Christine McDowell is vice president of corporate marketing and business development at Fresche Solutions. She started her career administering IBM midrange machines and is now a driving force in the world of IT. With over three decades of experience in the industry, Christine has a wealth of knowledge and insight that she brings to her role at Fresche. She is a strong leader with a proven track record of growth and is known for her ability to develop successful industry relationships. Above all, Christine is dedicated to ensuring customer success in everything she does at Fresche Solutions.
Thoroughly Modern: The Mid-Year Check – Accelerating IT Projects and Modernization for the Second Half of the Year
August 7, 2023 Christine McDowell
Summer is the ideal time to reflect on your IT and technology goals for the remainder of 2023 and look ahead to 2024, envisioning the possibilities in front of you.
A mid-year reset can be a game-changer for effective time management and goal achievement. By reflecting on your accomplishments, revisiting your objectives and taking action, you can set yourself up for success in the coming months.
Sharing some resources and updates that can help you get a jump on projects before business ramps up in September.
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June 26, 2023 Christine McDowell
Struggling to manage and safeguard your IBM i systems? Do you find yourself dealing with retiring and limited IBM i resources and unable to support growing business demands? Well, you are not alone.
According to a recent Fresche survey, more than 70 percent of organizations that rely on IBM i are dealing with resource retirement and IT backlog — with many administrators unable to even take a vacation. IT leaders shared that they are single threaded with limited abilities to keep up and no time to innovate.
These sentiments were echoed at this year’s POWERUp 2023 conference in Colorado where …Read more
February 13, 2023 Christine McDowell
If you run an organization that relies on IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) systems, then you know how important it is to have the right skills and expertise accessible when you need them. The reality facing IT leaders is that having the right staff can be both a challenge and costly, but it doesn’t need to be.
By augmenting your teams with the right skills, you can get the help you need when you need it without needing to hire full-time staff. Let’s explore the benefits of augmenting your teams with IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) and other skills.
Integrating …Read more
May 9, 2022 Christine McDowell
The only way to really find out what is on people’s minds is to ask them, and maybe you need to ask them two or three times and take an average. As a supplier of development, modernization, and security tools and services, we ask a lot of questions and we do a lot of assessments for IBM i customers, and we look at any and all surveys that anyone does and synthesize this to help drive our business.
We have been through a series of surveys of our own as well as ones that we have helped promote or sponsored …Read more