Four Hundred Monitor, June 20
June 20, 2018 Dan Burger
You all have an opinion about the IBM i, but how often do you get asked to give it? COMMON is in the midst of planning for its October conference in Pittsburgh and they are looking for input from the IBM i community on what they would like to see on the agenda. The catch is COMMON needs to know by Friday so if you have some ideas, you better be quick about it. You can find the link at the top of our Top Stories. Blockchain and AI continue to dominate the news around the IT community and we bring you that latest from around the Web.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(COMMON) Planning to head to Pittsburgh this October for COMMON’s Fall conference? Friday is the deadline to have your voice heard about what you would like to see on the agenda.
(ComputerWorld) We already work in the IT world, but this article identifies the top 100 IT employers.
(MRO Network.com) Blockchain is on everyone’s radar right now. This article looks to the aviation industry as potentially one of the biggest adopters of this emerging technology
(The Verge) The modern workplace is anywhere you want it to be, but having the right tools is imperative to success. Get ready for laptops with 128 GB of RAM.
(Fortune) IBM continues to pit man against machines in its quest for AI dominance. This time Project Debater proves a computer can debate humans, and be fairly persuasive.
Redbooks, White Papers, and Other Resources
(Proximity) Needing to do more with the same resources? Find out how to get the most from your ERP software in this white paper.
(GoAnywhere) Is your organization on track to meet GDPR requirements? Check your progress with this GDPR readiness checklist.
(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.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
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.
June 27 — Webinar – Don’t hide the value of your IBM i apps behind green screen interfaces. This free webinar from Fresche Solutions will address the top 10 business reasons for IBM i green screen modernization.
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.
July 23-27 – San Francisco, California – Join the NODE.js community at Node Summit 2018 for workshops, presentations, and keynotes covering everything from technical talks to case studies detailing Node.js enterprise implementation at some of the world’s largest companies. You can also sign up for training courses designed to help deepen your Node.js ecosystem knowledge.
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.
October 15-17 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – COMMON’s Fall conference and expo promises two days of IBM i skill building.
November 6-8 – St. Louis, Missouri – The Profound Logic User Seminar (PLUS) is three days of product focused learning with workshops, labs, and educations sessions.