Start Time: Reg. 5:30 pm
What will you do with your IBM i in 2017?
Abstract: Over the last year, Trevor, in his role as FrescheThinker has been gathering answers to the question “What are your top initiatives for your IBM i applications this year?”. Detail of the responses will be reviewed in this session, along with roadmap suggestions from the FrescheThinking team, using their years of strategy, development, modernization, and transformation experience.
Bring your own answer to what you will do with your IBM i - along with your questions, and Trevor will lead this interactive session in uncovering some direction and strategy for your business and I.T. challenges.
How Does an Open IBM i Platform Enable Success for My Business?
Abstract: For several years, IBM i has offered more Open Source languages, tools, databases, and technologies to be integrated with existing IBM i applications. PHP, MySQL, Ruby, Rails, Python, node.js, MariaDB are some of the Open functionality that literally opens the door to modern application development, tight integration into existing applications, and an ability to attract and retain new development talent to your shop.
Because the world of Open technologies is new to many IBM i shops, this session will introduce the concepts, much of the new technologies, identify where the value might be for your own business, and how to obtain the right talent and tools to leverage Open Source technologies.