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May 30, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 22


In This Issue:

>> TechTip: Converting Legacy Date Fields to DB2 Web Query Dates, Part I
>> Unencrypted Data May Go the Way of $2 Gas

Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Converting Legacy Date Fields to DB2 Web Query Dates, Part I

Regardless of the data type and format that you use to represent dates in your DB2 for i5/OS files, there is a way to convert them.

gene_cobb.jpgBy Gene Cobb

From the time DB2 Web Query for IBM i was announced in July of 2008, I have given numerous presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and Webinars on the product. Among the wide variety of questions asked during these interactive sessions, one question seems to always come up: "Can DB2 Web Query handle my legacy date fields?"


Feature Article - Security
Unencrypted Data May Go the Way of $2 Gas

The increasingly heavy reliance on a highway as dangerous as the Internet can mean only one thing: The practice of encrypting everything is likely just over the horizon.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

The Internet just in the past year has become a dangerous place indeed. This is ironic since during that same year, more people than ever are using the Internet for a growing list of purposes from personal dating to bill paying. Apart from hard statistics that document the increase in malware and phishing schemes, it seems every time I run a virus check lately, I find something has latched onto my system. With identify theft and data loss/leakage on the rise and compliance regulations directing us to follow ever-better security practices, the days of allowing data to remain unencrypted may soon be coming to a close.


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