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IBM i Pulse: June 7th, 2019

Posted by Tim Losee on Jun 7, 2019 12:00:00 AM


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 looking at the effect POWERUp 2019 had on the IBM i platform as well as some common fears when it comes to AI. 

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POWERUp Delivers Shot in the Arm to IBM i by Alex Woodie

In spite of not being in the public cloud (not yet at least), new, or "sexy," the IBM i platform has seen significant growth over the past few quarters. Off the heels of the IBM i 7.4 announcement this spring, the POWERUp conference gave the platform another well needed shot in the arm. At the opening ceremonies IBM's Vice President for Power Systems, Steve Sibley revealed that IBM i revenues have been profitable since the fourth quarter of 2017. "We've actually seen six straight quarters of growth on the IBM i platform itself," he said. And with Power9 roll out complete and 7.4 set to debut in June, it is not out of the realm to say that the IBM i platform will show a profit for seven or even eight straight quarters. 

Innovation was also a big highlight at this year's POWERUp conference including a runner up award for Profound Logic customer Ryder Systems! They used our software to help modernize their IBM i system from the ground up!

See more highlights from this year's POWERUp here 

People Don't Trust AI. We Need to Change That by Susannah Shattuck

Most people do not trust AI enough to put it into production in their business. A recent study from The Economist found that 94% of executives think that utilizing AI would help them solve strategic challenges to their business, but the MIT Sloan Management Review found that only 18% of companies are embarrassing AI and an integral part of their day to day business. Thus the problem: people don't trust AI. But why? Fear of bias data, lack of expandability, and a gap in skills all contribute to the hesitation when adopting AI.

This lack of trust in AI systems stems from a more significant problem that needs to be solved. The capabilities of AI are advancing faster than most businesses abilities to manage the risks that come from AI. The good news is it isn't too late. AI hasn't passed the threshold of complete mistrust, and the technology community is discussing the issue of mistrust before it becomes out of hand.

See more solutions to mistrust in AI here


Many companies are worried about the perception that their system is "outdated" with a green screen interface. Profound Logic is the leader in application modernization efforts, giving our customers one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to give their system the "upgrade" it needs!

Topics: Events & Education, Application modernization, IBM i applications, Node.js, Profound.js, IBM i, RPG, AS400 modernization, IBM i Modernization, Agile modernization, iSeries, Legacy Modernization

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