Four Hundred Monitor, June 24
June 24, 2019 Jenny Thomas
There was a lot of excitement in the world of IBM i last week. Last Friday, June 21, marked the 31st birthday of the IBM i. But you may have forgotten to celebrate because it also marked the release of IBM i 7.4. We have been writing about the coming 7.4 enhancements for weeks in The Four Hundred, and you can continue to follow us for the latest news as the rollout continues. For now, check out all the latest news and happenings around our industry at the links below, and don’t forget to check the calendar for upcoming webinars and shows.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(IBM) All the details of the IBM i 7.4 release are outlined in this announcement document.
(Forbes) Forbes revealed its seventh annual World’s Most Influential CMOs list, and IBM’s Michelle Peluso, SVP Digital Sales & CMO, is among the businesswomen who made the cut.
(HIPAA Journal) May was another grim month with 44 healthcare data breaches reported.
(IBM News Room) IBM is the only vendor to have multiple systems in the Top 10 of the semi-annual Top500 and Green500 supercomputer lists.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(Seiden Group) This blog gives an introduction to the PYRUN command, which makes it easy for traditional CL and RPG programs to call Python utilities and use their output.
(Fresche Solutions) The blog reminisces on 31 years of the IBM i.
(Profound Logic) This video case study shows how one company integrated RPG Free and Node.js with Profound Logic tools.
(Connectria) If your company is suffering from an IT skills shortage, you are not alone. This blog looks at the top 10 hardest to fill IT positions.
(Townsend Security) Learn about protecting private data in the cloud with this new guide: “Encryption Key Management for AWS.”
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
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
August 25-29 – San Francisco, California – VMworld 2019 is aimed at helping attendees accelerate their cloud journey. Topic include transforming networking and security for speed and flexibility, and delivering digital workspaces for mobile experiences.
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.