The power of innovation is here
Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly. The IBM i is one of the most innovative, and robust business platforms for the enterprise. There could not be a better time to be a technologist on the IBM i. Take a look at the Fresh Faces and you will understand why.
Here is what is happening in and around the IBM i community.
- News: Looking for inspiration? Then take a look at the Fresh Faces in the IBM i community.
- Career: Advantages of remote work and don’t run from this.
- Development: Python is on the move in popularity.
- Learning: How to train RPG developers.
- Trends: Digital Transformation Debt and IBM’s marriage with Blockchain.
Take a look at this issue of IBM Systems Magazine. It’s one of the most inspiring to date because it profiles IBM’s Fresh Faces and the innovation that is taking place in the IBM i community. “Machine learning, migration and modernization” are all part of the plan.
Pete Massiello, of iTech Solutions, writes in a special edition of his newsletter about the importance of data protection.
Remote work is a hot topic. It’s scary for employers but it does not have to be if you understand the facts. “It should not matter where people are getting the work done — as long as they are focused and working hard each day.” As a result, we see remote work options becoming more and more common in the IBM i community.
“We run from those things that threaten us most when what we should be doing is drawing ourselves closer to them. The fear is rarely “out there” and almost always “in here.” While you can run from the external threats, you can never run from the ones inside yourself and your organization.” It’s time for a change in mindset.
You might ask, what is the TIOBE Index? It is a measure of the popularity of programming languages produced by the TIOBE Company in the Netherlands. Python is easy to learn, install and deploy. It is likely the IBM i community will be talking about this more and more in the future.
Are you curious about new sensor technology that is being used for IIoT? Here is a short article on the future of IIoT. Think about how sensor data can be collected, and then leveraged by your core IT systems.
Here is a short article that has been written for marketing but it includes valuable insight into the importance of how AI and Blockchain is being used to engage customers on a one-to-one basis. Think about how this could be applied in your organization.
So, you hire a new programmer that might not be familiar with RPG. What do you do? You have more options than you think. Some of them include Free, DIY, onsite, online, or conferences. Which is best for you?
The digital transformation trend is spreading across all industries. We have talked about technical debt in the past. “Digital Transformation (DX) has a similar challenge” but “the debt could have much more serious ramifications.”
“There are some interesting potential use cases involving blockchain on mainframe computers, and IBM is leading the charge to make them a reality.”
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