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According to IDC's 2019 cloud pulse survey, application modernization has risen in priority from 33% to 75%. IBM i applications are often monoliths, forming disparate data sources that make integration with modern technologies difficult. The number of willing IBM i developers decreases with each passing year. Young developer talents are increasingly heading towards other popular languages like Java, C++, and C#. A large percentage of respondents chose "a lack of IBM i skills" as the number one challenge to carrying out digital transformation initiatives and new projects.