November 21, 2016
• LEAD ARTICLE: The IBM i Skills Shortage Myth
• FEATURED ARTICLE: IBM i Security Without Breaking the Bank
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Maxava and Meridian IT Reaffirms Strategic Partnership for Disaster Recovery Services
• WHITE PAPER: IBM i Security: Event Logging & Active Monitoring
• EVENT: [Webinar series] DevOps for IBM i: On Git, SVN, RTC or TFS
The problem isn’t IBM i skills shortage; it’s an “RPG II/III-fixed format-legacy-cycle” skills shortage.
Written by Steve Pitcher
Yeah, I said it.
An “RPG II/III-fixed format-legacy-cycle” skills shortage. The kind of shortage you don’t want to have if you care about the future of your business. So forgive me if I take exception to the argument about IBM i having a skills shortage. It doesn’t. IBM i’s history is rooted in being a business computer for business people. They run business programs to do business things. IBM i may have grown in terms of capabilities, but at its core it’s a business operating system. So when people talk about an IBM i skills shortage, it makes me wonder if we’ve lost the point about what IBM i really is.
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Stop neglecting IBM i security. Consider a risk assessment and two control layers to enjoy substantially less risk of data loss—without sending your organization into the red.
Written by Robin Tatam
The time is now!
While some companies take a proactive stance on becoming more secure, many more act as a result of regulation. Governments and industry bodies have enacted numerous enforceable mandates, typically as a result of a scandal or high-profile breach. The growing list of these mandates includes PCI-DSS for credit card data, MAS-TRM for financial organizations in Singapore, BASEL for the banking industry, SOX for publicly traded companies, and HIPAA for those in the U.S. healthcare industry. Operators in the European Union face a dramatic increase in fines that may be levied for data breaches since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted in April 2016. This replacement for the previous “directive” will become law in…
A Step by Step Guide
Active monitoring is one of the most critical and effective security controls that an organization can deploy. Unlike many Windows and Linux server deployments, the IBM i can host a complex mix of back-office applications, web applications, and open source applications and services - leaving millions of security events to actively monitor.
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