Four Hundred Monitor, October 10
October 10, 2018 Jenny Thomas
With Fall COMMON conference right around the corner in Steel City beginning on October 15, now seems like a good time to remind ourselves why it is important to stay on top of new technology and use your voice to participate in our IBM i ecosystem. Without the opportunity to learn from experts and trade ideas, any industry runs the risk of fading away. While COMMON offers all sorts of hands-on sessions and group discussion panels to feed your IBM i needs, travel isn’t always plausible due to things like work, money, and family obligations. Even if you can’t get to COMMON this time, there are lots of options to keep your skills relevant and participate in your community. Webinars bring sessions to you, and you have the ability to reach directly out to experts via social media. We use Twitter to “listen in” on our community and share our knowledge. Jump into the conversation with us, and give us a follow at @ITJungleNews.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Hybrid News Limited) The banking industry continues to be heavily invested on COBOL, but resources are insufficient when it comes to programmers.
(Forbes) Artificial intelligence is benefitting companies in many, sometimes unexpected, ways. IBM is set to score big, specifically with its power architecture.
(ComputerWorld) IBM has announced the commercial availability of a blockchain-based electronic distributed ledger that can track and trace food supply chain data from farm to store self.
(ChannelTimes.com) What value do Value Added Resellers really add? This article looks at how VARs can help U.S. and European businesses get into the burgeoning Indian market.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(IBM Developer) A new piece on generating JSON data with SQL for all your coders out there.
(HelpSystems) Did you hear Steve Will talk about the AS/400 vs. the IBM i and the future of the platform? Listen to the webinar on-demand.
(CloudBees) If you think your business might need DevOps, or you just want to know about it and what it can do, this white paper breaks it all down.
(IBM IT Infrastructure Blog) Could a private cloud be what makes the competitive difference with your company?
(Syncsort) This blog looks at blockchain and mainframes, and how the two come together.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
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.
October 15-19 – Hollywood, Florida – IBM Systems Technical University TechU is a technical training event for Power Systems and Storage where you will learn how to plan, architect, install, configure, migrate, operate and tune your IBM infrastructure.
October 17 – Webinar – This webinar will look at how Cleveland Golf achieved a fully automated workflow and streamlined order processing with Magic, Quest, and JD Edwards.
October 22-26 – Rome, Italy – Take a deep dive into Power Systems and IBM Storage at IBM Systems TechU2018.
October 24-25 – Rochester, Minnesota – The SAP on IBM i Summit is a free event for those who run SAP on IBM i and Db2. Join IBM Systems Lab Services to learn best practices and gain access the experts.
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.