November 21, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: Updating Your Modernization Mindset
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Tim Rowe Explains What Watson Means for the IBM i
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: HelpSystems Acquires MVP Systems Software to Bolster Enterprise Workload Automation Portfolio
- WHITE PAPER: IBM i Security: Event Logging & Active Monitoring
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: The RPG IV Programming Boot Camp is Back for 2018!!
IBM i modernization is tactical. We need to change that.
By Steve Pitcher
Strategy versus tactics. That old argument.
I was at COMMON Sweden’s annual conference last week presenting sessions on IBM i administration and modernization. It was very fitting to get a text from my 11-year-old son asking if I would grade his school essay about the video game Fortnite. In his paper, he argued that Fortnite allowed players to work together in teams and strategize how best to win the game. Just so you’re aware, Fortnite is a game in which players parachute into a game zone and fight until only one person or team is left standing.
In previous articles, we’ve gone through the APIs that make up Watson, but we haven’t ever heard from IBM itself. To remedy that, here’s an interview with Tim Rowe, IBM Watson guru.
By Dave Shirey
Officially, Tim Rowe’s title is Business Architect, Application Development and Systems Management for IBM i. If length of title means anything, Tim may be the most important person in the world. But given his normally low-key approach, he might not be quick to acknowledge that.
Mobile computing is rapidly maturing into a solid platform for delivering enterprise applications. Many IBM i shops today are realizing that integrating their IBM i with mobile applications is the fast path to improved business workflows, better customer relations, and more responsive business reporting. The ROI that mobile applications can produce for your business is substantial.
This ASNA whitepaper takes a look at mobile computing for the IBM i. It discusses the different ways mobile applications may be used within the enterprise and how ASNA products solve the challenges mobile presents. It also presents the case that you already have the mobile programming team your projects need: that team is your existing RPG development team!
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.
Protecting your organization from cyberthreats has never been more important—or more difficult.
In 2018, HelpSystems surveyed more than 600 IT and cybersecurity professionals to find out what security exploits loom largest and what strategies they’re turning to for protection.
Watch to learn about:
- Security strategies your peers are most interested in implementing
- How managers and executives prioritize security
- Who is responsible for cybersecurity at organizations around the world
- Where IT pros turn for assistance with security
You'll also get practical tips for using this data to drive cybersecurity conversations at your organization.
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.
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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.