Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly
- News: IBM and Verizon team up to help Enterprises Adobt Edge Technologies. AT&T and IBM partner to Drive innovation using AI.
- Hardware: April Fools, Or Not: IBM Raises Power Systems Prices.
- Development: Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2021.
- Modernization: Best Practices for Modernizing App Modernization.
- Security: When it comes to IBM i Secruity are you a Fire Marshal or a Fire Fighter?
IBM and Verizon team up to help Enterprises Adobt Edge Technologies
“Verizon teamed up with IBM on a broad initiative to modernize its network. As part of the effort, Verizon is building key components of its 5G infrastructure using Red Hat software.”
“Edge computing is a distributed computing framework that brings enterprise applications closer to data sources such as IoT devices or local edge servers. This proximity to data at its source can deliver strong business benefits, including faster insights, improved response times and better bandwidth availability.”
“The IBM unit detailed an internal project in which its engineers used MachineSets, a feature of its OpenShift platform.” This is designed to ensure the reliability of the edge computing environment.
AT&T and IBM partner to Drive innovation using AI
Like Verizon and IBM, AT&T and IBM have also been “co-innovating and helping enterprise clients transform for more than 20 years. Most recently, the two companies announced plans to show the digital transformation potential of 5G wireless networking and edge computing.”
April Fools, Or Not: IBM Raises Power Systems Prices
Supply chain issues and parts shortages are causing a bump in pricing for a number of IBM product lines. The new Power10-based entry and mid-range server announcements from IBM as well.
“The price increase for selected Power Systems servers and their CPUs, memory, and peripherals was announced on February 25 and takes effect on April Fool’s Day, which of course is April 1.”
If you are in the market for a new Power9 or Power10, this article gives you a good summary and the links to a complete breakdown of pricing from IBM.
Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2021
As the IBM i developer community pushes into the open source world, they become exposed to a number of development stacks. Stack Overflow, a go-to resource for developers all over the world.
Technologies covered: Node.js, Vue, Python, React, jQuery
Here is their Developer Survey for 2021. It is really unbelievable the amount of information that is in here.
Here are some topics that might be of interest to you:
Best Practices for Modernizing App Modernization
“Application modernization to date has been a manual process requiring multi-year projects that suffer a high failure rate. How can we apply modern tools, known DevOps best practices and desired business benefits to improve and accelerate a company’s modernization efforts? In other words, how do we make modernization more modern?”
When it comes to IBM i Secruity are you a Fire Marshal or a Fire Fighter?
“While there are similarities between the two, a fire marshal has a preventive role and focus on preventing fire, whereas a fire fighter has a reactive role and focuses on the putting out the smoldering ruins.
When it comes to your firm’s cybersecurity practices, would you consider yourselves to be proactive or reactive (Fire Marshal or Fire Fighter)? “
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