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.
Mobile computing is rapidly maturing into a solid platform for delivering enterprise applications. Many IBM i shops today are realizing that integrating their IBM i with mobile applications is the fast path to improved business workflows, better customer relations, and more responsive business reporting. The ROI that mobile applications can produce for your business is substantial.
This ASNA whitepaper takes a look at mobile computing for the IBM i. It discusses the different ways mobile applications may be used within the enterprise and how ASNA products solve the challenges mobile presents. It also presents the case that you already have the mobile programming team your projects need: that team is your existing RPG development team!
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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. 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.
Protecting your organization from cyberthreats has never been more important—or more difficult.
In 2018, HelpSystems surveyed more than 600 IT and cybersecurity professionals to find out what security exploits loom largest and what strategies they’re turning to for protection.
Watch to learn about:
- Security strategies your peers are most interested in implementing
- How managers and executives prioritize security
- Who is responsible for cybersecurity at organizations around the world
- Where IT pros turn for assistance with security
You'll also get practical tips for using this data to drive cybersecurity conversations at your organization.
It's time to make your apps proud to be seen! Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools. Alex Roytman and Liam Allan show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver apps your business will love.
You'll learn how you can use both Profound UI and Profound.js to: Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js; Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI; Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js.
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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 (and staff) efficiency.
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.