• December 10, 2018

Modernization

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What to Build?

While most people around the world are getting into the World Cup spirit, Rocket Software employees are gearing up for another global event: Rocket.Build 2018. This is my first Build, and I have to admit that I’m pretty excited about it. Six months into my tenure as Chief Product Officer (CPO) here at Rocket I […]

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“Best of Luck to Rocket.Builders” from a 2017 Rocket.Build Champion

  It’s that most wonderful time of year; ‘tis the season… of Rocket.Build. Rocket.Build is an annual competition between teams of Rocketeers from all over the world hosted in Boston, MA. It’s 5 days of intense collaboration that ends with dozens of QA-ready projects, and proud (if not exhausted) developers. For many Rocketeers, this will […]

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Rocket BlueZone Web: Your Questions Answered

  “The Future of Terminal Emulation is Here” webinar was conducted on May 16, 2018 to get you better acquainted with BlueZone Web. The following questions have been selected from discussions during, and immediately following the webinar that we’d like to address further with you. Is there a server, and where does it run? BlueZone […]

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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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Rocket.Build: Around the World in 15 Days

  In the 19th century a commonly heard phrase was, “the sun never sets on the British Empire.” It was a true statement: at any given time, it was daytime somewhere in territories controlled by Queen Victoria. But it wasn’t an original concept: the phrase was previously applied to the Spanish empire, and historians have […]

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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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Rocket Helps Safety Insurance Retain Millennial Employees

Immediately following a car accident, the last thing anyone wants to think about is the stress of filing a claim with their insurer— and the last thing a good insurer wants to think about is a long filing process leading to unhappy employees and unhappier customers. This was once a concern of Safety Insurance that […]

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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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IBM i Trends in Modernization for 2017

2016 was a blur of airports and hotels for me as I flew almost 200,000 miles in order to visit with hundreds of IBM i professionals all over the world. One of the hottest trends for IBM i shops is exposing existing IBM i application functions as web services. Many companies I have spoken with […]

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Live from IBM World of Watson: Giving ETL the Viking Funeral it Deserves

For a non-gambler, I seem to spend a lot of time in Las Vegas. But instead of hitting the roulette table, this week I’m immersed in IBM’s vision for the future of cognitive computing here at World of Watson. Why is this so exciting to me? The short answer is that this event is at […]