Welcome to Thought Makers

ThoughtMakers is a Level 1 B-BEEE Certified Supplier of products and skilled resources around IBMi platform and ecosytem.

Our skills & tools help companies transform to a modern digital enterprise and deliver modern, high-quality applications. Our knowledge and experience covers IBMi and mainframe environments in both public and private sectors.

Support & Application Services

We have a full range of highly skilled resources available from junior programmers to senior architects

Boost the delivery of your development or application maintenance requirements with our skillsets below:

RPG Development

Web & Mobile Development

REST API's and SOAP Services

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  • Experienced practitioners
  • IBM Certified
  • Onshore & Offshore Resources

Training Courses

Thought Makers offers IBM Training Courses, customized training, and post-training mentoring.

Options include onsite classes, remote webinar and CBT courses, covering all major IBM products and methodologies & subjects including:

Mobile Development - iOS & Android

Digital Integration - REST/SOAP

IBMi Software - RDi, DevOps, Analytics

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EIF uses IBMi applications, data & RPG skills, to Build, Manage & Secure Web APIs for Cloud, Mobile & Digital Business

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API Security

Implement data security and authorisation policies of sensitive digital data with proven patterns & security technologies

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Solutions for Public, Private, & Hybrid Cloud implementations & support of IBM's products and cloud services

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Training, consulting and development services for REST/SOAP API Development, implementation, & DevOps/ALM

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EIF - Simplify Web APIs with RPG

EIF transforms your IBMi server into a state-of-the-art digital API Server, conforming to latest industry standards, such as REST with Multi-Level-JSON, XML-SOAP, CSV, OAuth2.0, SSL/TLS.

EIF is an RPG framework designed to allow IBMi applications to seamlessly particpate in Digital Business initiatives without compromising on performance, industry standards or security.

EIF does not use DB drivers, outboard software or JVM dependant middleware that cripple performance, add managment/failure complexity, and limit API's to single level data structures. EIF RPG modules/binding directories(EIF iCore) communicate directly with iOS embeded Apache / IBM Http Web Server.

By Embedding EIF iCore modules into standard RPGLE programs, your RPG developers can now build modern RESTful and SOAP services in pure RPG, exploiting their natural skills and critical business data knowledge to maximum effect.

For rapid adoption, EIF includes RPG Free/SQL backend service code templates , plus Rest API catalogues(SWAGGER 2.0) and WSDL templates as standard.

EIF provides productivity, performance and quality gains for complex data integration projects for enterprise companies, or small teams looking to accelerate modern API development over legacy applications and data.

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EIF iSign
Web & API Security System

Data Security

Instantly add scoped authentication, authorisation, and user management to secure your web or mobile apps

EIF iSign is a complete system for companies not implementing a full API Gateway, but who still need to add ultra-secure authentication, authorisation, and user management to their web, mobile apps, and APi’s.

Use EIF iSign in any combination of private cloud, public cloud, SaaS or API based implementations.

Highly flexible with fine and course grained authorisation and validation, EIF implements open standards such as OAuth2.0 and uses MD5 RIPEMD160 or SHA2 512 encryption.

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Security Patterns
for Datapower & API Connect

Data Security

Improve Security & Save Deployment Costs with ReUsable Security Patterns for Datapower and API Connect

Digital Security Patterns is set of pre-defined Datapower-based integration infrastructure patterns and API Connect Extensions for all common digital integration use cases.

Use these security patterns for rapid, REST and SOAP-based API deployments of secure API’s and their related services.

Reusable patterns ensure more secure & consistent deployments for Single Sign On and other types of authenticated services such as OAUTH, Kerberos etc..

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PCI Scan
Scanning for Sensitive Data Patterns

Data Security

XRAY helps secure the data that powers your business by uncovering exactly where it is, before anyone else does

XRay is a data-pattern discovery tool for IBMi disk media including databases and IFS folders.

Using pre-defined or user-defined patterns XRay scans storage media for credit card numbers or other sensitive data covered by PCI type audits.

IBM's QRadar and Guardium Security and Privacy tools are combined with ThoughtMakers XRAY, for an end-to-end security solution.

The combined solution helps classify and secure data across multiple industries, both proactively and real-time.

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IBM Cloud Based Solutions End-to-End Solutions for Your Cloud Evolution

We provide enterprise-wide, platform-independent, skills, products and services around IBM's cloud solutions. From strategy and technology consulting, through product sales, solution design, installation, implementation, support and development.

IBM DataPower


IBM® DataPower® Gateway is a single multi-channel gateway that helps provide security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads.

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API Connect

API & Data Security

IBM® API Connect (StrongLoop & LoopBack) is an API management solution that addresses critical aspects of the API lifecycle for both on-premises and cloud environments(IBM BlueMix) providing the capability to create, run, manage and secure APIs and microservices.

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IBM BlueMix


Bluemix™ is the cloud offering from IBM®. Enables organizations and developers to quickly and easily create, deploy, and manage applications on the cloud. Bluemix is an implementation of IBM's Open Cloud Architecture based on Cloud Foundry, an open source Platform as a Service.

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IBM Softlayer

API & Data Security

IBM SoftLayer gives you the highest performing cloud infrastructure (IAAS) available. One platform that takes data centers around the world that are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything.

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Contact us for a chat about your requirements, our products & servcies, or just to learn more about the subject matter. We are always glad to help where we can.