• May 17, 2022

Modernization

Modernization

Why Emulator Macros Are an Outdated Solution to Today’s Automation Challenge

At Rocket Software, we see application modernization as a continuous journey, and for many customers the first step on that journey is to modernize the terminal emulator used to access critical business applications living on core systems like IBM zSystems and IBM i. Typically, experienced employees leverage the macros tool within terminal emulation on their […]

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The Explosive Growth of Data: Action Items IT Leaders Are Taking to Modernize

Businesses are seeing a sharp increase in data production year over year, while the number of places data is stored grows exponentially. This explosion of data and the ways we protect data comes in combination with constant changes in the market—economic, technological, and shifts in buyer behavior to name a few. Such an unpredictable landscape […]

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New Rocket Survey Underscores the Mainframe’s Place in Modern Business Operations

Today, Rocket Software released its 2022 Survey Report: The State of the Mainframe, which surveyed over 500 U.S. IT professionals in firms using mainframes to uncover their priorities, challenges and plans for leveraging their mainframes going forward. In an era of business fixated on digital transformation, where does the mainframe fit into modern operations? According […]

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Why Step One in Any Automation Project is Defining Economic Value: 7 Key Considerations

IT leaders are continuing to invest in automation—specifically, robotic process automation (RPA)—in 2022. According to Gartner, this year 85% of their customers are going to increase or maintain the level of investment in automation technologies and capabilities. This is great news if automation is a top priority for your organization; as interest in automation continues, […]

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Remote Work Has Exposed Inefficiencies: What Do You Do About Them?

At this point, likely every organization has realized that remote work requires new processes and strategies to accomplish the tasks teams were once doing in person. With these new processes in place, many are also starting to see the places where human interactions were papering over inefficiencies. For instance, approvals that could once be requested […]

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M&T Bank’s Modernization Journey Enabled by Strong Partners like Rocket

M&T Bank knew that to develop the capabilities and skills to meet evolving customer needs, they needed a platform for innovation. Many readers may see the term ‘platform’ and think infrastructure or operating system, but M&T CIO Michael Wisler knew the solution was not that simple. Having been part of a storied transformation at Capital […]

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How to Keep Up with the EDI Renaissance

As global supply chain disruptions continue to threaten businesses across industries, enterprises are eager to streamline processes and increase productivity wherever possible. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) plays an essential role in meeting these goals and keeping goods moving from creation to delivery. Decades ago, EDI replaced paper processes with electronic communications for B2B collaboration. With […]

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Five Signs Your Enterprise Needs a Modern DevOps Solution, and What to Look for in One

Customers and employees today are demanding increasingly higher quality digital user experiences. This means modern DevOps teams need to deploy applications efficiently and securely. Most enterprises have a process in place for their IBM i application development, but as their organizational needs become more complex, so do the DevOps processes they require. For instance, web and mobile […]

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How Rocket Lives Up to Its Value to Never Let a Customer Fail

The Rocket team knows that true success with a solution requires more than just the right tools—it requires a network of support to leverage the full capabilities of those tools. To this end, Rocket has built in the value to never let a customer fail into all of our products and services. We strive to […]

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The Next Generation DBA – Introducing the Database Concierge

Last month, I had the honor of delivering a keynote address at the GuideShare Europe UK Conference to discuss the dramatic changes in the priorities and demands of the next generation of database administrators (DBAs). I want to thank GSE UK for having me, and all who attended. For those who were not able to […]