• August 6, 2020

IBM i (AS/400)

IBM i (AS/400)

Legendary Help: Ensuring positive customer experiences amid a global pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitality has been one of the hardest hit industries in terms of lost jobs and revenue. With borders closing and stay-at-home orders in place, airlines were forced to suspend or reduce services and hotels experienced the highest number of job losses in the U.S. Overnight, the industry came to a standstill, […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Changing Priorities: IT During a Crisis

It’s hard to imagine a more unexpected and abrupt disruption to global society than we have now. One of the curious features of the COVID-19 crisis is the way so much of life continues, unnervingly, while so much has fully stopped. For IT, it means critical systems remain critical—possibly more so—while teams are separated, loads […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Common Disasters: Preparing for Outages

As we struggle with unprecedented challenges around the globe, IT departments are gearing up to enable remote access, work-from-home, and ongoing business operations in ways that they never anticipated before. It’s heroic work done with limited warning—and it’s keeping companies around the world operational. The Critical Role of Core Systems It’s in precisely these times […]

IBM i (AS/400)

JIRA for Rocket Aldon

Everyone loves JIRA (well, almost everyone). And what’s not to love? Many consider Atlassian’s JIRA the go-to tool for managing projects for many reasons. It’s highly customizable, it’s not restricted to a single platform, and it can be hosted on-prem or in the cloud.  Its capability to include requirement and change management processes adapted to […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Allow me to introduce myself

Hi!  I joined Rocket Software in January as the General Manager of the Power Systems Division. Our division focuses on the technologies that support administrators and developers of IBM Power and IBM i, and a few broader solutions like our amazing terminal emulation solution. My name is Christopher Wey and I actually started my career […]

IBM i (AS/400)

AS/400: Ready for New Challenges

There’s an old adage about how a fish can’t see the water — just as we can’t see the air. It’s there, it keeps us alive, and we don’t give it much thought until it’s missing. The same is true for legacy systems like AS/400. It’s there, it’s keeping the business alive, and it’s definitely […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Preparing for the Worst

At a previous job, one of our systems notified us there had been a disk failure. I was not too concerned, as we had redundancy built into the disk array. In short order; however, we had several other disks fail, and the system came down hard. We would later find out there was a manufacturing […]

IBM i (AS/400)

The Reason You Should be Using Single Sign-On for IBM i (No, Not That Reason!)

If you’re a busy person like me, then there’s a good chance you read the title of this article and thought to yourself, “Why does this guy want to waste my time? Everyone knows the benefit of SSO: The users no longer need to remember passwords. Case closed!” Although that is one very good reason […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Get IT Expertise Out of the HA/DR Back-up Monitoring Business

Imagine you’re managing a large research hospital. Due to the complexity of some operational process, one of the head neurosurgeons on your staff is relegated to reviewing bathroom cleanliness reports and directing staff to resolve issues. Or suppose you’re the Dean of Foreign Languages at a prestigious university and one of your professors with a […]

IBM i (AS/400)

Webinar: Top 5 Ways to Ensure Modernization Success for Host-Based Applications

In our recent webinar, “Top 5 Ways to Ensure Modernization Success for Host-Based Applications,” Sales Specialist Robin Barley-Wagner, and Director of Sales Engineering Robert Young, discussed our top five considerations for successful application modernization projects. A recording of the session is available here if you’d like to view it again or share with colleagues. Application modernization is […]