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It’s hard to believe, but we’re entering 2022 now, and a turning point year, and perhaps an inflation point for 2021, and the next decade or so.

The need to modernize IBMi has not been lost, and it seems there is much more to learn every week, like web technology. Getting started with IBM iSeries web development is a stumbling block in itself. That’s why companies like Integrative Systems are working to demystify Web development.

Today most people think that in 2022, most companies will need to update some aspects of their apps. But in reality, in the last few years, everyone has seen various changes in technology. Also, companies think a long time and try to make their IBM iSeries systems more sustainable for the future. Now that all the options are available, companies are still asking for advice on which direction to go.

Technically, we have helped many companies and had a lot of conversations about APIs because they reveal IBM iSeries data. APIs are also useful for separating databases from the application’s front end, giving you the freedom to take advantage of modern technologies. In the future, if they want to deploy new technology like Angular, they still have that solid background. But today, the client seems to be interested in deviations from specific architectures.

Many people are worried about losing their RPG investment, but the good news is that many RPGs can be used for the web. It can be used differently than usual, but at Integrative Systems, we’ve seen clients who have rewritten their apps and use APIs written in RPG. This worked for them because RPG was their skill set, and they can quickly build APIs knowing that data transfer is secure. This means that it was not limited to one front-end technology.

Customers also remind us that a modular and modern web development model is entirely possible on the IBM iSeries AS400. There are many benefits to staying on IBMi, especially if you want to take advantage of your data and existing RPG. This may be a slight change in protection, in the sense that a growing number of IT managers may have experience in web development, but it’s not like the “we are against them” situation. But this year has come with new technologies.

1. Digital Transformation will Become a Way of Life

Before the pandemic, the transformation was taking place in fits and frequently, but digital initiatives are now accelerating. According to research, Covid-19 has accelerated the investment of 60% of organizations in digital technology, and more than half (55%) have permanently revised their organizational policies.

Moreover, many companies understand that change is essential to stay here. Instead of working towards the ideal final state, they make their organizations more responsive. When asked about their priorities for the future, more CEOs said they need more aggressive pursuit and operational flexibility (56%) than any other measure.

They see technology playing a pivotal role in creating flexibility and adaptability, making regulatory concerns and market factors the number one external force affecting their business shortly. The Internet of Things, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence are among the best technologies from which they can expect business results. This technology, especially the cloud, will enable faster and more efficient collaboration, another driving force for growth in the new year.

To take advantage of ecosystem partnerships, companies need a robust technology like IBM AS400 iSeries. They need to re-evaluate managing their assets, infrastructure, and talents.

2. Adoption of Technology will Shape Business Processes

A piece of technology is no longer enough. To realize the full benefits of digital transformation, companies need to redesign their processes extensively. Instead of developing individual innovations that facilitate the unique workflow, the CEO should focus on building an integrated system that will revolutionize the business model in 2022. And they can’t be afraid of “failing further” because the risk is rewarded by technology. Companies that do not penalize failure see a 10% increase in revenue growth in terms of technology adoption and digital transformation.

Read More: https://www.integrativesystems.com/ibmi-trends-in-2022/