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Old Iron, New Tricks: Webinar Survey Results and Question Responses

We recently hosted a webinar entitled “Old Iron, New Tricks” featuring Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx. A recording of the session is available here if you want to view it again or share with colleagues. Before the webinar, we posed a series of questions and we want to share the results with you. Below is a […]

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Change a Core Application without Breaking its APIs

Every programming student begins their education with the fundamentals of code logic. “Have the conditions been met? If yes, execute the action. If no, do nothing.” The open source video game-building application, Stencyl, teaches conditional logic in the form of visual, puzzle-piece-like blocks of code that the user drags onto the workspace in specific ways. […]

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Imagine This: PSD2 Compliance, Only it Doesn’t Hurt

There’s no denying it; complying with PSD2 (known as the revised Payment Services Directive) is going to be a pain for a lot of banks and financial organizations. The new European rule is opening the door to a wave of third-party services that can give consumers more authority over their financial data and facilitate merchant […]

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Happy Birthday, Git for z/OS!

It’s been just over a year since the release of our Git for z/OS ported open source tool. At the time of its debut, customers and mainframers were already excited following the addition of other modern tools and languages to the mainframe—languages like Python, JavaScript, and PHP. Rocket has always been invested in open source […]

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Digital Transformation in the Public Sector

Many organizations are investing in digital transformation. They want the kind of business-changing advantages that industry leaders (such as Ford Motor Company) and sharing economy companies (such as Uber) have achieved by leveraging back-end data to create compelling consumer-facing digital experiences. But some are paying a high price for transformation efforts that may not be […]

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The Modern Mainframe

As CEO of Rocket Software I constantly think about modernization, which is why I’m in Silicon Valley this week for the SHARE conference – hosted by the world’s oldest enterprise IT user group. If that sounds like a fundamental disconnect, let me explain: I can’t remember a time when SHARE wasn’t on my radar. When […]

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