Four Hundred Monitor, April 15
April 15, 2019 Jenny Thomas
If you are an IBM employee thinking of leaving your job, IBM probably knew about it before you did. Big Blue has been using AI as an employee retention tool and can predict with 95 percent accuracy which employees are likely to leave, CEO Ginni Rometty said in a recent interview. A little scary in the wrong hands, but if used effectively could mean a happier, more satisfied workforce, and cost savings in seeking and training new employees. You can see Rometty’s whole interview at the first link below, and then continue on to catch up on the rest of the news of the week.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(CNBC) IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says IBM can tell which employees will leave their job with 95 percent accuracy, thanks to AI
(TechRepublic) Albertsons has announced they are joining IBM’s blockchain-based Food Trust to improve food safety across its 2,300 U.S. grocery stores.
(IEEE Spectrum) An interesting look back at the history of the System/360 mainframe and how it almost destroyed IBM.
(ComputerWeekly.com) Does your company have a cyber security skills gap? This article finds many organizations that think that have cyber security covered are actually at risk.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(iTech Solutions) Watch this video to get tips on installing open source utilities with IBM Access Client Solutions
(Fresche Solutions) This video conversation with Trevor Perry, Alison Butterill, Jesse Gorzinski, and Christine McDowell of Fresche Solutions covers a range of topics including IBM i, AI, and Watson.
(Connectria) Is it time to look into migrating your organization’s workloads to the cloud? This whitepaper offers assistance on how to overcome some of the common challenges.
(Profound Logic) More than 800 IBM i professionals weighed in on the future of our platform. Sign up to access the 2019 State of IBM i Modernization report.
(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.
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.
June 24-25 – Livonia, Michigan – MiTEC 2019, the Michigan IBM Power Systems Technical Education Conference, will power you into the future. June 24 features four workshops: RDi/RPG Bootcamp. Systems Management, Python, PHP. June 25 offers over 45 sessions covering topics including system architecture, application development, mobile applications, RPG, Python, business intelligence, disaster recovery, and performance monitoring. Lots of opportunities to learn and share with peers, renowned speakers, IBM developers, executives, and fellow members. Plus a Vendor Expo!
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