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March 27, 2015 | Volume 12 Issue 12

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: TechTip: Getting off the Ground with PHP
FEATURED ARTICLE: Book Review: The Chief Data Officer Handbook for Data Governance
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: HelpSystems Experts to Speak on Security, Compliance, and IT Automation at IBM User Group Conference
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Affordable Query Tool for Software Developers
EVENT: The Power of i
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL

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Feature Article - TechTip
 
TechTip: Getting off the Ground with PHP

PHP is a serious contender for "best bet" for developing robust web applications on the IBM i, but how much do we know about it? Or, more appropriately, how much do you know about it?

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

This is going to be the start of a series, a series on PHP. And that certainly seems appropriate as PHP is one of a number of ways to do web applications from the i. And from my point of view, it's one of the best ways. But unfortunately, it still remains pretty much one of the best-kept secrets in the i world for many of us.


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Feature Article - Database
 
Book Review: The Chief Data Officer Handbook for Data Governance

When implemented appropriately, data governance is a powerful framework.

Written by Inderpal Bhandari

Since 2006, I have created the role of Chief Data Officer thrice in different healthcare organizations. My role expanded in scope over time, in keeping with the trend of increasing importance of data to a business. I went from the leader of a functional unit to the general manager of a business unit and then to a member of the CEO's senior leadership team. I had to reinvent the CDO role at each transition to reflect the expanded scope. But one aspect remained constant: Every time, I had to implement a data governance program.


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Affordable Query Tool for Software Developers

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The Explosion of Security Vulnerabilities Requires Diligent Act with Carol Woodbury & special guest Jeff Uehling

Carol is pleased to be joined for this Coffee with Carol by friend and former colleague Jeff Uehling, current Chief Security Architect for IBM i.  Jeff and Carol will be discussing a number of the recent Security Vulnerabilities which have had a huge, industry-wide impact on both hardware and software vendors - including IBM and the IBM i development groups. These security vulnerabilities include well-publicized ones such as Heartbleed, Bash/Shellshock and Poodle as well as numerous vulnerabilities that haven’t hit the media. These vulnerabilities exist in areas such as Java, OpenSSL and many networking areas of your systems.

 

IBM i has long been known as a secure platform on which you can run your business critical applications. However, securing the system requires careful attention to the system-wide security configuration options, managing the authority settings on your data objects which contain your business critical data (corporate assets), and - as importantly - staying current with your enterprise-wide maintenance and ensure the latest PTFs/Fixes are installed in order to close "real" or "potential" security holes.

 

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Take IBM i Everywhere with Mobile Apps – Watch the Webinar!

Is mobile an initiative for your business? Find out how you can go beyond Web applications to create applications with native device capabilities, such as Camera… even if you’ve never created a mobile application!
Watch this on-demand Webinar with IBM’s Tim Rowe and Profound Logic’s Scott Klement and Alex Roytman, and discover how you can create high-quality mobile applications using your existing RPG knowledge and the right tools.

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  • How the IBM i platform supports mobile development
  • Why hybrid applications are a great option to deliver mobile apps with more functionality than Web apps can offer
  • How to develop mobile apps with native capabilities without becoming an Obj-C and Java expert, or using overly complicated tools

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Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL Presented by Carol Woodbury

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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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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