Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we'll take a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. This week we are listening to an interview about Open Source and diving into how IBM i shops can incorporate Artificial Intelligence into their businesses.
From Our Experts:
- Ted Holt's recent article for IT Jungle helps with Dealing with RPG Errors and Embedded SQL.
Profound Logic News:
- Profound Logic and IBM Systems partnered together for a webinar on Adding Professional Services for Sure-Fire Project Success.
- Learn how easy we made it to Debug CSS Files in Profound UI.
- Use Profound.js and Node.js Promises to Speed up your Apps today!
- Centering Your Applications Using Layouts on NodeRun is simpler than you might think.
- Get a look at our Guided Lab: Part 1 on creating an Employee Data Application in NodeRun.
- Profound UI Version 6 has a new Fix Pack 2.6 that is available now!
Josh Hall Discusses Open Source on IBM i by Paul Tuohy
Paul recently sat down with Josh Hall, a recent IBM Fresh Faces recipient, and discussed his take on what the future of Open Source is on the IBM i. Here are some of the highlights of the interview:
"There was quite a bit of what I would think is misconception about open-source back five or so years ago, and that has started to shift now that IBM is investing so heavily in open-source. I think people are starting to see the validity of open-source."
"A lot of people I would hear at conferences, their worry was what of―since the source is open, a hacker can see it and therefore it's vulnerable, you know. But now I'm hearing that less and less and I attribute that to, like I said, IBM investing in the community as well as speakers such as myself. I gave a talk not too long ago speaking about how even though open-source is open, it is far from vulnerable. In fact I would say because it's open, it is less vulnerable, but that's a whole talk in itself."
"I was told by my boss you can't do Git on the IBM i. This was back five or so years ago before we had 5733 OPS or anything else. And I was like, well that doesn't make sense. It's a C―well it's built to be multiplatform and you can build it on anything―so "why can't you?" was my question. It eventually evolved into me experimenting and finding out you could build Git on the IBM i and I could do all the things that I was used to in Linux. Now that evolved to where I am today, trying to spread what I learned about being able to do that."
Yes, IBM i Shops Have AI Options, Too by Alex Woodie
More and more we are hearing how important it is for companies big and small to adopt artificial intelligence into their business plans. Most of the AI tech, however, was developed to run in open systems and X86 environments, so what are IBM i businesses to do? There are a number of AI options that can be used for those IBM i customers that want to keep their data on the Power Systems platform.
AI has been touted as the next big thing and can truly give a company a competitive edge in their market, save time and money, and even make your customer service better, but is it too late to jump on the bandwagon? No. Many small to mid-sized companies can use what is called "narrow AI" to help manage tangible assets within your business.