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Overcoming IBM i Staffing Challenges to Meet Your Business Needs

12:00 15 June in Blog, IBM i Developer Productivity, IT Strategy, Staff Augmentation / Skills & Expertise by Chris Koppe

IBM i staffing challenges shouldn’t get in the way of making your company more competitive. Competitive companies are always looking for ways to reduce costs and increase revenues – and this business reality strongly affects the IT department. Unless your company uses technology (including your IBM...

Why can’t you clone IBM i developers like you can clone sheep?

Why can’t you clone IBM i developers like you can clone sheep?

12:00 01 May in Application Services, Blog, IBM i Developer Productivity, Staff Augmentation / Skills & Expertise by Robert Rheault

After seeing researchers successfully clone a sheep, this was the first thought that crossed my mind: “If we could clone IBM i developers, our problems would be solved.” The population of legacy developers is rapidly dwindling and, when you have only a few RPG or COBOL...

Why IBM i Shops Are Outsourcing IT Resources

12:00 01 June in Application Services, Blog, IBM i Developer Productivity, Outsourcing, Staff Augmentation / Skills & Expertise by Leo Lymberopoulos

At face value, the significant cost savings made possible through outsourcing is a difficult business proposition to resist for many IT organizations. On the other hand, companies who turn to outsourcing often end up experiencing substandard quality and a loss of IT control. Either of these...