Four Hundred Monitor, April 10
April 10, 2019 Jenny Thomas
“You see golf. We see data.” I probably won’t be watching, but golf fans know the Masters kicks off this week in Georgia, and tech fans will be interested in seeing how IBM’s Watson keeps the tournament running smoothly. Of course, I wish I could tell you the IBM i was prominently featured, but it is always good to see IBM getting in front of 13 million television viewers, if the 2019 Masters lives up to last year’s numbers. You can see IBM’s slick website for the Masters at the first link below, and continue on from there for the rest of the news of the week.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(IBM) AI, Watson, and the cloud are just part of the mix IBM has put together for the 2019 Masters. This is a behind-the-scenes look at the tech.
(Fast Company) IBM was named “World Changing Company of the Year” for demonstrating that technology can create solutions to global issues.
(Disruption Hub) We can’t preach enough about keeping software and systems up to date. This article adds another voice to the modernization choir.
(Reuters) A commission for the European Union is taking the lead to call for the need for accountability mechanisms for artificial intelligence to prevent AI from being misused.
(Virtual Strategy Magazine) Have lessons been learned from mistakes in the past? This article discusses why 2019 might see a more “pragmatic” approach by IT departments.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(IBM Bi-Weekly) Episode 4 of this new podcasts finds co-hosts Liam Allan and Josh Hall chatting about all things Db2 for i with Scott Forstie, Db2 for i Business Architect at IBM.
(Kong) Whether or not you believe the future is serverless, this ebook has some tips for those looking to make the jump.
(IBM IT Infrastructure Blog) The Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Livermore, or CORAL project is a collaboration between the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program and the Office of Science’s ASC Research program, and it includes some of the world’s smartest and most powerful computers
(Connectria) Speaking of serverless, this blog makes the case for overcoming the challenges of cloud computing.
(GoAnywhere) Do you know 17 things about managed file transfers? This blog is full of MFT surprises.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
April 16 – Webinar – Get the 3 Keys To IBM i Modernization Success at this free Webinar where ARCAD experts will look at case studies that examine the three aspects of a successful modernization: Tools, Process, People.
April 16 – Webinar – COMMON members are invited to attend a free webinar entitled, Ensuring API Success on IBM i: Why Creating a RESTful API Isn’t Enough. Learn how to: leverage the benefits of APIs on IBM i; create, orchestrate, and manage your APIs to expand functionality; enhance security; and optimize quality of service for your web and mobile applications.
April 24 – Webinar – Get 150 tips for IBM i System Admins and Operators with Steve Pitcher during this live webinar: Rapid Fire Admin. From command line to shell to IBM Navigator for i, Steve will sprint through these tips at a pace of at least two tips per minute, for at least 150 tips! This session is updated every quarter with new and relevant information so that you don’t miss good foundational tips.
April 25 – Webinar – Enjoy a free, high-speed, 30-minute look at the query, reporting, & analytics features of the NGS SDK, which enables secure Web and Windows access to Db2 on i without ODBC or the complexity of IBM Db2 Web Query. The NGS SDK now includes Windows and Microsoft Office integration features to simplify and automate Excel workbook, Access database, and Word document updates.
April 29 – May 3 – Atlanta, Georgia – The 2019 IBM Systems Technical University is an opportunity to sharpen your expertise with hundreds of sessions led by IBM distinguished engineers and product experts, experience the latest technology via demos geared to all skill levels, test-drive new products from IBM and IBM Business Partners, and expand your professional network. Learn from your peers via networking sessions and discussions on real-world IT challenges and successes. You’ll learn how to plan, architect, install, configure, migrate, operate and tune your IBM infrastructure for today and tomorrow.
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.
June 12-19 – Berlin, Germany – The Common Europe Congress brings together Power System experts, users, vendors and like-minded professionals to network, learn, and share best practices. Education is delivered by industry experts, IBM developers, and like-minded peers. The Congress is designed to welcome networking and conversations to seeking solutions to your IT issues by conversing one-on-one with vendors in the exhibit hall or learning new ideas from casual conversation with your peers.
July 25-27 – Costa Mesa, California – Build on your IBM i talent at the OCEAN TechCon 2019. Expert topic speakers will include: Patrick Behr, Charles Guarino, Birgitta Hauser, Simon Hutchinson, Pete Massiello, Linda O’Neil, Richie Palma, Mike Pavlak, and Robin Tatam. Three Days of Inspiration will include: Day 1 – Professional Development and Modernization; Day 2 – 5 Tracks of Technical How-To’s from Advanced RPG, Open Tools, Systems Management, Virtualization, IOT, plus a free Vendor Expo; Day 3 – Optional Jump-Start Labs. Registration opens May 1. Early Registration is $175. Questions? Contact Bob Langieri – firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: TechCon 2019