Four Hundred Monitor, August 5
August 5, 2019 Jenny Thomas
The temperatures are still rising outside but summer is winding down, especially for those of us with school age kids who know their carefree days will soon be replaced with reading, writing, and arithmetic. In the IT world, this is the time of year when we start to get our second wind. The fall conference season is just around the corner, and solution providers are looking to do a last push, and we are ramping up to make sure we keep you in the loop for all of it. In the meantime, enjoy the last few weeks for summer and our weekly roundup of the news.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Forbes) Locking down your organization’s security perimeter has become a little more nebulous with the introduction of the cloud. This article looks at your unseen attack surface.
(CM First) Gartner has reported that 75 percent of mobile apps can’t pass a basic security test. Here are 15 best practices for mobile app developers to help stop hackers.
(Computer Business Review) In Big Blue’s latest reveal, we find more than 100 software offerings from IBM are now available via five cloud paks.
(CNBC) July ended with IBM at the top of the Dow, but not everyone is convinced that the news is all good. This article offers a different take on the 6 percent spike in IBM stock.
(ZD Net) AI heads for the beautiful beaches of Australia in an effort to save them from washing away.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(IBM IT Infrastructure Blog) This new blog debunks the myth that x86 public cloud beats Power cloud solutions on cost.
(LANSA) If you are trying to decide whether modernization or migrations is the right path for your organization, this blog has a few thoughts you might want to consider.
(Fresche Solutions) Do you have an IBM I IT backlog? Download this checklist for 10 ways to address it.
(Profound Logic) Share your Node.js development spaces with others or get inspired by searching other’s completed applications in this free workspace offered by Profound Logic.
(COMMON) The ILE RPG Boot Camp from COMMON is a no travel required way to get training in this programming language. Pricing is available for members and non-members.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
August 16– Webinar – If you’re planning an upgrade to IBM i 7.4, you will want to catch this POWERcast webinar featuring Pete Massiello to learn the steps for success.
August 15 – Webinar – This webinar presented by Pete Massiello will make a case on why moving to POWER9 could be a good idea and offer tips on how to get there.
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.
September 9 – 11 – COMMON’s 2019 Fall Conference & Expo is two days is two days of education featuring 120 sessions presented by industry experts, and networking with vendors showcasing products and solutions in Expo.
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.