March 6, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: Practical Linux: Building Your Linux VM
- FEATURED ARTICLE: RPG Academy - Modernization: Guidelines for Modernization Goals, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: 2019 State of IBM i Modernization
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Brings AI and Advanced Analytics to the Industrial World
- WEBCAST: IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: How to Move to POWER9 the Right Way
More and more, we deal with Linux. This article provides a way to do that at your own pace.
By Joe Pluta
The days of the standalone IBM i sitting in a closet are (almost entirely) long gone. While I do occasionally see a standalone box running a small business, more often it's a case of the IBM i being the central repository for enterprise data, sharing it with the outside world. One of the most common situations I run across is servers with so-called LAMP stacks: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. They provide everything from front-end web services to SQL databases for data warehousing. They often need to access the IBM i, and when they do, we're sometimes at the mercy of the Linux team when it comes to development. We get requests to provide data, but we really don't know how to test those environments. I don't know about…
Having an idea of how to set reasonable modernization goals is not enough. So if the last article left you wanting more, this one will provide.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
Now that we’ve looked at a few guidelines of the modernization goals in the previous article of this series, let’s analyze what these goals can include. According to the IBM Redbook Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between, modernization goals can be divided into four major categories:
I’ll cover the first two here and continue the discussion in the next article.
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
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More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation.
Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects.
The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the companyare not aligned with the current IT environment.
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.
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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.
By Profound Logic Software, Inc.
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.