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December 16, 2011 | Volume 8 Issue 49


TOP STORY: TechTip: Remove Column Separators in iSeries Access
FEATURED ARTICLE: PowerSC Promises to Lock Down Virtualized Systems
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: What's Your Compliance Score?
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: ARCAD Releases V8.12 of Application Lifecycle Management Suite
WHITE PAPER: The Hidden Cost of Compliance

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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Remove Column Separators in iSeries Access

Don't like column separators in iSeries Access when you use yellow or turquoise? Here's how to easily remove them.

sam_lennonWritten by Sam Lennon

Column Separators occur automatically when you use yellow or turquoise on a 5250 color terminal. (When was the last time you saw one of those?) iSeries Access faithfully reproduces this behavior, as in Figure 1.


Column Separators have always mildly annoyed me, and I avoided using yellow and turquoise. They annoy me a more now, because I'm maintaining code in which the original developer liked to use yellow. There is no way to change the 5250 data stream, but iSeries Access gives you a preference setting where it is very easy to turn off column separators in a session so that Figure 1 turns into Figure 2.


Feature Article - Security
PowerSC Promises to Lock Down Virtualized Systems

A new security paradigm for the cloud, PowerSC defines your known "good" system rather than  try to defend against a known "bad" threat.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

With the proliferation of virtual systems and internal cloud environments, all aspects of system administration have become more complex and challenging. As expected, this includes managing IBM Power Systems security on each of the virtual servers you create, any one of which can present new threat vulnerabilities.


Advertorial - PowerTech
Partner TechTip: What's Your Compliance Score?

PowerTech Compliance Monitor scorecards make easy work of a tedious, but critical, task.

robin_tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

One of the most common requests I receive from customers is a way to provide the management team and auditors with a simple dashboard-type report of a system's configuration and its conformance with a baseline policy. For single systems, this can be a time-consuming task, prone to human error. When there are tens, or even hundreds, of system partitions, the work involved can become prohibitive.


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