Four Hundred Monitor, July 18
July 18, 2018 Dan Burger
The heat wave that has been crushing the U.S. in recent weeks hasn’t cooled off action in the IBM world. This week we catch up on Big Blue’s winning streak in earnings and the fight it is getting ready to mount in the courts. Of course, blockchain remains a hot topic throughout IT and Big Blue is getting some more competition in that arena. Now is also the time to start planning for those fall trips, so take a look at the Calendar for opportunities to keep up on those skills.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Reuters) IBM is none too happy with Groupon. Big Blue recently filed a $167 million dollar lawsuit claiming the deal-of-the-day recommendation service of using IBM’s technology without permission.
(The Motley Fool) IBM continues a winning streak as analysts predict a third consecutive quarter of revenue growth.
(Cointelegraph) Big Blue is throwing its support at a new blockchain project for a U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin that runs on the Stellar blockchain network.
(ComputerWorld) IBM is getting some competition in the blockchain arena as Oracle enters the fray.
(Harvard Business Review) Lest you worry the robot overlords are coming from you, here are seven skills that are safe from automation.
Redbooks, White Papers, and Other Resources
(IBM Power Systems) This YouTube video shows how IBM Cloud Private on IBM Power Systems simplifies the path to the cloud while preserving AIX and IBM i systems investments.
(GoAnywhere) The cloud is on everyone’s radar these days, but what do industry professionals think about cloud security? This white paper has the lowdown.
(Profound Logic) This vendor blog makes five predictions for the Internet of Things (IoT) community.
(IBM) This free e-book covers everything you need to know about what blockchain is, how it works, and how you can get started building a blockchain network today.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
July 18 – Webinar – Steve Will and Alison Butterill are just getting started in this talk about the IBM i as they share stories from shops around the world and look ahead to the next 30 years.
July 19 – Webinar – Developing new strategic IBM i applications (B2B order entry, eCommerce, invoicing, inquiries and more) can drive new revenue and increase competitive advantage. Attend this 30-minute webinar and learn about rapidly developing RPG, PHP and Node.js web and mobile applications; integrating with other technologies, applications and platforms; using APIs to request and receive data from other sources.
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.