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May 18, 2015 | Volume 10 Issue 9


TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: Analysis of IBM i Community Feedback
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: Handling Backup and Recovery Chores In-House
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:  ProData Announces New Release SQL/Pro 5.0
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Top Selling Titles
EVENT: See how new Presto 6.1 makes modernization and mobilization easier
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL

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Feature Article - Analysis
In the Wheelhouse: Analysis of IBM i Community Feedback

Sometimes the best advice you can find is from watching what your peers are doing.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Back in March, HelpSystems released its first annual IBM i Marketplace Survey report. 344 of our peers in the IBM i and Power Systems world explained how they use the platform, highlighting the good, the bad, the challenges, and the concerns. This is great news, especially as an annual survey, because it's great to know what other people are doing with Power Systems and IBM i and how they're doing it. You can download it free from the MC White Paper Center.


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Feature Article - System Administration
Technology Focus: Handling Backup and Recovery Chores In-House

If you need a better answer for in-house data backup services but can't afford full-blown high-availability solutions, here are some other options.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

Thirty years ago (or maybe as recently as last night at some small businesses), a "typical" in-house backup and recovery strategy was to back up all the hard drives on the server and hang the tape in a library until next week, when it would be time to overwrite "Monday's" tape with next Monday's backup.


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Most Popular MC Press Titles

Best-Selling MC Press Titles

  1. Free-Format RPG IV
  2. RPG TnT
  3. Subfiles in Free-Format RPG
  4. Advanced Guide to PHP on IBM i
  5. The IBM i Programmer's Guide to PHP
  6. Flexible Input, Dazzling Output with IBM i
  7. The Modern RPG IV Language
  8. Advanced, Integrated RPG
  9. Mastering IBM i
  10. DB2 10.1 Fundamentals (Exam 610)


MC Video Portal

MC Video Portal

Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL

Due to popular demand, Carol has updated her presentation on configuring iAccess to use SSL sessions to include, not just the step-by-step configuration guidance but also a discussion on the benefits and challenges of using certificates from a well-known CA (Certificate Authority) vs a self-signed certificate as well as practical tips for enterprise implementation.


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