Four Hundred Monitor, September 11
September 11, 2019 Jenny Thomas
For many of us, life is settling back into familiar routines as schools go back into session across the U.S. and we all hunker back down at our desks to get done what we put off for the summer before the holidays show up to derail us again. But before we get to the IT news of the week, we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge today – Patriot Day – as the day we remember those who died or were injured during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(ZDNet) Happy 60th birthday to COBOL. This article takes a look at why this language is still going strong.
(Fast Company) IBM gets an honorable mention on the list of the 30 most important design companies of 2019.
(Cheddar) AI continues to loom large over the human workforce. And a recent IBM survey found that AI could require 120 million workers to need retraining within the next three years.
(The New York Times) Who doesn’t like to hear what Watson is up to? Everyone’s favorite supercomputer is tackling the farming industry.
(IBM Systems) Any time our Dan Burger comes up, we like to share it with you. Here, HelpSystems Tom Huntington shares a story about our beloved friend and how he contributed to the annual Marketplace Survey.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(HelpSystems) The 2020 Marketplace Survey is underway. Help our community develop a better understanding of the state of the IBM i by sharing your insight.
(Connectria) The future of the data center has many possibilities and not all of them are dire.
(IBM IT Infrastructure Blog) This blog takes a look at the IBM i as the driverless variant of IT infrastructure.
(Dawn May Consulting) IBM i expert Dawn May gives a complete round up of IBM i resources.
(IBM Power Systems) The latest marketing effort for IBM Power Systems.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
September 12 – Webinar – During this 15-minute live event you will learn how using ViTL virtual tape results in significantly faster and easier backup and recovery of IBM Power Systems (iSeries, AS/400, System i, AIX, and Linux). The free webcast includes a live technical demonstration.
September 15 – Rochester, Minnesota – The 78th Large User Group meeting will also celebrate 25 years of LUG!
September 26 – Webinar – See how NGS-IQ enable non-programmers to transform even IBM Query/400 queries originally designed for 5250 green screens into graphic Excel sheets, Web reports, and Adobe PDF files in this free Webinar.
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.