Jenny Thomas is the Publisher and Advertising Director for Guild Companies' IT Jungle newsletters. Thomas has 25 years of experience in the publishing industry and has worked as an editor and writer in several industries, including the IT and medical fields. Thomas has a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Diego State University.
May 11, 2022 Jenny Thomas
IBM chairman and chief executive officer Arvind Krishna kicked off Think 2022 yesterday in Boston. While Think is an invite-only, in-person event held in cities around the world, there is a broadcast component available, which you can find the link to in our Top Story below. Each event will explore data and AI, cybersecurity, and business modernization with hybrid cloud, in other words, the hot topics of the day. And also topics that we are covering here every day in the Jungle. But let’s begin with what’s happening outside our ecosystem, which you’ll find in our Top Stories below.
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May 4, 2022 Jenny Thomas
Today, May 4, or, “May the 4th be with you,” is a celebration of all things Star Wars. As fans know, the fourth day in May became Star Wars Day because of the turn of phrase, “May the Force be with you,” used by Jedi masters in the movies. Yesterday, May 3, was a celebration for the IBM i, albeit without a fancy name. Announcement Day isn’t always on May 3, but it’s a big deal no matter what day it falls on in our ecosystem. We will have lots of news and analysis coming from our IBM i masters …Read more
April 27, 2022 Jenny Thomas
It has been hard to miss this week’s biggest story, which would be that Twitter is under new ownership. Now, while we like to keep our focus on the IBM i ecosystem and keep our toes out of other ponds, this did seem like a good time to remind you that we do have a nice little presence going on Twitter. In case you didn’t know, you can find us under the username @ITJungleNews. We like hearing from you, and it’s another avenue you can use to stay in touch and in the loop on industry breaking news.
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April 20, 2022 Jenny Thomas
Arvind Krishna recently participated in an interview on the evolving role of business and technology. While you don’t have to be IBM’s CEO to recognize how rapidly computing is changing the way we do business, his perspective is definitely of interest to our readers. In our Top Story this week, you can read what he had to say as he looks back and what he thinks is to come on the road ahead. Spoiler Alert: Hybrid cloud, AI, and cybersecurity all play an important role.
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April 13, 2022 Jenny Thomas
An activity in which many people are asked a question or a series of questions in order to gather information about what most people do or think about something? Answer: What is a survey? We’re always pointing out surveys to you, our readers, here in the Jungle, because it is a valuable way we have of finding out what’s going on out there in IBM i Land. So forgive us for nagging but if you can spare a few moments, we have another one to point out to you at the top of our Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other …Read more
April 6, 2022 Jenny Thomas
It’s time for another shout out for one of our IT Jungle crew. This week, we turn the spotlight on our favorite Four Hundred Guru Ted Holt. Ted has retired from his daily Guru work, but we are grateful to still have him popping up in the Jungle from time to time. We also are so pleased to see he is still sharing his knowledge around the industry, and wanted to let you know you can catch him this week speaking on iChime. Check out the April 7 listing in the Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings section below. …Read more
March 30, 2022 Jenny Thomas
“We don’t just create business value, we create progress.” That’s the plan from IBM’s Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna as Big Blue looks to shine the spotlight back on itself. You can read what’s in store for the year ahead in our Top Story below. Our favorite IBM i is getting some extra attention this week, too, as you can read about in our top post under the Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources section below. It’s nice to see things starting to kick into high gear around our ecosystem after the past year-plus of stagnant waters.
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March 23, 2022 Jenny Thomas
We love bringing you stories from the IBM i community, and while our regular readers may be familiar with our bylines, we haven’t had the opportunity to meet many of you in person. Now you have a chance to get to know prolific writer and IT Jungle co-editor Alex Woodie. Alex was recently a guest on The incredible i Show podcast, where he tells his story of how he got started reporting on the IBM i, and gives his commentary and perspective on industry news and happenings. Find the link and listen in in the top spot in the Redbooks, …Read more
March 16, 2022 Jenny Thomas
Hopefully you are pleased to see Four Hundred Monitor back from its brief hiatus. We are definitely pleased to be back, and we have lots of news to share, including a bunch of new listings in the Calendar at the bottom of the page. But enough with the chit chat for now. Let’s get caught up on what’s happening in and around the IBM i ecosystem.
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(Fast Company) IBM makes Fast Company’s list of the most innovative companies of 2022.
(WRAL Tech Wire) IBM consolidates locations in New York City.Read more
February 23, 2022 Jenny Thomas
One of the things we like about Monitor, in addition to having the opportunity to share a selection of news items we think might be of interest or entertainment to our readers, is this weekly column gives us the opportunity to watch for trends in our ecosystem and the ones around us. Since the year began, and especially in the last few weeks, it has been exciting to watch our Calendar filling up with opportunities to learn and connect. There is something for everyone, with in-person and online events, and we like to think it’s an indication of the health …Read more