Four Hundred Monitor, August 15
August 15, 2018 Dan Burger
A new star was born last week. August 7 was the official launch of Power9. IT Jungle has been covering the impending launch for months, and be assured we will continue to stay on top of Power9 and how it relates to our i ecosystem. With the pace of change in tech right now, it is more important than ever to keep up on those skills, so be sure to look for opportunities for learning and collaboration with other Power Systems professionals. We also have some new blogs and podcasts to share with you this week in our Redbooks, White Papers, and Other Resources section below.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(IBM Power Systems) The initial rollout of POWER9 servers is complete. These enterprise-class scale-up servers combine simplified cloud management with leadership performance, scale, availability and security.
(The Economist) With tech changing so quickly, investing in training is imperative. A review of recent history finds that companies are realizing the importance of keeping their employees relevant.
(Computer World) Speaking of staying relevant, getting training can often mean travel, which is stressful for many reasons. Days out of the office, traveling with computers and flies, and the fear of not having a good internet connection are concerns for even the most seasoned business travelers. Here’s a few tips that might make your journeys a little easier.
(Forrester) The history of the IBM i is rich in code, but the popularity of “low code” is gaining ground. Here are some reasons why you need to know about it.
(The Stack) If you haven’t heard of Fortnite, you probably don’t have any gamers in your household or workplace because this multiplayer phenomenon is pervasive in every age group. But if you do know a player (or secretly are one), take heed of this warning for those who battle it out on Android.
Redbooks, White Papers, and Other Resources
(Rocket Software) This blog offers five tips for administrators working with management that do not come from an IBM i background, likely a common occurrence in our ecosystem.
(Townsend Security) Listen in to this podcast as Patrick Townsend discusses how to use encryption and key management to help meet GDPR, the right of erasure, and how to avoid bad key management practices that risk GDPR compliance failures.
(MuleSoft) How does your company stack up when it comes to digital transformation? A new report shows that 80 percent of a surveyed 650 companies who said they are working on digital transformation will lose revenue if the project isn’t completed in the next 12 months. Download the Connectivity Benchmark Report 2018 to find out the top digital trends, the biggest challenges, and the one strategy companies use to develop applications and projects more efficiently
(IBM i Competence) How confident are you in your IBM i competence? Take the test and certify your skills with COMMON.
(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
August 16 – Webinar – Start Using RDi Immediately after attending this webinar featuring Charles Guarino, who will introduce you to the basics of using RDi and set you on the path to better tooling.
August 20-21 – Las Vegas, Nevada – BlockShow Americas 2018 is entirely focused on the most important issues of today’s Blockchain community. Governmental initiatives, blockchain revolutionary impact on major industries, and latest updates on the technological and law aspects, insights from Cointelegraph.
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.
August 30 – Webinar – In this free session from COMMON members from HelpSystems, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam will explain exit point security and why this little-understood topic is so important to IBM i organizations.
September 13 – St. Louis, Missouri – IT Jungle’s own Four Hundred Guru Ted Holt will be talking about 21st Century CL and/or SQL PL at the regular monthly meeting of the Gateway/400 Group, a System i user group serving the greater St. Louis area. Jim Buck will be the guest speaker. The meeting begins with lunch at noon and the presentation following lunch. The meeting location is Spazio’s restaurant at 12031 Lackland Road. RSVP no later than Monday before the meeting date.
September 18 – Webinar – In part one of three free sessions on IBM i modernization for COMMON members from ARCAD Software, speakers Floyd Del Muro and Ray Bernardi take a look at the available modernization choices. What is best for you: DIY or “as a Service”?
September 25 – Webinar – In part one of three free sessions on IBM i modernization for COMMON members from ARCAD Software, speakers Floyd Del Muro and Ray Bernardi discuss laying a secure foundation with a structured DevOps process.
September 27 – Webinar – In part one of three free sessions on IBM i modernization for COMMON members from ARCAD Software, speakers Floyd Del Muro and Ray Bernardi delve into ways to automating the conversion from RPGLE or CA 2E (Synon) to Free Form RPG and DDL/SQL.
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 11 – St. Louis, Missouri – Using SQL and cursors in your programs is the feature presentation at the regular monthly meeting of the Gateway/400 Group, a System i user group serving the greater St. Louis area. Jim Buck will be the guest speaker. The meeting begins with lunch at noon and the presentation following lunch. The meeting location is Spazio’s restaurant at 12031 Lackland Road. RSVP no later than Monday before the meeting date.
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.