Four Hundred Monitor, December 12
December 12, 2018 Jenny Thomas
This issue is officially our last of 2018. The end of a year is a time for reflection for many, and also a time for lists. Lists of the people who and things that stood out during the past 12 months. For the IT Jungle team, our year was defined by the loss our beloved Dan Burger. The three of us left behind remember him every day, and it would be remiss not to mention him here. Dan’s voice is missed not just in Monitor and The Four Hundred, but in our community. So as we recap this year and look ahead, we will carry on Dan’s memory and work hard to make him proud in the future.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(IT Jungle) So these stories are supposed to look outside the Jungle, but this week the top spot is going to our own Alex Woodie’s look back at 2018. This annual story is always a fun read.
(Forbes) Forbes has released its list of the top 50 women in tech, and you better believe IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is on it.
(Popular Mechanics) Just for fun, here’s a look at the top power strips of 2018. This unsung hero is omnipresent in our offices and homes, but even power strips have a shelf life. If you’re looking to upgrade, here are some options to consider.
(ComputerWorld) Looking ahead, ComputerWorld is scouting for the top 100 places to work in IT. Nominees must have at least 30 IT employees. Nominations are being accepted until December 21. The report will be published in June of 2019.
(Information Week) Speaking of the future, now is a good time to get think about resolutions. Here’s a starter list for all the CISOs out there.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(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.
(IBM Systems Magazine) The latest blog from chief architect for IBM i Steve Will’s addresses Java support for IBM i users.
(Open Legacy) This blog looks at how microservices can help form a bridge between legacy IT and modern DevOps.
(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 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.
March 25, 2019 – Charlotte, North Carolina – The IBM i CIO Summit provides a commercial-free forum for CIOs and IT Directors to meet in person and share ideas on how to address common challenges. With discussions facilitated by Alan Seiden, topics range from managing new technology and hiring the right skills to delivering enhancements, integrations and new applications faster; getting started with modernization; evaluating cloud options; and more. An optional second day includes a CIO roundtable and complimentary participation in the opening day of the RPG & DB2 Summit.
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.