Retirees Are Leaving Big Holes In IBMi Team Knowledge

The outlook for IBM i platforms looks stable and promising, reports the HelpSystems 2018 IBM i Marketplace survey. Nearly two-thirds of industries using IBM i platforms plan to retain or expand their IBM i use and 73% of the survey’s respondents report that more than half of their business-critical applications use IBM i. Behind this great news lurks a trend that IT departments are only beginning to prepare for: retirement of skilled iSeries programmers. It’s a serious concern across industries. Right now 1 in 6 Americans plan to retire this year but that number will grow to 1 in 4 by 2060. Continue reading “Retirees Are Leaving Big Holes In IBMi Team Knowledge”

The IBM Power Series: Strong and Reliable

Almost every company has some pieces of archaic equipment and technology that although old, are highly reliable and might not even need any replacement. Workers have become overly familiar with these systems and will much rather work with them. Due to this, management might feel it isn’t really necessary to have them relaxed for new ones and as such, they’ll spend the money on other aspects of the business. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it, right? Continue reading “The IBM Power Series: Strong and Reliable”