IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - June 2018 - FF8
Web and modernization specialist
My job allows me to use a variety of tools to
assist clients in leveraging existing application
logic, augmenting existing applications, and
meet new requirements.
I typically work
with Presto, our
tool, which web
enables greenscreen applications. But the
real value comes from its ability to truly customize application screens to give them a modern web user interface and leverage traditional
web technology. I love the challenge of taking a
green-screen interface and adding new features and value so end users are familiar with
the application, but they don't know they're still
using the same program.
I started working with IBM i when I joined
Fresche Solutions five years ago. My colleagues
helped me quickly get up to speed. I started
in our support department, which gave me a
first-hand view into the challenges customers
have with extending applications and creating
What I see holding customers back from
using IBM i is either they're not aware of the
solution's possibilities or they lack the resources to modernize their environment.
In my work with card applications and issuing systems, application development plays a large role.
My job involves maintenance, new development
and modernization. Because the
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new functions and
products need to
My interest in
IBM i and IBM
Watson* technology is simply
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fascinating. There's so much to learn, discover
and apply, and we've just dipped our toes into
the ocean. Think about how you can use Watson.
The possibilities and effects it can have on our
daily lives are endless.
customer demands something and you're unable
to provide it, someone else will. Modern platforms
show that you're up to date, listening to customers
and want to attract younger developers.
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IBM i because they're unwilling to change. Even
those who love to learn and grow can fall into
this mindset. Customers who use IBM i and a
modern environment realize how much easier,
helpful and effective their work becomes.
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