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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Using JavaScript Frameworks for Building Business Applications

Over the past decade, we’ve seen the explosion of information, mobile devices, tablets and the ability to consume and access information from anywhere in the world. Web applications are being built at an ever-increasing pace to satisfy the need for information and deliver content-rich, user-friendly applications to users. With the increased demand being placed on …

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They’re flippin’ something … but it ain’t burgers

There’s delicious irony in Dan Burger of IT Jungle breaking the story that finally lays to rest the ghost of IBM’s ill-judged campaign: “Sure there will be other jobs for programmers who don’t know Java.” Dan tells the story of long-time IBM AS/400 shop the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), where a couple of IT managers …

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Sweeten your Customer Relationships with SugarCRM on IBM i

While technology improvements have lowered the cost of building and deploying business solutions, until recently, the software and implementation cost of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems was unaffordable for most small to medium businesses who rely on their IBM i for their line of business applications. CRM is a strategy for managing a company’s interactions with customers, …

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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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