New in 7.1, FieldProc allows column-level encryption without requiring changes to existing applications.
Written by Kent Milligan
With all the scrutiny and legislation associated with protecting personal sensitive data, a good number of IBM i developers have had to investigate the effort it would take to add column-level encryption logic into their application programs. Anyone who has done this analysis quickly discovers that it's not a trivial amount of work.
A hard-working System i environment is never more visible (or expensive) to an organization than when it becomes unavailable. The expectation is for optimal performance on a 24/7 basis, and beyond that, any system issues should be the remit of the IT manager—not seen, not heard, and most definitely not felt by the user community. Sadly, the realities of system availability can fall short of these exacting standards—whether the systems are truly available or not. This is because the definition of high availability means different things to different groups within an organization.
Are the IT needs of your company on a collision course with the dwindling pool of RPG programmers?
Written by Steve Kilner
The question above is in many managers' minds as the pool of RPG programmers continues to shrink due to retirements and other forms of attrition. It is likely that there will be RPG developers available for many years to come, but that doesn't address the real problem. The real problem is what happens when you lose members of your team. A lot of knowledge is walking out the door with them. How can it possibly be replaced?