Four Hundred Monitor, January 23
January 23, 2019 Jenny Thomas
While most of us are still transitioning into the New Year, according to Ginni Rometty, IBM’s CEO, Big Blue is already a company of the future. After heavily investing in the future in the recent past, Rometty says it is now time for consistent performance. You can watch her entire discussion about what’s to come for IBM and tech in general in 2019 at the first link below. Here in the Jungle, the New Year brought new life to some old tech tips in the most recent of Four Hundred Guru Classic. Find the link to the latest issue in the “Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources” section below.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(CNBC) IBM CEO Ginni Rometty talks to the Squawk Box at the World Economic Forum about what’s ahead for Big Blue in 2019.
(Yahoo Finance) Artificial intelligence is headed to retail, according to IBM’s global managing director for consumer industries.
(Forbes) IBM’s hybrid multicloud is quickly gaining ground with its partners.
(IBM IT Infrastructure Blog) Just about every local news station claims to have the most accurate weather. But IBM Power Systems may have the best claim to weather accuracy with the Power9 supercomputer it revealed at the CES in Las Vegas.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(Profound Logic) Monday is the last day to participate in Profound Logic’s annual State of IBM i Modernization 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.
(Four Hundred Guru Classic) Old tips get new life in the latest issue for FHGC. The original authors go back do a refresh on some of their top articles.
(Domino Diva) Kim Greene blogs about when Domino 10 might be available on the IBM i.
(Townsend Security) This podcast discusses what enterprises should look for in a key manager, the importance of standards, and other fundamental features of an enterprise grade key manager.
(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 29 – Webinar – This free webinar featuring Rocket Software will outline why terminal emulation should be part of your mainframe security strategy.
January 29 – Webinar – This live webinar will demonstrate proactive job monitoring and notification with Robot Monitor. Learn how to: Set up monitoring for database requests: QZDASOINIT, QRWTSRVR, etc.; bring visibility to SQL requests that are hammering your system; watch for long-running jobs and other batch issues that slow throughput; set up notification for jobs consuming too much CPU; report on historical job and subsystem performance; and reduce run priority for offending jobs or hold them automatically.
February 9 – Webinar – IBM Champions Pete Massiello and Richie Palma answer all your POWER9 questions. Topics include: How POWER9 compares to previous models; the outlook for POWER9 in 2019; and the benefits of migrating to POWER9.
February 12-15 – 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.
February 19 – Costa Mesa, California – OCEAN’s 30th Anniversary celebration features IBM Champion Charles Guarino and IBM’s Alison Butterill. Learn modern development skills and join the discussion on what’s ahead for 2019.
March 26-28 – 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 – 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 – 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.