• October 20, 2020

IBM i (AS/400)

IBM i (AS/400)

Git on IBM i​

Ask any average group of developers what their preferred version control tool is and you’ll overwhelmingly get “Git” as the response. Indeed, a Stack Overflow survey of nearly 70,000 professional developers found that just over 88 percent of them prefer Git over other version control tools. A key component of many organizations’ DevOps solution, Git […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Open Source Solutions for IBM i

As I covered in a previous post, IBM i DevOps systems typically “ship” with all the functionality required to power a modern DevOps-based developer team or IT organization. This is, in fact, a major benefit of the IBM i platform over distributed systems.  But there are nevertheless good reasons why IBM i users—and even IBM […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Built-In DevOps Tools for IBM i

Many organizations are resigned to the belief that there’s no way to integrate their IBM i environment with the DevOps tools they use on their Windows, Linux, and Unix platforms. But these organizations are working from an outdated playbook. Today, IT and R&D teams can run the latest open source tools like Git and Jenkins […]

IBM i (AS/400)

What is Modernization?

I was asked as part of our Ask Rocket program to answer the question “What is Modernization?” In product roadmap meetings, customer conversations and discussions with analyst firms, we grapple with that every day here. We begin with a platform that feels anything-but-modern—the IBM i—and discuss the myriad of ways that perception is wrong. IBM […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Home is What the Terminal Emulates

We’ve all been spending a lot of time at home lately. Many of us, as we live and work in our houses day-in, day-out, week after week, have found reasons to rearrange furniture, relocate hand towels and otherwise tune the environment to make it feel easier and more livable. To make it feel more like […]

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Legendary Help: Promoting access to and the preservation of essential resources

In an effort to manage our resources and create a more sustainable future, priorities in communities are shifting. They rely on clean drinking water, energy-efficient infrastructure, and effective waste management to survive and to create a better future. For those who have access to these vital resources, it is important that they are constantly functioning […]

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Legendary Help: Powering the secure movement of funds for businesses

Digital transformation has become a buzzword in organizations. With more people relying on technology for everyday tasks, businesses know that they need to keep up. Many look towards digital transformation strategies for increased efficiency and customer satisfaction. In the financial industry, more advanced applications and tools are enabling real-time financial notifications, streamlined payments, and more. […]

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Legendary Help: Delivering a home-away-from-home experience every single time

Although the restaurant industry may be experiencing a shift due to COVID-19, that doesn’t mean that they’ve stopped thinking about how to optimize business. With many restaurants closed or facing changes to how they operate, this makes it an ideal time to reconsider their systems. The world is changing and we may never go back […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Productive on Power Part Three: Modernizing Without Compromising Security

Welcome to the third and final part of our three-part “Productive on Power: Bringing the latest User Experiences to IBM i” blog series. These posts are covering modernization initiatives that are making users and customers more productive and more satisfied. We’re sharing cost-effective strategies to bring great experiences to your IBM i by: Modernizing the […]

IBM i (AS/400)

IT Priorities During the Pandemic

The worldwide calamity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly all sectors of business, forcing them to change. In most cases, they have been forced to reconsider their 2020 business plans altogether. For most of you reading this, any projects slated for this year that were eating up sizable portions of your budget were […]