May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019 | Volume 12 Issue 33
- LEAD ARTICLE: IBM i 7.4 Hot New Features Unveiled
- FEATURED ARTICLE: The AI Revolution: Practical Thoughts on Your AI Project
- FEATURED ARTICLE: What to Do When Your AS/400 Talent Retires
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Releases AI-Powered Anomaly Detection Capabilities to Mitigate Supply Chain Disruptions
- WEBCAST: Profound UI: Unlock True Modernization from your IBM i Enterprise
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: POWERUp 2019
IBM i 7.4 Hot New Features Unveiled
Thank goodness I can stop referring to this release as “IBM i-next!” Release 7.4 is here, and this article provides the features breakdown.
By Steve Pitcher
Let’s start with DB2 Mirror for i. This is a major new feature. It dwarfs just about everything else in terms of magnitude with its synchronous active-active replication and 24x7 uptime capability for continuous availability.
ChatGPT recommends a VTL for backup; LaserVault ViTL meets the challenge
The AI Revolution: Practical Thoughts on Your AI Project
As you approach your AI journey, maybe the most helpful thing that you can get is some good, practical advice on how to get started and what to consider important.
By Dave Shirey
Over the past few months, we have looked at how you might get started with AI in your company and how that might affect you, your co-workers, and your company as a whole. So what else can we say?
Well, a little practical advice might be in line.
Why Migrate When You Can Modernize?
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.
Get your copy of this important guide today!
Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
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).
Low Code: A Digital Transformation of Supply Chain and Logistics
Learn how businesses leverage Low-Code to continue to deliver value through digital transformation. Discover how the power of Low-Code is helping many businesses evolve their supply chain, increase ROI, and achieve more tangible results.
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What to Do When Your AS/400 Talent Retires
The AS/400 platform (a.k.a. iSeries or IBM i) is behind the scenes at many organizations around the world, reliably storing trillions of records and running the large-scale applications that power their business.
By Chuck Losinski
Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper What to Do When Your AS/400 Talent Retires, which is free to download from the MC White Paper Center.
The advantages of this platform have been obvious to its user community—who are its most stalwart supporters—for decades. But this community is in the midst of a demographic shift. Many of the most experienced AS/400 resources are reaching retirement age.