Four Hundred Monitor, February 18
February 18, 2019 Jenny Thomas
I’m sure you’ve been the recipient of a backward compliment (or maybe even inadvertently given one before). The IBM i has definitely had its share of unintentional insults, as recently as our top story below where our beloved platform was dubbed “likely the safest and most powerful server platform you’ve never heard of.” Awkward for those of us already in the know, but the intention here was good and we’ll definitely take the props where we can get them. In fact, IBM had a lot of good news to share this week, which we have wrangled and condensed for you below.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(eWeek) The IBM i finally gets the superhero status it deserves when it is “discovered” at Think 2019.
(Cointelegraph) In other news out of Think 2019, the financial services subsidiary Hyundai announced a partnership with IBM to modernize its business model using blockchain.
(NASDAQ) IBM invested heavily in Blockchain technology in 2018. This article looks at what happened last year, and what we can expect from this year.
(CNBC) IBM CEO Ginni Rometty talks about how IBM intends to be number one in the trillion dollar hybrid cloud market.
(IBM Research) This video outlines five predictions from IBM that could positively impact the foods we eat in the next five years.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(Profound Logic) We all love to read a good case study, but this video case study takes it to the next level.
(Maxava) This disaster recovery strategy guide for IBM i has been updated to include cloud options.
(MicroFocus) Here’s a look at how you can use COBOL to unlock your business application data.
(IBM News Room) Motorcycles are cool. Here’s a look at Harley Davidson’s first electric bike and its ties to IBM.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
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.
February 20 – North Attleboro, Massachusetts – This meeting of the NEMUG (New England Midrange Users Group) will focus on Blockchain technology.
February 28 – Webinar – This free session will show you how to remove risk of human error and eliminate guess work by automatically resizing your fields.
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.