It's time for us "old-dogs" to learn some new tricks! I am talking about finally making the leap to using RPG IV/ILE instead of old school RPG. Why? As Oracle brings new functionality into World, they are moving the base code to RPG IV/ILE. This change has been met with several mixed reactions from "Woo-Hoo" to shouting expletives to Oracle.
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model where applications are hosted by a vendor and made available to customers typically over the Internet. As Gartner points out, SaaS is software owned, delivered and managed remotely by service providers. These providers deliver software based on common code and data definitions that is consumed in a one-to-many model by contracted customers at any time on a pay-for-use or subscription. On-premises software carries a one-time licensing model, SaaS access is frequently sold using a subscription, with users paying an ongoing fee to use. Some providers charge a flat rate for unlimited access to some or all of the application's features, while others charge varying rates based on usage.
Are you prepared to recover your database in the event of a disaster? Go ahead and pull up your disaster recovery plans and let's go over them now. I'll wait. Oh, you don't have it written down? Hmmm. You'd be very surprised how many companies don't have a disaster plan at all, much less a plan that is written. Most that do have a plan are dependent on a single person to execute it. Not only that, the person in question has the entire plan in their head.
Organizations that use JD Edwards software have invested heavily in their applications to provide efficient and comprehensive support for their business processes. However, access to JDE is often restricted to a limited number of users within the organization. Often the JDE applications are completely unavailable to customers, suppliers and others outside the organization.
When is it time to start some basic housekeeping and cleanup of your World system?
As time goes by, we tend to accumulate a number of obsolete Dream Writers, World Writers, menus and even business data. Every organization is different in their retention needs, but everyone faces the reality that they need to do some basic housekeeping at some point in time.
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