Four Hundred Monitor, May 15
May 15, 2019 Jenny Thomas
This weekend, the IT Jungle team will head to Anaheim to cover POWERUp 2019. It’s always good to get out of our chairs and get our feet on the ground for some face time with our IBM i community. We hope to see you around the House of the Mouse but if you can’t make it out to the conference being held at the Disneyland resort, just stay tuned. We will be bringing you all of the latest news and happenings directly from the show floor. Until then, check out all the latest news and happenings around our industry at the links below.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Information Week) Artificial intelligence has long been a focus for IBM. This article looks at 10 industries that are primed for an AI invasion.
(People Matters) IBM’s Services Division took a hit this week as nearly 300 employees were laid off “in accordance with IBM’s strategy to re-invent itself to better meet the changing requirements of our business and to pioneer new high-value services.”
(IBM) As a leader in Blockchain technology, IBM has outlined five principles to drive enterprise adoption and benefit society.
(HIPAA Journal) Three ransomware attacks recent reported by healthcare organizations and vendors that may have affected almost 70,000 patients is a sobering reminder of the need for constant vigilance over customer data.
(Computer Business Review) IBM recently introduced the latest iteration of Watson, a learning algorithm for use in business supply chain management, at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(Fresche Solutions) Many IBM i shops have turned to outsourcing. This article looks at the pros and cons of this trend.
(Syncsort) Protecting customer data should be on every organization’s radar right now. Given the rash of major data breaches in most every industry, this blog asks if the U.S. will be the next to get GDPR-type regulations.
(IBM Bi-Weekly) Episode 6 finds podcast co-host Josh Hall discussing ILE RPG with Barbara Morris, lead of RPG Compiler Development at IBM.
(Magic Software) Are you a mid-sized manufacturer? This blog identifies five operational challenges facing this niche group.
(OpenLegacy) Don’t forget about security when planning your organization’s digital transformation. This article looks at how to keep your IBM i safe.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
May 16 – Webinar – Have you tried implementing a data access solution only to abandon the project because it was more involved than you thought it would be? Before you give up, attend this live webinar, “IBM i Data Access in Less Than 60 Minutes” and learn about solutions that can help solve this problem for your organization.
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!
June 25-26 – Ehningen, Germany – The SAP on IBM i Summit 2019 is for IBM i customers running SAP workloads on IBM i or considering running SAP workloads on IBM i. Learn about the new release IBM i 7.4 as well as the latest trends and developments for SAP on IBM i. Attending the SAP on IBM i Summit 2019 will help you optimizing your existing SAP system landscape and getting ready for the digital transformation. Presenters include experts from both IBM and SAP with many years of experience with SAP and IBM i technologies and solutions.
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
October 3 – South Burlington, Vermont – Save this date for the 2019 VTMUG Technical Conference & Expo. Already scheduled speakers include Charlie Guarino, Ted Holt, and Scott Forstie. More details to come!