August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017 | Volume 12 Issue 12
• LEAD ARTICLE: How Small Businesses Can Harness IBM Watson
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Watson for i: Watson Can Help Forge Links in Your Supply Chain
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Moving Applications to the Cloud? You Need a Strategy First
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Taps IBM Watson Capabilities to Evaluate and Report on Emergency Calls
• WHITE PAPER: White Paper: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization
• FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
• EVENT: COMMON Fall Conference & Expo
• MC PRESS MAGAZINE: Enriching the IBM i Community with Open Source
How Small Businesses Can Harness IBM Watson
IBM Watson APIs are more accessible than you think. The trick is just how creative you can be.
By Steve Pitcher
I don’t like the fantasy genre. I mean I really don’t like it. I fell asleep during The Lord of the Rings in the theater. I smiled and winced through every Harry Potter film because my wife and kids love it. The closest I come to fantasy would be The Princess Bride, and that’s only because I saw it as a kid and it stuck with me. It’s pretty campy, but I love Christopher Guest. Plus Mandy Patinkin’s line: “My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father! Prepare to die!” That’s so cheesy that it works.
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Watson for i: Watson Can Help Forge Links in Your Supply Chain
The IBM umbrella of supply chain services includes more than a dozen options, some of which are Watson-specific. Here’s a breakdown of the major features of each service.
By John Ghrist
In 2010, IBM acquired Sterling Commerce from AT&T as a way to expand the products and services it could offer for supply-chain operations. Today, with supply-chain-service additions under its Watson brand, IBM offers 15 cloud-based SaaS solutions to help enterprises with supply-chain tasks.
Why Migrate When You Can Modernize?
Explore the main considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project. Take a deeper dive into business motivations and factors that could potentially influence your decision to migrate or modernize your existing IT platform and its risks.
More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation.
Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects.
The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the companyare not aligned with the current IT environment.
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Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
Low Code: A Digital Transformation of Supply Chain and Logistics
Learn how businesses leverage Low-Code to continue to deliver value through digital transformation. Discover how the power of Low-Code is helping many businesses evolve their supply chain, increase ROI, and achieve more tangible results.
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Moving Applications to the Cloud? You Need a Strategy First
First steps to a successful cloud migration: know the cloud’s risks and how it will fit in the enterprise’s IT structure
by Graham Williamson
Editor’ note: This chapter is excerpted from chapter 5 of Identity Management: A Business Perspective (MC Press, 2016).
The cloud provides an ideal opportunity for organizations to rethink their identity management (IdM) environment and plan an approach that will not only allow them to manage their cloud-based future but also exploit the capabilities of the cloud to drive an innovative and agile organization.