• September 25, 2020

Adapting to the new normal: Remote work and the mainframe

Work from home has become an essential business proposition and it’s not just for today. It’s something that we’re going to live with for many years. As a result, we need to rethink how we’re connecting to the mainframe today. Accessing the mainframe First things first, a connection is necessary. Rocket BlueZone Web 3270 emulator. […]

Reducing Shadow IT Through Digital Transformation

All businesses today have a hybrid IT environment. They pay for collections of servers,  be they UNIX servers, Windows servers, cloud servers or mainframe servers. Other IT spending includes mobile,  desktop and end-user devices. In many cases, those budgets might be by server domain, so the mainframe budget is separate and independent of the rest […]

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Mobile Trends at IBM InterConnect 2016

I’ve been at IBM InterConnect 2016 for a few days now, and I’ve been on the lookout for new developments in the world of mobile computing. While I probably could have just asked IBM Watson for help, I’d like to share these two trends I’ve noticed during my visit. The first trend is how the human experience […]

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Live from IBM InterConnect 2016: the cloud grows up

The cloud is no longer just about storage and cheap computing power; it’s about adding real business value. That was the message from the IBM team during this morning’s general session at IBM InterConnect 2016, where they illustrated the point through a series of customer stories. As the session went on, there were two key […]

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Rocket Mobile is a platform, not a product…

Rocket Mobile is provides a comprehensive platform for building, deploying and managing enterprise mobile applications. But it’s not just a product – it’s actually a platform that lets developers do this no matter what technology they’re using.

Indoor Geopositioning Through the Internet of Things

While I was at IBM Insight last month, I attended a few labs and sessions on (or related to) the Internet of Things (IoT). My take on the Internet of Things is still along the lines of what I had written during InterConnect in February. That is, the Internet of Things helps us to gather […]

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Rocket at 25: A Magic Month For Rocket

If there’s one thing I can say after 25 years of running Rocket is that we don’t have many slow months. Rocketeers are always busy building new products, improving existing ones, working with our customers and partners to deliver great solutions, and planning for our future together. But the last 30 days are the busiest […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Mobile Analytic Insights

One of the takeaways from IBM Insight 2015 is that the user experience needs to be contextualized and personalized. When this user experience is provided through a mobile app, then the System of Insight will need data from the mobile device itself, in order to enable that user experience. What additional data is needed and […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Mobile apps and the API economy

Rocket Software’s Sean Grady recently wrote an excellent blog post about good mobile app design. In that post he briefly touched on the challenge mobile application developers face when they need to integrate with existing software or applications (a System of Record). We have a situation in which all too often apps are created from […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Six tips for good mobile app design

This week at IBM’s Insight2015 conference I have attended a few sessions, generally focusing on mobile and Internet of Things. The mobile sessions have sparked my interest in regards to what goes into a successful mobile app. I’ve seen numbers stated such as that 2/3rds of mobile apps fail to meet their goal, whether it […]