January 9, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical RPG: A National Language Support Shortcut
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy - Modernization: Tips to Avoid the Pains of Modernization
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Delivers Opening Keynote at CES 2019 on What's Next in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Quantum Computing
- WEBCAST: IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Join us at Think 2019 February 12 – 15 San Francisco, CA
National Language Support (NLS) is a huge part of the IBM i, and this is quick way to take advantage of it.
By Joe Pluta
The IBM midrange platform has always supported multiple languages, typically more consistently than the various devices we connected to it. I remember creating client/server applications for the Japanese market. The support on the IBM i was relatively easy to enable, but the support on the PCs (even the IBM-brand PCs) required jumping through a lot of hoops. But even on the IBM i, there are numerous moving parts, and this article shows you how to get to many of them in one easy step.
Enter Now: State of IBM i Modernization Survey
There’s no accurate map for a modernization initiative, so the best you can do is go into the “Here be dragons” part of it a little more prepared.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
Modernization is usually a long and hard process, for which there’s no accurate map or magic formula. The best you can do is prepare for it and start the journey. People get excited about the gains of modernization but often ignore the pains.
IT managers hoping to find new IBM i talent are discovering that the pool of experienced RPG programmers and operators or administrators with intimate knowledge of the operating system and the applications that run on it is small.
This begs the question: How will you manage the platform that supports such a big part of your business?
This guide offers strategies and software suggestions to help you plan IT staffing and resources and smooth the transition after your AS/400 talent retires. Read on to learn:
- Why IBM i skills depletion is a top concern
- How leading organizations are coping
- Where automation will make the biggest impact
Download your copy today!
The annual Profound Logic ‘State of IBM i Modernization Survey” takes a look at the trends and attitudes that shape the IBM i modernization market. We reached out to the IBM i community, and the response was outstanding: close to 800 people, nearly 300 more than last year, took the survey. This enthusiasm resulted in very interesting findings for how businesses plan to use and modernize the platform in the coming year.
As you read through each section of the survey, you will see our summary of the results and suggestions for the future. We hope the survey will help your business better understand what is possible for your IBM i platform in the coming year.
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.
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).
Can you trust all of your users all of the time?
A typical end user receives 16 malicious emails each month, but only 17 percent of these phishing campaigns are reported to IT. Once an attack is underway, most organizations won’t discover the breach until six month later.
A staggering amount of damage can occur in that time. Despite these risks, 93 percent of organizations are leaving their IBM i systems vulnerable to cybercrime. In this on-demand webinar, IBM i security experts Robin Tatam and Sandi Moore will reveal:
- How phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated
- Three little-known ways malicious programs can reach your IFS
- Why the IFS is IBM i’s “Typhoid Mary”
You’ll also learn why some of the most common malware solutions still leave IBM i systems vulnerable—and what you can do to protect your organization.
The thought of printing, distributing, and storing iSeries reports manually may reduce you to tears. Paper and labor costs associated with report generation can spiral out of control. Mountains of paper threaten to swamp your files. Robot 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:
- Automated report distribution
- View online without delay
- 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.
TRY the one package that solves all your document design and printing challenges on all your platforms.
Produce bar code labels, electronic forms, ad hoc reports, and RFID tags – without programming! MarkMagic is the only document design and print solution that combines report writing, WYSIWYG label and forms design, and conditional printing in one integrated product.