Project Description

A youthful development department on IBM i

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The Customer

Fremtind Forsikring AS operates as an insurance company in Norway, offering non-life and personal insurance policies for individuals and businesses. Their core application runs on the IBM i platform, managing one million customers. The system is enhanced and maintained by a development department of more than 20 staff. As more and more developers reach retirement age, the IT department started recruiting young people – with surprisingly good results.

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Context

The department actively recruited young developers to create a collaborative team environment of staff with complementary skills.

Solution

Occasionally the team use 5250 screen emulation, commonly known as “green screen”, but most of the time the graphical RDi development environment and modern ARCAD for DevOps solutions from ARCAD Software are used for development.

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Case Study Highlights

  • Company: Fremtind Forsikring
  • Industry: Insurance
  • Challenge: Needed to hire new young developer talent and modernize development methods on IBM i
  • Solutions: ARCAD for DevOps
The combination of young and old means that we get both a better working environment and a better social environment. It’s good to have a stable platform, powerful tools and qualified people to manage all this.
Nina Zahedi Meier, Development Manager, Fremtind