April 18, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: IBM i Receives Package Manager Support
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Watson for i: Watson Conversation Can Generate Chatbots and Virtual Agents for Your Business, Part II
- FEATURED ARTICLE: A Small Intro to Big Data, Part 1
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: New Survey Finds Deep Consumer Anxiety over Data Privacy and Security
- WEBCAST: 5 New and Unique Ways to Use the IBM i Audit Journal
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: TOMORROW: Not interested? IBM Query, Reporting and Analytics
With Red Hat Package Manager (RPM), IBM aligns itself with the open-source community.
By Steve Pitcher
From what I can tell, this story has not been covered anywhere, and that really surprises me. This is arguably one of the most important updates to IBM i in the history of the operating system. Not since the advent of PASE has there been an enhancement with the potential that this has. Now that's a tall order, I know.
Watson for i: Watson Conversation Can Generate Chatbots and Virtual Agents for Your Business, Part II
IBM Watson Virtual Agent uses the Watson Conversation API to help you build automated, conversational chatbots to provide self-service experiences to customers.
By John Ghrist
In "Watson Conversation Can Generate Chatbots and Virtual Agents for Your Business, Part I," we reviewed how IBM Watson Conversation can help enterprises build chatbots that can use natural-language text and spoken input from humans to support customer-service applications. IBM Watson Virtual Agent (WVA) carries this concept a step further to provide customized tools that can help you create automated self-service environments for customers, as well as analytics tools for customer engagement.
After surveying 500+ IBM i professionals, we discovered:
- The state of IBM i modernization in today's businesses and their goals for the future
- The effect legacy applications have on the businesses' internal and external processes
- The #1 concern upper managers have with the IBM i, and how to combat it
...and much much more!
Download your copy of The 2017 State of IBM i Modernization today.
1. Affordable Cloud Solutions
2. Efficiencies of MIMIX
3. Rising Cost of Downtime
This collaborative effort from Connectria Hostingand Vision Solutions will provide a review of the core causes and costs of both planned and unplanned downtime and will then provide a detailed discussion of current options for IBM i High Availability and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud.
Most importantly, as you read you will learn why true HA and DR protection are now within reach of even the smallest of businesses.
Protecting your organization from cyberthreats has never been more important—or more difficult.
In 2018, HelpSystems surveyed more than 600 IT and cybersecurity professionals to find out what security exploits loom largest and what strategies they’re turning to for protection.
Watch to learn about:
- Security strategies your peers are most interested in implementing
- How managers and executives prioritize security
- Who is responsible for cybersecurity at organizations around the world
- Where IT pros turn for assistance with security
You'll also get practical tips for using this data to drive cybersecurity conversations at your organization.
It's time to make your apps proud to be seen! Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools. Alex Roytman and Liam Allan show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver apps your business will love.
You'll learn how you can use both Profound UI and Profound.js to: Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js; Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI; Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js.
ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.
ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center (and staff) efficiency.
Produce bar code labels, electronic forms, ad hoc reports, and RFID tags – without programming! MarkMagic is the only document design and print solution that combines report writing, WYSIWYG label and forms design, and conditional printing in one integrated product. Why support 5 different products, when you can do it all with MarkMagic?
Everyone is talking about it. You hear the buzzword on a daily basis, but do you really know what Big Data is?
Written by Rafael Victória-Pereira
You probably heard that joke about the guy who calls his favorite pizza parlor and places his order just to hear the operator tell him that his cholesterol is too high and he should order a different pizza instead. Let me tell you that’s not a joke. That’s the (not so distant) future, filled with Big Data, Data Science, and similar buzzwords. It’s time to get onboard that train and start learning about this brave new world.