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IBM i Pulse: August 18th, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at this week's IBM i news. This week we are looking IBM i and Open Source, Database questions and developing a IoT strategy.  But First... 

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Topics: Events & Education, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, iSeries, Legacy Modernization

Avoiding the "Big Bang!" 3 Reasons to Avoid a Complete IBM i Migration

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 15, 2017 2:51:34 PM

Businesses on the IBM i have long been searching for the best way to bring their legacy applications into the modern age. Many take on very high-risk and high-cost system rewrites, or even attempt to migrate off the IBM i all together, otherwise known as "The Big Bang" scenario. Unfortunately, these projects often fail and cost millions of dollars and waste years of development efforts. Here are 3 of the main reasons you will want to avoid this "Big Bang" scenario:

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Topics: RPG Development, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Node.js, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, green screen modernization, 5250

IBM i Pulse: August 11th, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at this week's IBM i news. This week we are looking at the digital transformation Node.js can provide, Tips on security for the IBM i, and an interview with an IBM staple.  But First... 

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Topics: Events & Education, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, iSeries, Legacy Modernization

Numbers Don't Lie - 4 Reasons Node.js is the Future

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 8, 2017 2:43:41 PM

Recently the Node.js Foundation released their 2nd annual survey and it was a great one for the framework. Node.js has proven itself a leader in universal development with a wide range of applications for it's users. This survey took a look at key elements to determine who was using Node.js and what were they using it for. 

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Topics: RPG Development, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Node.js, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, green screen modernization, 5250

IBM i Pulse: August 4th, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at this week's IBM i news. This week we are looking at the popularity of Node.js, Watson's compatibility with IBM i, and Watson's security abilities.  But First... 

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Topics: Events & Education, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, iSeries, Legacy Modernization

5 Ways Modernizing your Green Screen can Boost Employee Moral

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 1, 2017 2:38:26 PM

Today's modern workforce is ever changing and companies must continue to modernize the way they do business as well as the way their business looks. Modernizing the look and feel of your green screen is an essential step in keeping up with the modern workforce and can be a huge moral boost for any IBM i shop. 

The green screen (5250 emulator) terminal was created in 1977, so those who are still utilizing the 5250 are missing out on 30 years in advancements in UI/UX technology. To be competitive, today's businesses must offer employees a modern graphical user interfaces. But Why? Here are 5 employee benefits to modernizing your green screens:

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Topics: RPG Development, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Node.js, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, green screen modernization, 5250

IBM i Pulse: July 28th, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at this week's IBM i news. This week we are looking at 7 Myths about IBM i, Education and Employment, and security patches. But First... 

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Topics: Events & Education, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, iSeries, Legacy Modernization

Profound Pro Tips: Creating Custom Themes

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 26, 2017 12:21:42 PM

Profound Pro Tips is a blog series that is focused on reoccurring customer issues that our support team receives and aims to answer questions our Profound Logic customers might have before they even have them! Many of our customers have similar questions and concerns which lead us to create Profound Pro Tips... an easy to reference set of reoccurring questions you might have. Don't see your question/concern in Profound Pro Tips? Please feel free to submit a support ticket and our amazing support team will be happy to help any way they can. 

This week we are discussing a quick and easy way to create custom themes for a custom CSS panel/button...

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Topics: RPG Development, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Node.js, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization

IBM i Pulse: July 21st, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look into this week's IBM i news. This week we are looking at some fresh faces, an interview with an IBM VP, and a set of backup strategies. But First... 

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Topics: Events & Education, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, iSeries, Legacy Modernization

All400s Questions with John Rockwell

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 18, 2017 12:50:13 PM

As children, we learn a lot of basic skills; reading, writing and arithmetic are the first that comes to mind. Counting is one of the essential building blocks of education and is encouraged at the earliest of ages. As we get older we continue to use these skills, but in a more sophisticated way. John Rockwell is taking the basic skill of counting and making it useful for thousands of IBM i business' and hundreds of thousands of their employees. 

Rockwell has worked in the IBM mid-range area for more than 31 years and although he considers himself semi-retired, he still feels he has a huge mission to accomplish. He is attempting to create a list of every verifiable company in the world who is running mission critical applications on the IBM i system and has them listed on his website  www.all400s.com. The goal for Rockwell is to be a massive information sharing network that gives verifiable proof of the amount of companies using (or not using) the IBM i system.

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Topics: RPG Development, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Node.js, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization

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