A constant challenge for a Chief Information Officer in a transactional, data-heavy industry is leveraging the legacy of their IBM i platform to adapt to current needs, essentially using it to its fullest potential. Keeping that potential tapped translates into a flexible and agile platform, driving growth for your business, an important aspect to keep in mind when approaching the demands of IT.
Keeping the platform alive
The trials of keeping IBM i relevant and assimilated with modern code languages, open-source tooling and user-friendly interfaces presents a unique set of challenges for the modern CIO. Under normal circumstances this is challenging enough, but add to this the necessity of remote work and the fact that businesses have had to adapt quickly to maintain resilience this last year, and we see a whole new set of challenges. With continuity at risk, all eyes turn to the CIO to maintain a stable and flexible platform with secure options for everyone.
Luckily these challenges present themselves with a particular opportunity when developing a IBM i DevSecOps strategy. The opportunity lies in finding the right tools to modernize your IBM i applications and maintain a resilient platform. Here at ARCAD we are constantly focused on creating resources that will help you to manage your IBM i applications with ease. We can help to analyze your current application portfolio, and create a path forward to a modernized, future-proof solution that retains all the security, reliability and low overhead benefits of the IBM i platform.