Welcome to another edition of Talsco Weekly
- News: IBM i On Premises or In the Cloud. Cloud is not just for new technologies anymore.
- IoT: Industry case study for IoT. AI takes IoT to the next level.
- Data: Db2 11.5 is the Database for AI. Are you familiar with a Data Lake?
- Development: Do you use TURNOVER?
- Leadership: Do you really know what Customer Experience means? Understanding Personalization.
- Modernization: Loving Technical Debt. Modernizing Systems of Record for Digital Transformation.
- Trends: Understanding AI and Supercomputing. IBM knows a thing or two about it.
Looking for a price comparison for IBM i on premises vs cloud. Here is an article and chart that will help you see how it breaks down.
“While the move to put applications into the cloud is arguably one of the biggest trends this decade, much of the activity is with relatively new platforms and applications that were designed with this in mind. There are millions of legacy applications companies aren’t willing to recreate running on AIX and IBM i platforms that could enjoy the same benefits.”
Are you having trouble buying into the hype behind IoT? Here is an article that gives some examples of how the construction industry is using IoT. Think about how it could work at your company.
“As IoT devices voraciously gather data, many companies are unprepared to take it all in. Deploying AI in IoT systems can make a profound difference when sorting through data.”
“The recent launch of IBM Db2 11.5 has brought the benefits of that approach into greater focus. Writers and analysts at Forbes, InformationWeek, TechTarget and many others have begun to take notice.”
If you are interested in learning why IBM is releasing an AI database you can read it here.
What is a data lake? “Data lakes are next-generation hybrid data management solutions that can meet big data challenges and drive new levels of real-time analytics. Their highly scalable environment can support extremely large data volumes and accept data in its native format from a wide variety of data sources.”
If you use TURNOVER in an IBM i iASP Environment here is a quick, and helpful, step by step blog post from Nick Litten.
“These two age groups will be an important part of IT teams for the foreseeable future. New Mercer data shows how to recruit and retain both.”
“As the business world goes increasingly digital and customer expectations rise, companies face the ongoing challenge of evolving their businesses to organize around customer value. Increasingly, success hinges on Customer Experience Management (CXM), with a deep understanding of customer needs and the ability to mobilize and deliver quickly.”
The need to understand your customers has always be important. The tools available today to help you understand your customer make it easy. If you use them. “Personalization will be the prime driver of marketing success within five years. Here are the capabilities companies need to develop to stay ahead of the curve.”
Is your CEO open to new technologies? If not, this could have a big impact on the future of your company.
A huge amount of pressure is being placed on executives to ensure their organizations remain future-proof in a rapidly changing digital landscape.
“Technical debt gets a bad rap. Engineers and technologists tend to speak of it as something to be avoided – a liability that accrues from mistakes, poor planning or sloppy coding. Nobody wants those problems, but it’s not fair to say that all technical debt is bad.”
“It is core modernization that answers how companies with significant investments in their legacy systems can extract more value by making these systems a foundation for new disruptive innovations. This becomes more challenging, considering the complexity of legacy environments and the magnitude of technical debt. Core modernization involves making a roadmap to build a next-generation ERP core to incorporate digital and cloud forces, rather than just enabling them.”
“In June 2008, the well-named IBM Roadrunner supercomputer blew past all competitors by clocking at compute speeds no system on the planet had achieved before.”
Fast forward. What does this all mean? For digital transformation to take place, AI will need to make it in the enterprise.
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