• September 25, 2020

Legendary Help: Feeding communities in need

Access to food is one of the most important things for any community. Unfortunately, food deserts exist across the U.S., where low-income neighborhoods do not have access to a supermarket. Although these areas have existed for years, they’ve recently seen increased attention. Researchers have discovered links between lack of access to healthy food options and […]

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Legendary Help: Modernizing the retail customer experience

Online shopping has taken off across all industries, and has only been amplified by the recent pandemic. Groceries, clothes, pre-made meals or household supplies—everything you could imagine is accessible now through the click of a button on your computer or phone. This is extremely beneficial to the customer, who can now access anything they need, […]

Legendary Help: Promoting access to and the preservation of essential resources

In an effort to manage our resources and create a more sustainable future, priorities in communities are shifting. They rely on clean drinking water, energy-efficient infrastructure, and effective waste management to survive and to create a better future. For those who have access to these vital resources, it is important that they are constantly functioning […]

Legendary Help: Powering the secure movement of funds for businesses

Digital transformation has become a buzzword in organizations. With more people relying on technology for everyday tasks, businesses know that they need to keep up. Many look towards digital transformation strategies for increased efficiency and customer satisfaction. In the financial industry, more advanced applications and tools are enabling real-time financial notifications, streamlined payments, and more. […]

Legendary Help: Delivering a home-away-from-home experience every single time

Although the restaurant industry may be experiencing a shift due to COVID-19, that doesn’t mean that they’ve stopped thinking about how to optimize business. With many restaurants closed or facing changes to how they operate, this makes it an ideal time to reconsider their systems. The world is changing and we may never go back […]

Legendary Help: Adapting the Customer Experience Amid the Pandemic

The global economy is beginning to restart slowly, with businesses opening and individuals returning to work. For many people, they may think that this means life will return to “business as usual.” Unfortunately, for many industries that were forced to close during the first wave of the pandemic—such as retail, restaurants and hotels—business as usual […]

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 […]

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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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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Get more out of your IBM i technology investment

I’ve always had a soft spot for IBM i (or AS/400 as we knew it back in the 1980s). I’ve spent 30 years in the IT industry, in roles ranging from entry-level specialist to my current position as CIO here at Rocket Software. In that time, I’ve supported and administered a lot of different platforms—some […]