Lamps Plus Modernizes IBM Power Systems with Integrated Solutions from Fresche and Remain Software


Lamps Plus recognized that it needed to modernize its IT infrastructure in a low-risk way that would allow the company to invest at its own pace and meet critical business demands. They chose an integrated suite of solutions from IBM, Fresche Solutions and Remain Software to go beyond the green screen and for their entire IBM i application lifecycle.

CHALLENGE

Founded in 1976, Lamps Plus has become the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer. Over a decade ago, Lamps Plus recognized that it needed to modernize its IT infrastructure in a low-risk way that would allow the company to invest at its own pace and meet critical business demands.

“Our IBM i is the hub of our company’s business systems,” said Clark Linstone, Chief Financial Officer ...

“We wanted to build an IT infrastructure that would meet the needs of the company’s future endeavors,” said Linstone. “This meant leveraging our existing investment in our systems by modernizing instead of replacing our systems.”...

“We wanted to make sure that we had a forward-looking direction to see new, modern browser-based applications – not green screens.”

SOLUTION

Today, Lamps Plus uses an integrated suite of solutions from IBM, Fresche and Remain Software to go beyond the green screen and for their entire IBM i application lifecycle. The company develops new strategic IBM i browser applications with RDi and Fresche’s WebSmart, and analyzes and documents applications with Fresche’s X-Analysis. Remain Software’s TDOMS is fully integrated with both Fresche solutions, providing a comprehensive change management experience for developers.

“We look at Fresche and Remain Software as strategic partners that help us grow as our business needs evolve,” said Linstone. “We’ve presented unique situations and they’ve been able to provide solutions while also being easily accessible and responsive to our needs.”

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