• December 3, 2021

User Experience

User Experience

Why Modernization Must Start with Your Employee Workflows

To stay competitive, today’s business operations must run like a well-oiled machine – as the saying goes, time is money. Efficiency impacts revenue, customer service, brand reputation, the list goes on and on. Of course, at Rocket, we believe in the power of cutting-edge technology to keep operations running smoothly for enhanced outcomes. We also […]

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Three Things Companies Can Do to Attract the Next Generation of Mainframe Professionals

For years, businesses that use mainframe technology have been seeing their seasoned professionals retire. Now, companies are struggling to find new talent to fill this skills vacuum, and when they do, it is difficult to properly train them without those established experts to offer guidance. One of the challenges is the market focus on newer coding languages, meaning young people interested in IT careers have a misconception […]

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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 […]

User Experience

The User Experience Transformation: Finding the “Why” Behind Features

So, you want to build a new feature. Excellent. Now, tell me why. Rocket, like thousands of software companies, has historically had a wonderfully engineering-driven culture. We make products for engineers, by engineers, and we’ve got a pretty great track record of figuring out how to build features well for our customers. There’s an important […]

User Experience

Live from IBM World of Watson: UX meets Cognitive Computing

As the director of User Experience at Rocket Software, I spend most of my time thinking about how people interact with technology. And as cognitive computing becomes more and more prevalent I find myself trying to figure out how cognitive – essentially human thought done by a computer – will interface with actual humans. What […]

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Improve Backup Efficiency and Increase IT Agility with Rocket® Servergraph Professional

— PROACTIVE and AUTOMATED Backup Monitoring/Reporting Enables Transformation from Reactive Data Protection to Agile Business Continuity Rocket® Servergraph Professional is all you need to ensure optimal performance and results for your data protection investments. Servergraph proactively monitors and reports on your entire backup environment, providing a real-time, in-depth, and holistic view for you to efficiently […]

User Experience

BYOR: Bring Your Own Reality?

Most companies have now embraced the “consumerization of IT” trend to improve employee productivity. As part of this consumerization, BYOD encourages employees to bring personally owned mobile devices to their workplace, and to use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. This year, consumers can get their hands on a number of virtual and […]

User Experience

The parallel between software design and music

As an aspiring jazz guitarist with a lot of musician friends in the software industry (including many at Rocket), I often reflect on the parallels between software design/development and music. For example: how the “workflow” of product design should be harmonious and keep a relationship “to the tonic,” i.e. the objective of the tool or […]

Andy, Bryan, Joe, and Brian User Experience

Happy New Year!

Each new year is always an exciting new beginning for us at Rocket, and today is no exception. We’re already in high gear getting ready for the next 12 months, but even as we introduce new products, expand our partnerships, and continue to grow our business in each local geography, one thing remains constant at […]

User Experience

How much importance do you place on your OS?

A few months ago, I ended up installing Linux on a few of my computers, leaving Windows on the others. This isn’t the first time, either, having tried various distributions of Linux time and time again since about 2007. Each time, I’d learn a bit more about the particulars of the OS as someone must […]