Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly
- News: IBM is #1 in AI market share. IBM stock: 2010 vs 2020.
- AI: Reality of AI and the future of Blockchain Intelligence (AI).
- Career: Rising star in the IBM i community.
- Development: IBM Anniversaries in 2020. Why you should be using RDi.
- ERP: Do you really need all the features in your ERP?
- Modernization: 2020 is the year for Legacy Modernization.
- Resources: Getting started with DB2 Mirror.
- Trends: Paving the way for IoT.
IBM is Number #1 in AI global market share
“IBM, which has pumped billions into AI research and has been ranked the worldwide market share leader for the third consecutive year with a 9.2 percent share in the overall market, recently completed a global survey that found AI is no longer in the early stages of implementation.”
AI adoption was slow at first, but more recently it has exploded. AI changes how you make predictions. Organizations now have data teams that help take them down completely new paths.
- AI is empowering companies and how they do business.
- AI is great at understanding language and Natural language processing.
- AI can build AI
You might ask:
- How much of IBM is focused on AI? Per Robert Thomas, IBM, and Artificial Intelligence General Manager AI is fundamental to everything that IBM does in that it touches, software products, hardware (optimize workloads), and how they run their services business.
- What is AI not good at? Being creative.
Want to learn more, check out IBM’s AI Storage Infrastructure along with Power Systems.
“IBM was one of the largest tech stocks in the market during the dot-com bubble in 2000. Unlike Microsoft, IBM has struggled mightily to transition from its legacy software and hardware businesses to a more cloud-centric and artificial intelligence-driven model.”
It seems as though IBM has turned the corner and gaining traction with AI.
A McKinsey Analytics survey finds that over 50% of organizations that have implemented Data and Analytics initiatives have found their business practices have changed. Furthermore, it is clear that AI is changing how we do business. Some of the most noticeable changes are in Finance, Healthcare and Manufacturing.
Blockchain and AI are relatively new and there is a lot of misunderstanding on how it can be applied in the enterprise.
This article elaborates “on some of the core synergies between Blockchain and AI – focusing primarily on the advantages of AI for all the layers of a robust Blockchain reference architecture. The business value of the AI is realized in the context of end-to-end value chains.”
They are out there. IBM i professionals who have only five years or so under their belt. Here is a story about a graduate that comes out of Gateway Technical College (Wisconsin) and former student of Jim Buck.
Take note that she is involved in open source projects, and doing her part to move the platform forward. I would consider her an innovator.
If you are looking to capture new talent, a move to modern RPG and open source technologies needs to be part of your hiring strategy.
A nice round-up post of 2019 by Simon Hutchinson at RPGPGM.COM that touches on the anniversaries the IBM i community will be celebrating in 2020. Some of them might shock you.
Not using RDi yet? Here are some reasons you should.
The Diderot EFFECT for software development. Do we find ourselves wanting more than we really need when it comes to software development or considering the new ERP system?
Think about your current ERP system. Are you using all the features and functionality it offers?
This is an interesting article that could certainly apply to our own organizations and desires for all the new features and functionality that new ERP systems offer. It doesn’t mean that these things aren’t necessary but we must be cautious and ask ourselves do to we really need these things?
Looking ahead. We need to be careful because the net effect could take us down a never-ending path things you don’t need leading to more and more technical debt.
There are so many factors involved in the success of IT Modernization projects. “Legacy, talent, and culture – not just technology – are the biggest challenges to IT modernization”. The expectations of technology have changed how we view technology. Tech today is engrained in the fabric of our culture, especially for the newer generations of workers.
“With Db2 Mirror, IBM i customers can benefit from continuous application availability for both planned and unplanned outages. Db2 Mirror can help reduce or eliminate application downtime for regular maintenance operations such as program temporary fix (PTF) installations, operating system (OS) upgrades, or for planned server outages.”
It is clear that IoT is part of the future of enterprise IT. From the consumer side, we might think that it is easy to get all the devices connected. It is not. The reality is “to succeed, IoT innovators require the right kind of help” and an ecosystem.
“The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are transforming manufacturing today.” In fact, “86% of manufacturers have already adopted IIoT solutions, with 84% reporting they found them extremely effective”.
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