5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 2)

Continuing on from my post last week about the 5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization, the ultimate goal of modernization is to use technology to best support your customers and trading partners. This means providing users with the best experience, enabling personnel to quickly access accurate and up-to-date data, getting the right information into the right … Continue reading “5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 2)”

5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 1)

Businesses are being bombarded with the message to modernize. In the IBM i world, most tend to define modernization in terms of low-level development tactics such as converting RPG to free form, updating databases to SQL or refacing 5250 screens for the Web. While these tactics have technical merit, they do little to help IT … Continue reading “5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 1)”

Modernizing Your eCommerce – You Can’t Set It and Forget It

eCommerce has been around a long time and it is unquestionably pervasive.  While tech trends have come and gone, and fads that were just recently ‘in’ and a ‘must have’ have now become redundant, there is no indication that the trend to sell goods online is slowing down. However, just because a business may have … Continue reading “Modernizing Your eCommerce – You Can’t Set It and Forget It”

What’s old is new again

Guest Blogger: Tom Mavroidis, president of NTM Consulting Incorporated As part of Tom’s portfolio he manages the Computer Department for ITWAL Limited, Canada’s national network of independent distributors. In this article Tom shares how multiple vendors worked together to deliver a successful modernization solution for ITWAL. When we were asked to take 40 years of … Continue reading “What’s old is new again”

Big-Bang Theory, Frankenstein, Darwinism – Which Strategy Is Right For You?

When you are faced with the mission to modernize your legacy business applications, there may seem like countless options to choose from. This assignment can be very intimidating, so take a deep breath and let’s explore your options. Legacy Applications – Asset or Curse? First, we must set the stage by placing a value on … Continue reading “Big-Bang Theory, Frankenstein, Darwinism – Which Strategy Is Right For You?”