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 …

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Project Health Check Review

If you’ve been working on a project with my Services team this year, you may have already experienced a new milestone that we introduced into our project delivery methodology – the “Health Check” review.   I’d like to share some of our thoughts behind introducing this into our methodology from my personal blog.  As with many changes in behaviour, …

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The Information Explosion (and the case for Business Process Integration)

Rollin Ford, Wal-Mart’s CIO, earlier this year stated “Every day I wake up and ask….how can I flow data better, manage data better, analyze data better”. Not surprising when you consider that Wal-Mart processes over 1 million client business transactions every hour and manages databases over 170 times the size of the entire Library of …

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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 …

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Redchester is the new capital of Switzerland

I may get berned at the steak by Swiss federalists for spouting hearsay, but I’ve heard some stories that I must share. Those clever Swiss folks learned long ago that being neutral can have considerable political and economic benefits. Why choose sides when you can carve out a profitable niche in the middle? This lesson …

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