• October 20, 2020
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IT Priorities During the Pandemic

The worldwide calamity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly all sectors of business, forcing them to change. In most cases, they have been forced to reconsider their 2020 business plans altogether. For most of you reading this, any projects slated for this year that were eating up sizable portions of your budget were […]

Productive on Power Part Two: Enabling Web Services Using APIs

Welcome to the second of our three-part “Productive on Power: Bringing the latest User Experiences to IBM i” blog series. These posts are covering modernization initiatives that are making users and customers more productive and more satisfied. We’re sharing cost-effective strategies to bring great experiences to IBM i by: Modernizing the UX of your workflows […]

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The Importance of “Legacy” in Colleges and Universities

By Cameron Seay, guest blogger The global economy runs on mainframes. Depending on who you speak to, between 70 and 80 percent of all business transactions are still running through a mainframe. Even greater than that are ATM and credit card transactions, where 90 percent still rely on these legacy systems. Yet, when we discuss […]

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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 […]

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Legendary Help: Powering the human side of human resources

Supporting our customers has been our goal throughout this pandemic and beyond. With businesses having to close their doors, many of our long-time clients have felt uncertain and uneasy about how they will continue operating, and if they can survive. Even as the global economy begins to reopen, these fears may not pass. Easing clients […]

IBM Z for the Next Generation: What New Graduates Need to Know

“Why is IBM Z® important?” It’s a phrase I hear often when I talk with fellow coders who ask what kind of developing I did at Rocket Software. My answer to this question is usually, “Well, they are still widely used in almost every essential service across the world.”.” I’m the first to admit that, […]

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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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Mainframes, Freight Trains and Education Pains

By David Robertson, guest blogger When I was in college, I had an instructor that, for all intents and purposes, was viewed as a relic. He was a throwback from a time where there wasn’t a computer that wasn’t made by Honeywell, IBM, or Amdahl. He regularly spoke of a time when IBM was ITR […]

Legendary Help: Ensuring positive customer experiences amid a global pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitality has been one of the hardest hit industries in terms of lost jobs and revenue. With borders closing and stay-at-home orders in place, airlines were forced to suspend or reduce services and hotels experienced the highest number of job losses in the U.S. Overnight, the industry came to a standstill, […]

Legendary Help: Powering the healthcare industry during a global crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is testing healthcare systems around the globe. The surge of patients who need acute care is putting a massive strain on the capacities of hospitals and emergency rooms. Supplies for much-needed equipment, whether it be personal protective equipment for hospital personnel or ventilators for patients, are being delayed. Manufacturers of these products […]