Four Hundred Monitor, December 2
December 2, 2020 Jenny Thomas
Welcome to the last month of 2020. I don’t know how everyone feels, but I am glad to see this year go. Still, there is a lot of news happening as we look back on what was and look ahead to what could be. This month we see IBM is making moves in preparation for NewCo, and also the prediction lists are starting to roll out. It’s always fun to read what people prognosticate for the coming year, and you can look forward to some of that from IT Jungle in the coming weeks. There’s more news to come so let’s finish strong and hold tight for what else 2020 may have in store.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(T-HQ) Some predictions for cloud computing to watch for in 2021.
(Inc.) Working from home seems like a dream but it can wear on employees. Here’s some ideas to help with work/life balance.
(CRN) It looks as if IBM is planning for massive layoffs, this time in Europe, ahead of the debut of NewCo.
(PR Newswire) The Forrester Wave report has named IBM a leader in security analytics.
(ComputerWorld) Gmail users may find these tips very handy.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(Profound Logic Software) What is the cost of technical debt? Download this free white paper for some answers.
(ARCAD Software) This blog looks at how to manage test data for smarter, faster testing.
(Anand’s technical musings) This article shows how to create advanced Excel sheets on the IBM i using exceljs/Node.js.
(Blair Technology Solutions) Make time for this new podcast, “Blair – Let’s Talk IT,” which is intended to help you stay informed on topics such as cloud, cybersecurity, IBM Power and more. The premiere episode features IT Jungle’s editor in chief Timothy Prickett Morgan, for a discussion on cloud trends for IBM Power Systems.
(IBM) Black Friday may be over but you can still save 15% on your first purchase of certified pre-owned servers, storage, parts and features online through IBM.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
December 8 – Webinar – Join COMMON at FOCUS 2020 for in-depth, workshop style learning on the topics of SQL, RPG, System Administration, Security, ACS, Open Source, Database, and Career Development. Over a two-week period, attend six half-days packed with in-depth education from industry experts, who will present live presentations and Q&A sessions. All sessions will be recorded and available for 30 days after the close of the event. The cost is $249 for members and $299 for non-members.
December 9 – Webinar – Profound Logic’s PLUS 2020 is free to everyone and features a look at what’s next for Node.js, low code, and API. Register today to catch up on the latest and greatest Profound products and services.
January 16, 2021 – Webinar – The live webinar from Micro Focus will explore how Visual COBOL is the key to future innovation. Learn how to build on strength, adding future innovation to reliable COBOL business systems with minimum change needed for Net Express, Server Express and OCDS users.
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.