3 keys to IBM i modernization success: Tools, Process, People
Application modernization is a low risk and cost-effective alternative to the migration to a software package or an application re-write.
Successful modernization projects improve system maintainability, flexibility, and scalability. They reduce risk and operational costs, accelerate delivery of application updates, and make hiring skilled resources easier.
Using customer case studies, our Webinar examines the 3 aspects of successful modernization:
- Tools – automated conversion helps minimize project risk
- Process – a DevOps framework secures parallel development for an easy merge of changes
- People – managing change in teams is vital to modernization success
CEO and Lead Instructor, imPOWER Technologies
Jim Buck is the president and founder of imPOWER Technologies where he provides professional IBM i online/onsite training. Jim is active in the IBM i community, working to help companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and helps companies develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.
Jim’s career in IT has spanned more than 35 years, primarily in college education and the manufacturing and healthcare industries. He was president of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association for 13 years and has served on a number of teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim has co-authored several IBM i books with Bryan Meyers that are used by many companies and in colleges worldwide, “Programming in ILE RPG” 5th Edition being the latest in 2015.
Jim received the IBM System i Innovation – Education Excellence Award in 2007 and the COMMON Presidents Award in 2014. He has been named an IBM Power Champion in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Senior Solutions Consultant, ARCAD Software
Ray Bernardi is a 30-year veteran involved in the System 38/AS/400/iSeries/IBM i development and currently is a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner. Ray has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps. In addition, Ray is a frequent speaker at COMMON and many other technical conferences around the world and has authored articles in several IBM i publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, SQL, and business intelligence.
Floyd Del Muro
DevOps and Technology Advocate
With 26 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is currently Business Development Manager for ARCAD Software, managing the IBM relationship and partnership with the IBM Cloud, IBM Systems and product managers for Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Developer for i (RDi) and UrbanCode (UC). In his role at ARCAD Software, Floyd has been directly involved in the management of modernization projects on IBM i, from planning stages through to delivery, spanning modernization of the database, business logic and UI. Drawing on his experience in project rollout and the introduction of agile methods, Floyd is a trusted advisor and speaker on the subjects of DevOps, continuous delivery and test automation.