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Amanda Blackburn

Always fascinated by science and technology, Amanda merged her love of computers with her creative spirit to enter the world of technology marketing. For over a decade, she has lead marketing efforts for Microsoft, Dell, Oracle, and IBM software solutions. She is currently the Marketing Director for Profound Logic Software and an IBM i evangelist.
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Five Reasons Why You Can't Miss PLUS 2019

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on Oct 24, 2019 4:47:27 PM

It happens... you want to attend an educational event, but your management pushes back. Maybe it's a timing issue - after all, you are a vital part of your team! Or maybe it's budget, and flying you out to a conference just isn't in the cards (or dollars).

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Topics: Events & Education, PLUS 2019

The State of Your IBM i Modernization is...

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on Dec 12, 2018 12:29:33 PM

'Tis the season for reflection on the year, and for those whose businesses use the IBM i platform, that includes taking stock of their development environment. 

The IBM i platform turned 30 this year, and unfortunately many businesses have done the bare minimum to keep their outdated RPG applications humming along.  On the other side of the coin, more and more businesses have embraced modernization and digital transformation on the platform, including transforming green screens into GUI applications and updating RPG code from fixed-format to free.

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Topics: Application modernization, IBM i, IBM i Modernization, 2019 Survey

5 Reasons Why You Don't Want To Miss PLUS 2018

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on Oct 11, 2018 3:35:45 PM


There's never been a more exciting time to be an IBM i customer. There are more options than ever before when it comes to application modernization and development for your business. 

If you're a Profound Logic customer, you'll be pleased to know that when it comes to IBM i solutions and services, we're leading the pack! 

Our annual Profound Logic User Seminar is the ultimate opportunity for customers and partners to learn about the latest Profound product offerings. You can purchase tickets to PLUS here. 

Here are five reasons why PLUS 2018 is the can't-miss event of the year!

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Topics: RPG Development, Events & Education, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Node.js, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, iSeries, Legacy Modernization, Profound UI, AS 400, AS_400, Profound Logic, PLUS 2018

'Profound'ly Thankful for 2017

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on Nov 21, 2017 4:37:13 PM

2017 has been a big year for us at Profound Logic, and we have to thank all of our customers, partners, and employees who made it possible!

Here are just a few of the things that made our 2017 special...

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Topics: Events & Education, Partnerships, Product Announcement, Profound.js, Agile modernization, green screen modernization, Year in review

Profound Logic Becomes Newest Member of Node.js Foundation

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on Oct 12, 2017 12:25:02 PM

2017 has been the year of Open Source for IBM i. Businesses no longer have to use their IBM i the way they did the iSeries or AS/400 of decades past. In addition to modern interfaces and UX capabilities, IBM i developers can now easily enable open source API to add never-before thought of functionality to their enterprise applications.

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

Take the leap toward Agile Modernization!

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on Sep 30, 2016 1:12:33 PM


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Topics: Events & Education, New Features, Product Announcement, Application modernization

5 Reasons Why You Can't Miss PLUS 2016

Posted by Amanda Blackburn on Sep 13, 2016 1:07:45 PM

The Profound Logic team attends a lot of IBM i user groups throughout the year. And one of the questions we get asked often is, "When will Profound host their own user conference?"

The answer: Very Soon!

In fact, on November 3-4, 2016 in Columbus, OH, we're hosting our very first user conference: PLUS 2016. PLUS (Profound Logic User Seminar, if you hadn't guessed), is the ultimate opportunity for Profound Logic customers and partners to get the most from our products. You can purchase tickets to PLUS here. 

But if you still need a good reason to attend PLUS, you're in luck: Here's five of them! (Honestly, there are many more, but I wanted to keep it short. :-) )

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Topics: Events & Education, Enterprise Modernization

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

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

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