July 25, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: Why ERP Migrations Fail
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Going off the Rails
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Data Security: 8 Privacy Principles Every IT Pro Should Know
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Reports 2018 Second Quarter Results
- WHITE PAPER: DR Strategy Guide from Maxava: Brand New Edition - now fully updated to include Cloud!
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Security Alert! Prevent FTP and ODBC Data Breaches on IBM i
Sorry, but there is no modernization silver bullet. Migrating does not equal modernization.
By Steve Pitcher
Not all ERP migrations fail. But many do. I’d even say the majority do...and that’s what Gartner says too. In their estimation, 75 percent of all ERP projects fail. In a bold prediction a couple years ago, they estimated that 90 percent of all ERP cloud projects, what they call “postmodern application integration strategies,” would fail between 2016 and 2018. More specifically, “Gartner predicts that through 2018, 90 percent of organizations will lack a postmodern application integration strategy and execution ability, resulting in integration disorder, greater complexity, and cost.”
Should you be actually building all your IBM i apps directly on IBM i? Maybe not.
By Jeff Olen
Not so long ago, I was an RPG developer working on IBM i. I’d been doing it for about 15 years when I came across an article about compiling your own PHP to run in the Portable Application Solutions Environment (PASE). Wow, I thought to myself, imagine being able to easily create web applications on an IBM i. It was revolutionary. Sure, there were ways to serve web pages from the IBM i before then (starting back around 2003) but none that were so easy. I decided this must be the future of the IBM i developer. I knew I had to learn how to write PHP code and run it on the i. So I did; in fact, I Iearned it really well. A few years later, after Zend Core was released, my friend Kevin Schroeder and I wrote a book on the subject.
Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to think of these issues as opportunities rather than problems. We’ll explore motivations to migrate or modernize, their risks and considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how modernizing IBM i applications with optimized business workflows, integration with other technologies and new mobile and web user interfaces will enable IT – and the business – to experience time added value and much more.
More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation.
Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects.
The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the companyare not aligned with the current IT environment.
Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
Forms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.
In this webinar, two experienced cybersecurity professionals go in-depth on the ransomware attack cycle, the need to protect every endpoint, and how to spot signs of infection before data is encrypted by malicious actors.
This webinar also reveals the current state of ransomware with 2021 Malware Survey results and provide effective security strategies for prevention.
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Securing your data involves understanding data privacy regulations and the principles behind those rules
by Graham Williamson
Editor’s note: This chapter is excerpted from chapter 11 of Identity Management: A Business Perspective (MC Press, 2017).
Identity management has a direct impact on the security of identity data and regulatory controls over the collection, storage, and usage of identity information.