Four Hundred Monitor, January 14
January 14, 2019 Jenny Thomas
With 2018 firmly behind us, we are already looking into the future to guess what we might look ahead to in the months ahead. Our very own Editor-In-Chief Tim Prickett Morgan will be leading this charge when he joins a panel of experts, including IBMers Alison Butterill and Ian Jarman, to dissect the results of the 2019 IBM i marketplace survey. Tune in to this webinar to hear (instead of read) what Tim thinks is next for our little ecosystem. You can find the link in the “Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings” section below.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(KTTC News) For the 26th year in a row, IBM remains at the top of the leaderboard for number of patents awarded.
(TechCrunch) Chinese tech company Baidu revealed an open-source edge computing platform it’s calling OpenEdge, which includes features like data collection, message distribution and AI inference, and cloud sync.
(Forbes) Are robots helpers poised to step into the care giver industry? Studies indicate seniors would be open to robot helpers.
(Information Security Media Group) The Federal Government is taking steps to educate businesses on how to better defend against online attackers who may be trying to steal sensitive data or wage supply chain attacks.
(CIO) If you didn’t stop to think about a New Year’s resolution, there’s still time to set some goals for 2019. Gartner has some four personal development resolutions for CIOs to consider.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(Profound Logic) You have just two weeks left to be part of Profound Logic’s annual State of IBM i Modernzation survey. Your responses help to paint a picture of how the platform is being used, and what the future of the platform looks like. Get entered to win an Amazon Fire TV Cube for participating. The survey closes January 28.
(Micro Focus) Mainframe modernization is poised to be a game changer in 2019, but it depends on the actions your organization takes with its current systems. This blog looks at why mainframe modernization should be top of your to-do list and how to make it happen.
(LANSA) This case study heads to the lanes to see how Brunswick Bowling updated their systems when they became outdated and unsupportable.
(IBM IT Infrastructure Blog) IBM CEO Ginni Rometty announced IBM’s partnership with The Weather Channel, which will feature a Power9-based supercomputer.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
January 15 – Costa Mesa, California – OCEAN User Group’s January meeting will feature IBM i Security Expert Robin Tatam of HelpSystems will be in Costa Mesa to present two sessions on IBM i Security. You can also attend the meeting via computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/536106477. Or dial in to 669-224-3412, access code: 536-106-477
January 17 – Webinar – The 2019 IBM i Marketplace Survey results will be revealed and dissected a panel of IBM i technology experts including IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington from HelpSystems, IBMers Alison Butterill and Ian Jarman, and IT Jungle Editor-In-Chief Timothy Prickett Morgan. The panel will discuss how the POWER9 release impact infrastructure decisions, whether security or HADR top the list of most pressing IT concerns, the look of the IBM i development scene, if shops are expanding their IBM i usage, and if the IBM i offers better ROI than other servers.
January 23 – North Attleboro, Massachusetts – NEMUG is hosting IBM technology expert Erwin Earley who will present Open Source Programming Languages on IBM i. The session will explore PHP, Python, Node.JS, and Ruby.
January 29 – Webinar – This free webinar featuring Rocket Software will outline why terminal emulation should be part of your mainframe security strategy.
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.