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The Third Age of Modernization – Take a Cloud-native, Hybrid Approach

The Third Age of Modernization – Take a Cloud-native, Hybrid Approach

Why are we even on the path to modernization? It’s simple -- customer demand for digitized services has made legacy modernization a priority.

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How to Lower the Complexity when Starting Your Digital Transformation

September 06, 2019

Yes, you can start your digital transformation with less complexity.

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Issues Companies Face When Moving Their Applications to Cloud-Native Solutions

July 15, 2019

The news about Pivotal Software and Cloudera’s recent stock drops may suggest that enterprises are concerned about moving all on-premise assets into the cloud. These two vendors require customers[...]

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New Channels, New Concerns? Let’s Talk iSeries (AS/400) Security.

April 30, 2019

You can open your IBM i (AS/400) applications to new channels — without sacrificing security.

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Using Hybrid Integration to Access Legacy Systems In The Cloud

March 25, 2019

[Based on an article written by Eyal Herson that originally appeared in Medium.com]

I want to share my best current thinking about legacy applications and how you can make them available in the[...]

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Microservices–The Enabler of APIs in DevOps

February 05, 2019

APIs should be in any DevOps discussion because they allow development teams to separate large applications into smaller, faster building ones. APIs also allow testing of a specific functionality[...]

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Microservices—The Intersection of DevOps and Legacy IT

November 06, 2018

Your legacy IT infrastructure isn’t going anywhere. You need a bridge between modern DevOps and legacy systems—and that’s where microservices can help.

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Why Insurance Organizations Need a Plan to Handle InsurTech Disruptions

September 06, 2018

InsurTech disruptions will continue well into 2019. That’s an easy prediction to make as 2018 Q1 InsurTech investments increased 155% increase over 2017 Q1. This rise in capital indicates that[...]

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3 Key Measures of Successful Open Banking Projects

March 05, 2018

Banks aren’t blind to the way the economy is changing. The marketplace demands new features from popular applications at a faster pace than ever before. In response, banks are attempting to[...]

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A Look Back at Digital Transformation in Financial Services (and Digital Transformation in General) in 2017

January 25, 2018

Across industries, a whopping number of companies have already begun a digital transformation – roughly 42% according to a Gartner survey. Not all of them will succeed. In fact, most won’t: 84% of[...]

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3 Ways to Mitigate the Risks of Open Banking API Overload

November 28, 2017

APIs are the building blocks of Open Banking. Technology has made is easy to develop and integrate APIs - but there is a risk of overdeveloping. This article explains how to mitigate the risks of[...]

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3 Driving Factors for Why Omnichannel Needs API Integration and Management

November 09, 2017

Digital giants like Amazon and PayPal, along with the rise of smartphones, have changed consumer expectations forever. Customers may always have to interact with banks in some way, but they now[...]

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3 Ways OmniChannel Banking and API Management Work Together to Build Financial Services Leaders

October 26, 2017

A recent survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review shows that 73% of all consumers use multiple channels while shopping and that multi-channel consumers spend more money than their[...]

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4 Questions You Need to Answer Before Leaping into an Open API Project

October 12, 2017

Anyone in the banking industry can tell you that financial services firms are some of the most heavily impacted by digital transformation trends. But while banks have slowly embraced disruptive[...]

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The 4 Key Elements of API Management in Open Banking

September 21, 2017

It is no surprise that banking industry customers are becoming increasingly tech-savvy and modern banking experiences including advanced online services and a seamless mobile presence are now[...]

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What’s Next After Wells Fargo Closes Branches? The Speed of Change in Digital Banking will Accelerate

August 22, 2017

This week Wells Fargo announced they were closing 450 branches. While this was big news to some, nearly all banks are recognizing that strategies for [...]

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Were Blockbuster's Legacy Systems Part of the Problem?

July 11, 2017

The first Blockbuster store opened in 1985. From the outset, the chain really took off. It wasn’t just the corporate power and aggressive marketing – at the time, technologies like scanners and[...]

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Unpacking Competitive Advantages with API Integration

June 22, 2017

The digital economy is no longer a subset of the broader economy but has evolved into the global economy itself, there is no longer a distinction. Digital native start-ups have tactfully inserted[...]

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The History of APIs and How They Impact Your Future

June 07, 2017

Interested in the history of API? Read our timeline to see how API has changed throughout the years and what may come in the future.

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How to Leapfrog Legacy Complexity with a Modern API Integration Strategy

May 05, 2017

[Originally published by Jason Bloomberg in Brain Blog, Intellyx, May 1, 2017]

The contrast between traditional legacy integration and modern API-based approaches is profound – especially when[...]

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API and ESB platforms should work well in an evolutionary API strategy model

November 07, 2016

The need to adapt to new business models and engage customers through new digital channels shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone at this point. However, the pressure is building across all[...]

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Adapt, Renew, Transform: Bridging the Digital Transformation Gap in Banking and Financial Services

October 19, 2016

Digital disruption is causing problems for long-standing enterprises across many industries, but none may be more vulnerable than well-established financial services companies. In a 2015 equity[...]

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How FinTech Companies Are Changing the Financial Services Landscape

October 11, 2016

In early 2016, a Russell Reynolds Associates survey found that executives anticipate the consumer financial services industry to be one of the most heavily affected by digital disruption.

Despite[...]

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APIs Connect Businesses to their Market, Wherever it May Be

February 07, 2016

Business is transforming. Once business was conducted at specific places. Now it can be conducted anywhere through a variety of channels including cloud, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT). And[...]

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Little by Little Goes a Long Way with Done-For-You IBM i 5250 Legacy Modernization

January 17, 2016

When most companies begin a legacy data modernization project for their IBM i (AS/400) systems, they assume they have to convert their thousands of 5250 screens in one gigantic project. Having[...]

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Breaking Bad Projects: How APIs Fuel Legacy Modernization For Your 5250 Systems

December 16, 2015

Modernization of Legacy applications that reside on IBM i AS/400 and mainframe infrastructures is not an easy undertaking. These systems have been developed over years or decades at considerable[...]

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Your 5250 Screens to Mobile In A Click - Why Now Is The Time To Get Started.

November 24, 2015

Many businesses shudder when the subject comes up regarding how to bring their IBM i AS/400 Legacy systems out of the days of green screen character-based functionality. Typically the choices are[...]

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Challenges and Opportunities in Quick Customer Responses

November 05, 2015

Customers on-the-go appreciate their service providers delivering meaningful, useful information to them – directly to their mobile devices. For example, imagine the effect of sending a[...]

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Responding to Customer Events with Agile Mode Tools

October 20, 2015

Engaging with customers in meaningful ways has become a central theme in customer retention. For example, IBM sights the importance of delivering “personally relevant and rewarding experiences” as[...]

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Legacy Modernization for Healthcare

September 22, 2015

It is a widely accepted myth that medicine requires complex, highly specialized information-technology (IT) systems. This myth continues to justify soaring IT costs, burdensome physician[...]

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