Four Hundred Monitor, October 2
October 2, 2019 Jenny Thomas
Each week, it seems like we point to far too many articles about data breaches and other types of cybercrime. So this week it is nice to be able to direct your attention to some positive news on the cybercrime front. IBM has launched a program to help cities learn how to protect citizens and businesses from those criminals lurking in the interweb. In the first article below, you can read more about a new project IBM has started with the City of Los Angeles better prepare and defend against cyberattacks. It’s a step in the right direction for getting the jump on cybercrime. For more IT news and events, keep scrolling.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(IBM News Room) The city of Angels is getting some help from IBM in the fight against cybercrime.
(CIO) Shortcuts can come back and bite you later, in the form of “technical debt.” This article looks at the ways programming has changed, and how the past can haunt today’s programmer.
(CNBC) 5G is coming and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty was on a panel with the CEO’s from Verizon and Qualcomm at the T2 Summit in Brooklyn last week to discuss the rollout.
(Investopedia) Is IBM stock making a comeback? This article seems to think so.
(Phys.org) Maybe not entirely relevant to the IBM i, but definitely pretty cool to look at: the first photo of light as both a particle and a wave.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(HelpSystems) Have you weighed in on the 2020 Marketplace Survey yet? Help our community develop a better understanding of the state of the IBM i by sharing your insight.
(IBM Developer) Do you know an IBM professional who demonstrates expertise in and extraordinary support and advocacy for IBM technology, communities, and solutions? Then you may know an IBM Champion! The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community and rewards these contributions by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. Make a nomination now through November 4.
(IDC) This white paper, sponsored by IBM, takes a look at the IBM i and its myriad abilities, and reminds us why upgrades are important.
(Profound Logic) Before you panic over a modernization project, take a look at this blog.
(COMMON) Did you know that COMMON has a members-only Webcast Video Library divided into topics of interest? This resource might be a good reason to consider joining if you aren’t already a member.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
October 3 – Webinar – Proper testing and compliance are critical to delivering high-quality IBM i applications. Many IT departments lack automation and thorough testing, which exposes organizations to risk. Join Ray Everhart and Marcel Sarrasin for this two-part webinar series from Fresche Solutions to learn how you can efficiently and accurately test your IBM i application environment while ensuring that sensitive data is protected.
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 7 – Las Vegas, Nevada – IBM TechU features skill-building sessions that are in demand and appeal to attendees who share a technical vision and curiosity. IBM TechU offers technical breakout sessions, roundtables, demos, and more. Join us for the most comprehensive technical training event on IBM Systems, products and solutions.
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.
October 23 – Webinar – Brian May answers your questions about Node.js on IBM i in part 2 of Profound Logic’s Node and IBM i series,
October 25 – Washington, D.C. – Join Erwin Earley, Senior Solutions Consultant at Zend by Perforce, Clark Everetts, Senior Professional Services Consultant at Zend by Perforce, and Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect of open source at the IBM i development lab for a full day dedicated to exploring PHP on IBM i. This post-con day at php[world] is a single-track event and requires a separate ticket, which can be purchased independently or alongside a conference ticket. Session topics include: An overview of the capabilities of PHP on IBM i; building web applications that use your IBM i data; leveraging existing business logic from your ILE programs and artifacts; the three pillars of modernization; what you need to know about IBM’s increasing use of open source with the IBM i platform; how you can use the features in Zend Server to rapidly build and manage applications on the IBM i platform.
November 11-13 – Virginia Beach, Virginia – Do you run IBM i? Network with fellow peers at the annual MAGiC conference. IBM i Chief Architect Charlie Guarino will keynote and featured speakers include: Charlie Guarino of Central Park Data Systems; Mike Pavlak of Fresche Solutions; Larry Bolhuis of Frankeni Technology Consulting; and Erwin Earley of Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
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.