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Top IBM i Stories from Around the Web

(IT Jungle) Discovering what you have in your legacy applications sounds easy, but if you haven't looked, you're in for a surprise. Monolithic apps hold many mysteries and creating order out of application chaos is a lengthy painstaking procedure. But it can be automated to a large degree. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Offloading workloads seems to be a popular pastime for conspicuously more IBM i shops. (IT Jungle) The recent SAP on IBM i conference is billed as a showcase of best practices and advice on deployment of the latest technologies. Among IBM's lineup of experts at the event is Scott Forstie, DB2 for i Business Architect and a member of the DB2 on i Lab Services team. SAP heavily markets HANA, its in-memory database, but Forstie says interest in the new analytic features and OLAP functions available in DB2 for i surpasses anything to do with HANA. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Ninety percent of companies don't do this before, during, or after making the decision to migrate from IBM i to Windows. What don't they do? They don't plan the way they would for any other major business event. Hasty decisions can be costly decisions and hundreds of thousands of dollars are wasted. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Infor, the developer of multiple IBM i-based ERP software packages, is getting a $2 billion investment thanks to Koch Equity Development LLC, the private equity arm of Koch Industries. Infor says it will use the cash to expand its business, while news reports say some of it will go to pay off earlier investors in the company. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Timothy Prickett Morgan takes a few minutes to acknowledge the forward thinking of the engineers who helped IBM make the transition from proprietary 48-bit CISC processors to 64-bit PowerPC processors in 1995. Then launches into other technologies, including massive floating point performance and database acceleration, that may help the Power Systems line not only survive, but thrive. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) IBM has several new peripheral cards for Power Systems iron. The assortment includes a new cryptographic accelerator, Ethernet adapters, and a flash adapter. These new tweaks were buried in the recent Power Systems announcements. TPM dug them up to share with you. READ MORE >


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Redbooks, White Papers, and Other OS/400 Resources

(Maxava) Planning and implementing an IBM i disaster recovery strategy doesn't happen in a vacuum. This guide accounts for factors such as cloud vs. on-premise, risk and cost calculations, business case frameworks, and an overview of disaster recovery options. READ MORE >


(Profound Logic) Modernization projects don't always go well. Time and money is wasted in too many cases. This archived webinar focuses on quickly and incrementally converting legacy applications and eliminating development silos using existing RPG apps connected to Node.js apps. READ MORE >


(IBM) The IBM i Strategy and Roadmap emphasizes the limitations of legacy business applications and the building of modern applications that are a blend of technologies from traditional business solutions integrated with open-source solutions. It also identifies the advantages IBM i clients have when solving business problems and extending value. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Every IBM i programmer and system admin loves tech tips that provide shortcuts, solve bottlenecks, and generally make workdays feel like Friday instead of Monday. IT jungle's Four Hundred Guru is a gold mine of great advice and the article index uses a Google search that helps you find what you are looking for. READ MORE >



Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

December 8 -- St. Louis, Missouri - This session, hosted by the Gateway/400 Group, will show the latest easy-to-use IDE for writing most open source languages--node.js, python, and even modern RPG--with Orion. Guest speaker is Jesse Gorzinski, business architect for open source on IBM i. Topics included in this presentation include Git-based source control for RPG and other languages on i, and modern tools for writing applications and managing source with open source industry accepted tools. Gorzinski's presentation will be presented remotely, but the user group will be meeting at Spazio's restaurant at 12031 Lackland Road. RSVP no later than Monday before the meeting date. The presentation is available via a remote hookup for those who cannot attend. LEARN MORE >


December 9 -- Wauwatosa, Wisconsin - The DB2 for i database and SQL are the focus topics at the monthly meeting of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association. Guest speaker is Dan Cruikshank, a member of the IBM Rochester Lab Services DB2 for i team. In the first session, Cruikshank will provide tips and techniques for designing and building a solid database. The second session will provide insights into IBM's Data Studio, a no-charge, downloadable, database modeling, re-engineering and management tool. The meeting will take place at Aliotos restaurant located at 3041 North Mayfair Road. It begins at 4:30 p.m. LEARN MORE >


December 13 & 14 -- Virtual Conference - Two days of free educational sessions will be presented at the COMMON Virtual Conference. Sessions on December 13 will focus on database, SQL, and Web Query topics. December 14 session topics include cloud, disaster recovery, and security. The event is scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. LEARN MORE >


December 13 -- Bloomington, Minnesota - Aaron Bartell, director of IBM i innovation at Krengel Technology, will be discussing the ibmichroot (IBM i Chroot) open source project. Bartell will explain how this technology can be used with applications in the PASE environment (i.e. Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP). His presentation will include insights onhow he uses ibmichroot for creating separate environments for development, testing, staging and production. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. at the offices of Sirius Computer Solutions located at 7760 France Avenue South. LEARN MORE >

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