December 19, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: A Year-End Look at Watson
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Breaking the Code: How Open Source Builds Bridges Between New Programmers and Veteran IBM i-ers
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Watson Marketing Releases 2019 Marketing Trends Report Focused on Emerging Trends Redefining the Profession in the Shift to AI
- WEBCAST: Survey Results: 2018 Top Cybersecurity Risks and Mitigation Strategies
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Join us at Think 2019 February 12 – 15 San Francisco, CA
Let’s take a wide-angle look at where Watson’s been, where it’s going, and how it’s doing.
By David Shirey
It was way back in 2011 that Watson burst onto the scene, beating the Jeopardy! champions. Since then, we’ve had a continuing flow of information coming out of IBM about Watson and its growth. But what’s really happening today, and how is Watson being put to work in the real world?
In today’s world, no matter which tools you work with, you can be an IBM i programmer.
By Dan Magid
Why aren’t there more young IBM i programmers?
IT managers hoping to find new IBM i talent are discovering that the pool of experienced RPG programmers and operators or administrators with intimate knowledge of the operating system and the applications that run on it is small.
This begs the question: How will you manage the platform that supports such a big part of your business?
This guide offers strategies and software suggestions to help you plan IT staffing and resources and smooth the transition after your AS/400 talent retires. Read on to learn:
- Why IBM i skills depletion is a top concern
- How leading organizations are coping
- Where automation will make the biggest impact
Download your copy today!
The annual Profound Logic ‘State of IBM i Modernization Survey” takes a look at the trends and attitudes that shape the IBM i modernization market. We reached out to the IBM i community, and the response was outstanding: close to 800 people, nearly 300 more than last year, took the survey. This enthusiasm resulted in very interesting findings for how businesses plan to use and modernize the platform in the coming year.
As you read through each section of the survey, you will see our summary of the results and suggestions for the future. We hope the survey will help your business better understand what is possible for your IBM i platform in the coming year.
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).
Can you trust all of your users all of the time?
A typical end user receives 16 malicious emails each month, but only 17 percent of these phishing campaigns are reported to IT. Once an attack is underway, most organizations won’t discover the breach until six month later.
A staggering amount of damage can occur in that time. Despite these risks, 93 percent of organizations are leaving their IBM i systems vulnerable to cybercrime. In this on-demand webinar, IBM i security experts Robin Tatam and Sandi Moore will reveal:
- How phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated
- Three little-known ways malicious programs can reach your IFS
- Why the IFS is IBM i’s “Typhoid Mary”
You’ll also learn why some of the most common malware solutions still leave IBM i systems vulnerable—and what you can do to protect your organization.
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