February 19, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: Dissecting the HelpSystems IBM i Marketplace Survey
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Artificial Intelligence Isn't Scary, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Developer Kit: Making a Business Case for Modernization and Beyond
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: MB Software & Consulting, Inc. Celebrates 25 Years!
- WHITE PAPER: 2020 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: CIO Summit — March 23-24, 2020 in Dallas
Progressive stability is a major characteristic of the IBM i community.
By Steve Pitcher
Now in its sixth year, HelpSystems’ IBM i Marketplace Survey is one of the strongest state-of-affairs indicators of the IBM i community.
Artificial Intelligence may seem frightful, but the practical applications for it, particularly in business, are expanding, and some say the possibilities are limitless. A clear-eyed look at the true state of AI business projects shows more reason for optimism than fear.
By John Ghrist
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has had a somewhat dark reputation over the past few decades. It doesn't help that it's traditionally gotten a bad rap from Western culture. Films are a prime example. Beginning with HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Colossus in The Forbin Project (1970), and SkyNet in the Terminator films, just to name a few, AI is often portrayed as a technology bound to go wrong and threaten or doom the human species somehow. Couple that with countless sci-fi novels and stories in which humanity is portrayed as little more than a launch point for the silicon-based machine lifeform that will succeed us…well, it's little wonder that some people are afraid of AI in the aggregate. That's not to mention the fears that any new technology will "eliminate my…
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.
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Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper Developer Kit: Making a Business Case for Modernization and Beyond, which is free to download from the MC White Paper Center.