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IBM today announced new services and products to help clients build a new, more dynamic infrastructure designed to bring more intelligence, automation, integration, and efficiencies to the digital and physical worlds. As a result, it will enable businesses and governments to better respond to and manage challenges presented by today's globally integrated planet.

The new products and services enable clients to use powerful computing systems to manage and gain insight from an increasing number of things in their physical infrastructure that are being instrumented with intelligent sensors. For example, a utility could build a smart grid to eliminate wasted power, delivering power to where it is needed most, in real time. A smart grid also helps a utility's customers to monitor their energy consumption in real time and view stresses in the electrical grid instantly to schedule pre-emptive maintenance.

Key requirements for the new dynamic infrastructure are:

•       The integration of digital and physical infrastructure, providing the ability to use information technology to manage business processes, increasingly intelligent physical infrastructure and assets, and drive new and improved services as a result.

•       The ability to manage, store, and analyze the 15 new petabytes of information the world is now generating per day--eight-times more information than in all US libraries combined. This will enable clients to address massive information management requirements associated with today's governance, compliance, availability, retention, risk, and security challenges.

•       A reduction of massive inefficiencies and greater resilience in today's interconnected world. Data center costs, for example--for energy, space, etc.--have risen eight-times since 1996; and average distributed server utilization is just 6-15 percent.

In response, IBM announced products and services to address these requirements. IDC estimates the market opportunity for the software, servers, technologies, and services to manage the world's converged IT and physical infrastructure to be $122 billion by 2012.

The Integration and Management of Digital and Physical Worlds

Today's physical infrastructure is becoming instrumented. Sensors are being embedded everywhere: In bridges and roads, cars, appliances, cameras, pipelines, even in medicine and livestock. At the same time, the Internet is allowing all of this embedded computing to be interconnected, leading to a trillion connected and intelligent things, and the massive volumes of data they will produce.

IBM is working with thousands of clients around the world, applying its deep industry expertise and experience, to link these increasingly more intelligent things to powerful new backend systems that can process all that data, and applying advanced analytics capable of turning it into real insight, in real time.

Building on that expertise, IBM today announced new industry-specific services and software to help clients integrate their digital and physical infrastructure. Through the new services, IBM will help clients map and integrate intelligent things with backend systems, enabling them to gain new insight into their operations and provide better services as a result. The new offerings include:

•       A new software and services offering, IBM Service Management Industry Solutions, that is customized for seven industries: Utilities, chemicals and petroleum, telecommunications retail, banking, electronics and manufacturing. The new offering includes IBM service management software and services from IBM Global Business Services, IBM Global Technology Services and specialized IBM Business Partner capabilities. Together, they enable organizations to design and implement IT systems that centrally manage and monitor an entire industry infrastructure, enabling greater performance of both traditional assets such as manufacturing robotic equipment as well as emerging technologies like "smart meters" and RFID.

•       New services to help clients design and implement service management strategies. IBM's Service Management Implementation Enhancements and Accelerators design services and deployment planning. Through these services, IBM helps clients streamline the implementation of Tivoli software components so businesses can realize faster returns. These new services complement the IBM Service Management Industry Solutions.

•       A new governance consulting practice. Through the practice, IBM works with clients to design governance systems to help mitigate risks related to business changes, changing market conditions and regulatory requirements. By providing clients with greater visibility into the performance of their businesses and control over the management of business processes, IBM helps them improve their ability to respond to changes, and gain greater command over their hardware, software, people and information assets.

•       New Tivoli Service Automation Manager software, which automates the design, deployment and management of services such as middleware, applications, hardware and networks, tasks that today are largely done manually and thus subject to error, time constraints and other human limitations. For example, the new software would enable a manufacturer to deploy a new quality assurance application in dramatically less time than it takes today and with far less disruption to the operation.

•       New Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager software, which helps organizations simplify the lifecycle of encryption keys by enabling them to centralize, automate, and strengthen security through key management processes, with an increasing number of IT infrastructure elements having built in encryption to protect them.

Managing Staggering Amounts of Information

IBM is announcing new technologies to help clients more securely and efficiently manage skyrocketing data:

•       To reduce data proliferation, IBM today announced an integrated appliance, including a server, storage, and "data deduplication" software. The new IBM "ProtecTIER" Deduplication Appliance helps eliminates redundant copies of the same data, reducing it to a single instance of the data and eliminating duplicative copies. This is a critical capability as information needs continue to escalate, making data deduplication one of the hottest areas in Storage. The offering is a result of IBM's acquisition of Diligent Technologies in 2008.

•       IBM announced enhancements to the IBM XIV Storage System, including a new lower point of entry and interoperability enhancements. The new, 65 percent smaller minimum capacity configuration is designed for midrange customers and enterprise organizations with initial smaller capacity needs. XIV's design provides fast access to information even as data grows across traditional applications, such as financial services or health care, or new workloads, such as digital media and Web 2.0.

•       IBM is announcing full-disk encryption on its IBM System Storage DS8000, which can help increase security and reduce costs and complexity through innovative self-encrypting drives. Data breaches and new regulations have fueled an interest in IBM's industry-leading self-encrypting storage solutions. After almost three years of enabling IBM clients to successfully secure their backup tapes with self-encrypting tape drives, the DS8000 series now extends this crucial technology to the disk system. By combining the DS8000 with its full-disk encrypting drives and the flexible Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager, the DS8000 security solution can not only secure data at rest but can also offer a simple, cost-effective solution for "securely erasing" disk drives that are being retired or used for a different purpose.

•       IBM Internet Security System's new data security services are designed with next-generation security technology to help clients secure their sensitive information from the enterprise to the edge of a network. With these new security offerings, IBM can help prevent information loss via: Network extrusion prevention; implementing and managing encryption solutions to help protect data even when an endpoint device is lost or stolen; securing data more effectively while it's in use on an endpoint device; monitoring and controlling the use of external storage devices for storing and transporting data; and enhancing the security of inbound and outbound email.

•       New InfoSphere Warehouse for System z beta software, designed to help clients make real-time decisions based on core business data for driving better customer management. System z customers can use this new software to more easily and cost effectively design and run a data warehouse that supports business intelligence applications, such as Cognos 8 BI.

Reducing Massive Inefficiency, Building Resilience

IBM announced new software that builds on its leadership in making infrastructure more resilient, virtualized, green, and efficient, while helping clients reduce costs.

•       A key element of a more efficient infrastructure is previously announced IBM Systems Director software, which can bring order to the jumble of physical and virtual assets that characterize today's data center. The Systems Director software can enable customers to realize major increases in the efficiency of UNIX, Windows, and Linux server platforms. The software's advanced tools can help IT managers control and automate large numbers of physical and virtual servers across the full range of IBM hardware (and non-IBM platforms as well) including AIX, Windows, Linux, Power, VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server, Xen, and z/VM. Through a single Systems Director interface, users can map virtual resources to physical servers; throttle energy consumption up or down as needed; and collect data on hardware temperatures and data center energy use. Systems Director can automatically monitor remote hardware operations and take proper action based on alerts.

Building on the benefits of IBM Systems Director, IBM announced new offerings.

•       New IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management software, which brings automation to the management and reporting of energy consumption by non-IT assets -- an office building air conditioning system, for example, or streetlights in a city. With the new software, organizations can now generate a variety of configurable reports to help them track and visualize energy dynamics--and take appropriate action as a result, while extrapolating how changes will yield different business outcomes using sophisticated "what if" calculations.

•       New IBM Resiliency Consulting Services, which provide assessment, planning and business-impact analysis to identify the critical business processes that most impact a client's revenue and assets, and help them prioritize the recovery strategies that might be needed during business disruption.

As part of today's news, IBM also introduced a new initiative to help Business Partners develop and deepen their competencies and skills that can enable them to better respond to clients' business and IT transformational needs. The new "Dynamic Infrastructure Specialty Program" provides education, sales, marketing and technical guidance to advance Business Partners' skills in key business challenge areas such as virtualization, information management and energy efficiency. Business Partners can also qualify to receive as much as 100 thousand dollars in business development funds. The first wave of Business Partners is already gaining certification, including Sirius, Mainline, Vicom, MicroStrategies, Agilysis and Computer Integrated Engineering System-who are now in a strengthened position to go to market with a consultative, solutions-led approach.

Also announced today, IBM Global Financing, the lending and leasing business segment of IBM, is available to provide funding in the form of leases and loans for companies looking to access this new set of technology infrastructure solution offerings. See related article here. For more information on IBM Global Financing, visit www.ibm.com/financing. For additional information about today's announcement, visit www.ibm.com/dynamicinfrastructure. For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com.

The IBM business model is built to support two principal goals: helping clients succeed in delivering business value by becoming more innovative, efficient and competitive through the use of business insight and information technology (IT) solutions; and, providing long-term value to shareholders. The business model has been developed over time through strategic investments in capabilities and technologies that have the best long-term growth and profitability prospects based on the value they deliver to clients. The company's strategy is to focus on the high-growth, high-value segments of the IT industry. The company's global capabilities include services, software, hardware, fundamental research and financing. The broad mix of businesses and capabilities are combined to provide business insight and solutions for the company's clients.

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IBM today announced new services and products to help clients build a new, more dynamic infrastructure designed to bring more intelligence, automation, integration, and efficiencies to the digital and physical worlds. As a result, it will enable businesses and governments to better respond to and manage challenges presented by today's globally integrated planet.

The new products and services enable clients to use powerful computing systems to manage and gain insight from an increasing number of things in their physical infrastructure that are being instrumented with intelligent sensors. For example, a utility could build a smart grid to eliminate wasted power, delivering power to where it is needed most, in real time. A smart grid also helps a utility's customers to monitor their energy consumption in real time and view stresses in the electrical grid instantly to schedule pre-emptive maintenance.

Key requirements for the new dynamic infrastructure are:

•       The integration of digital and physical infrastructure, providing the ability to use information technology to manage business processes, increasingly intelligent physical infrastructure and assets, and drive new and improved services as a result.

•       The ability to manage, store, and analyze the 15 new petabytes of information the world is now generating per day--eight-times more information than in all US libraries combined. This will enable clients to address massive information management requirements associated with today's governance, compliance, availability, retention, risk, and security challenges.

•       A reduction of massive inefficiencies and greater resilience in today's interconnected world. Data center costs, for example--for energy, space, etc.--have risen eight-times since 1996; and average distributed server utilization is just 6-15 percent.

In response, IBM announced products and services to address these requirements. IDC estimates the market opportunity for the software, servers, technologies, and services to manage the world's converged IT and physical infrastructure to be $122 billion by 2012.

The Integration and Management of Digital and Physical Worlds

Today's physical infrastructure is becoming instrumented. Sensors are being embedded everywhere: In bridges and roads, cars, appliances, cameras, pipelines, even in medicine and livestock. At the same time, the Internet is allowing all of this embedded computing to be interconnected, leading to a trillion connected and intelligent things, and the massive volumes of data they will produce.

IBM is working with thousands of clients around the world, applying its deep industry expertise and experience, to link these increasingly more intelligent things to powerful new backend systems that can process all that data, and applying advanced analytics capable of turning it into real insight, in real time.

Building on that expertise, IBM today announced new industry-specific services and software to help clients integrate their digital and physical infrastructure. Through the new services, IBM will help clients map and integrate intelligent things with backend systems, enabling them to gain new insight into their operations and provide better services as a result. The new offerings include:

•       A new software and services offering, IBM Service Management Industry Solutions, that is customized for seven industries: Utilities, chemicals and petroleum, telecommunications retail, banking, electronics and manufacturing. The new offering includes IBM service management software and services from IBM Global Business Services, IBM Global Technology Services and specialized IBM Business Partner capabilities. Together, they enable organizations to design and implement IT systems that centrally manage and monitor an entire industry infrastructure, enabling greater performance of both traditional assets such as manufacturing robotic equipment as well as emerging technologies like "smart meters" and RFID.

•       New services to help clients design and implement service management strategies. IBM's Service Management Implementation Enhancements and Accelerators design services and deployment planning. Through these services, IBM helps clients streamline the implementation of Tivoli software components so businesses can realize faster returns. These new services complement the IBM Service Management Industry Solutions.

•       A new governance consulting practice. Through the practice, IBM works with clients to design governance systems to help mitigate risks related to business changes, changing market conditions and regulatory requirements. By providing clients with greater visibility into the performance of their businesses and control over the management of business processes, IBM helps them improve their ability to respond to changes, and gain greater command over their hardware, software, people and information assets.

•       New Tivoli Service Automation Manager software, which automates the design, deployment and management of services such as middleware, applications, hardware and networks, tasks that today are largely done manually and thus subject to error, time constraints and other human limitations. For example, the new software would enable a manufacturer to deploy a new quality assurance application in dramatically less time than it takes today and with far less disruption to the operation.

•       New Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager software, which helps organizations simplify the lifecycle of encryption keys by enabling them to centralize, automate, and strengthen security through key management processes, with an increasing number of IT infrastructure elements having built in encryption to protect them.

Managing Staggering Amounts of Information

IBM is announcing new technologies to help clients more securely and efficiently manage skyrocketing data:

•       To reduce data proliferation, IBM today announced an integrated appliance, including a server, storage, and "data deduplication" software. The new IBM "ProtecTIER" Deduplication Appliance helps eliminates redundant copies of the same data, reducing it to a single instance of the data and eliminating duplicative copies. This is a critical capability as information needs continue to escalate, making data deduplication one of the hottest areas in Storage. The offering is a result of IBM's acquisition of Diligent Technologies in 2008.

•       IBM announced enhancements to the IBM XIV Storage System, including a new lower point of entry and interoperability enhancements. The new, 65 percent smaller minimum capacity configuration is designed for midrange customers and enterprise organizations with initial smaller capacity needs. XIV's design provides fast access to information even as data grows across traditional applications, such as financial services or health care, or new workloads, such as digital media and Web 2.0.

•       IBM is announcing full-disk encryption on its IBM System Storage DS8000, which can help increase security and reduce costs and complexity through innovative self-encrypting drives. Data breaches and new regulations have fueled an interest in IBM's industry-leading self-encrypting storage solutions. After almost three years of enabling IBM clients to successfully secure their backup tapes with self-encrypting tape drives, the DS8000 series now extends this crucial technology to the disk system. By combining the DS8000 with its full-disk encrypting drives and the flexible Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager, the DS8000 security solution can not only secure data at rest but can also offer a simple, cost-effective solution for "securely erasing" disk drives that are being retired or used for a different purpose.

•       IBM Internet Security System's new data security services are designed with next-generation security technology to help clients secure their sensitive information from the enterprise to the edge of a network. With these new security offerings, IBM can help prevent information loss via: Network extrusion prevention; implementing and managing encryption solutions to help protect data even when an endpoint device is lost or stolen; securing data more effectively while it's in use on an endpoint device; monitoring and controlling the use of external storage devices for storing and transporting data; and enhancing the security of inbound and outbound email.

•       New InfoSphere Warehouse for System z beta software, designed to help clients make real-time decisions based on core business data for driving better customer management. System z customers can use this new software to more easily and cost effectively design and run a data warehouse that supports business intelligence applications, such as Cognos 8 BI.

Reducing Massive Inefficiency, Building Resilience

IBM announced new software that builds on its leadership in making infrastructure more resilient, virtualized, green, and efficient, while helping clients reduce costs.

•       A key element of a more efficient infrastructure is previously announced IBM Systems Director software, which can bring order to the jumble of physical and virtual assets that characterize today's data center. The Systems Director software can enable customers to realize major increases in the efficiency of UNIX, Windows, and Linux server platforms. The software's advanced tools can help IT managers control and automate large numbers of physical and virtual servers across the full range of IBM hardware (and non-IBM platforms as well) including AIX, Windows, Linux, Power, VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server, Xen, and z/VM. Through a single Systems Director interface, users can map virtual resources to physical servers; throttle energy consumption up or down as needed; and collect data on hardware temperatures and data center energy use. Systems Director can automatically monitor remote hardware operations and take proper action based on alerts.

Building on the benefits of IBM Systems Director, IBM announced new offerings.

•       New IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management software, which brings automation to the management and reporting of energy consumption by non-IT assets -- an office building air conditioning system, for example, or streetlights in a city. With the new software, organizations can now generate a variety of configurable reports to help them track and visualize energy dynamics--and take appropriate action as a result, while extrapolating how changes will yield different business outcomes using sophisticated "what if" calculations.

•       New IBM Resiliency Consulting Services, which provide assessment, planning and business-impact analysis to identify the critical business processes that most impact a client's revenue and assets, and help them prioritize the recovery strategies that might be needed during business disruption.

As part of today's news, IBM also introduced a new initiative to help Business Partners develop and deepen their competencies and skills that can enable them to better respond to clients' business and IT transformational needs. The new "Dynamic Infrastructure Specialty Program" provides education, sales, marketing and technical guidance to advance Business Partners' skills in key business challenge areas such as virtualization, information management and energy efficiency. Business Partners can also qualify to receive as much as 100 thousand dollars in business development funds. The first wave of Business Partners is already gaining certification, including Sirius, Mainline, Vicom, MicroStrategies, Agilysis and Computer Integrated Engineering System-who are now in a strengthened position to go to market with a consultative, solutions-led approach.

Also announced today, IBM Global Financing, the lending and leasing business segment of IBM, is available to provide funding in the form of leases and loans for companies looking to access this new set of technology infrastructure solution offerings. See related article here. For more information on IBM Global Financing, visit www.ibm.com/financing. For additional information about today's announcement, visit www.ibm.com/dynamicinfrastructure. For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com.

The IBM business model is built to support two principal goals: helping clients succeed in delivering business value by becoming more innovative, efficient and competitive through the use of business insight and information technology (IT) solutions; and, providing long-term value to shareholders. The business model has been developed over time through strategic investments in capabilities and technologies that have the best long-term growth and profitability prospects based on the value they deliver to clients. The company's strategy is to focus on the high-growth, high-value segments of the IT industry. The company's global capabilities include services, software, hardware, fundamental research and financing. The broad mix of businesses and capabilities are combined to provide business insight and solutions for the company's clients.

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    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWhat happens when your company depends on an outdated document management strategy?
    Everything is harder.
    You don’t need to stick with status quo anymore.
    Watch the webinar to learn how to put effective document management into practice and:

    • Capture documents faster, instead of wasting everyone’s time
    • Manage documents easily, so you can always find them
    • Distribute documents automatically, and move on to the next task

     

  • Lessons Learned from the AS/400 Breach

    SB_PowerTech_WC_GenericGet actionable info to avoid becoming the next cyberattack victim.
    In “Data breach digest—Scenarios from the field,” Verizon documented an AS/400 security breach. Whether you call it AS/400, iSeries, or IBM i, you now have proof that the system has been breached.
    Watch IBM i security expert Robin Tatam give an insightful discussion of the issues surrounding this specific scenario.
    Robin will also draw on his extensive cybersecurity experience to discuss policies, processes, and configuration details that you can implement to help reduce the risk of your system being the next victim of an attack.

  • Overwhelmed by Operating Systems?

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this 30-minute recorded webinar, our experts demonstrate how you can:

    • Manage multiple platforms from a central location
    • View monitoring results in a single pane of glass on your desktop or mobile device
    • Take advantage of best practice, plug-and-play monitoring templates
    • Create rules to automate daily checks across your entire infrastructure
    • Receive notification if something is wrong or about to go wrong

    This presentation includes a live demo of Network Server Suite.

     

  • Real-Time Disk Monitoring with Robot Monitor

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericYou need to know when IBM i disk space starts to disappear and where it has gone before system performance and productivity start to suffer. Our experts will show you how Robot Monitor can help you pinpoint exactly when your auxiliary storage starts to disappear and why, so you can start taking a proactive approach to disk monitoring and analysis. You’ll also get insight into:

    • The main sources of disk consumption
    • How to monitor temporary storage and QTEMP objects in real time
    • How to monitor objects and libraries in real time and near-real time
    • How to track long-term disk trends

     

     

  • Stop Re-keying Data Between IBM I and Other Applications

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    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, see how HelpSystems data automation software will help you stop re-keying data.

     

  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

    SB_Profound_WC_GenericWhen it comes to IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"

     

  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericToo much paper is wasted. Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets.And distributing documents is expensive and takes up far too much time.
    These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
    Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

    • Capture
    • Manage
    • And distribute documents digitally

     

  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400

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    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

    Are there still companies that use AS400? Of course!

    IBM i was built on the same foundation.
    Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

    • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
    • Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i
    • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days

     

  • Ask the RDi Experts

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWatch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, including:

    • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
    • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
    • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
    • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
    • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?

    This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi.

     

  • Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. In Part 2, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Attend this webinar to learn:

    • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
    • Debugging Node.js
    • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
    • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment

     

     

  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.

     

  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.

     

     

  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

  • Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i

    SB Profound WC GenericHave you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
    Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
    In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
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  • The Biggest Mistakes in IBM i Security

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    Here’s the harsh reality: cybersecurity pros have to get their jobs right every single day, while an attacker only has to succeed once to do incredible damage.
    Whether that’s thousands of exposed records, millions of dollars in fines and legal fees, or diminished share value, it’s easy to judge organizations that fall victim. IBM i enjoys an enviable reputation for security, but no system is impervious to mistakes.
    Join this webinar to learn about the biggest errors made when securing a Power Systems server.
    This knowledge is critical for ensuring integrity of your application data and preventing you from becoming the next Equifax. It’s also essential for complying with all formal regulations, including SOX, PCI, GDPR, and HIPAA
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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
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  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

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    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
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    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
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  • ACO MONITOR Manages your IBM i 24/7 and Notifies You When Your IBM i Needs Assistance!

    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.