Technology guru Paul Conte imparts a transformational strategy for taking applications beyond modernization.
For the past decade, modernization has been common water cooler banter among IBM i application developers and is still recognized as a high priority project for many CIOs and IT managers. But recently, the bar has been raised considerably as modernization projects are now expected to be more forward-thinking–they need the flexibility to quickly adapt to new business requirements and be hardware- and software-platform agnostic. To help these CIOs and IT managers navigate a steady course beyond modernization, LANSA is introducing a Transforming IBM i Applications eBook trilogy by well-known author, speaker and consultant Paul Conte.
This complimentary three-part eBook addresses many common issues that IT managers are currently facing including:
- Transforming (refreshing and reengineering) legacy applications so that they deliver efficient, integrated capabilities, including workflow, rich media and “anywhere/any-device” access to business data and functionality
- Helping their IT staff maintain the skills and tools necessary to deliver the level of application innovation and agility demanded by enterprises – especially in these tough, competitive economic times
- Ensuring that their applications can be rapidly deployed with the same functionality in the event of business changes such as mergers or acquisitionsThe complete trilogy is comprised of the following books:
Book 1: Prepare for Your Journey—Know your goals and chart a course delves into the challenges faced by IBM i organizations as they strive toward success, providing insight into the major business and technological drivers behind the movement that forces them to transform their legacy applications and development strategies.
Book 2: Be a Savvy Traveler—Plan your trip, step-by-step lays out the steps to create an incremental transformation plan. The ultimate transformation goal is far reaching–to implement a comprehensive enterprise application architecture encompassing all your legacy and new applications. But the goal should be reached through a series of non-disruptive steps where each step produces immediate returns and minimizes risk. This book dives deeply into a variety of ways your enterprise can reuse, recycle and reengineer legacy applications, as well as providing advice on minimizing risk and other aspects of a sound plan.
Book 3: Embark with Confidence—Be well-equipped and follow this guide completes the trilogy by examining specific technologies and practices that support a non-disruptive, low-risk transition process from an organization’s current application portfolio and practices to a “new generation” of applications and an architecture-based approach to development. This book concludes the series by specifying a set of “best practices” for a successful transition process.
Steve Gapp, president of LANSA Americas, said, “Paul has put together a compelling series of eBooks, which really gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to the challenges facing the majority of IBM i IT shops today. The best practices, steps, and guidance offered towards transforming these shops to implement agile, innovative applications that prepare them to face both current and future needs is a must read for any IBM i software developer or manager who is looking for a strategy for success–and some peace of mind!”
You can download a complimentary copy of the eBook Trilogy at http://www.beyondmodernization.com.