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July 25, 2014 | Volume 11 Issue 29


TOP STORY: TechTip: Make a Switch with Printer Job Language (PJL)
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: How SEQUEL Handles Big Data
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: DRV Technologies Releases 6.0 of the DRV FlexTool Solutions Suite
MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: Top 10 Best-Selling Titles
MC INDUSTRY BLOGS: 3 Trends Changing Expectations Inside IBM i Shops
MC VIDEO PORTAL:  Best Practices for IBM i Security Administration
EVENT: 5 Ways to Secure Your IBM i Today from Cyber Attacks

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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Make a Switch with Printer Job Language (PJL)

Do you like printing stuff? Or doing things for other people who like to print stuff? Then this tip might be just what you need, especially if you like doing complex things with your prints.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

I'm just going to say this up front and be done with it. I don't like printers. Never have, never will. I think it dates back to the days when we had the big line printers and I was never able to get the paper lined up to suit Gloria, the night operator. It shouldn't have mattered, but I was younger then and she was hot. I have my pride. It just always seemed to me that printers were the perfect demonic combination of electronics and mechanical gears. But that's my problem, not yours.


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Partner TechTip: How SEQUEL Handles Big Data

Big data: A big opportunity to improve business.
mike stegemanWritten by Mike Stegeman

Big data is one of the biggest buzzwords in IT right now. A lot of companies are clamoring to set up advanced analytics tools and establish business processes that help them make sense of the troves of information now passing through their systems. The goal? To improve decision-making and be in a good position to respond to changing conditions.


MC Video Portal

MC Video Portal

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.


MC Industry Blogs

Read and Share the latest from the IBM i Automation Blog

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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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  7. Free-Format RPG
  8. Mastering IBM i
  9. Database Design and SQL for DB2
  10. Control Language Programming for IBM i



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