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October 8, 2014 | Volume 9 Issue 10

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Step Right up and Hear About DB2 and TR9!
FEATURED NEWS: IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 1 Offers Performance, Usability, and Integration Enhancements
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: MPG Announces New Versions of Navigator Family, Now Available  
MC VIDEO PORTAL:Top Ten Security Vulnerabilities of IBM i Security Configuration 
TRIAL SOFTWARE: ACO MONITOR manages your IBM i 24-hours a day and notifies you immediately when your IBM i needs assistance!
EVENT: Mobilizing Your IBM i: Deliver First-Rate Mobile Applications Quickly 
MC INDUSTRY BLOG: 3 Trends Changing Expectations Inside IBM i

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Feature Article - Operating Systems
 
Step Right up and Hear About DB2 and TR9!

What's new with DB2 for i?

Written by Scott Forstie

Like a carnival barker from a bygone era, I ask for your attention please. I have something new and exciting to tell you about. I seek not your hard-earned nickels, dimes, or quarters. I'm asking for your undivided attention for a few minutes. In today's world of hyper-tasking (hyper-tasking = multi-tasking x the # of devices you use), I realize that my request isn't trivial. Trust me…it will be time well spent on your part.


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Don't miss out! This is the hands-on guide to IBM's strategic language for IBM i. Database Design and SQL for DB2 delivers everything you need to know about database design and SQL. Author Jim Cooper gives you all the tips and techniques you need in one convenient place, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced developer. Includes real-life examples to help you hone your skills. The bonus companion website explains embedded SQL and explores client-side technologies.


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Featured News
 
IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 1 Offers Performance, Usability, and Integration Enhancements

 

IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 1 includes the following features and benefits:


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With Mastering IBM i, you’ll learn everything you need to work with IBM i systems, including traditional concepts and tools, as well as the latest methods such as SQL. Well-suited for new or veteran IBM i programmers, Mastering IBM i takes a hands-on, experience-based approach to learning. Key terms, review questions and step-by-step labs for each chapter make this book perfect for classroom use or individual study. Order today and get this great resource at a great low price!


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MC Software Center
 

ACO MONITOR manages your IBM i 24-hours a day and notifies you immediately when your IBM i needs assistance!

More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR™ is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. Managing the complexities of today's operating systems, business applications, and networks challenges even the most knowledgeable IT professionals. The cost to an enterprise of unplanned downtime, loss of human expertise during sick leave or vacation, and system/application or environmental failure can be devastating. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

 

ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center (and staff) efficiency.

 

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ACOM’s iSeries-native forms output software, now with new GUI-based tool 

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Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected 

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Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports 

Electronic Forms: Free Trial Software – No Obligation

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3 Trends Changing Expectations Inside IBM i Shops

Released: May 14, 2014. UPDATED: June 18, 2014

 

As the IBM i platform closes in on its silver anniversary, there are more than a few operators with ties tracing back to the very beginning. As any one of them can tell you, their roles have likely undergone more changes than the technology itself in that time.


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Top Ten Security Vulnerabilities of IBM i Security Configuration

In this Webinar:  SkyView Partners has been performing security assessments for the IBM i community for over 12 years. Based on the findings of these assessments, Carol Woodbury will present the Top 10 vulnerabilities found in IBM i security configurations. She will talk about each issue, making sure to describe how the vulnerability poses risk to your data. In addition, her discussion will include the prevalence of these issues, how to assess the risk of these issues as they pertain to your environment and options for addressing the vulnerabilities.


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