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UI Design Trends Through the Ages

Posted by Thao Tran on Jul 28, 2016 10:26:17 AM

As a company trying to move people off of AS/400 terminal screens of the 80s, we're happy to see them modernize to any type of graphical interface. They look better than the green screens every time but nowadays even GUIs can look outdated. In this blog we're taking a step back to look at how UI design has progressed through the ages.

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Topics: Events & Education, Tips and Tricks

IBM i Pulse: July 15, 2016

Posted by Thao Tran on Jul 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Welcome back to IBM i Pulse, your favorite IBM i news roundup. This week's edition features a lot of buzz surrounding the Open Source movement within the platform and we love that! We've been working hard to make Node.js work with our products and are sure glad our efforts are somewhat validated. Let's begin!

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Topics: Events & Education

IBM i Pulse: June 17, 2016

Posted by Thao Tran on Jun 17, 2016 12:05:36 PM

It's time for you to catch up with all that's going on in the IBM i world. This edition features a few stories reflecting on the industry as a whole and brings interesting perspectives from across the marketplace. It's always good to take step back and look at the bigger picture, so let's begin.

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Topics: Events & Education

IBM i Pulse: June 3, 2016

Posted by Thao Tran on Jun 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Welcome back to IBM i Pulse, your favorite (and probably only) IBM i news roundup. We apologize for the hiatus as we had to divert all of our efforts preparing for COMMON. The good news is it turned out great and we all had a blast in New Orleans. We can now return to our regularly scheduled programming of about 2 roundups a month.  This week's edition starts off with some exciting news from us!

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Topics: Events & Education

5 Reasons Why You Should Be at 'i on the Enterprise'

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on May 31, 2016 3:14:19 PM

We're a little over a week away from an event that I'm very excited to be a part of: the first ever 'i on the Enterprise' virtual conference, co-sponsored by Profound Logic and ARCAD Software.

Profound Logic and ARCAD have partnered to bring Enterprise Modernization solutions to businesses around the world. This free event is a great opportunity to learn how you can safely, affordably modernize your IBM i business.  The event will have six sessions on two tracks, and includes top-notch industry leaders like Tim Rowe.

If you haven't signed up yet, and need some more "convincing", here are five reasons why you shouldn't miss this event! 

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Topics: Events & Education

Vote for IBM i Modernization @ COMMON 2016

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on Apr 26, 2016 4:48:41 PM

The COMMON Annual Conference and Expo is just around the corner! And we're bringing the excitement of the 2016 Election Year to Booth #208 in the Expo Hall.  

IBM i is OUR front-runner for Enterprise Modernization, and we're here to tell you why it's the right choice for modern businesses everywhere!

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Topics: Events & Education

4 Stunning Before and After Modernization Screenshots of IBM i Applications

Posted by Thao Tran on Apr 18, 2016 4:22:09 PM

In our "Application Transformation Contest" last month we challenged our customers to show off their most impressive "Before" and "After" modernization screenshots along with a story of how it's affected their business. What they came up with even surprised us.

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Topics: Application modernization

New Case Study: Kansas Turnpike Authority

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on Apr 4, 2016 5:25:29 PM

"By moving our interfaces to Profound UI, we’re protecting our technology investment while supporting our company’s future success, and proving to upper management that the IBM i is just as modern as any other business platform." 
Blake Butterworth, Application Development Manager 
Kansas Turnpike Authority

When faced with modernizing a decades-old IBM i (AS/400) application that has been maintained by several different RPG developers, it's easy to see how an IBM i development team might feel overwhelmed about where to begin. Not only could such a large-scale application modernization project be expensive, but it could potentially take a very long time and be very disruptive to the business.

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Topics: RPG Development, Case Study, Development, Application modernization

IBM i Pulse: March 18, 2016

Posted by Thao Tran on Mar 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Welcome back to your favorite IBM i News roundup. We've been trying out a bi-weekly posting schedule for the past few weeks so we could cover more content for you guys. How are you liking it? Let us know in the comments!

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Topics: Events & Education

And the State of IBM i Modernization Is....

Posted by Alex Roytman on Mar 10, 2016 4:04:17 PM

The last few years have seen many advancements in tools and approaches for modernizing green screens and developing new, modern web UIs. But does that mean that the majority of businesses using IBM i have actually transformed their green screens? If not, what impact have legacy applications and development processes had on today's businesses?

We recently conducted a survey to uncover the “State of IBM i Modernization”. Over 400 companies replied to the survey, and the results were eye-opening. Here are some highlights:

  • Technical users (developers, analysts) have a mostly positive view of the platform, but maintaining outdated interfaces and code is a major productivity roadblock.

  • Although most companies surveyed reported that the majority of their business applications run on IBM i, their management (VP and C-level) believes that the platform is “old” and “outdated” because of the use of green screens.

  • Both technical and business users are very concerned that they will lose developers in the coming years, and that training new employees on green screens will be a challenge.
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Topics: RPG Development, 2016 Survey, Enterprise Modernization, Application modernization, IBM i applications

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