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Top IBM i Stories from Around the Web

(IT Jungle) Being good is good, but getting better is better. Just as IBM i shops must keep up with the times, IT Jungle must do the same. There are changes coming ITJ with the new year. We will be redesigned and streamlined. And we're pretty sure our readers and sponsors will benefit from our modernization plans. Let us know what you think. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Woooosh! That's the sound of 2016 flying past as we prepare for the coming of 2017. But as we pause to consider what happened during the past 12 months, we find a lot of interesting stories rippled through the IBM i community. See what you might have missed or take a moment to rub your chin and say, "Oh, yeah, I remember that." READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) As application and database modernization projects continue to pile up like snow drifts in the Great Lakes region, the realization that change management software becomes apparent. For those who haven't kept tabs on the progress in change management software, these insights from one of the vendors will bring some surprises. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) No one drives mini-vans anymore, or shoots photos with cameras that use film, or goes out in public wearing Ugg boots. So why are you using tape for data storage? There are better ways to store data. There are less expensive ways, too. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Trends are usually identified by an upward evolution or a downward degradation. But sometimes a trend is more like treading water. You're not really getting anywhere, but at least you're not drowning. Such is the case with IT spending and staffing. Could that be changing? READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) For the IBM i shops setting sail on modernization voyages, a single development process for desktop, Web, and mobile makes a lot of sense. Accomplishing that development process with a minimum amount of coding sounds even better. Screen scraping certain applications, while rearchitecting others is part of the planning, so choose your tools wisely. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Ensuring the integrity of backups is important, but becoming increasingly difficult as growing data volumes, shrinking backup windows, and heterogeneous computing environments create drama. Software that monitors backups across a range of platforms--including IBM i, Windows, Unix, virtual, and cloud environments--will keep the lid on this boiling pot. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Local user group meetings aren't as popular as they once were, but they are still a great place to get together with like-minded folks, talk shop, and learn a few new tricks from the speakers who readily share what they know. The mid-Atlantic states, which have been without a LUG for many years, is having a revival. It's welcome sight for sure. READ MORE >


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Redbooks, White Papers, and Other OS/400 Resources

(Botz & Associates) During this on-demand webinar, security experts Patrick Botz and Patrick Townsend outline how to proactively manage security and keep digital assets safe in spite of an increasingly interconnected and insecure world. It includes tips on implementing security, making strategic security decisions, the need for CISOs that guide security strategy and tactics. READ MORE >


(IBM) This document is intended to address the most frequently asked questions concerning IBM i performance on Power Systems. It provides best practice guidelines for the most commonly seen performance issues. 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

March 14 -16 -- Delavan, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Midrange Computing Professionals Association Spring Technical Conference is the largest conference in the Midwest. It features more than 50 informative presentations on current topics such as SQL, PHP, RPG, .NET and IBM administration. A full session agenda will be available online soon. In addition to the all-day technical session on Tuesday, there is a one-day event highlighting the opportunities for women in IT. The tech conference includes a vendor expo and is hosted by the LakeLawn Resort. LEARN MORE >


March 21-23 -- Orlando, Florida - The RPG & DB2 Summit, hosted by System i Developer partners Susan Gantner, Jon Paris and Paul Tuohy, features three days of training that modernizes and expands IBM i development skills features three days of training that modernizes and expands IBM i development skills. An optional fourth day of hands-on workshops on March 20, provides an intensive dive into a choice of SQL, RSE/RDi, Service Programs or PHP sessions. The conference focuses on helping IBM i developers achieve continuous skills improvement based on current tips and techniques that can be implemented immediately. An early registration rate of $1,295 is available through February 17. LEARN MORE >


April 10-12 -- Framingham, Massachusetts - The Northeast IBM i User Group Conference features more than 70 educational sessions in six skills categories. It offers the opportunity to learn about new technologies, engage with vendors to discuss packaged software advancements, hear IBM i executives and lead developers discuss products and roadmaps for the platform, and gain knowledge that can benefit your company and your career. The user groups of the Northeast come from the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. LEARN MORE >


May 2 & 3 -- Markham, Ontario, Canada - The Toronto User Group's annual technical education conference, TEC 2017, features IBM i-centric subjects that include: RPG application development, Web and mobile development, application modernization, accessing and optimizing DB2 data, performance management, and system management. The conference will take place at the SAVOY Conference Centre (Monte Carlo Inn) located at 7255 Warden Avenue. in Markham. Early registration discounts are available. LEARN MORE >


May 7-10 -- Orlando, Florida - The 2017 COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition is the largest IBM i educational event of the year. It includes more than 300 sessions related to IBM i, as well as AIX and Linux. Open source, high availability, security, DB2, and application development are a few of the popular skill-building topics. The agenda includes all-day pre-conference workshops, open labs, and a wide variety of lecture-type sessions presented by subject matter experts. An early registration discount ($1,595 for members; $1,895 for non-members) is available through December 30. LEARN MORE >

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The Four Hundred
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New LUG Spreads 'MAGIC' In The Mid-Atlantic

Escape From The Tape Trap

As I See It: History Repeating

IT Spending And Staffing Show The Effects Of Managed Services

Four Hundred Guru
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