IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - November 2017 - 32
X STEVEN MORALES
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NAME: Steven Morales TITLE: RPGLE programmer COMPANY NAME: P.C. Richard and Son COMPANY'S FUNCTION: Retail
HEADQUARTERS: Farmingdale, New York YEARS IN IT: 21 years
The biggest challenge our
data center is facing today
is modernization without losing
legacy systems that have
My favorite activity outside
of work is kayaking.
The next big thing for our
business will be major improvements in how we interact with our
customers, especially online.
The geekiest things I've ever
owned is a Tandy 1000 TL/2
My favorite IBM product is
Rational* Developer for i (RDi).
The superpower I wish I had is
My greatest mentor has been
Bill Gates. He created a great
company that I use every day
for both personal and business
reasons. I respect him even more
because of his humble background and his willingness to try
and leave an impact in this world
through his charities.
My favorite or most impacting
book is "Les Misérables." It's the
only book I've read twice. Nowadays, it's just Google news (and IT
magazines such as this).
The best movie I've seen
recently is "Logan." There's
something about a little kid
IMAGINE YOUR FACE HERE!
If money were no object, the
one thing I'd purchase is a
luxurious cabin in the woods.
The favorite part of my day is
If I weren't in IT, I'd be a pen
and ink artist.
If I were stuck on a desert
island, the one item I'd want is
a working cell/satellite phone to
call for help.
The innovation that's made
the biggest impact on my
life is battery capacity.
My favorite musical artist is
hard to say. I prefer listening to
new music I've never heard before.
The trend affecting my work is
preparation for upgrading to the
newest version of IBM i.
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