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August 11, 2014 | Volume 9 Issue 14

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Top 10 Reasons Why Rails on i Is So Cool
FEATURED ARTICLE: Getting Maximum Value from Your Software Maintenance Agreement
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Using the IBM Advanced Job Scheduler for i  
WHITE PAPER: Checklists for Checklists on Checklists … Why Not Automate?
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Best Practices for IBM i Security Administration
MC INDUSTRY BLOGS: Possible Hackability of Boeing 777 Illustrates Vulnerability of Integrated Systems
EVENT: 2014 IBM Systems Technical Symposium

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Taking Exam 610? Better brush up! Roger Sanders gives you all the help you need in his new DB2 10.1 Fundamentals: Certification Study Guide. As an exam developer and one of the world’s leading DB2 authors, Sanders walks you through every topic on the test and prepares you with 150 practice questions. Review planning, security, working with databases and database objects, SQL and XQuery, DB2 tables, and more. Arm yourself with this complete guide! Show what you know about DB2 10.1, and ace the exam!


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Feature Article - Programming
 
Top 10 Reasons Why Rails on i Is So Cool

Don Denoncourt expounds on why Rails has become the hottest technology in the web development industry.

don denoncourtWritten by Don Denoncourt

I worked the PowerRuby booth at the spring COMMON Conference this year. Many of our booth visitors asked, "Why would I use Rails over Java, .Net, or PHP?" Each time I was asked that question, I seemed to respond with a different answer. So I decided to compile my top ten answers into this article:


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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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Feature Article - Application Software
 
Getting Maximum Value from Your Software Maintenance Agreement

How do you determine whether your maintenance agreement includes everything you'll need?

Written by Halcyon Software

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper "Getting Maximum Value from Your Software Maintenance Agreement" available free from the MC White Paper Center.

Most businesses invest in software and protect that investment with a maintenance agreement from the software vendor. Most IT managers must question at one time or another what exactly they're getting for their money from a software maintenance agreement.


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The IBM i no longer stands alone. It now lives harmoniously with its other server brethren. Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i shows you how to build the interfaces you need to move data between servers. The free, open-source code and tools included with the book allow you to import and export data, automate data transfers, create attractive charts and graphs easily, generate top-notch Excel spreadsheets, and much more. And it's all done with the language you know and love: RPG. Pre-order yours today!

 

Give your IBM i the freedom to connect to the rest of the world.


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MC White Paper Center
 

  NEW FEATURED WHITE PAPER

Checklists for Checklists on Checklists … Why Not Automate?

This is not about getting rid of IT checklists. The power of a good checklist is awesome – but how can we make sure the best procedures are continuously in place and always ready for action if a problem is encountered. The key is to automate manual routines and checklists.

This White Paper discusses the advantages of automating traditional manual, hands-on management tasks for the operation and maintenance of IT platforms, systems, applications, networks and architectures.

For many of these tasks, missing a step or running steps out of sequence can be disastrous to IT services and the business.

Discover the five benefits of automation and how to cement in place a high quality set of actions, according to a proven plan.

 

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Latest White Papers:

Checklists for Checklists on Checklists … Why Not Automate?

2014 State of IBM i Security Study

Automate IBM i Operations using Wireless Devices

10 Facts You Need To Know About Laser Check Printing On Your IBM i

DR Strategy Guide from Maxava

Virus Got You Down?

PCI and What it means to IBM i

Data Access in a Big Data World

Top Security Issues for the Integrated File System (IFS)

How to Effectively Manage and Monitor Your Business Applications

The Promise of A/P Automation

The Essential Guide to IBM i Database Modernization

The State of IBM i Security 2013

Storing Metadata the Profound UI Way

Secure Inside and Out: Maximizing Intrusion Detection on IBM i

Solving the Little Things with Automation for IBM Power Systems

Managing Privileged Users on IBM i

5 Ways to Control Access using Application Administration

Analyzing IBM i Performance Metrics

3 Essential Steps to Successful Performance Management


Plus Choose From This Amazing Selection, Too

Lights Out IBM i Automation

10 Top Job Scheduling Challenges for your IBM i and How to Solve Them

101 things you can Automate on your IBM i & 10 Tips for Peace of Mind

3 Essential Steps to Successful Performance Management

5 Shortcuts to Sensible Operational Security

5 Ways to Control Access using Application Administration

6 Recommendations for Smarter Spooled File Processing on Your IBM i

A FREE HA/DR Jargon Buster

Analyzing IBM i Performance Metrics

Assess the Appropriateness of the iSeries/IBM i in My Business

Baker College Makes IBM i Apps More Cool, Less Old-School, With Profound UI

Best Practices: The Fundamentals of Document Automation

Beyond FTP: Securing and Managing File Transfers

Bringing Mashups to Your Enterprise Business Applications

Building a Sound Investment Strategy Through Technology

Business Intelligence for the IBM i Customer

Case Study: Streamline Purchase-to-Pay using Document Management

Cloud Computing

Compliance without the Complexities

Critical Elements for Business ContinuityDMZ Gateways: Secret Weapons for Data Security

Defending Against Data Breach: Developing the Right Strategy for Data Encryption

DMZ Gateways: Secret Weapons for Data Security

Getting the most from your SAP production reports

Getting the Most out of Your Audit Journal - Handouts

Goodbye Paper, Hello Freedom: Paperless Accounts Payable

Goodbye Paper, Hello Freedom: The Complete Guide to Going Paperless

How to Effectively Manage and Monitor Your Business Applications

IBM i Scheduling Survival Guide

IBM i Trends and the IBM i Cloud

Keeping your System i Applications Relevant in a Service-Oriented World

Laws and Regulations and Standards… Oh my!

Make “Paperwork” Smarter

Managing Data and Healthcare Regulations Efficiently

Managing Privileged Users on IBM i

Modern Monitoring Methods for Power Systems

Oh no! Another Audit!

PCI Compliance for Power Systems Running IBM i

PCI DSS Compliance with Managed File Transfer

Pillars Of Data Protection

Protecting your Data – How Much Security is Enough?

Revolutionizing System i Application Modernization

Secure Inside and Out: Maximizing Intrusion Detection on IBM i

SOA What? Why SOA is Critical for iSeries RPG Shops

Solving the Little Things with Automation for IBM Power Systems

Storing Metadata the Profound UI Way

Supply Chain Synchronization: Recession-proof Strategies for Improving Efficiencies

System Modernization Survival Guide

The Eight Pillars of an Enterprise Application Architecture

The Hidden Cost of Compliance

Top Security Issues for the Integrated File System (IFS)

Using Microsoft .NET to Build Scalable Enterprise IBM i Applications

Using Software for Compliance…

Ways to Use IBM i Audit Journal

What Authorities Do Programmers Really Need?

Why Companies Fail PCI Audits - Handouts

 

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Best Practices for IBM i Security Administration

In this Webinar, based on her just-released e-book on Security Administration, Carol Woodbury, the authority in IBM i Security, discusses the tasks every IBM i Security Administrator should perform.  From system values to managing user profiles, administering authorities and handling IFS security issues, Carol provides guidance for automating tasks as well as tips for simplifying them.


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Possible hackability of Boeing 777 illustrates vulnerability of integrated systems

Posted in News, Security on June 6th, 2014 by Robin – Be the first to comment

 

The March 2014 disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has renewed old concerns about the security of aircraft with embedded systems, such as the Boeing 777. While the exact causes of the plane’s demise have not been determined yet, security experts have taken the opportunity to point out that cyberattacks could exploit the features of advanced airliners and lead to similar incidents in the future.

 


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