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Future Proof Your IBM i Applications

Are you worried about the future of the IBM i at your company? Do users complain that it looks “old”? Are you losing IBM i experts to retirement and finding it difficult locate skilled replacements? If so, you are not alone. According to the latest Help Systems IBM i marketplace survey (https://www.helpsystems.com/resources/guides/ibm-i-marketplace-survey-results), three of the …

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If You are Not Looking at Progressive Web Apps, You Should Be!

According to the latest statistics, almost 60% of all web traffic is initiated from mobile devices. More than 50% of business to business web interactions now come from mobile (check out mobile statistics here). Yet, for many IBM i shops, building native mobile apps is expensive and requires skills they don’t have in house. How …

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2021 Year in Review

In 2021, we saw accelerating movement through the API maturity model. Companies began leveraging the power of APIs to increase revenue, decrease costs and improve customer satisfaction. At the same time, they tightened up security to ensure their systems were safe. Maybe it was the snarled supply chain or maybe it was Covid or maybe …

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APIs for IBM i ISVs

If you are a user of an IBM i software package or a vendor of IBM i applications, then API enablement creates significant opportunities for you. In addition to providing packaged application customers with the latest user experiences and connectivity, APIs can address one of the oldest issues in using packaged software. Early in my …

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IBM i Loosely Coupled APIs for Power, Performance, and Ease of Maintenance

It’s exciting to see the number of IBM i users who have discovered the power of extending their RPG and COBOL applications using APIs and web services. The challenge they now face is how to maintain and manage those connections. Many customers we have worked with are connecting applications across their internal networks via APIS. …

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