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October 3, 2016 | Volume 11 Issue 16

LEAD ARTICLE: Protecting the Business with Smart Cloud Choices
FEATURED ARTICLE: Internet of Things: Creating a Connected, Smarter World
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Unveils Industry’s First Platform to Integrate All Data Types for AI-Powered Decision-Making
WHITE PAPER: Automate IBM i Operations using Wireless Devices
EVENT: ZendCon 2016

Lead Article - Analysis

Protecting the Business with Smart Cloud Choices

Before reading the end of this article, someone will seriously ponder if they could market gluten-free cloud servers.

Written by Steve Pitcher

A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a colleague at another company who had a major virus headache. From what they could gather, a user opened a zip file from an email that turned out to be a fantastic cryptolocker variant. First, it managed to encrypt everything on that user’s laptop, and then it proceeded to lock down files on every shared drive on which the user had write access. And did it ever.

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New! Mobile Access to IFS

kLink is a mobile application server running on your IBM i providing user initiated secure document retrieval from your IFS to mobile devices. This allows your users to login and view documents that you make available to them. kLink has built in security to prevent hacking and to quickly deliver private content only to the appropriate authorized end user. Safe and efficient distribution of public and private content to any browser or mobile device.

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ASNA Mobile RPG empowers RPG programmers to create great IBM i-driven smartphone and tablet mobile apps with nothing but plain ol’ RPG. Programmers don’t need to learn obtuse languages like HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Java or Objective C. The only skills required to create superb mobile applications with Mobile RPG are traditional RPG coding skills—period! These applications feature secure and fast read/write access to your IBM i database and provide game-changing possibilities for your business.

Attend our free webinar to learn more!

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Fundamentals of Technology Project Management, 2nd Edition

Whether you’re a project manager, student, software engineer, or IT professional, Fundamentals of Technology Project Management will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the project management lifecycle and how to manage it—from first steps to intermediate topics (as well as some advanced ones).

Featured Article - Internet

Internet of Things: Creating a Connected, Smarter World

What exactly is IoT, and what does it mean to us? How will it impact our lives?

Written by Joydip Kanjilal

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a buzz amongst the technology giants and the business communities worldwide. It is an emerging technology that has technical, social, and economic significance. Most importantly, it is set to be the biggest thing to happen to technology since the .com boom.

News Highlight

IBM Unveils Industry’s First Platform to Integrate All Data Types...

IBM today unveiled “Project DataWorks,” a Watson initiative that is the industry’s first cloud-based data and analytics platform to integrate all types of data and enable AI-powered decision-making. Project DataWorks is designed to make it simple forbusiness leaders and data professionalsto collect, organize, govern and secure data, so they can gain the insights needed to become a cognitive business.
MC Press White Paper Center

3 Compelling Drivers for Implementing an HA Solution on an IBM i Cloud with MIMIX

1. Affordable Cloud Solutions

2. Efficiencies of MIMIX

3. Rising Cost of Downtime

This white paper is a collaborative effort between Connectria Hosting, a pioneer in the development of the IBM i Cloud, and Vision Solutions, the leader in High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions including MIMIX®, the standard for complete, scalable HA/DR protection for the IBM i.

It will provide a review of the core causes and costs of both planned and unplanned downtime and will then provide a detailed discussion of current options for IBM i High Availability and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud.

Most importantly, as you read you will learn why true HA and DR protection are now within reach of even the smallest of businesses.

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