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Modernization - what does it mean to you?

  • 1.  Modernization - what does it mean to you?

    Posted 09-10-2021 17:11


    You probably see this word all the time. I'm curious, what does it mean to you? Specifically, what does modernization mean for your business-critical application that is built on a MultiValue platform.

    Your organization has invested in your business-critical MultiValue-based applications over the course of years and maybe decades.

    How do you ensure those applications can adapt and grow alongside your organization for continued return on investment for years to come?

    If you're focused on increasing productivity, are you looking at development tools and modern programming languages that are easy to use, efficient, and address the skills gap?

    If you're focused on simplifying integration, are you interested in lightweight, zero-install client applications with Open APIs?

    Is speed to market at the top of your list, including implementing continuous integration, continuous delivery (CI/CD), cloud (on-premises or hybrid cloud deployment and containerization)?

    If you're not focused on any of the above, I'd love to hear what you're working on. Looking forward to hearing your ideas, hesitations, and successes.

    Julianna Cammarano
    Director of Product Marketing
    Rocket Software Inc
    Waltham MA United States

  • 2.  RE: Modernization - what does it mean to you?

    Posted 09-13-2021 20:20

    There are generally three types of customers for the Multi-value platform. First, and the largest, is value-added resellers or VAR's and they dictate what they will do with the software. Second, with no VAR or affectionately know as an orphan is controlled by the customer. Third, and the smallest is the company that decided to build their application themselves and they control where they take the software.

    Here are the answers to your question based on the type of customer.
    1. VAR controls this with little input from the Company and may move forward or milk the current client base.
    2. The Customer has the total say but is generally technologically challenged and generally does not understand why to change what has worked for years.
    3. The Customer, if telnet-based, does nothing and only spends money except to keep it running.

    Allison LIvingston
    99 Cents Only Stores LLC
    Commerce CA United States