November 10, 2015

Back when mainframes were the only game in town and the only users were employees of the company, application programming interfaces (APIs) were developed to enable one application to talk to another by exposing some of the program’s internal functions to another program. Like device-handlers, these sets of programming instructions and standards made it much

August 25, 2015

IBM Systems Magazine recently ran a worldwide survey of hundreds of customer locations to understand the Top 10 Concerns of IBM i Users. The number one concern was modernization, an area addressed well by CM First products, solutions and services. Here are the results:   58% listed modernization as their top concern, which included dealing

August 21, 2015

When your applications hold you back from corporate goals, such as Cloud, mobile-enablement, Big Data, etc. one of the first thoughts that comes to mind is that you might need to replace/rewrite your applications. The second thought is that this approach is very risky, costly and time-consuming. In fact, you might even feel you don’t

February 11, 2015

Since the first developers began producing business applications, executives have always wanted their automated business processes to be ‘faster, cheaper and better.’ In the past, a two-year development cycle was accepted; now, the business climate no longer tolerates such a lag. Advances in software engineering including new languages, application frameworks, and mobile-enablement tools have helped

November 10, 2014

Many companies struggle with modernization efforts, like cloud, web and mobile, because their code doesn’t easily adapt to the new challenges.  It may be ‘brittle’ due to coding errors referred to as technical debt.  The coding language may simply not have the capabilities you need. Or your developers aren’t trained on the massive numbers of

August 11, 2014

In previous articles and presentations, CM First has talked about how technical debt, the poorly-written or too-quickly-written code, can keep a company from being able to modernize its applications and exploit capabilities like mobile and cloud.  Even if you don’t plan to modernize yet, technical debt may be costing your company significant revenue because of

May 7, 2014

Future-Proof Your CA 2E Applications Denise P. Kalm Are many of your critical business applications based on CA 2E?  If so, has your business begun demanding upgrades and enhancements that you can’t readily respond to because of limitations in the platform?  Do you need to rehost your applications? For many, CA 2E isn’t keeping up

November 19, 2013

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