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IBM i Pulse: June 22nd, 2018

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 22, 2018 9:49:26 AM


Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we will be taking a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. 

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Q&A With IBM i's AppDev Architect by Alex Woodie

 At this year's COMMON POWERUp18 conference, Alex Woodie from IT Jungle had a chance to sit down with IBM i business architect for application development, Tim Rowe and discuss the future of application development on the platform. Check out some of the highlights from that interview:

IT Jungle: So what’s happening in IBM i application development? What’s new up there in Rochester?

Tim Rowe: In between all sorts of fun development stuff that we got going on back in the lab, I spend quite a bit of time talking with customers. We continue to see lots of customers that are looking at…modernization for one of any number of different reasons. Beyond that, for some companies, it’s as simple as ‘I’m concerned about my programming staff. How do I attract younger talent and stop doing things the old way, start using new tools and start using new methodologies.’ So it’s that kind of a conversation. For other companies, they’re saying ‘We’re doing DevOps with some of our Web UI and front-end stuff. Can we do DevOps with RPG?’ Absolutely.

ITJ: Okay, what general areas are you looking in for new development, then?

Tim Rowe: In general, we’re continuing to always look how we can better play in the open source space. There’s a lot of work we’re doing in open source. Specifically, [business architect for IBM i open source Jesse Gorzinski’s] team is really looking to take open source to the next level with IBM i. We’re not necessarily doing any specific integration between them as much as bringing open source in a more normal manner to IBM i, and moving from the OPS product to RPMs .That’s been an incredibly exciting transformation for us on open source.

Read the whole interview here

IBM Acquires IoT Experts with Strong Brisbane Presence  by James Henderson

 Recently IBM has revealed plans to acquire Oniqua, an Internet of Things (IoT) specialist, who have a strong presence in Australia. Oniqua specializes across multiple industrial sectors and has expertise in inventory optimization software for asset-intensive industries. The provider operates within verticals such as transportation, oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, and mining. Oniqua is designed to help their customers reduce and optimize maintenance repair and operations inventories. They also predict when critical parts and equipment might fail to help reduce downtime. So why is this important?

IBM General Manager of Cognitive Process Transformation, Jay Bellissimo stated “Clients are moving from legacy, on-premise offerings to new cloud-based predictive analytics and prescriptive maintenance offerings, but without instant access to the right data, they are still susceptible to critical equipment breakdowns that can cripple their businesses. By combining the world's leading asset optimization solution Maximo with the leading MRO inventory optimization solution from Oniqua, we will offer a next generation 'solutions as-a-service' that let businesses easily connect with the data they need so they can forecast equipment failures, optimize spare parts, reduce unplanned downtime and optimize asset maintenance.”

Check out the rest of the article to see the importance of the merger

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