September 18, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: It Just Sits There and Runs
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Introducing IBM Watson Studio!
- FEATURED WEBINAR: Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Raz-Lee Security Announces Major Software Upgrade for iSecurity Firewall
- WHITE PAPER: What to Do When Your AS/400 Talent Retires
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: IBM i Data: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words
This old mantra is set up to support complacency.
By Steve Pitcher
A couple weeks ago, I upgraded an old Model 520 to a POWER9 S914 in Ontario, Canada. It was a great coup for a couple of reasons, the first being that these folks were off IBM hardware and software maintenance for about 10 years or so. They were having physical problems with the old machine, and it was really on its last legs. Secondly, considering we brought them from IBM i 5.4 all the way up to version 7.2, we had to navigate past a few object observability issues. We had to work with a couple of software vendors to get updated objects, which worked out marvelously.
We’ve been talking about the tools and apps you’ll probably need to get AI up and running. Now, let’s come back to Watson and its product line.
By Dave Shirey
We talk about Watson as if it’s a single entity, but in reality the Watson line is a conglomeration of products. At its heart, of course, is the server, the parallel array that provides the kind of horsepower required to churn through the many iterations required to properly train an AI model on a large set of data. And there’s also the special language that allows the Watson models to understand both structured and unstructured data. But beyond that are a number of other packages that help simplify and automate the process.
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.
IBM i skills depletion is a top concern for IBM i shops around the world. The strategies you discover in this webinar will help you ensure that your system of record—your IBM i—continues to deliver a powerful business advantage, even as staff retires.
During this 30-mintue recorded webinar, our panel of IBM i experts outline strategies that allow your company to cope with IBM i skills depletion by adopting these strategies that allow you to get the job done without deep expertise on the OS:
- Automate IBM i processes
- Use managed services to help fill the gaps
- Secure the system against data loss and viruses
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.
Have you been wondering about Node.js? In Part 1 of this webinar series, Scott Klement takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
By Profound Logic, Inc.
Editor's note: This article introduces the August 2019 Webinar: Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i, which is On-Demand and available to download and view from the MC Webcast Center.