Four Hundred Monitor, December 5
December 5, 2018 Jenny Thomas
We’re in the final countdown for 2018 with just one more issue of Four Hundred Monitor to go. While most of us look forward to a little rest and relaxation over the holidays, we also recognize that we need to start gearing up for the New Year. The same goes for us here at IT Jungle. We are ready for the break but also looking toward the future and what we want to accomplish in 2019. If you’re a planner, you might want to check out our calendar listing below where you will find info about some valuable conferences in 2019. If you’re looking for some last-minute knowledge, check out the first link below for some free training from COMMON.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(COMMON) It’s day two of COMMON’s virtual conference. Even if you can’t jump into a session today, you can still access the recordings for this free event. An IBM i focused conference without the hassle of travel? Sounds like something worth checking out…
(Forbes) The recent Marriott hack comes on the heels of several other security breaches. Now the hotel giant is feeling the heat from multiple U.S. government bodies, and may be looking at GDPR related fines as well.
(Healthcare Analytics News) HIPAA compliance is a moving target. Changing regulations can make it easy to get behind. This article looks at how to make sure your company is compliant before you are asked to prove it.
(Forbes) Unemployment is down but the skills gap is still getting bigger. IBM is promoting legislation that aims to improve technical training’s ability to prep people for “new collar” jobs in fields like cybersecurity and digital design.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(IBM) This Redbook from IBM – “Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between” – covers the path to modernization, looking at mobile, UI, and database modernization tools.
(Syncsort) This blog looks at how to fortify access to your IBM i using access points.
(Profound Logic) Get entered to win an Amazon Fire TV Cube for participating in the 2019 modernization survey, which helps uncover valuable data on IBM i modernization statistics.
(Fresche Solutions) Many companies are under pressure to modernize their business applications beyond the scope and capability of CA 2E. This IBM white paper includes an evaluation of the maintainability of Java code converted from RPG by Fresche’s X-2E.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
December 5 – Webinar – Datanational showcases its off-site backup for data management and disaster recovery.
December 5 – Switzerland – The COMMON Europe iTour 2018 continues. Topics that may be covered throughout the tour include: digital transformation; AI/Watson; design thinking; and other emerging technologies.
December 6 – Belgium – The COMMON Europe iTour 2018 wraps up. Topics that may be covered throughout the tour include: digital transformation; AI/Watson; design thinking; and other emerging technologies.
December 5 – Webinar – Datanational Corporation will review a variety of business continuity options for planning and implementing protection for IT environments.
December 9 – Webinar – IBM Champions Pete Massiello and Richie Palma will discuss Power9 and how Power9 compares to previous models, the outlook for Power9 in 2019, and the benefits of migrating.
December 13 – Webinar – MAGiC is hosting this online meeting to define needs and develop the Open Source Initiative, IntERPrise.
February 12-15, 2019 – San Francisco – Learn how to get the most out of current (and future) IBM products and technologies at Think 2019. This conference boasts more than more than 1,000 labs, 1,000 certifications, and 250 deep-dive technical labs. Plus there is a cool lineup of speakers that includes IBM leaders and successful business people. Early registration discount ends this Friday, November 16.
March 26-28, 2019 – Charlotte, North Carolina – The RPG & DB2 Summit will be held at the Hilton Charlotte University Place. The conference will feature a new Db2 for i track updated with additional SQL and modernization techniques, practical skills for IBM i-based queries and analytics, and data integration options. Plus many new sessions on SQL, RPG, RDi, ILE, Python, open source languages and tools; an open source roundtable; an Open Source Squad offering individual help installing and using open source; and pre-conference hands-on workshops on RDi, SQL, Python and Service Programs. The early bird registration rate of $1,295 is in effect through February 15, 2019. RPG & DB2 Summit alumni and their colleagues receive a $100 discount when they register using their alumni ID.
May 19-22, 2019 – Anaheim, California – POWERUp19 is heading to the Disneyland® Resort. With over 300 sessions for Power Systems and IBM i education, you can keep your skills up-to-date by creating a custom schedule based on your specific needs.