Four Hundred Monitor, June 13
June 13, 2018 Dan Burger
Our summer publishing schedule has prevented us from catching you up on what’s been going on around the IBM i ecosystem of late, but we always have our eye on the community for you. As you will note in our Top Stories below, Big Blue has been especially busy in many different tech arenas and around the globe.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(The Motley Fool) CEO Ginni Rometty declares IBM’s new AI Supercomputer one of Big Blue’s greatest achievements as Summit makes its debut.
(ZDNet) The clouds are rolling in as IBM creates 18 new “availability zones” in an effort to compete with AWS and Microsoft.
(Forbes) Bitcoin may not be the best bet when it comes to blockchain, at least if IBM has anything to say about it.
(Digital Trends) Finding better ways to secure data is a constant in IT shops, but is banning USB drives extreme? IBM may not think so.
(Financial Times) France is looking to become a leader in tech and IBM is looking to help by adding 1,800 jobs.
Redbooks, White Papers, and Other Resources
(GoAnywhere) Is your organization on track to meet GDPR requirements? Check your progress with this GDPR readiness checklist.
(IBM Big Data & Analytics) This podcast, featuring data scuentsit Dez Blanchfield, takes a look at how the new Power 9 changes the game when it comes to moving lots of data
(IBM IT Infrastructure Blog) Is your enterprise ready for artificial intelligence? IBM has introduced new software and hardware innovations for enterprise AI.
(IBM) Full support for IBM i 7.1 ended April 30. What are the reasons for upgrading and why would you choose 7.3 over 7.2? Information on these topics can be found here.
(IBM Power Systems) Industry leaders gathered at Think 2018 to talk about the latest tech, including Power9.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
June 12 & 13 — Milton Keynes, England – The annual i-UG International i-Power conference features topics for everybody who works on or with IBM i and Power Systems. The topics include Web dev using open source tools, building IBM i LPARs, securable systems, GDPR compliance and many additional developer-themed sessions and workshops. IBM i development experts Susan Gantner, Jon Paris and Paul Tuohy are part of the stellar group of speakers. 2018 is the 30th anniversary for IBM i and the 25th anniversary for the i-UG. To celebrate, attendees, speakers and sponsors of the conference are invited to a free gala dinner, including entertainment, during the first evening of the conference.
June 14 — Livonia, Michigan – The Michigan IBM Power Systems Technical Education Conference features more than 50 educational sessions in skills categories that include Web development, open source languages, system management, database development, backup and recovery, and Power9 trends and directions. 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. A session agenda is available online.
June 17-20 — Warsaw, Poland – The Common Europe Congress brings together hundreds of Power System experts, users, vendors and like-minded professionals under one roof to network, learn, and share best practices. Education is delivered by industry experts, IBM developers, and like-minded peers. The Congress is designed to welcome networking and conversations to seeking solutions to your IT issues by conversing one-on-one with vendors in the exhibit hall or learning new ideas from casual conversation with your peers.
June 21 — Webinar – This 30-minute webinar gives an overview and demonstration of NGS-IQ. Learn about its query, reporting, and analytics features, including features for Excel users, automatic email reports, Web reporting, and the SmartView OLAP module.
June 21 — Webinar – Open Source Databases are one of the fastest growing topics of interest today, and NoSQL databases are no exception. NoSQL databases provide for storage and retrieval of data that is modeled in ways other than tabular relations used in relational databases. This webcast will explore why NoSQL databases are important, as well as showing you how to work with some of the more popular NoSQL databases such as MongoDB. The webinar is free to COMMON members, $99 for non-members.
July 19, 20 & 21 — Costa Mesa, California – OCEAN TechCon18, the annual OCEAN User Group IBM i technical conference, will include more than 50 educational sessions, a solutions expo, and a buffet dinner with IBM i-themed musical entertainment. OCEAN is celebrating 29 years of training at affordable prices and the opportunity to have fun and network with the IBM i community. The conference will feature the leading tools and techniques to modernize all aspects of IT from systems administration to programming to management. Topics include the latest developments in open source, modern programming, and Power9 technology. Attendees enhance skills and increase their value to their organizations.
August 20-22 – Denver, Colorado – INFOCUS features more than 220 sessions and access to in-depth information about JD Edwards. Build and grow your network with opportunities to participate in roundtable events and speak with special interest groups.
October 2-4 – Chicago, Illinois – System i Developer heads to Chicago with its bi-annual RPG & DB2 Summit. This highly interactive conference focuses on the top skills that forward-thinking RPGers need for their daily work with practical knowledge that you can apply as soon as you return to the office.