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Streamline Mainframe Application Development

November 7, 2023

How a risk-managed approach to application development can enhance productivity and address staffing challenges


Automated Analysis and Transformation for Enterprise COBOL Applications

Reg Harbeck

October 16, 2023

CM First's John Rhodes and Roger Hammer on modernizing enterprise COBOL applications

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CM First Group - IBM Z/mainframe


Announcing IBM i 7.5 TR3 and 7.4 TR9

Steve Will

October 10, 2023

Believe it or not, fall is here, which means it’s time for another IBM i announcement. The team has once again spent the summer traveling around the world listening to user feedback from our community and IBM i Advisory Councils and have delivered several key enhancements to our platform and Licensed Program Products (LPPs) that […]


What’s Up With Merlin? An Update From the CTO

Steve Will

September 21, 2023

In May 2022, along with the announcement of IBM i 7.5, we rolled out a new application development and modernization solution called IBM i Modernization Engine for Lifecycle Integration, or what we call Merlin for short. Merlin is an integrated set of tools that run in Red Hat OpenShift containers. The first set of tools […]


Redefining Modernization: Application Transformation

Patrick Stanard

August 30, 2023

Anyone that works with a mainframe today understands that the mainframe is, indeed, already a modern machine. Just look at the new features with the z16. The key today is how do we optimize the mainframe to include the latest advancements and features of the mainframe. Optimizing allows the user to implement best practices based […]


IBM Introduces Watsonx Code Assistant for Z

Ben Kopnick

August 24, 2023

On August 22, IBM introduced watsonx Code Assistant for Z, the newest offering in its watsonx AI and data suite. Watsonx Code Assistant for Z is a generative AI solution designed to convert COBOL more quickly to Java for IBM Z to expedite mainframe modernization. The product will be available in Q4 2023 and will […]


How to Introduce Modern Development Tools Successfully

Dawn May

July 14, 2023

Dawn May, president of COMMON, and Andy Finley, senior solutions engineer at Rocket Software, discuss how IBM i customers are taking advantage of new DevOps offerings

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Experts at IBM i Modernization

Dawn May

July 11, 2023

COMMON president Dawn May and CM First Group's John Rhodes discuss current trends and technologies to modernize RPG and COBOL applications on the IBM i

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Top API Security Risks in 2023

Trevor Eddolls

July 5, 2023

“Modernize” seems to be the most popular word to go alongside mainframes these days. We’re always being told to modernize our applications by migrating part or all of them to the cloud. We’re also being told that we can modernize our business-critical mainframe applications by using APIs (application programming interfaces) to expose mainframe-based data and […]


Building a Digital-First Strategy With IBM i

Neil Tardy

June 13, 2023

When it comes to modernizing IBM i environments, often the biggest challenges aren’t technical. Many enterprises simply don’t know where to begin. Puneet Kohli sees it all the time. As president of application modernization at Rocket Software, Kohli is charged with helping clients navigate the challenges and recognize that IBM i is well-suited to help […]