Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly
- News: New IBM i vendor closes the gap. Are legacy applications the blocking Digital Transformation?
- AI: A closer look at the most important AI technologies.
- Career: What will the future of work look like for you? Well, it depends on what you do about it.
- Data: DataOps and Watson Anywhere. What is it?
- Development: Will there be a software apocalypse in the future?
- Hiring: If you plan on working another 10 years you better understand your role in the workforce of tomorrow.
- Leadership: Are you trustworthy? Matching talent to value. What is the difference between innovation and invention?
- Modernization: The rise of custom software development. Do you see this happing in your IBM i department?
- Security: Understanding your role in security.
- Trends: What jobs will be automated in the future and which ones will not. The Blockchain Revolution.
A new company has been formed, “by some experts in both the IBM i world and the open source world with the express purpose of building a technical bridge so these two different cultures can see a unified, hybrid system without knowing all of the details of both sides of that system.” The company is called Eradani, and it has deep roots in the IBM i ecosystem. It’s just more evidence of the good things that the IBM i and Open source community are doing.
Here is something to think about. “67 percent of survey participants admit to keeping legacy IT applications running simply because the historical data they hold is still useful according to new research. However, 60 percent believe retaining these systems can hold back digital transformation initiatives because they are difficult to integrate with more modern systems.”
Here is the press release about Common European Conference for 2019. Looks like the annual tech conference for IBM POWER users in Europe was a huge success.
“Artificial intelligence is actually a term that encompasses a host of technology and tools. Here’s a closer look at some of the more important ones.”
Here are five factors that will form how we work in the future. How does your organization align with any or all of them?
“While data is an enterprise’s most valuable resource when it comes to gaining competitive advantage and improving business performance, time is a critical component. Businesses run 24×7, tasking our data citizens to maximize actionable insights that will drive the actions of tomorrow.”
The way we think about code has not changed much in 40 years. It’s invisible. This article challenges the status quo. Is model-based software development the answer for the future as this article suggests?
There is a huge transformation taking place in the workforce. It impacts the IBM i ecosystem. So, how do we craft the RPG Developer for tomorrow? Here are some ideas.
Learn about the latest trends in the workforce and the impact tech can have, as well as some best practices to ensure your company effectively attracts and retains top talent.
Do you have a trust issue in your IT department? Here are some ideas that might help you gain trust again.
“The roles that create the most value in your organization may not be at the top. Getting the right people in these critical seats can turbocharge performance.”
Here is a good article that gives a good perspective on driving change. It breaks down the difference between innovation and invention. They are different.
Incredible article. It suggests that many organizations are turning back towards developing their own custom solutions. There are a number of reasons for this but one is because “many of the major software vendors are overplaying their power position vis-à-vis buyers, and buyers are revolting.”
“Most data is left unprotected by human error, not necessarily a cyber attack, says the OTA, and even then 95% of attacks are preventable if proper measures are taken.”
“The potential for widespread job automation has become an important topic of discussion in recent years, and it is thought that many American workers may need to learn new skills or transition to new jobs to maintain stable positions in the workforce.”
This article makes some interesting points about what types of positions will be automated. It touches on job transitions and the types of workers it impacts the most.
“The internet that has matured so spectacularly over the last 25 years is about to be reborn, and what will replace it is still in nascent form. The technology behind this rebirth is blockchain.”
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