Four Hundred Monitor, October 17
October 17, 2018 Jenny Thomas
As we breathlessly await the news out of COMMON, which is happening this week in Pittsburgh, we turn to what else is happening in the world of IT. When it comes to IBM, it seems when we aren’t talking about Artificial Intelligence, we are talking about the cloud, and then we circle back again. This week is no different. IBM CEO and president Ginni Rometty kicked off the Gartner conference with a keynote that focused on AI, while Big Blue launched its Multicloud Manager. After you catch up on the news, be sure to help make some by weighing in on the annual IBM i marketplace survey. You will find the link at the top of Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources section below.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(IBM) IBM expects that world’s volume of digital data to exceed 44 zettabytes by 2020. In order to make the most of that astronomical amount of data, Big Blue has teamed with NVIDIA to maximize AI efforts.
(ZDNet) IBM CEO and president Ginni Rometty was the keynote at the 2018 Gartner/IT Expo where she continued to make the case for Watson when she told conference-goers that AI will impact 100 percent of jobs, industries, and professions.
(The Motley Fool) IBM announced its Multicloud Manager, which may make Nutanix a little nervous.
(The New York Times) IBM has rolled out a big rig equipped with one of the nation’s first cybersecurity ranges where companies can practice responding to simulated cyberattacks.
(IBM Power Systems) IBM’s got a slick new YouTube video extolling the virtues of Power9.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(HelpSystems) Have you taken the 2019 IBM i marketplace survey yet? There isn’t much time yet for you to weigh in on what’s happening in our ecosystem.
(SEA) Is your help desk still resetting passwords manually? Learn what you need to know about Self Service Password Reset on the IBM i. This Whitepaper discusses the costs and risks of manual password resets, how Password Reset Solutions work and what capabilities to look for when evaluating a Password Reset solution.
(Profound Logic) This on-demand webinar looks at how Profound’s new Responsive Layout widget removes the mystery, and the code, when creating responsive applications using the new CSS Grid support recently implemented in all major browsers.
(IBM) Are you ready for Power9? Because it’s ready for you. If it’s time for an upgrade, you might want to undergo this 30-minute IBM POWER9 TCO workshop.
(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.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
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.
October 25 – Webinar – DevOps has rapidly increased the pressure to deliver software more frequently. If you are testing manually, join this free Webinar to see how to automate the process of Continuous Test and catch errors as early as possible in the cycle. ARCAD will demonstrate how easy it is to record test scenarios from your 5250, client/server, and web interfaces. Learn how to automatically replay all scenarios impacted by a software change, and quickly identify errors via graphical reports.
October 31 – Webinar – Learn how the IBM i can be exposed to viruses and malware, the effects and impact of ransomware, how to develop a plan to safeguard your IBM i, and must-have features when looking at an anti-virus and malware solution during this webinar from SEA.
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.
November 8 – Webinar – If you like being self-sufficient and in control of your data, reporting and analytics, you might want to take a look at this free Webinar from New Generation Software.