Four Hundred Monitor, June 17
June 17, 2019 Jenny Thomas
In celebration of Father’s Day, which was yesterday in the U.S., Forbes magazine posted an article with life lessons from five billionaires dads. Aside from the fact that most of us aren’t billionaires, we all have dads in our lives — whether it be your own father, or you are a father, or your spouse or friends are fathers, you probably don’t have to look far to find someone who is doing their best to be a good dad — and it seemed like a good thing to share since the advice could be useful in business and family matters. Read on to see what the billionaires had to say, and catch up with the latest in our ecosystem and beyond.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Forbes) Five billionaire dads offer some life lessons.
(IBM) IBM is about to lose another key player from its blockchain initiative team. This article looks at the most recent departure and what it all might mean for its partnership with Stellar and its future in crypto currency.
(Wall Street Journal) IBM agreed to pay nearly $15 million to the Maryland online health exchange to settle allegations regarding misrepresentations made about software capabilities. The settlement was reached without determination of liability.
(Yahoo Finance) IBM has a high ROCE. This article breaks down whether that means it is a good investment.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(Connectria) This blog looks at the healthcare industry, where CIOs have gone from controlling 71 percent of purchasing decisions to 8 percent thanks to the convergence of IT and OT. Is this a cautionary tale for IT leaders in other industries?
(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.
(Zend) This blog examines IBM PASE and how it relates to open source solutions.
(Fresche Solutions) This Fresche Thinking blog simply outlines the IBM i in nine slides and is available for download.
(OpenLegacy) This eBook offers strategies on how to accelerate your digital journey from legacy systems to modern microservices.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
June 20 – Webinar – Watch Simon Hutchinson of rpgpgm.com explain how SQL views can make it easy for your business users to understand and work with your DB2 on i data. There will also be a demonstration of NGS-IQ query, reporting, and analytics can take advantage of SQL views to produce Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, web reports, and multi-dimensional models.
June 20 – West Lebanon, New Hampshire – Don’t mess the 31st Annual New Hampshire/Vermont IBM i User Group Meeting, which will include presentations by Steve Fier and Ted Holt.
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.
June 26 – Webinar – iTech Solutions is offering a IBM i Virtual Day of Education featuring sessions and live Q&A from IBM Champions Pete Massiello, Richie Palma, and Steve Pitcher. If you missed conferences like IBM Tech U, NEUGC, or POWERUp 2019, this is a great chance to attend helpful sessions and ask questions right from your own desk or gain access to the recordings. Learn tips, tricks, and information you need to know to successfully run your IBM i shop. Attend sessions of your choice with just one registration.
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!
October 14-15 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Join IT executive peers and host Alan Seiden for the next IBM i CIO Summit. Participants exchange tips and brainstorm ideas for addressing common challenges faced by IBM i CIOs and IT Directors—managing new technology; hiring the right skills; delivering enhancements and new applications faster; getting started with modernization; evaluating cloud options; managing expectations; and many other topics. Seating is limited and reserved for CIOs or IT Directors who have responsibility for application development. Request an invitation here.
October 15-17 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – The RPG & DB2 Summit returns to Minneapolis with new sessions, new workshops, new ideas, and new tools. Paul Tuohy, Susan Gantner and Jon Paris lead a team of 13 top experts teaching the critical skills you need to excel with modern IBM i development. SQL, RPG, Db2, ILE, open source, ACS, RDi, data analytics, web services, web and mobile apps—it’s all packed into a highly-concentrated 3-day learning experience.