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How to Manage Your Retiring IBM i Solutions Talent

Posted by Dave Kravitt

The IBM i platform has been a stalwart for many organizations over the past 30 years. Few platforms have comparable longevity and stability. But with that stability, comes the eventual retirement of employees who have been hands-on with the platform for decades.

Aside from the emotional impact of losing core, long-term employees, many companies also fear losing the copious skills developed while navigating the IBM i platform and the mission-critical enterprise applications on it over such a long period of time. In many cases, these long-term employees are the sole repository of intricate software program knowledge, including the mountain of software modifications made over the course of decades. A great deal of intellectual property is stored between the ears of these employees.

All is not lost!

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Tags: IBM i Platform, IBM i Modernization

Moving Towards Mobility with Your IBM i Legacy System (Part 2)

Posted by Larry Dube

Hire New IT Staff, Leverage Your Team, Or Supplement with 3rd Party Tools?

In our last blog post, we focused on preserving your investment in your IBM i legacy system by integrating newer applications that address your organization's need for more mobility. But to meet mobility goals for the future, IT leaders have more on their minds than their system alone. In this blog, we’ll address key considerations for preserving another significant investment; that is, your IT staff.

 

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Tags: IBM i Modernization, IBM i Platform

Moving Toward Mobility With Your IBM i Legacy System (Part 1)

Posted by Larry Dube

How to Integrate New Functionalities with Older Legacy Applications

Enterprises know they should be adopting the best that modern technology has to offer to stay competitive and on top of their game. But for many, the thought of having to upgrade their legacy systems in order to “stay modern” is something that feels overwhelming. 

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Tags: Mobile ERP, IBM i Modernization

How secure is your IBM i platform, really?

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Throughout the business world, IBM i and its predecessor, the AS/400, has gained a solid reputation as a robust OS platform. Over the years, this popular and reliable operating system, comprised of integrated and dependable hardware and software, has been viewed as a relatively closed system, as secure as secure can be from outside intrusion and risk. But security cannot be taken for granted. 

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Tags: IBM i Modernization, IBM i Platform

The (not) surprisingly robust IBM i marketplace

Posted by Dave Kravitt

I’ll cut to the chase: IBM i is alive, well, and still kicking butt after all these years, according to a recent, comprehensive marketplace report by IT management software developer HelpSystems in conjunction with IT Jungle and PowerWire.eu. 

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Tags: IBM i Modernization, IBM i Platform, Managed Services

Manage Change Effectively in a Custom IBM i Environment

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Managing change in a complex, customized IBM i environment can be a daunting task. Whatever applications or modifications you’re developing, acquiring, and integrating into your IBM i ecosystem must work efficiently and effectively with minimal risk and effort. 

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Tags: IBM i Modernization, IBM i Platform

ERP Choices: When To Keep Your Legacy Solution

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Every day manufacturers are faced with the choice of converting their existing ERP solution to a newer, slicker product. In this two part series, PSGi explores when you should Keep, Replace or Augment your existing solution. These simple checklists will help you make an important business operations and financial decision.

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Tags: Business Process Optimization, Maximize ERP Investment, Extending ERP System Life, IBM i Modernization