data Service on Your Mainframe Part 3: Mapping Your Mainframe Data for Access From Bluemix Part 4: Building an Application in Bluemix That Accesses Mainframe Data […]

Picture of IBM Card Punch Application Modernization

Application modernization–what is it anyway?

In The Beginning In the late 1970s, in my first IT job, my input device was a keypunch machine. I used it to punch holes in 80 column cards. The cards held both my data and my programs. I ran the data cards through a sorter machine so they would be processed in the right […]

LegaSuite GUI Application Modernization

Top five myths of screen-scraping: you can’t do SOA

Over the past few weeks we’ve been discussing the challenges facing companies that rely on older green-screen applications to manage their critical infrastructure, and four of the myths that surround “screen-scraping” applications. Today we’ll cover the fifth (and final) myth on our list. Myth #5: you can’t do SOA with screen-scraping Thus far our series […]

Screen Scraping Application Modernization

Top five myths of screen scraping: projects are unmanageable

Over the past few weeks we’ve been discussing the challenges facing companies that rely on older green-screen applications to manage their critical infrastructure, and some of the myths that surround “screen-scraping” applications. Our first post focused on myth that screen scraping is only a green screen in a browser. The second addressed the myth that […]

LegaSuite GUI Deployment Application Modernization

Top five myths of screen scraping: it’s a maintenance nightmare

Over the past few weeks we’ve been discussing the challenges facing companies that rely on older green-screen applications to manage their critical infrastructure, and some of the myths that surround “screen-scraping” applications. Our first post focused on myth that screen scraping is only a green screen in a browser. The second addressed the myth that […]

Application Modernization

Does “legacy” always equal replace?

ComputerWeekly.com recently ran an article on RBS Bank’s recent IT failure, which led it to discuss the problems IT professionals face replacing legacy systems. As part of that story they showed this diagram: It shows a typical core banking application system and its interconnections–nothing new if you have worked in financial systems. But what this […]

Screen scraping repository Application Modernization

Top five myths of screen scraping: keeping host and GUI in sync is hard

In an earlier post we discussed the challenges facing companies that rely on older green-screen applications to manage their critical infrastructure, and some of the myths that surround “screen-scraping” applications. We also discussed the first myth–that screen scraping is only a green screen in a browser. Today, we tackle the second myth. Myth #2: Keeping […]

Green screen Application Modernization

Top five myths of screen scraping, part 1: it’s only a green screen in a browser

Imagine for a moment it’s your first day at a new job. You’re working for a company that relies on timely and accurate access to customer information. Perhaps you are a claims processor at an insurance company, a customer service rep at a bank, or a sales manager at a car dealership. One of the […]