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[...]
[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[...]
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[...]
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.
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Business is changing, but there are two things you know for sure. You love your legacy mainframe systems, and you need to modernize to help keep your company competitive in today’s mobile world.[...]
Everywhere you turn, B2B tech vendors are trying to convince you that you need to upgrade your legacy systems. “It’s time to embrace the mobile business world”, they say. “It’s time to invest in[...]
For companies that insist on traditional legacy modernization projects – which can take years and involve a massive overhaul of the company’s infrastructure – project tolerances are a familiar[...]
Any IT professional that has ever tried to modernize a government’s mainframe or legacy data store has inevitably faltered at the integration point. The complicated middleware schemes of the past[...]
If you work on legacy modernization projects, you may have come to view PHP and Java as the mortal enemies of the programming world. Nothing could be further from the truth.
March was a busy month for OpenLegacy as we made our way up to Wisconsin and Massachusetts for two regional COMMON events. In this post, we wanted to share a few notes on our experience and our[...]
Regardless of project scope or business need, financial groups are continuously asking IT to account for every dollar invested – and compute its return. ROI exercises are a necessary business[...]
No two development projects are the same; every enterprise will have different goals and success metrics for creating mobile apps tied to their AS/400 systems. Regardless of scope, there are[...]
The CIO is onboard with the strategy, the IT staff has a well-crafted plan for implementation, and the developers have their marching orders. Who’s being left out? The end-users!
With all the lip service paid to making business apps more mobile or accessible from the cloud, many mainframe owners are starting to feel left out. That’s because they still believe that[...]
In any situation of panic, the knee-jerk response is almost always to “do something!” Today, many CIOs are feeling a strong sense of panic around the perceived need to modernize their legacy[...]