September 20, 2017
• LEAD ARTICLE: IBM Continues to Leverage Open Technology
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Watson for i: Watson Could Help Solve the “Retiring Boomer” Problem for IBM i Shops
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Moving Applications to the Cloud? You Need a Strategy First
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Townsend Security’s Alliance LogAgent for IBM i Integrates with ServiceNow
• WEBCAST: IBM i Resources Retiring?
• FEATURED VIDEO: NGS-IQ: Serious Fun for IBM i Users - Highlights Version
• EVENT: TOMORROW: Give Your IBM i RPG Apps the User Interface They Deserve
• MC PRESS MAGAZINE: A Small Intro to Big Data, Part 2: Introducing the Hadoop Framework
Adapt or die. IBM is no longer the big, lumbering, proprietary beast of old.
By Steve Pitcher
I was asked to write a piece on the future of Linux and IBM. After thinking about the subject matter, I came to the conclusion that it’s really open technology, not just Linux, that needed some discussion. I say this because it seems that open systems play a large part in how IBM is structuring a lot of their business. It didn’t get as much airtime as CAMSS (Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social, Security). It’s vague to the layman. It’s scary to the CFO. Open. It sounds unprotected. In reality, open technology may be the best protection a business could have.
With herds of IBM i developers seemingly prepared to head out to pasture in the near future, IBM Watson Talent might help point your enterprise to some fresh sources of programming expertise, among other benefits.
Written by John Ghrist
A recurring source of heartburn for IT directors at IBM i enterprises has been the impending retirement of a major chunk of the existing workforce with RPG knowledge. "What are we going to do when Morrie takes his gold watch and shuffles off to Buffalo?" is the archetype of a question that's probably contributed to quite a bit of sleep deprivation among execs with oversight of IT.
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?
The IBM i’s stability, strong language support, and active developer community make it ideal for open source applications
by Pete Helgren
This article is excerpted from Open Source Starter Guide for IBM i Developers.
If you are new to IBM i, then welcome! I would guess though, that you probably already have an IBM i, or access to one, and you are hoping to leverage some of that IBM i goodness because …