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IBM i Pulse: December 15th, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Dec 15, 2017 9:19:54 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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

Internet of Things & the 5 Ways it Can Help Your IBM i Business

Posted by Tim Losee on Dec 11, 2017 1:51:36 PM

What is the Internet of Things?

Internet of Things (or IoT as it is regularly called) is a system of interrelated computing devices, objects, mechanical machines, digital machines, people or animals that have a unique identifier connected to them. These interconnected devices & objects have the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human to computer or human to human interactions. 

A simple way to put it is a 'thing,' can be a farm animal with a bio chip that sends location & health information, or a person with a wireless heart monitor, or an automobile with a built in sensor to alert to mechanical issues or traffic issues. Any natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and be able to transfer data over a network would be considered a 'thing' on the IoT. 

The concept of the Internet of Things was named in 1999, but has been around for decades. In fact, the first example of internet appliance was a Coke machine at Carnegie Melon University in the early 1980's. The programmers connected to the machine over the internet and could check the status of the machine and see if a cold drink would be ready for them before they took the trip to the machine.

Practical applications of IoT technology can be used in many industries today including: energy, agriculture, transportation, healthcare, building and supply management, and so much more. Here are 5 ways you can use IoT practically. 

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Topics: Node.js, IBM i Modernization, iSeries, AS 400, IBM Watson

IBM i Pulse: December 7th, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Dec 8, 2017 10:02:14 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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

IBM i Pulse: December 1st, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Dec 1, 2017 10:24:56 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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

What is Agile Modernization?

Posted by Tim Losee on Nov 29, 2017 3:03:15 PM

The IBM i (previously known as AS/400 or iSeries) is a stable, secure, and modern business platform. Thousands of companies rely on it on a daily basis to store and access their data.

However, many companies are not aware that they can extend the value of their business applications with modern languages and graphical interfaces on IBM i. These business are tired of using green screens and because of this they take on high-risk, high-cost attempts to re-write their applications or migrate off the stable IBM i platform altogether. These re-write/migration attempts cost millions of dollars and can waste years of development efforts. 

Seeing these issues prompted Profound Logic to develop a completely unique approach called Agile Modernization.

What is Agile Modernization? It's a development philosophy that focuses on completing the projects you need now, as opposed to "Big Bang" approaches that try to tackle your entire application infrastructure or monolithic applications at once.

There are a few ways you can apply Agile Modernization in your business. The first is by applying the 80/20 rule to your RPG applications - i.e. modernize the screens of the MAIN applications your used by your business. Most businesses on IBM i only use 20% of their business apps 80% of the time. 

Another way is to update the source code in an accurate, automated way that enables your business to keep operating WHILE applications are deployed in either free-format RPG or Node.js via an easy-to-use, cross-platform development framework. This approach supports integration, open source development, and the addition of Watson or Internet of Things, WHILE remaining on your IBM i and retaining your systems of record.

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Topics: Node.js, IBM i Modernization, iSeries, AS 400, IBM Watson

IBM i Pulse: November 22nd, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Nov 22, 2017 8:42:54 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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

IBM i Pulse: November 10th, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Nov 10, 2017 8:48:36 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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

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

IBM i Pulse: November 2nd, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Nov 3, 2017 9:37:17 AM

Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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

Highlighting the Node.js Foundation

Posted by Tim Losee on Oct 31, 2017 4:01:39 PM

Earlier this month Profound Logic Software, the leader in IBM i application modernization, announced that we had became the newest member of the Node.js Foundation. As a member of the Foundation, Profound Logic shows its dedication to the use of Node.js for legacy application modernization and new development in this sector. 

Mission Statement

"To enable widespread adoption and help accelerate development of Node.js and other related modules. We do this through an open governance model that encourages participation and technical contribution, and by providing a framework for long term stewardship by an ecosystem invested in Node.js' success."

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Topics: Node.js, IBM i Modernization, iSeries, AS 400, IBM Watson

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