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April 16, 2010 | Volume 1 Issue 3

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

SPECIAL FEATURE: With V7.1, IBM Continues to Focus on Virtualization as a Key Technology
SPECIAL FEATURE: What's New in Systems Director Navigator for i in V7?
SPECIAL FEATURE: How Did IBM Enhance Security in 7.1?
WHITE PAPER: Best Bets for iSeries Rapid Recovery with Virtualization: An Executive's Guide to Affordable IBM iSeries Recovery in 12 Hours or Less (USA only!)
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Unleash the Power of IBM i
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Managed File Transfer Software GoAnywhere (USA and CANADA only!)

BLOGS: Carol Woodbury's blog: I don't get it...


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101 things you can Automate on your System i (iSeries) & Ten Top Tips for Peace of Mind

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Special Feature - Virtualization
 
With V7.1, IBM Continues to Focus on Virtualization as a Key Technology

Allow your server to change as your business changes.

kris_whitneyWritten by Kristopher Whitney

IBM i has a long history of virtualization. If you haven't looked into virtualization since IBM i 6.1, there are some key enhancements you should know about.


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Special Feature - System Administration
 
What's New in Systems Director Navigator for i in V7?

And how does that product relate to System i Navigator and Systems Director?

rob_bestgen_tim_roweWritten by Robert Bestgen and Tim Rowe

Managing your IBM i has been a focus item of IBM's for the past few releases. Users want a consolidated, easy-to-use, modern interface for managing their system. With the release of the new IBM i 7.1 version of the operating system, the development team has continued this theme, adding a number of important enhancements to the systems management console.

 


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Beyond FTP: Securing and Managing File Transfers (USA and Canada only please!)

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Special Feature - Security
 
How Did IBM Enhance Security in 7.1?

Some changes have system administrators in mind; others benefit ISVs.

patrick_botzWritten by Pat Botz
Version 7.1 of the IBM i operating system introduces several not quite jaw-dropping but nonetheless useful security enhancements. ISVs will find certain enhancements particularly interesting, while others will be of greater interest to customer IT shops.


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MC Industry Blogs
 

Welcome to Carol Woodbury's blog

Posted 04-10-2010 at 07:12 PM by C.Woodbury
 

I don't get it
 
Bang, Bang, Bang. No, that's not an opening scene of a gangster movie. It's my head banging against the wall in frustration. Over what, you ask? The fact that, even though an organization clearly falls under some law or regulation (as in they store credit cards or retain healthcare information), some people in selected organizations don't think the laws and regulations apply to them. They're in total denial that they have compliance requirements that need to be addressed. How can this be? The PCI DSS, in particular, is pretty clear. If you store credit card data, you have compliance requirements. But rather than assigning the appropriate resources to get the issues addressed, this segment of the organization spends countless hours justifying why they don't have to comply Meanwhile, the rest of the organization goes about addressing the issues for which they're responsible. Why put so much energy into avoiding the work when it would be easier and take less time to address and resolve the issues? Can anyone help me understand this? My headache is rapidly turning into a migrane - bang, bang, bang....

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IBM i 7.1 Announcement Highlights

Today is the last of three Special Issues on IBM i 7.1, but look for more in-depth coverage of features of the new OS in future issues of MC Press Online!

 

Did you miss either yesterday's or Wednesday's MC Special Issues? Here are the links! 

Wednesday's features:

Thursday's features:


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Beyond FTP: Securing and Managing File Transfers

Using Software for Compliance...

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Getting the Most Out of Your Audit Journal

Why Companies Fail PCI Audits

Beyond the Security Breach: Protect Sensitive Data Using Encryption & Key Management

Executive Overview: System Migrations without Business Downtime

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Laws and Regulations and Standards… Oh my!

Business Continuity Today Ch. 5: Maintaining Availability with Virtualization Technologies

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Virtualization on IBM Power Systems: The Availability Imperative

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Unleash the Power of IBM i

Practical Implementation Guide to i5/OS Security (based on Carol Woodbury's award-winning COMMON presentation)

Managing the Security of Your Data to Meet Your Business Needs

What's New with V6R1 Security

IFS Security

Why Companies Fail PCI audits

Saving You Time—The Hidden Jewels of IBM i Security

 

 

 

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