Six Steps for Successful Application Modernization

Guest Blogger: Mike Otey, Senior Technical Editor for System iNEWS magazine The IBM i is a highly successfully and ultra-reliable computing platform that’s in use in all kinds of businesses world-wide from order-entry, human resources, and education through inventory and distribution systems. I’ve worked with the IBM i system since the days it was originally … Continue reading “Six Steps for Successful Application Modernization”



How to Justify Application Modernization to your CFO – Episode 2

In our last episode, our hero (you, of course) was preparing to make an ROI-powered business case for Application Modernization to your CFO.  We covered your current resources, your goals, and steps 1-4 in the process. This episode unveils Step 5 – Conducting a Project Scope. A Project Scope may also be called a Project … Continue reading “How to Justify Application Modernization to your CFO – Episode 2”



Executive Dashboards – It’s Not Technical, It’s About the Business

If you were asked to describe an executive dashboard, your thoughts might include words like: colorful, graphical, charts, and panels. Generally, these descriptions are correct. However, all of these “flashy” attributes accomplished with the latest technology are not what make a dashboard successful. A dashboard is a tool for presenting business intelligence clearly and concisely … Continue reading “Executive Dashboards – It’s Not Technical, It’s About the Business”



How to Justify Legacy Application Modernization to your CFO

There is so much talk about legacy application modernization that you could be forgiven for thinking that every old 5250 app has already been dragged into the 21st century. But you and I know that’s not true. In fact, a typical reader of this blog will be running at least one of their core business … Continue reading “How to Justify Legacy Application Modernization to your CFO”