Dan Burger serves as the Vice President and Executive Managing Editor of the IT Jungle family of publications. Burger has been writing and editing for IT industry publications since 1999. Since joining Guild Companies in November 2001, Burger has been a contributing editor to The Four Hundred and its antecedents, Four Hundred Stuff, Four Hundred Guru, and Four Hundred Monitor. Over the past three decades, Burger has been an author and editor for several newspapers, magazines, and book publishers. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University.
July 18, 2018 Dan Burger
The heat wave that has been crushing the U.S. in recent weeks hasn’t cooled off action in the IBM world. This week we catch up on Big Blue’s winning streak in earnings and the fight it is getting ready to mount in the courts. Of course, blockchain remains a hot topic throughout IT and Big Blue is getting some more competition in that arena. Now is also the time to start planning for those fall trips, so take a look at the Calendar for opportunities to keep up on those skills.
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July 9, 2018 Dan Burger
Summer may be in full swing but the IT community has yet to go into vacation mode. There is still a lot of action happening around our industry, including new champions in the worlds of big and small supercomputing. The women of IT also continue to make their mark as we look at another profile of female leadership in computing, this time on IBM’s Summit project. Now is the time to start planning for those Fall conferences so be sure to take a look at our Calendar below for many opportunities for networking and continuing your IT education.
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June 25, 2018 Dan Burger
Discussions about modernization continue to tie top management in knots. Questions about the time, the effort, and the risks to the business are difficult to answer with precision, so organizations habitually focus on obstacles rather than opportunities.
“If you stay in that mindset, you will never move,” says Derrick Lindsey, a modernization project lead at Lamps Plus, the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer and a leading manufacturer of lighting and home furnishings. “There’s a lot less risk in modernizing existing applications on the IBM i than migrating off of the IBM i platform to other platforms such as Unix, Linux, …Read more
June 20, 2018 Dan Burger
You all have an opinion about the IBM i, but how often do you get asked to give it? COMMON is in the midst of planning for its October conference in Pittsburgh and they are looking for input from the IBM i community on what they would like to see on the agenda. The catch is COMMON needs to know by Friday so if you have some ideas, you better be quick about it. You can find the link at the top of our Top Stories. Blockchain and AI continue to dominate the news around the IT community and we …Read more
June 13, 2018 Dan Burger
Our summer publishing schedule has prevented us from catching you up on what’s been going on around the IBM i ecosystem of late, but we always have our eye on the community for you. As you will note in our Top Stories below, Big Blue has been especially busy in many different tech arenas and around the globe.
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(The Motley Fool) CEO Ginni Rometty declares IBM’s new AI Supercomputer one of Big Blue’s greatest achievements as Summit makes its debut.Read more
May 23, 2018 Dan Burger
COMMON stole the spotlight this week with its POWERUp 18 event in Austin, Texas. IT Jungle’s own Alex Woodie was our boots on the ground at the show, giving us the inside scoop from the opening session and what appears to be a bright future for IBM i and the Power business. And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the continued celebrations of the 30th anniversary of our beloved platform. If you haven’t been reading The Four Hundred this week, you have been missing out. After you catch up here, take a look below at what’s happening …Read more
May 21, 2018 Dan Burger
Big Blue is in the middle of celebrating three decades of the IBM i platform, and the company has unveiled a special birthday box that commemorates the occasion. It’s essentially a Solutions Edition package with some extra bells and whistles. For those unfamiliar with the Solutions Editions, they are pre-configured systems with a choice of IBM and ISV software discounts applied. Those discounts would be unavailable when buying the systems or the software individually.
The IBM i 30th Edition offering is based on IBM i Solution Edition Power9 Model S914, a P05 tier box, with four cores. All of the …Read more
May 9, 2018 Dan Burger
Regardless of what side of the “Millennial” divide you stand on, the discussion of ageism in IT never gets old. Though a strong argument can be made that tech is driven by youth, there is also much to be said for experience, especially when talking about a platform like the IBM i. As our beloved platform creeps closer to its 30th anniversary, we can all agree that the IBM i needs young blood as much as it does the seasoned professional. This week, we take a look at some articles that tackle both side of the age issue.
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May 2, 2018 Dan Burger
The robots are coming . . . to help? The only thing clear about the future of artificial intelligence is that it is set to play a huge role in how we analyze and use data. How worried or excited we should be about the possibilities is still murky. AI will impact how we work, and possibly if we work, which has caused law makers to start taking a closer look at the potential impact of AI on jobs and the economy. Meanwhile, IBM and others are all in and looking to emerge as leaders with AI in most every …Read more
April 23, 2018 Dan Burger
Sorry for the late reply. I am traveling in Colombia this week and next to work with potential clients. When I do get back, I am more than willing to take you for a ride in the Tesla and show you how the auto pilot, self-parking, etc. works! If you are in Orange County at any point in time, we can arrange it.
I did receive lots of nice feedback on the Tesla video, but not on the blog directly. The blog was published a little after the video was first published. I did get good comments in …Read more