January 20, 2021
- LEAD ARTICLE: Top Tenets for Building Successful Software Solutions
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Your 2021 Storage Forecast: At Least Partly Cloudy
- FEATURED WEBCAST: IBM i Cloud Migration Considerations
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Efficiency, Configurability and Security: New terminal emulator from Rocket Software brings innovation to users of mission-critical systems
- WHITE PAPER: DR Strategy Guide from Maxava: New Edition - now fully updated to include Cloud!
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Think: The premier hybrid cloud and AI event
A set of tenets can help deliver successful data and AI software projects. Each tenet is a continual journey, not a destination. Each must be practiced until it becomes second nature, and each tenet has multi-dependencies with other tenets.
By Mark Simmonds
There’s a set of symbiotic tenets and disciplines when it comes to building and delivering software products that can help drive success for both vendors and clients alike. Here are what I consider to be some of the top tenets.
Data storage and retrieval has always been an essential part of business computing, but it's one of the few aspects of digital life that's unrelentingly more important than ever. The growth of cloud storage options has been a major result of this constant, not-always-so-gentle pressure.
By John Ghrist
In the approximately 60 years that people have been striving to make computers serve business needs, the amount of change that evolution has brought to commercial activity is probably no longer comprehensible by any single person. For most of us, it seems sufficient to say, "Wow, a lot has happened since JFK's day," without thinking about it too closely (assuming, of course, that you're even old enough to remember JFK). Despite all the changes in technology and business since then, though, the need for more data and the impact of using it effectively on business practices has never been more important than it is now. What's more, this importance of data looks like it's become a truism that will be the hallmark of business computing more or…
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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Top reasons to look at performance before you leap to the cloud
Imagine your boss says it’s time to migrate to the cloud. He’s excited about being the first on the block, plus it would look good to eliminate the capital expenditure (capex) of your on-prem data center. So, what’s it going to take?