Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly
- IBM i Brief: A new ACS release. IBM Report: Impact of AI on Workforce.
- Open Source: Toolbox for Node.js. Using TypeScript – React.
- Modernization: Navigating Truth: Overcoming Misinformation in Digital Transformations.
IBM i Brief
A new release of IBM’s Access Client Solutions, ACS 126.96.36.199, was released.
“Generative AI will require skills upgrades for workers, according to a report from IBM based on a survey of executives from around the world.”
Business leaders say 40% of their workforces will need to reskill as AI and automation are implemented over the next three years.
A majority of executives, 87%, believe employees are more likely to be augmented rather than replaced.
For all the IBM i developers out there experimenting with Node.js here is an overview of what open-source libraries (and packages) are available for a given task.
- A library is a collection of pre-compiled routines or functions that offer specific functionality, while a package is a bundled module or set of modules (and possibly other assets) that can be installed and managed using a package manager.
- A library provides specific functionalities to be utilized in code, while a package bundles modules and assets for easy distribution and installation.
What are React and Typescript?
Want to use them both together?
Here is a tutorial for adding TypeScript to an existing React project.
ERP projects are notorious for going off the rails, and modern-day digital transformation projects are no different.
With so many IBM i shops either in or considering modernization and/or digital transformation projects, this article tackles the elephant in the room.
Is what you are being told real or fake?
The two key points that stand out to me are:
- “It is absolutely critical that you focus on the current state.”
- While it’s tempting to focus on technology, it actually “is the least important thing in a digital transformation project”.
What stands out to you?
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