IBM today announced several new clients deploying cutting-edge Smart Building solutions built on the IBM Cloud, cementing the company's commitment to transforming the buildings we live and work in into connected spaces, using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. New contracts signed with Sodexo, Karantis, R +V Versicherung and HUF Haus, and existing relationships with KONE and Chameleon Technologies, are examples of IBM's work fueling smart building innovation in connected work and home environments.
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IBM today announced a major expansion of its cloud capabilities with plans to launch 18 new availability zones for the IBM Cloud across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
New “Open Source Squad” helps with installation, setup, Q&A
System i Developer today announces several enhancements to the core curriculum for the next RPG & DB2 Summit, October 2-4, 2018 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Illinois. Sitting alongside more traditional topics such as RPG, ILE and RDi, the new content and activities will help attendees further improve personal productivity and speed the adoption of newer technologies on IBM i, especially in the areas of open source, SQL and Db2 for i capabilities.
Several new open source sessions will be offered. Topics include mobilizing RPG with Phonegap; getting started with Yum; understanding Git; and a web language “shoot out” that will compare and contrast the open source languages commonly used for web-related development and the role of RPG alongside them. The new open source topics supplement content on PHP, node.js, HTTPAPI, YAJL, and more—including an 8-hour Python workshop.
The October Summit will also feature a new Open Source Squad led by Liam Allan. Squad members will be available during the conference to help attendees install, set up, and get started with common open source solutions. Members will also be available to answer attendees’ questions and participate in an Open Source Roundtable discussion on October 3.
“It’s exciting to see open source gaining momentum on the IBM i,” says Jon Paris, founding partner of System i Developer. “Even avid RPGers like me can appreciate the importance of its role in our future. We’re always look for ways to make open source more accessible to traditional IBM i developers, so we jumped at the chance to host the Open Source Squad.”
In addition to new open source content, several new sessions related to SQL and Db2 for i functionality will be offered. Updates to the Db2 track are currently underway and are expected to be announced in the next month.
“There are so many ways to leverage IBM i data and transform decades-old business logic into modern applications,” says Paris, “but RPG, SQL and open source will most certainly be at the center of it all.
“As we celebrate IBM i’s 30th anniversary year, it’s a testament to the system’s flexibility, adaptability, and cost-effectiveness that reuse almost always makes more sense than replacement.”
Online registration for the RPG & DB2 Summit can be accessed via the System i Developer website. The early bird registration rate of $1,295 is in effect through August 17, 2018. RPG & DB2 Summit alumni and their colleagues receive a $100 discount when they register using their alumni ID.
Discounts for groups of three or more are also available.
The RPG & DB2 Summit will be held concurrently with the next CIO Summit, which will be held October 1-2 in Chicago.
Profound Logic, an innovator in IBM i application development solutions, is pleased to announce the awards and recognition garnered by its customers and employees at COMMON POWERUp18 in San Antonio, Texas.
"POWERUp18 was an excellent opportunity for IBM i users to learn from industry experts, and for our experts to share their knowledge with the community," says Profound Logic CEO, Alex Roytman. "We are extremely proud that our customers and employees were recognized for their excellence at the event. It demonstrates our emphasis on IBM i innovation and our goal of investing in some of the brightest stars in the IBM i community."
Raz-Lee Security Inc announces the release of Anti-Ransomware, the first component of iSecurity ATP - a comprehensive advanced threat protection solution for defending IBM i IFS files against ransomware and other kinds of malware that may change and/or harm IBM i IFS files.
Midrange Performance Group (MPG) today announced the general availability of new versions of MPG’s Navigator Family of products. Performance Navigator Version 19 and Power Navigator Version 9 are available for immediate download.
Performance Navigator (for IBM i) and Power Navigator (for AIX, VIOS, Linux, Solaris and HP-UX*) all support the newest IBM POWER9 hardware.
Navigator Family - New Features:
Performance Management Dashboard
- Core metrics graded with guidelines you define
- Automatically updates based on your collection services interval
- Comprehensive drill down reporting for all key metrics (Includes peak time analysis)
- Easily identifies disk space utilization issues preventing a potential system crash
New & Improved Power Analytics “Works Like You Think”
- Introducing Before vs. After Month vs Month performance comparisons
- Allows you to understand the impact of any change inside your virtualized IT world
- Includes new top user and top job accounting reporting
- New What’s Different format for faster / more efficient problem determination
- Improved MEMORY / DASD analysis (Includes new enterprise disk space reporting)
- Improved JOB analysis scripts (Includes new multi-system comparisons!)
Create Output Package (COP)
- Gives the flexibility to create a quick professional ad hoc report using any graph / window
- Personalized comments can be added to each saved page
- All output packages are saved and can be can modified at a later date / time
- A recommendations / summary page can be included for each personalized report
Randy Watson, President MPG, said “Thanks to the input of our customers, V19 continues our mission to help customers get the most out of their IBM Power platform.”.
MPG’s Navigator Family of products enable customers to collect, analyze, report, compare, consolidate, and model performance data to any Power System running IBM i, AIX, VIOS and Linux. MPG’s Navigator Family of products includes Performance Navigator, Power Navigator and Navigator MAX is used by IBM and IBM Business Partners worldwide for Capacity Planning and problem determination.
Profound UI Version 6 makes it even easier for businesses to develop modern applications on their IBM i platforms
Profound Logic, an innovator in IBM i application development solutions, is excited to announce the release of Profound UI version 6. Profound UI is an integrated, comprehensive set of tools for desktop and mobile application development and modernization on the IBM i platform.
$30 million, 5-year IBM investment unites developers to solve pressing social issues; benefits UN Human Rights Office, Red Cross in partnership with Linux Foundation and creator David Clark Cause
VIVA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE -- IBM and partners today launched the Call for Code Global Initiative, the largest and most ambitious effort to bring startup, academic and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time: preventing, responding to and recovering from natural disasters.