April 17, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: IBM Access Client Solutions Gets Major Updates
- FEATURED ARTICLE: The AI Revolution: Preparing Your Company
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Why Your Business Needs a Security Awareness Program
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Free Work with Database Relations (WRKDBR) Command
- WEBCAST: 2019 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results Revealed
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Pro Tips for IBM i User Access Management
New ACS updates cement ACS as a powerful user interface for IBM i.
By Steve Pitcher
A few weeks ago, I got my hands on a beta release of the new IBM Access Client Solutions. IBM’s Tim Rowe, Business Architect Application Development and Systems Management for IBM i, got on the phone with me for a solid 40 minutes to talk about the new features.
By David Shirey
In the third installment of this series, I want to talk about what has to happen from a company point of view for AI to make a grand entrance and succeed.
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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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.
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Do you have a formal plan for educating employees about ongoing IBM i and IT security threats?
by Carol Woodbury
This article is excerpted from IBM i Security Administration and Compliance: Second Edition, chapter 20.
A security awareness program is an official or recognized project, typically under the “jurisdiction” of the Chief Security Officer (CSO), that is created for the purpose of educating individuals such as the organization’s employees, contractors, vendors, and volunteers about the organization’s security policies. The education should explain how the policies relate to each individual, and it should be performed on an ongoing basis.