Four Hundred Monitor, July 15
July 15, 2019 Jenny Thomas
The IBM i is in a constant battle to defend itself from being regarded as a legacy platform. Still, worries about its future persist and companies continue to look for the latest slick technology to propel them into the future. But a new report from Gartner warns that jumping platforms not only might not be a viable solution, it could leave your organization in a worse situation than where you started. You can get a closer look at and some takeaways from the Gartner report via the Seiden Group at the first link below. Isn’t it about time that we stopped considering legacy to be a bad word?
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Seiden Group) Alan Seiden takes a deep dive into the Gartner report “Considering Leaving Legacy IBM Platforms? Beware, as Cost Savings May Disappoint, While Risking Quality.”
(Fast Company) Data security is a top priority for most companies, but are you considering all the ways data is leaked out of your organization? Even an innocent selfie can give a hacker all the info they need to get into your system.
(MarketWatch) It’s unlikely we will learn much more about IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat in its upcoming earnings, but it’s possible we will get a little more insight.
(The New York Times) The largest U.S. health insurer in the Pacific Northwest has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states after a data breech that exposed 10 million people.
(Google) The pathways to the cloud for IBM i continue to grow. Here a look at what Google is offering.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(LANSA) This white paper looks at no-code, low-code, and full-code software environments and explores which is most suitable for various situations.
(Fresche Solutions) A short video technical tip about Row Column Access Control.
(Connectria) This case study looks at how a U.S. tomato processor addressed their IBM i human resources challenge.
(Magic Software) A look at the top five operational challenges facing midsize manufacturers.
(Profound Logic) This blog offers four tips for building the best modernization business case.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
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.
August 28 – Webinar – This on-demand webinar will explains the ecosystem surrounding Node.js on IBM i.
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.
November 12-14 – Orlando, Florida – The Profound Logic User Seminar (PLUS) is three days of intense, product-focused learning with workshops, labs, and educational sessions. Get in-depth, hands-on instruction from Profound Logic experts for a fraction of the cost of on-site training. Learn at your pace with multiple session tracks. Attend a day dedicated to hands-on product workshops. Network with fellow Profound Logic customers and partners.