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Customer Success: Sterling Bank and Trust

Posted by Tim Losee on Nov 8, 2017 10:40:46 AM

Over the years Profound Logic has been helping companies maximize the use of their IBM i systems by helping them to modernize their 5250 green screens to a more user friendly Web 2.0 interface. We have been fortunate enough to help many great companies modernize their data without having to completely rewrite their system or leave the IBM i altogether. In this series of blogs we want to highlight some of those customers who we have helped through out the years. Through this blog series you will get to see before and after pictures of their modernization efforts, as well as hear from the customers themselves. 

This week we are focusing on Sterling Bank and Trust, and the help we were able to change the perception of their system at the bank

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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

5 Reasons AI is the Future of Business Technology

Posted by Tim Losee on Oct 11, 2017 3:41:50 PM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) like IBM's Watson has quickly emerged as the newest (and some would say, the best) transformative technology for business'. AI enables companies to gain a significant advantage by augmenting human expertise to help unlock new intelligence from data and use it to develop predictive insight. The shift to systems that can reason and learn from both new and old data can significantly benefit a company, making your business technology an asset to your bottom line. 

With the rising demand for AI technology, estimates project that the AI market will grow $2.5 billion in 2014 to more then $12.5 billion in 2019. Over the next two years over half of all consumers will interact with some form of Artificial Intelligence on a regular basis. IBM recently took a survey of over 600 companies using AI on different levels and created a Cognitive Global Market Report, within the report we found 5 top reasons to claim cognitive technology like Watson is the future of Business Technology. 

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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

Customer Success: 2020 Vehicle Solutions

Posted by Tim Losee on Oct 3, 2017 1:04:06 PM

Over the years Profound Logic has been helping companies maximize the use of their IBM i systems by helping them to modernize their 5250 green screens to a more user friendly Web 2.0 interface. We have been fortunate enough to help many great companies modernize their data without having to completely rewrite their system or leave the IBM i altogether. In this series of blogs we want to highlight some of those customers who we have helped through out the years. Through this blog series you will get to see before and after pictures of their modernization efforts, as well as hear from the customers themselves. 

This week we are focusing on 2020 Vehicle Solutions Std, and the help we were able to bring them to make things easier for their customers.

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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

What is Technical Debt?

Posted by Tim Losee on Sep 12, 2017 2:51:40 PM

You might have heard the term "Technical Debt" floating around your office. It has become one of IT's newest buzz words and has some people scratching their heads as to what it means. The official definition of Technical Debt is: A concept in programming that reflects the extra development work that arises when code that is easy to implement in the short run is used instead of applying the best overall solution. Technical debt is commonly associated with extreme programming, especially in the context of refactoring.

Clearly Technical Debt can be a hindrance to your companies future, and can keep you from accessing not only future tools and techniques, but also future developers as well. If you are using extra man power to work on short term issues, you are holding yourself back from innovation and thus closing off your supply line of new developer talent that might come.

Today we want to take a look at What Technical Debt is, what causes it, and some solutions that might help you!

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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

Profound.js 2.0 Video Series

Posted by Tim Losee on Aug 29, 2017 2:21:03 PM

Profound.js 2.0 is the latest product expansion from Profound Logic and was released in early May of 2017. Profound.js harnesses the power of Agile Modernization and Node.js for IBM i application modernization. Version 2.0 brings new capabilities to the product, including a Commercial Connector module and an Enhanced JumpStart module. The Profound Logic team has been dedicated to bringing comprehensive and easy to understand knowledge to our customers for years, and in that spirit we have created a series of videos to help you understand some of the amazing benefits that come with Profound.js 2.0. Here are a few videos to help you better understand Profound.js 2.0. For the full list of all our videos, please check out our Profound.js channel. 

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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

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

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

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

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