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Technology Focus: Modernizing Your Apps to Keep Up with Technology, Part 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Ghrist   
Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

Application modernization on the IBM i remains a moving target for nearly everyone. That's probably because it's actually become a code phrase for many different approaches. Webfacing or refacing is the most common.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

"Application modernization" as a term has been floating around the IBM i market long enough that it should be old hat by now, except it isn't. It's even still a buzzword…although perhaps "buzz phrase" would be a better characterization. In both the past and present it means modifications referred to in as varied ways as screen-scraping, refacing, re-engineering, and now, being capable of mobile-device access.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 13:13
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So You're Finally Ready to Modernize Your IBM i? Here's How to Start PDF Print E-mail
Application Software - General
Written by Brian May   
Monday, 10 August 2015 00:00

The first steps in a modernization project are the most frightening but often the simplest.

brian mayWritten by Brian May

The world of application development is an ever-changing place. Languages and frameworks come and go. Many of them can be seen as fads, but they all leave a mark on the landscape of application development. The landscape is changing more rapidly now than ever before.

 

Should you jump on every bandwagon that comes along? Of course not! You should, however, stay abreast of trends in the industry.

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Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 00:00
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HelpSystems Expands Universal Web Interface for Its Systems Products PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Ghrist   
Monday, 03 August 2015 00:00

Respond to system messages from any device.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

HelpSystems extends Web Server, a universal interface for its IT management software products for IBM i and other platforms, to its Robot SCHEDULER product. Previously available only for Robot NETWORK, the server gives users a graphical interface to HelpSystems' Robot SCHEDULE job-scheduling product. The interface is accessible from any device with Internet access, including browsers, cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices, without requiring any type of emulation.

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Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015 13:55
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Technology Focus: If Your Data Eggs Are in One Basket, You Should at Least Scramble Them PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Ghrist   
Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

It's never too late to protect your data and apps with software encryption…until it is too late.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

It may be only a slight exaggeration to say that it seems like hardly a week goes by without news of yet another organization suffering a data breach. With world commerce coming to rely so heavily on moving large amounts of data rapidly between computers, the benefits of stealing that data has become irresistible to some.

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2015 14:45
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8 Very Good Reasons to Use Your Power i for Shipping PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Varsity Logistics, Inc.   
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 00:00

Consolidate PC-based shipping/transportation management systems (TMS) on IBM's Power i platform.

Written by Varsity Logistics, Inc.

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper 8 Very Good Reasons to Use Your Power i for Shipping free for download from the MC White Paper Center.

 

Many companies in manufacturing, wholesale, or retail already use the IBM Power i to integrate most mission-critical enterprise data and business processes. In large, medium, and small companies, a decision was made to support enterprise applications on the Power i because of its reliability, low cost of ownership, superior processing power, flexibility, expandability, and security.

 

So, given the above, it may be surprising to hear that many of these companies still run their shipping and transportation management applications (one of their most mission-critical applications) on a collection of PCs and servers. Why would that be?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 10:51
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Technology Focus: Apps for Modernizing the IT Help Desk PDF Print E-mail
Application Software - General
Written by John Ghrist   
Monday, 20 April 2015 00:00

There are software solutions for providing help desk services that are more economical than building a custom application.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

While it can be a major challenge to provide help-desk services, there's rarely much discussion of software applications that can manage that function, commonly referred to as IT service management, or ITSM. Part of the problem is that regardless of whether one is speaking of helping users of internal IT services, customers of various software applications, or clients of full-blown cloud-services, there's always a strong element of the "our requirements are unique, and no off-the-shelf product can do everything we need" syndrome.

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 00:00
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Technology Focus: Tools for Tracking and Resolving IBM i Server Messages PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Ghrist   
Monday, 16 March 2015 00:00

Too often, prompt response and resolution of server messages is seen as simply an operational concern, but the implications of failure can have much deeper effects.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

Whether your enterprise is small enough to get by with a single server or large enough that it needs a computer center full of them, resolving problems reported by the servers themselves can be critical. Unresolved difficulties popping up on the system console can affect business operations out of all proportion to the neutral wording of some of the messages themselves.

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Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 00:00
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Technology Focus: Mobile Application Development Tools PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Ghrist   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Building mobile-device version of server apps isn't so much about what High-Level Language is best to do the job. It's more about what an enterprise's entire strategy for mobile apps is.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

 

If you thought the Mac vs. PC religious wars were amusing, you've gotta love the philosophical split that's grown up the past several years around building mobile-device apps that provide access to software running on servers, including IBM i.

 

Essentially, the debate is about whether it's best to use HTML5 to build Web-friendly versions of server apps that are accessible by a wide variety of mobile devices, to build apps native to each mobile device even though it's more work for developers to tailor an app to each type, or to follow the Third Way crowd, which advocates building hybrid apps that offer features of both philosophies.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:22
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