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TechTip: Getting off the Ground with PHP

PHP is a serious contender for "best bet" for developing robust web applications on the IBM i, but how much do we know about it? Or, more appropriately, how much do you know about it?

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

This is going to be the start of a series, a series on PHP. And that certainly seems appropriate as PHP is one of a number of ways to do web applications from the i. And from my point of view, it's one of the best ways. But unfortunately, it still remains pretty much one of the best-kept secrets in the i world for many of us.

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Book Review: The Chief Data Officer Handbook for Data Governance

When implemented appropriately, data governance is a powerful framework.

Written by Inderpal Bhandari

Since 2006, I have created the role of Chief Data Officer thrice in different healthcare organizations. My role expanded in scope over time, in keeping with the trend of increasing importance of data to a business. I went from the leader of a functional unit to the general manager of a business unit and then to a member of the CEO's senior leadership team. I had to reinvent the CDO role at each transition to reflect the expanded scope. But one aspect remained constant: Every time, I had to implement a data governance program.

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Don't Be Left Behind: Develop IBM i Mobile Applications with CSS3

The latest standard for Cascading Style Sheets can be implemented with helpful development tools to create IBM i web applications that run well on multiple devices.

Written by Nick Hampson

Have you started using CSS3 for your mobile apps? CSS3 lets you create modern, adaptable web applications, eliminating the requirement of dealing individually with the breadth of devices under the mobile umbrella. Along with HTML5 and JavaScript, CSS3 allows for clean separation of document content from document presentation and interactivity. HTML5 contains your content and includes links to CSS3 for presentation and formatting, while JavaScript provides the interactive logic.

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The Tool That Makes Monitoring and Tuning Your IBM i Web Environment Easy

One of the trickiest metrics for any IBM i partition is performance of web workloads. Luckily, there's an app for that.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Over the last few years, IBM has been pumping more and more features into IBM Navigator for i, the strategic systems management utility for IBM i. Performance analysis is one area that has been given extensive focus with Performance Data Investigator. You might launch a web service but not know how to analyze performance, let alone know where to tune it. Hidden away in the IBM Web Administration utility since V5R3 is a great little tool called Web Performance Advisor.

 

 

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Getting Started with IBM i Security

It's a growing concern.

Written by PowerTech Group, Inc.

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper "Getting Started with IBM i Security" available free at the MC White Paper Center.

 

Data security, while always a business concern, rose to critical prominence after 2012. The year was a record-breaker in both size and scope of breaches; there were massive distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against financial institutions, not to mention the shocking incident at the South Carolina Internal Revenue Service, a breach that spanned several months and resulted in 44 systems being compromised.

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IFS for IBM i in Review

Carol talks about some configuration settings not to ignore in the IFS.

carol woodburyWritten by Carol Woodbury

Many of you are daunted by the security aspects of the Integrated File System (IFS), but there are a few things that—whether you're comfortable or not—you should not ignore.

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Cilasoft Introduces CENTRAL for IBM i

The company's latest offering lets IT managers both consolidate selected data from multiple files into a unified view and distribute data from one file to many.

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HelpSystems Experts to Speak on Security, Compliance, and IT Automation at IBM User Group Conference

Security expert and CISM Robin Tatam and IT automation expert Paul Ratchford will lead educational sessions at NEUGC.

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IBM Monitoring V8.1 Announced

IBM Monitoring V8.1 provides application-aware infrastructure monitoring to help you optimize the performance of your applications.

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IBM Cognos Announcements

Cognos Disclosure Management, Cognos Disclosure Management on Cloud, and Cognos Business Intelligence on Cloud

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IBM OpenPages GRC Platform V7.1 for AIX, Linux, and Windows

IBM OpenPages GRC Platform V7.1 delivers an integrated approach to managing risk and compliance initiatives across the enterprise.

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BCD and Zend Expand Partnership, Become Primary Resource for PHP-on-IBM i Development

Industry leaders will tightly integrate to help IBM i organizations succeed at all stages of the PHP development lifecycle.

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IBM Intelligent Operations Center V1.6

IBM Intelligent Operations Center V1.6 now offers a mobile user, a new user type, to support highly scalable solutions that increase public safety, reduce costs, and improve quality of life.

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BCD’s Presto 6 Includes Improved RPG OA Screen Formatting and Change Management

Key new features make it more efficient for RPG programmers to modernize existing green screens and new RPG programs.

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