The next generation of IBM i professionals

Guest Blogger: Benjamin Newman Supporting the next generation of IBM i professionals is important to LANSA. This post was written by Benjamin Newman, LANSA’s recent marketing intern, whom we met at a local IBM i event.  Ben describes his perspective of the IBM i community and the value of real-world work experience. College students seek … Continue reading “The next generation of IBM i professionals”

Top 10 most clicked on posts of 2014

We’ve compiled a list of the most clicked on blog posts of the year. Some were written some time ago but are still relevant to the IBM i community today. Thank you for reading the iOpener blog and engaging with us. We look forward to continuing sharing resourceful information with you in the New Year!

Data Warehouses, Business Intelligence and Trends in Data Analytics

Data is the foundation of information, information builds evidence and evidence allows you to make informed decisions about improving productivity, streamlining processes and understanding customers. You need data analysis tools to turn data into information from which you can gather the evidence required to make and support your decisions. Today, companies can collect more data than was practical in the past, and do so at a faster rate from multiple sources.

How to reduce support phone calls over the holidays

No matter how prepared you are going into the holiday season, it seems an emergency or two always arises. From baking catastrophes and “Honey, did you remember to grab the bag of presents?” to treacherous travel conditions and extended stays at the airport; even the most organized struggle to make the holidays picture perfect. Adding to your personal stress, year-end presents countless business deadlines and tasks that have to be completed even before thinking of taking time off.

How to justify IT projects to your CFO

This article is based on a series of three blog posts I wrote entitled “How to justify Application Modernization to your CFO.” Very similar cost/benefit justification principles apply to other IT projects, such as supporting users with mobile technology, extending your system to the Web, process automation and so on. But you could of course … Continue reading “How to justify IT projects to your CFO”