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IBM i Pulse: August 17, 2015

Posted by Thao Tran on Aug 17, 2015 5:33:04 AM

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In the Wheelhouse: Modernizing Legacy Applications
by Steve Pitcher

  • "While I was quick to point out the great Colin Parris quote that "legacy means proven," we all must acknowledge that there is a much-needed trend to modernize applications. This modernization is not an end game but a strategic method. We must all be looking forward. We must be designing applications for the users of tomorrow with the tools we have today."

Source: http://www.mcpressonline.com/commentary/in-the-wheelhouse-modernizing-legacy-applications.html

Technology Focus: Modernizing Your Apps to Keep Up with Technology, Part 1
by John Ghrist

  • "What follows is a two-part article covering application modernization tools and some commentary from modernization tool vendors that shows how they view some of the issues in their market. Part 1, published this month, will cover refacing apps for display on the web, as well as list approximately half of the vendors offering all types of modernization tools..."

Source: http://www.mcpressonline.com/general/technology-focus-modernizing-your-apps-to-keep-up-with-technology.html

What Will IBM i Do With A Power10 Processor?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

  • "The fact remains that customers running IBM i tend to be fairly modest in terms of the amount of compute they consume. This really started with the jump from proprietary CISC to PowerPC AS RISC chips back in 1995, when the amount of raw compute capacity tripled in one fell swoop. This was a boon to customers, who could buy lots of capacity, but their workloads grew more modestly than Moore's Law..."

Source: http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh081715-story01.html

BI On IBM i: A Fish Out Of Water
by Dan Burger

  • "Operational reporting is fine if it delivers. That's a big if. A great many shops are not making the grade. The tools and processes are old and the expectations are new. It's a problem especially for small businesses, where budgets are tight and human resources with the time to take on new tasks are scarce."

Source: http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh081715-story02.html

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