June 20, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: POWERUp 18 Recap
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Making Node.js a Business Application Language
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Book Review: Extract, Transform, and Load with SSIS
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Cloud Fuels Smart Building Innovation
- WHITE PAPER: 3 Compelling Drivers for Implementing an HA Solution on an IBM i Cloud with MIMIX
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Query, Reporting, and Analytics for IBM i Users
COMMON’s POWERUp 18 showcased new hardware editions and cognitive solutions.
By Steve Pitcher
I’m going to bounce around a little with my topic coverage, because there’s a lot to talk about with regard to POWERUp, COMMON’s newly renamed spring conference that was held in San Antonio last month.
About 1,000 people attended this year. As part of the Board of Directors for COMMON, I try to shake every attendee’s hand and say hello. I haven’t confirmed yet, but it seemed that the number of first-time attendees was up really well this year (we give those people special ribbons to signify them).
By Brian May
After surveying 500+ IBM i professionals, we discovered:
- The state of IBM i modernization in today's businesses and their goals for the future
- The effect legacy applications have on the businesses' internal and external processes
- The #1 concern upper managers have with the IBM i, and how to combat it
...and much much more!
Download your copy of The 2017 State of IBM i Modernization today.
1. Affordable Cloud Solutions
2. Efficiencies of MIMIX
3. Rising Cost of Downtime
This collaborative effort from Connectria Hostingand Vision Solutions will provide a review of the core causes and costs of both planned and unplanned downtime and will then provide a detailed discussion of current options for IBM i High Availability and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud.
Most importantly, as you read you will learn why true HA and DR protection are now within reach of even the smallest of businesses.
It's time to make your apps proud to be seen! Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools. Alex Roytman and Liam Allan show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver apps your business will love.
You'll learn how you can use both Profound UI and Profound.js to: Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js; Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI; Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js.
High availability for IBM i has been a hot topic in 2017, becoming the #2 IT priority just behind cybersecurity. And no surprise with these two topics so closely tied to your most valuable asset: your irreplaceable business data. You must be asking yourself: am I doing everything I can to protect my organization's data? Tune in as our panel of IBM i high availability experts deliver lively discussion around the top high availability issues of today.
Once data is gone, it's gone...unless you have a data replication layer in place to protect it. Learn the value of strategic solutions and how to implement them in a hurry...watch now!
ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.
ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center (and staff) efficiency.
Produce bar code labels, electronic forms, ad hoc reports, and RFID tags – without programming! MarkMagic is the only document design and print solution that combines report writing, WYSIWYG label and forms design, and conditional printing in one integrated product. Why support 5 different products, when you can do it all with MarkMagic?
Do your business apps access different data sources? This book shows you how to make that task easier
by Steven Cole
As a developer, I have often worked with business applications that pull in data from various sources, such as files or databases, and send that data to multiple destinations. This sounds simple enough, but clients and/or applications typically do not send or receive data the same way. So, what happens when you must update that data for the destination to take it in? There are multiple tools you can use to modify (transform) this data—essentially, the extract, transform, and load (ETL) concept. Wouldn’t it be great to have one tool to handle multiple ETL scenarios? That’s where Extract, Transform, and Load with SQL Server Integration Services: With Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and DB2 comes into play. This book is exactly what the title states. In it, authors Thomas Snyder and Vedish Shah dive into how to use Microsoft’s SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to accomplish these tasks.