• December 3, 2021

IBM i (AS/400)

IBM i (AS/400)

Why Modernization Must Start with Your Employee Workflows

To stay competitive, today’s business operations must run like a well-oiled machine – as the saying goes, time is money. Efficiency impacts revenue, customer service, brand reputation, the list goes on and on. Of course, at Rocket, we believe in the power of cutting-edge technology to keep operations running smoothly for enhanced outcomes. We also […]

IBM i (AS/400)

This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Implement Multi-Factor Authentication

The White House has proclaimed October Cybersecurity Awareness Month, promoting efforts by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to encourage the public to be “Cyber Smart” and stay safe online. As stories of malicious cyber actors, such as ransomware attacks, continue to make headlines and disrupt businesses across industries, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated.  At Rocket, security is our top priority, which […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Five Steps to Rethink Manufacturing with Product Design Data Exchange Strategy

Manufacturing is a complex, evolving industry, and disruptions in the past year and a half have complicated these operations even further. According to KPMG’s Global Manufacturing Outlook Report, the greatest threat to manufacturers’ growth over the next three years is the risk to the supply chain. A typical supply chain has several tiers, each with multiple partners who need to share product design data with each other quickly and accurately. Suppliers need to […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Wondering Where to Start with Modernization? Rocket® Process Insights Has the Answer

Rocket helps organizations evolve their IBM® i platforms to take advantage of modern technologies and user experiences without disruption. With an effective modernization strategy, organizations can streamline workflows and drive efficiencies to minimize risk, improve customer satisfaction, and promote positive employee experiences. While Rocket has an extensive portfolio of modernization products, customers often have one foundational question: Where do we start?   Companies may have hundreds of applications running on their IBM i systems with a high volume of tasks, […]

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 […]

IBM i (AS/400)

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 […]