Four Hundred Monitor, June 24
June 24, 2020 Jenny Thomas
This will be our last Monitor until after the Fourth of July break, which marks the halfway point in the year for us, and this seems like a good time to look back at what 2020 has been for computing. Thanks to the global pandemic (which we are not happy about), we have seen entire workforces move to a remote format and conferences got virtual practically overnight. Sure there have been bumps in the road, but by and large, our ecosystem has been able to overcome and survive. It will be interesting to see how many people go back to offices versus staying virtual. It will likely be 2021 before we can really tell where everyone will land, but personally I am hopeful we will one day get back to face-to-face interactions.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Yahoo! News) IBM and SAP are partnering to help companies create path to a data-driven intelligent enterprise.
(The Economic Times) IBM is planning to reduce its office space in India by half in favor of going with a work from home model.
(ITProPortal) IBM had some trouble with its cloud last week, which was the result of BGP hacking.
(CNBC) IBM’s global head of Cognitive Process Re-engineering, Jonathan Wright, discusses what businesses must do to survive the COVID-19 crisis and keep their supply chain thriving.
(CIODive) Keeping businesses up and running during the pandemic has increased the demand for automation.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(Mainline Information Systems) This blog dives into IBM’s recently announced Power Systems Private Cloud Solution with Dynamic Capacity, which will be generally available on June 30.
(AdoptOpenJDK) AdoptOpenJDK has a new home with the Eclipse Foundation and a new name. All the details are available in their blog.
(Kevin’s Ramblings) This self-described “open source dude” has some thoughts about open source that he shares in his blog.
(Raz-Lee Security) This free eBook, “Ensuring your IBM i is compliant with government and industry regulations,” offers an overview of major government and industry regulations, penalties, and the security and monitoring measures that need to be implemented to comply.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
Happening Now – Virtual Conference – Log in, learn, and have fun at this year’s Michigan IBM Power Systems Technical Education Conference (MITEC). View more than 70 sessions from world class presenters, visit virtual booths, and connect with students and educators. Access all sessions for 30 days for only $125!
June 25 – Webinar – If Db2 on i is your primary database, but you run business applications on other platforms or the cloud, let New Generation Software and ProData show you an affordable, easy way to access it all from IBM i during this free webinar.
June 25 – Webinar – IBM Champions with expertise in security, mainframe, Power systems, and data security will come together in this webinar to discuss security best practices, answer questions, explain how they keep up to date, and more.
June 25 – Webinar – Are you paying for middleware? In this webinar, OpenLogic Chief Architect Justin Reock will present the top technologies your team can use to save thousands with middleware.
July 22-24 – Virtual Conference – OCEAN TechCon20 is three days of inspiration and innovation featuring such many expert speakers including Liam Allan, Patrick Behr, Rob Bestgen, Jim Buck, Erwin Earley, Charles Guarino, Mark Irish, Scott Klement, Doug Mack, Aaron Magid, Dan Magid, Eamon Musallam, Mike Pavlak, Steve Pitcher, Alan Seiden, and Carol Woodbury!
POSTPONED – August 31-September 3 – Tampa, Florida – POWERUp 2020 will offer between 350-400 sessions presented by more than 100 IT professionals, and features the largest exposition of its kind. This conference structured to give you the pure education and professional connections needed to best enhance your career.
May 3-5, 2021 – Framingham, Massachusetts – Plan now for the 2021 Northeast User Group (NEUGC) Conference. NEUGC is the largest technical conference in New England for IBM i.