December 16, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: Issues in Planning an AI Strategy
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Fresh Faces Offer a Different Perception of IBM i Workforce
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Named a Leader in the 2020 IDC MarketScape For Worldwide Advanced Machine Learning Software Platform
- WHITE PAPER: White Paper: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech - Manage Change and Its Impact on Testing
Incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into your enterprise's business processes isn't like installing a new accounting program. It requires strong leadership, vision, and a willingness to consider questions some in the organization may think are already settled issues.
By John Ghrist
Odds are, if you're interested in AI, one of the reasons is that you see it as something your organization could use to boost its bottom line. You'd be right about that, but getting there is anything but a typical IT project. To be maximally effective, AI adoption calls for contemplating a transformational strategy that goes beyond mere technology to include a business's strategic goals, its ways of doing business, its people, and even its corporate culture. The benefits can be huge, but the process of getting there will likely require a re-evaluation of some fundamental aspects of your organization and its business.
The younger generations are coming into our world, enriching it with new ideas and perspectives.
By Steve Pitcher
It’s kind of a funny story. I was in one of my first onsite meetings at iTech Solutions back in the spring of 2017. We had the whole team in the boardroom going over strategies and discussing how we were going to achieve them. Back then, I was 38 years old. I remember coming up with an idea and the room fell silent. The next words from someone were “Wow! From the mouths of babes!”
Back then, I was the youngest person in the company. We’ve added quite a few younger people since. But I found it really interesting that someone like me, with close to 20 years’ worth of IBM i experience and definite strands of gray hair at the time (and many more now), could be a target candidate for that statement.
Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to think of these issues as opportunities rather than problems. We’ll explore motivations to migrate or modernize, their risks and considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how modernizing IBM i applications with optimized business workflows, integration with other technologies and new mobile and web user interfaces will enable IT – and the business – to experience time added value and much more.
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.
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).
Forms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.
In this webinar, two experienced cybersecurity professionals go in-depth on the ransomware attack cycle, the need to protect every endpoint, and how to spot signs of infection before data is encrypted by malicious actors.
This webinar also reveals the current state of ransomware with 2021 Malware Survey results and provide effective security strategies for prevention.
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