• July 8, 2020

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Are you ready for the “New Normal?”

COVID-19 has been a sobering reminder of how unprepared we all were, despite the warnings. This has flowed down to the boardroom where executives and leaders have had to deal with unprecedented economic conditions.  For them, traditional crisis response approaches will not be good enough to ensure sustainability, or in many cases, the organization’s survival. […]

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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 […]

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What happens when remote work becomes permanent?

As someone responsible for IT security, March 15 brought about a huge change in my department. With the pandemic closing offices and forcing people to stay home, I suddenly had to think about what it means to implement IT security for thousands of remote workers, instead of a handful of office spaces. And as uncertainty […]

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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 […]

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The Importance of “Legacy” in Colleges and Universities

By Cameron Seay, guest blogger The global economy runs on mainframes. Depending on who you speak to, between 70 and 80 percent of all business transactions are still running through a mainframe. Even greater than that are ATM and credit card transactions, where 90 percent still rely on these legacy systems. Yet, when we discuss […]

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The Silent Stars of Pandemic IT

Maintaining a functioning IT environment during a pandemic is no small task. Doing it remotely—while working from home with myriad distractions, dogs, kids and some challenging toilet paper procurement issues—is heroic. It’s something that has become increasingly common during the pandemic.  To get through the pandemic, most companies, schools, hospitals and, indeed, families, are even […]

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Legendary Help: Powering the human side of human resources

Supporting our customers has been our goal throughout this pandemic and beyond. With businesses having to close their doors, many of our long-time clients have felt uncertain and uneasy about how they will continue operating, and if they can survive. Even as the global economy begins to reopen, these fears may not pass. Easing clients […]

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Productive on Power Part One: User Experience Modernization

Introduction There are companies willing to invest millions of dollars and take enormous business risk to move their legacy applications and data to new platforms. Yet most don’t take the time, or invest the minimal effort needed, to examine the existing options for delivering the latest user experiences on IBM i. If they did, they […]

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Mainframes, Freight Trains and Education Pains

By David Robertson, guest blogger When I was in college, I had an instructor that, for all intents and purposes, was viewed as a relic. He was a throwback from a time where there wasn’t a computer that wasn’t made by Honeywell, IBM, or Amdahl. He regularly spoke of a time when IBM was ITR […]

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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 […]