The first two decades were a bonanza for AS400 users as the modern applications were yet to be born & there was an abundance of programmers and developers showing deep interest in the machine. Over the years, both the hardware and the software have undergone numerous revisions, upgrades, and nomenclature changes to keep up with the industry dynamics. But in the last few years as the AS400 systems continued to age, newer and better systems kept pouring in. This not only deserted the resource pool but also made the operational processes cumbersome and expensive.
With Work From Home becoming the new normal, there has been a gigantic shift in workplace traditions in the past one year. Companies running on modern applications seem to have adapted pretty well but the ones on AS400 are crumbling under the chronological wheel and are facing a multitude of challenges. These challenges mainly include recruiting well-trained IT professionals and creating backups, managing IT operations, filling the gaps in the inherent AS400 security, rising maintenance costs, and many more.
For the CIO of an AS400-enterprise, it gets difficult to manage operational processes due to lack of sufficient data, cloud access, multi-platform support, real-time access to data, less or no automation, siloed IT systems, etc. Furthermore, the existing AS400 workforce is approaching retirement while the ones associated with modern applications have just stepped in or have a long way to go, and expecting the same productivity from these two age groups would simply be a waste. Hence, it is high time decision-makers knuckled down to find the best way out to keep up with their competitors, as the time spent vacillating can cost them in terms of money, security, and skill.
Authorities either need to step up their AS400 environment or upgrade to a new system. Migrating from the IBM system is certainly a massive and resource-hungry undertaking that might require years to realize the ROI. Below, are a few quick-win solutions that you would want to top your AS400 system with to escalate its performance:
We, at Nalashaa, have been in the AS400 meadow for over a decade now, helping enterprises maintain their IBMi environment. Whether it’s AS400 modernization, support, or maintenance that you’re looking for, we have a plan of action for all your needs.
However, if AS400 transformation is something that you’ve been pondering upon, you might want to consider the following:
That being said, if you’re someone who is facing troubles with the basic groundwork of mapping out a plan, our AS400 consultation services take care of all your queries and skepticism. Our AS400 experts understand the current state of your business/IT systems and suggest possible digital transformation techniques that would make better sense for you. Get in touch to leverage our years of experience in the arena of AS400 and make your business future-proof.
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