Four Hundred Monitor, December 8
December 8, 2021 Jenny Thomas
As we plod through the remaining weeks of the year, all eyes are on IBM and expectations for the next 12 months after freeing itself from Kyndryl, which should allow for a refocus on growth within the walls of Big Blue. And the pressure is on as we see in the news this week that the stock analysts are keeping careful track of any tremors in IBM’s value. And, of course, you can also count on us here at the Jungle to be watching what happens next in our favorite ecosystem and keeping you in the loop every step of the way.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Nasdaq) Will IBM stock make a substantial return in 2022? Some think it’s possible.
(Seeking Alpha) Just because Kyndryl has left the building doesn’t mean it’s not a good investment for IBM fans.
(IBM Newsroom) IBM’s SVP of Software outlines three topics businesses should think about regarding the issue of trust in technology.
(CIO) Ransomware will continue to plague organizations in the coming year. Here’s seven steps to help defend enterprise data.
(Bloomberg) Arbitrations continue with hundreds of workers who claim that IBM illegally fired them as part of a scheme to replace older employees with younger ones.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(COMMON) Now’s the time to renew your COMMON membership, which gives members access to the content library, event discounts, and – new in 2022 – free Boot Camp training access!
(OpenLegacy) A new blog post on automating the creation and delivery of C# APIs from legacy assets.
(Manta Technology) Save 30 percent off the complete library during Manta’s year-end sale.
(Seiden Group Blog) A practical upgrade path to protect your IBM i systems while improving the speed and reliability of your PHP apps.
(Zend) Weigh in on the state of PHP by taking this survey. Result will be made available in a free report and $50 will be donated to Black Girls Code, a charity focused on empowering girls of color to become innovators and leaders in computer science.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
December 9 – Webinar – Join New Generation Software for an intro to NGS-IQ and find out what it can offer your organization, including, point-click query development, IBM i security, performance, Windows, Web and 5250 development, and run-time interfaces
December 15 – Webinar – In this free POWERcast, LANSA’s Eugene King will answer the question: Why migrate when you can modernize?
December 14 – Webinar – Learn how you can integrate mainframe and IBM i systems into your ServiceNow IT workflows in this webinar from Precisely.
December 15 – Webinar – Despite acknowledging its security benefits, many organizations hesitate to implement a Zero Trust model. What if you took a more incremental, agile approach that allows your organization to make realistic steps toward achieving Zero Trust? Learn the six steps to achieve Zero Trust in this free webinar from Illumino.
March 15-17, 2022 – Delavan, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA) will be having its annual Spring conference at Lake Lawn Resort in 2022! Join WMPCA for its first in-person conference in two years.
May 23-26, 2022 – New Orleans, Louisiana – Mark your calendar for POWERUp 2022, which will take place in the heart of the French Quarter. This will be the first in-person POWERUp since 2019! Include this exciting conference in your budget planning and come join the community once again for the most extensive and comprehensive IBM i education and networking available.
October 3-5, 2022 – St. Louis, Missouri – NAViGATE is COMMON’s annual Fall Conference. This is an event offering unique in-person and virtual networking opportunities that will take place to allow attendees to interact and share knowledge. Details to come.