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April 21, 2014 | Volume 9 Issue 7

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 8 Announced
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: IBM i BI in the Era of Big Data
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: More Automation, More Power
WHITE PAPER: Data Access in a Big Data World
MC INDUSTRY BLOGS: IBM i Security Blog
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Feature Article - Analysis
 
In the Wheelhouse: IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 8 Announced

On the cusp of the expected IBM i 7.2 announcement, IBM announces IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 8, which contains updates for hardware, DB2, the Integrated Application Server, and specifically IBM i HTTP Administration.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

While it's the last bullet point of the entire TR8 announcement, don't think that the Integrated Application Server on IBM i 7.1 now being based on the WebSphere Application Server 8.5 Liberty Profile is a less-important announcement than the others. Liberty is an ultra-lightweight and dynamic application server environment that allows applications to run with bare minimum support from the underlying Java architecture. In layman's terms, when a Liberty application runs, it loads only what it needs to do the job at hand and then loads anything else it needs on-demand.


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Feature Article - Database
 
Technology Focus: IBM i BI in the Era of Big Data

Big Data is big buzz these days, but has this new IT fad really made it to the IBM i? Reports from business intelligence (BI) software vendors are trending toward "not so much."

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

To many, the idea that "if accurate data is good, large volumes of accurate data is better" is a self-confirming truism. At the very least, that sentiment is a driving factor behind Big Data's popularity as a concept. You need look no further than IBM's own Big Data page to see how its boosters view the idea.


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Data Access in a Big Data World

With big data comes big responsibility, but it doesn't have to stress you out, especially when it comes to accessing partitioned files. You can learn how to adapt to the trends and take control of your partitioned data without losing the ability to query multiple files at once.

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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

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Bringing Mashups to Your Enterprise Business Applications

Building a Sound Investment Strategy Through Technology

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

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

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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

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IBM i Trends and the IBM i Cloud

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

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Make “Paperwork” Smarter

Managing Data and Healthcare Regulations Efficiently

Managing Privileged Users on IBM i

Modern Monitoring Methods for Power Systems

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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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What to Know about the New NIST Cybersecurity Framework

 

Posted in Security on April 16th, 2014 by Robin – Be the first to comment

 

In February, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released a set of voluntary guidelines called the Cybersecurity Framework. The document is designed to help organizations in sectors such as finance, healthcare, and government services manage risks to critical infrastructure more consistently.

Compiled with significant input from the private sector, the Cybersecurity Framework isn’t a prescriptive compliance document and instead gives companies significant leeway in how they use it to inform their security strategies. As a relatively new source of guidance, its implications for regulated industries aren’t clear yet. However, it could spark interest in measures such as cyberinsurance that only make sense to implement when stakeholders have a good grasp of the kinds of risk they face.


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