Protect Your Customers’ PII (Personally Identifiable Information)

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is the sensitive information that can be used to uniquely identify the flesh and blood people that are our staff, partners, vendors — and especially our customers. Some examples include: name, birth date, address, government issued ID numbers, email, credit card, bank account, user ID and password. As technology evolves, biometric data and …

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Performance is a lifetime experience!

Performance is not only a highly complex topic but also a moving target as business demands and technologies are constantly changing. What you design today as a highly performing business application may turn out to be a millstone around your neck within a few short years with the current rate of change. It’s important to …

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Can SharePoint and IBM i coexist? The Magic 8-Ball says, “YES!”

Microsoft SharePoint has grown exponentially since its release in 2003. Did you know it took SharePoint only five years to surpass the $1 billion mark in annual sales? I believe SharePoint was gobbled up quickly by so many companies because it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to build a business case with a compelling return on investment. …

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Implementing New Systems – Get Involved and Stay Involved

In most decisions involving your business you carefully scrutinize all of the important aspects. You review the business justification, the costs, the return on investment and the plan for implementation. Then, as the activity moves forward, you have your staff involved to monitor activities, track costs, provide information, ask questions and generally gain knowledge that will be …

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The Desperate Project Manager’s Kit (DPMK)

I was reading Jurgen’s blog about scrum projects and again saw these issues: 1) Not following a business-driven approach to goals and priorities 2) Not delivering real value early and often In aXes/RAMP application modernization projects I refer to these two items as BV (Business Value). I think there is evidence that many IBM i …

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