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January 18, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 3


In This Issue:

>> The CL Corner: Working with Bits
>> IBM Addresses SMB Security with a New Appliance

>> Partner TechTip: How Do You Monitor Temporary Storage or QTEMP Library Growth?

Feature Article - Programming
The CL Corner: Working with Bits

Sometimes the ability to test and/or set a specific bit is critical.

By Bruce Vining

While the vast majority of commercial applications do not need to be concerned with individual bit values, every once in a while you run across a support application-such as data collection or communications with another system-where the ability to test and/or set a specific bit becomes critical. Some languages, such as RPG and C, provide direct support for this type of operation. Other languages, with CL and COBOL coming quickly to mind, do not. Traditionally, I've seen some rather convoluted coding in CL and COBOL in order to work at the bit level. In this article, we'll look at a technique that greatly simplifies this type of work.


Feature Article - Security
IBM Addresses SMB Security with a New Appliance
Reducing costs in a small business means simplifying network security, and IBM has put everything to accomplish that under one roof with its Proventia devices.

By Chris Smith

Worried about viruses, worms, hackers, spam, and unwanted Web content? IBM released a new security appliance this week that promises to simplify and fortify small business networks.


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A Capacity Planning Methodology
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