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September 23, 2015 | Volume 4 Issue 5


TOP STORY: Building Mobile Apps: Top 5 Mobile Features That Make a Difference
FEATURED ARTICLE: Get Moving with Mobile Apps Using Cordova, Part 3
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Predictive Solutions Foundation on Cloud
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Take IBM i Everywhere with Mobile Apps – Watch the Webinar!
EVENT: Modernizing IBM i Spool File Design and Distribution with New Formtastic 10

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Feature Article - Networking
Building Mobile Apps: Top 5 Mobile Features That Make a Difference

And how neglecting them is doing your company a disservice.

david braultWritten by David Brault

I've been on this earth for a long time. In fact, according to my teenage daughter, I'm ancient. During my 20+ years of being an IT professional at LANSA, I've witnessed a lot of change. It seemed every five or six trips around the sun, another game-changing technology would surface and turn our world upside down.


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When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:30 AM PT/ 1:30 PM ET

Presenters:  Scott Klement, IBM Champion & Profound Logic Product Developer

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Learn how you can rapidly and easily deploy mobile apps to your organization – even when working with legacy RPG code! Attend this live Webinar and discover how Profound Mobile helps you:

  • Deploy secure applications for any mobile device
  • Build one application for all platforms, including Apple and Android
  • Extend the life and reach of your IBM i (aka iSeries, AS400) platform

You’ll see examples from customers who have used our products and services to deliver the mobile applications of their dreams, faster and easier than they ever thought possible!

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Feature Article - Networking
Get Moving with Mobile Apps Using Cordova, Part 3

Finally, add a database backend to your mobile app.

jeff olenWritten by Jeff Olen

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, we built a simple to-do list application. Now we come to the final step in the process: adding the backend database. Previously, in part 2, we could add and delete the to-do list items in the Document Object Model (DOM), but they weren't saved anywhere and therefore would not persist between instances of the application.


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MC Webcast Center

Don't miss these Featured On-Demand Webcasts:


Migrating from IBM Query/400?

Get the facts to determine whether DB2 Web Query or the NGS-IQ query, reporting, and business intelligence solution is right for your company. This Webcast provides helpful analysis of DB2 Web Query features, licensing terms, pricing, and support considerations.

See a demo of how NGS-IQ gives you and your co-workers the ability to:

  • create Web reports, dynamic dashboards, OLAP models
  • output to Excel, Word, and Access in one click
  • work from Web, Windows and 5250 user interfaces
  • query DB2, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle and Postgre SQL databases
  • run and enhance existing Query/400 queries with NGS’ Query/400 API
  • develop Web applications
  • use integrated e-mail and FTP
  • maintain control with NGS-IQ’s security


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The Explosion of Security Vulnerabilities Requires Diligent Act with Carol Woodbury & special guest Jeff Uehling

Carol is pleased to be joined for this Coffee with Carol by friend and former colleague Jeff Uehling, current Chief Security Architect for IBM i.  Jeff and Carol will be discussing a number of the recent Security Vulnerabilities which have had a huge, industry-wide impact on both hardware and software vendors - including IBM and the IBM i development groups. These security vulnerabilities include well-publicized ones such as Heartbleed, Bash/Shellshock and Poodle as well as numerous vulnerabilities that haven’t hit the media. These vulnerabilities exist in areas such as Java, OpenSSL and many networking areas of your systems.


IBM i has long been known as a secure platform on which you can run your business critical applications. However, securing the system requires careful attention to the system-wide security configuration options, managing the authority settings on your data objects which contain your business critical data (corporate assets), and - as importantly - staying current with your enterprise-wide maintenance and ensure the latest PTFs/Fixes are installed in order to close "real" or "potential" security holes.


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Take IBM i Everywhere with Mobile Apps – Watch the Webinar!

Is mobile an initiative for your business? Find out how you can go beyond Web applications to create applications with native device capabilities, such as Camera… even if you’ve never created a mobile application!
Watch this on-demand Webinar with IBM’s Tim Rowe and Profound Logic’s Scott Klement and Alex Roytman, and discover how you can create high-quality mobile applications using your existing RPG knowledge and the right tools.

You’ll learn:

  • How the IBM i platform supports mobile development
  • Why hybrid applications are a great option to deliver mobile apps with more functionality than Web apps can offer
  • How to develop mobile apps with native capabilities without becoming an Obj-C and Java expert, or using overly complicated tools

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Operations on IBM i: Where Do I Start?

Calling all programmers, system admins, operators, and data center managers! If your boss or your business just tossed you into the IBM i environment, you may find yourself up the operations creek without a paddle.

Let the IBM i experts at HelpSystems be your guide. Both first-timers and old hands will benefit from a few new tricks on where to get started with these essential IBM i areas:

  • Job management and subsystems
  • Memory management and allocation
  • Report management
  • System message handling
  • User profile creation and control
  • Commands and menus

Watch this one-hour recorded webinar to see how easy it can be to excel at IBM i systems management.


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