Top Ten Reasons for PHP on IBM i

By Eden Watt, Vice President, Application Innovation, Able-One Systems & Amy Anderson, DIrector of Business Development, Zend In a previous blog – http://info.ableone.com/blog/php-in-the-enterprise-an-introduction – we reviewed the myriad of reasons to use the PHP scripting language for your web and mobile applications.  In addition, we briefly reviewed how Zend makes this Open Source language a robust…

Modernization and The Third Platform

By Eden Watt, Vice President, Application Innovation, Able-One Systems Gartner, IDC and other industry analysts produce compelling research which drives organizations towards technology innovations which transform business. A key concept in this research involves what they call the Third Platform, also known as SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud), which is defined as consisting of the inter-dependencies…

What is Software-Defined Storage?

By Todd Cox, Chief Technology Officer Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around the term “software-defined,” especially software-defined storage (“SDS”). At Able-One Systems, we’ve partnered with Atlantis Computing to deliver SDS solutions for our customers. The obvious difference is that a true software-defined solution is just that; software only. The solution does not force you to…

Do You Still Have Green Screen Applications?

Over the past three decades, user interfaces have evolved from basic entry screens accessing batch-oriented systems to advanced, omni-channel, ubiquitous “experiences”. In fact, user experience (UX) design is now defined as a “robust field combining elements of product design, service design, and innovation”. For organizations committed to UX for their customer-facing platforms, or their “Customer’s…

Justin Trudeau: Mobile & Social Strategy That Helped Lead the Liberals to Victory

Just over 80 days ago, when the election campaign kicked-off, the Liberals, with Justin Trudeau at the helm, had to battle the popular and omnipresent “He’s Just Not Ready” narrative that undoubtedly resonated with many Canadians and sought to diminish Trudeau’s ability to govern the country. A week ago, after a couple months of campaigning,…

Mobile Trends: 2016 & Onwards

2015 was another red-hot year for mobile technology.  The number of mobile devices has now surpassed the global human population. More than ever, consumers are interacting with businesses using their mobile devices before going through any other channel. “Millennials are changing the mobile landscape,” Steven French, Global Vice President from Amdocs said, “the group is projected to…

Going Green: The Financial Benefits Are Now Significant

By Grant Sojnocki, President, Able-One Systems In recent years “going green” and “green business” have been commonly heard buzz words. At Able-One Systems we made it such a priority that one of our six solution areas is termed “Green Data Centre”. Although it is something that most people realize the importance of, many of our clients…