It's Your Move

Making decisions about your mission critical RPG applications is exceedingly challenging. However, those that commit to making these decisions before crisis-mode sets in will be far better off than those who wait until the last minute.

The decisions about the persistence of your mission critical RPG applications are perhaps the most important decisions you'll ever make for your business. We've presented presented many facts and more than a few opinions in the articles on this site. You may agree or disagree with our opinions.

Just the facts

For the time being, though, let's put opinions aside. Let's consider three irrefutable facts:

  • Most IBM i shops have a deep dependence on RPG programs and programmers.
  • Without these RPG applications, most businesses lose (or at least dramatically impede) their ability to deliver unique business value to customers and business partners.
  • Most RPG programmers will be pushing 80 years old by 2030.

At some point in the future, independent of our opinions, virtually IBM i RPG shop will face making critical decisions about their RPG applications.

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