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TechTip: Installing Git on IBM i

Git has changed the face of open source collaboration in significant fashion and is easily installable on IBM i.

aaron bartellWritten by Aaron Bartell

In 2012, MC Press author Thomas Snyder produced two pieces (article 1, article 2) on Git describing what it is and how to install it. Instead of digressing into the many advantages of Git, this article will focus on how it can be obtained and installed on IBM i.

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TechTip: Building Charts with Highcharts, Part 3

Show off with a gauge chart that's built using RPG.

jan jorgensenWritten by Jan Jorgensen

Hopefully, you've by now read parts 1 and 2 of this series. In this last tip about Highcharts, I'll introduce you to gauge charts. Highcharts offers a range of various gauges that with a minimum of effort can be implemented and used in your daily work.

 

I'll use the one called "Solid gauge," and I'll combine it with an RPG-CGI program that will generate a simple XML output using the CEERAN0 API to generate a random number between 0 and 99.

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Fly Above Storm Clouds with an Airtight Data Migration to the Cloud

A carefully executed data migration plan and the right migration technology can make cloud a viable option for scalable data storage.

ian mastersWritten by Ian Masters

As organizations continue to amass vast amounts of data, cloud has come to the fore as a solution that can meet growing storage demands. A notable 64 percent of respondents to Vision Solutions 2015 State of Resilience Report, which surveyed IT professionals, said that their organizations currently use cloud services. The number has more than doubled since 2011, when just 23 percent of respondents used the cloud.

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2015 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results

Nearly 350 people from organizations large and small responded.

tom huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper "2015 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results" available free at the MC White Paper Center.

 

IBM i is known worldwide for its power, scalability, reliability, and securability. But it's also one of technology's best-kept secrets. Very little data exists to show how businesses use the platform and how IBM i relates to broader IT objectives. HelpSystems, in conjunction with leading industry publications IT Jungle and PowerWire.eu, set out to gather this data by surveying the IT professionals who use IBM i every day.

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FTP on IBM i: Does It Honor the User Profile's Limited Capability Setting or Not?

Carol explains why you need to be concerned about profiles' limited capability setting when considering the risks FTP poses to your organization.

carol woodburyWritten by Carol Woodbury

Many IBM i shops continue to allow FTP to be run by all users (or I should say have done little or nothing to ensure only selected users can use FTP). The excuse that some administrators use is that their users have been configured as limited capability users, so what's the threat? This article describes the threat, even when a user is a limited capability user.

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TechTip: Get Familiar with Wireshark, an Open-Source Packet Analysis Tool

With over 5 million downloads of Wireshark every year, network analysts who have skills in packet analysis set themselves apart. To troubleshoot your network, you should learn, really learn about Wireshark.

lisa bockWritten by Lisa Bock

Packet analysis can analyze network problems, detect network intrusion attempts, perform content monitoring, monitor bandwidth usage per application and process, and verify endpoint security status to see unwanted protocols (such as bogus ARP traffic and Multicast DNS), and gather and report network statistics.

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INDUSTRY NEWS >>

IBM Watson Explorer V11.0

IBM Watson Explorer V11.0 accelerates the deployment of hybrid cloud applications and harnesses new text mining and cognitive computing capabilities from the IBM Watson Developer Cloud.

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IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V7.5 Security and Connectivity Enhancements

IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V7.5 delivers key enhancements that include improved security capabilities and increased connectivity options.

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Linux on Power Announcements

IBM PE Runtime Edition for Linux on Power, V2.2 improves communication; IBM ESSL for Linux on Power, V5.3.2 boosts performance with support for GPU processing

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FlashSystem V9000 Offers New 2-Meter Fibre Channel Cable Options and Administrative Feature Codes

IBM FlashSystem 900 and IBM FlashSystem V9000 Storage Enclosure Model AE2 deliver new 2-meter Fibre Channel cable options for improved rack installation.

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Cognos BI V10.2.2 Supports Little Endian Linux Distributions Optimized for POWER8

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 transforms data into meaningful and useful insights.

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System i Developer Launches New "i Community Blogs" Site

5 IBM i development experts share technology insights and views.

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Zend Opens Zend Server and Z-Ray to Community Innovation with New Add-ons and Plugins Gallery

Zend launches Zend Server 8.5 featuring Zend Gallery, the first open ecosystem of plugins for Z-Ray and Zend Server.

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IBM Control Desk V7.6 Delivers Usability, Integration, and Process Improvements

IBM Control Desk V7.6 for Linux and AIX focuses on:

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IBM Network Advisor V12.4 Delivers Enhancements to Support New and Updated Fabric Vision Features

IBM Network Advisor V12.4 for Windows and Linux is a feature release delivering the following enhancements throughout the software management platform:

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