Four Hundred Monitor, August 12
August 12, 2019 Jenny Thomas
It often seems like there aren’t any new ideas any more. Instead, newer versions of old ideas come back around every few decades (1980s fashion is one current example), or in the case of our first featured article this week, every few hundred centuries or so. For instance, the Trojan Horse was likely the inspiration for the most recent method of breaking into data, another idea that isn’t new but is a simple twist that can result in a frightening outcome for IT managers. You can read about “warshipping” as well as get a little taste of the IT news of the week below.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Tech Crunch) The concept of warshipping isn’t new, in fact, its origins can be traced back to the 13th or 12th century B.C. But it does add some new concerns to the safety of your organization’s data.
(DarkReading) If that first article wasn’t enough to worry you, here’s a look at eight ransomware attacks on city governments that should make the case on why to get your systems current.
(CIO) It’s been said it is better to be part of the solution than part of the problem. Here’s a look at how you can volunteer to put your IT skills to good use.
(ComputerWorld) There’s no escaping smartphones. It seems everyone above the age of 10 has got their face in one. But are you up on the latest good bad news about everyone’s go-to technology?
(IBM) AI is a topic that is regularly featured in our top stories. This report commissioned by IBM found 88 percent of businesses agree they must use tech ethically.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(IBM) This case study showcases a family owned wine merchant as it prepares for e-commerce driven future with IBM i on IBM Power Systems in the cloud.
(IBM) Another case study featuring a real estate and co-housing sales and management company that worked with an IBM Business Partner to upgrade to IBM i on Power Systems S924 in the cloud.
(Magic Software) This blog looks at the latest strategy manufacturers all over the world are using to stay competitive: data-driven manufacturing.
(Dawn May Consulting) IBM i expert Dawn May gives a complete round up of IBM i resources.
(Manta Technologies) Manta offers a complete library of courses for programmers, operators, system administrators, and users of the IBM i operating system. All courses are web based and run in all popular browsers.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
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 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 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 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.