Four Hundred Monitor, November 13
November 13, 2019 Jenny Thomas
It may not be a question as old as time, but the debate will rage on for what seems like that long. Mac vs. PC, which is better? Essentially, a Mac is a PC because a PC is a personal computer, which is what a Mac is. But most people associate a PC as a computer that runs the Windows operating system, not the operating system made by Apple. Regardless, in our first story below, IBM’s CIO says Big Blue has found that its employees are happier using Mac devices in the workplace. It’s an interesting development and maybe the beginning of a trend that will spread to IBM i shops?
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(ComputerWorld) IBM CIO Fletcher Previn discusses IBM findings that show those of its employees who use Macs are more likely to stay with IBM and exceed performance expectations compared to PC users.
(PowerWire.eu) A chat with, Brandon Pederson, the recently appointed worldwide head of marketing for IBM i.
(The Wall Street Journal) An agile digital business is crucial to survival, but how do big, old companies make the jump?
(IBM) 71 percent of more than 13,000 C-suite executives surveyed worldwide reports their organizations use data to identify unmet consumer needs. Follow this link to read more about the study.
(IBM Systems Media) This article explains how the technology in POWER9 also runs the world’s top supercomputers.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(IBM) This case study looks at how a bank used AI on Power Systems to save time and increase revenues.
(Seiden Group) Do you have some unused vouchers? Here’s some advice on how to find out and how to use them.
(Profound Logic) This video takes a look at the relationship between RPG and Node.js, and why they make perfect partners.
(Micro Focus) Part Two of this blog on 60 years of COBOL.
(GoAnywhere) What is more valuable when it comes to SFTP vs. SCP – speed or functionality? This blog breaks it down.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
November 14 – Webinar – Whether you are bringing new developers on board, modernizing your application, delivering IBM i application functionality as Web services, or just moving to DevOps, you’ll need to systematically check for any code quality violations that make your application more difficult to maintain or introduce a new security risk. Our webinar, “Check RPG Code Quality Automatically,” will teach you how to make continuous quality an integral part of your DevSecOps cycle and eliminate the technical debt in your IBM i application.
November 20 – Webinar – RSVP to see a rebroadcast of New Generation Software’s 1-hour webinar “Rejuvenate IBM i Query, Reporting, and Analytics with NGS-IQ.” NGS staff will be online to answer questions in real time, and attendees will receive a $10 Subway gift email. The webinar will demonstrate how a non-programmer can use NGS-IQ to write new queries, run IBM Query/400 queries originally designed for 5250 green screens, and produce Excel sheets, Web reports, and Adobe PDF files.
November 21 – Webinar – This webinar from IntelliChief – “Work Smarter with Enterprise Automation in Accounts Payable and Sales Orders” – you’ll get an in-depth look at how IntelliChief has helped companies like yours solve business challenges, improve KPIs, eliminate late fees and capture more early payment discounts, reduce manual data entry by as much as 70 percent, ensure order accuracy and increase fulfillment speed, and gain 100 percent visibility into the accounts payable and sales order processes.
December 5 – Webinar – The true cloud experience you’ve always wanted for your IBM i and AIX workloads, when and where you want them, is finally here. Join us at our webinar “IBM Power on Public Cloud” with industry leaders, John Blair and Timothy Prickett Morgan, as they discuss their knowledge and insights on: How to consume IBM Power (i) and AIX on demand; Use cases where public cloud makes the most sense; Rapid provisioning using templates.
December 13 – IBM South Bank, London – IBM and ARCAD Software invite you to an IBM i 7.4 DevOps and Modernization tech briefing. Hear first-hand from HSBC and other customers how they succeeded in their IBM i DevOps transformation at scale.
December 17 – Webinar – RSVP to see a rebroadcast of New Generation Software’s 1-hour webinar “Rejuvenate IBM i Query, Reporting, and Analytics with NGS-IQ.” NGS staff will be online to answer questions in real time, and attendees will receive a $10 Subway gift email. The webinar will demonstrate how a non-programmer can use NGS-IQ to write new queries, run IBM Query/400 queries originally designed for 5250 green screens, and produce Excel sheets, Web reports, and Adobe PDF files.