Go Native without the Pain

Guest Blogger: Paul Conte, President PCES, is a leading Application Development Strategist. My wife and I just got back from three weeks in the southwest of France; and when we travel, we like to go “native.” In this region of France that means a daily diet of duck, truffles and goat cheese, washed down with …

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The Secret Thoughts of an IBM i IT Manager

Guest Blogger: Paul Conte, President PCES, is a leading Application Development Strategist. The other day I was reflecting back on what has been a long, and generally fun and interesting IT career. One thing I remember vividly was discovering the IBM System/38, the first incarnation of what would evolve into the AS/400 and the current IBM …

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Top 10 Checklist for Evaluating Modernization Tools

Guest Blogger: Paul Conte, President PCES, is a leading Application Development Strategist. “Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” – Winston Churchill, February 9, 1941 While application modernization isn’t as daunting as the challenges Churchill faced during World War II, application developers and IT managers may feel his words perfectly express their …

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Top Ten Reasons Application Modernization Projects Fail

Guest Blogger: Paul Conte, President PCES, is a leading Application Development Strategist Are we done yet? With “modernizing” our applications, that is? It seems so long ago that someone came up with the clever concept of application “modernization” as a response to how outdated AS/400 applications looked by comparison with graphical Windows applications. But now, …

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