February 17, 2021
- LEAD ARTICLE: Machine Learning Profile: IBM Watson Machine Learning
- FEATURED ARTICLE: IBM i 7.2: The Carrot Versus the Stick
- FEATURED NEWS: IBM Commits To Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2030
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: bp joins the IBM Quantum Network to advance use of quantum computing in energy
- WEBCAST: Fact or Fiction: IBM i Has Never Been Hacked
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Think: The premier hybrid cloud and AI event
Machine learning (ML) is a foundational step to building useful artificial intelligence (AI) applications. An overview of IBM's ML product helps show how such tools actually work.
By John Ghrist
ML is the process by which an AI app is trained to make decisions "on its own," which is to say without specific programing to carry out that function. Broadly speaking, an algorithm "training" to be an AI app is given sample data with which to build a "model," or a template of information against which the AI app will evaluate data given to it in the future.
If you’re on older iron than POWER9 and IBM i 7.3 is your path forward, you need to read this.
By Steve Pitcher
On April 30, 2021, IBM i 7.2 goes end of service.
We’ve all heard about the carrot vs. the stick. The carrot is effectively positive reinforcement. You get a reward. The stick is negative reinforcement. You get punished.
A few short years ago, when IBM i 7.1 was going end of service in 2018, it seemed like I was doing an upgrade every single week. That’s actually not too far from the truth. 7.1 was released in 2010, and it was by far the most popular install base of IBM i at the time. Most customers were running POWER7 and POWER8 machines, so getting them to 7.2 or 7.3 wasn’t a hard stretch. And for the most part, there were a lot of reasons to get away from 7.1: the end of Java 6, poor cipher and protocol support, SMB1 being incredibly weak, the fact that the OS was eight years old.
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.
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).
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IBM today announced that it will achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to further its decades-long work to address the global climate crisis. The company will accomplish this goal by prioritizing actual reductions in its emissions, energy efficiency efforts and increased clean energy use across the more than 175 countries where it operates.
"I am proud that IBM is leading the way by taking actions to significantly reduce emissions," said Arvind Krishna, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IBM. "The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time. IBM's net zero pledge is a bold step forward that strengthens our long-standing climate leadership and positions our company years ahead of the targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement."