The significant benefits of mobility were highlighted in a recent Microsoft paper. The paper went further than most, stating some quantifiable bottom line benefits for mobile application access; claiming that mobility “leads to 30% improvement in processes and 23% more productivity – and 100% more satisfied employees”. This enthusiasm and willingness to drive value for the […]
Resistance. Inertia. It’s hard to understand why people don’t do what they know they should be doing. This inertia isn’t just for people who really need to go to the gym or stop losing hours on Facebook. There’s also such a thing as Corporate Inertia. When you’re introducing some IT solution which will address a […]
Running an Old AIX Version?
At an IBM event recently, the presenter asked for a show of hands of companies that are still running AIX 6.1. Quite a few, even though the last service pack for AIX 6.1 is scheduled for April 2017 … not too far off. Then the presenter asked about AIX 5.3. It was a shock […]
Time for IBM to Stage an Intervention?
Let’s start with an old joke: Q. How many psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: One, but the lightbulb has to want to change. This, in essence, is the problem with collaboration software adoption. The technology keeps improving, with more choices and better design. Unfortunately, adoption is held back due to resistance […]
Remain Software partners with CA 2E experts AXOS AG
Remain Software addresses CA 2E community by partnering up with the CA 2E expert from Germany, AXSOS AG. Remain Software continues Partner Network expansion by appointing a new value added reseller in Germany, AXSOS AG based in Stuttgart. The new Partner will distribute Remain’s IBM i application lifecycle management solutions, TD/OMS and Gravity in Germany, […]
Opinion: How to make your work on IBM i look good (so the platform doesn’t get replaced).
I would like to share with you a photo of my granddad dressed in a sparkly disco dancing outfit. Not really! But that’s what some people think I’m suggesting when I tell them they need to fancy up and modernise their IBM i green screens. Well, I have some breaking news for those people: green […]
SoftLanding launches Columbus content manager
SoftLanding Systems, the IBM i software division of Unicom Global, has launched Columbus, an enterprise content management solution for Power Systems. Columbus was developed by Macro 4, Unicom’s document management arm, and runs on IBM i, AIX or Linux. It takes output from existing apps, including spool and data files, transforms it into new digital […]
NSPCC revamps IBM i-based supporter system
Britain’s biggest children’s charity has completely revamped a crucial IBM i-based application that looked like it was up for the chop. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is one of the UK’s best-known third-sector organisations. Founded in 1884 and headquartered in London, it employs around 2,500 staff and 1,700 volunteers […]
Tips for a happy Zend Server on IBM i
We looked in my last article at how to get started with PHP on IBM i. Server side, this involved installing Zend Server – the PHP engine that makes things happen. In this article, I’m going to share some tips with you that relate to configuring this fine software to avoid problems and get the […]
How to get started with PHP on Power i
Why would you choose to start using PHP on your Power i? Well, if you are thinking of delivering applications in a browser – either on a desktop PC or mobile device – PHP is an ideal choice. It is built for the web. In fact, vast swathes of the web are written using it. […]