July 15, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: Open Source and IBM i Security
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Open-Source Adoption Hurdles Are More Organizational Than Technical, Part 2
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Why the IBM i Is the Perfect Open Source Platform
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Raz-Lee Security Announces Attack Simulator for iSecurity Anti-Ransomware
- WHITE PAPER: AIX Security Basics eCourse
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: TODAY: IBM i in 2020: It’s Not Just AS/400
Don’t take your eye off the security ball when it comes to open source.
By Steve Pitcher
I’ve had a few conversations in the last few weeks about open-source solutions on IBM i. While I’m an advocate and even sometimes a cheerleader for open solutions, these conversations have left me with concern about IBM i security. Don’t get me wrong; progression toward the open-source world is needed in our community. It opens up doors to hire new people with new ideas and sets them up to become productive as developers very quickly. We’re given the opportunity now, at this point, to do arguably what we’ve not been able to do as a community with our traditional applications written in RPG: enforce rudimentary object-level controls and not give away the keys to the kingdom with special authorities.
Issues surrounding enterprise adoption of open source must be carefully considered.
By John Ghrist
Part 1 of this two-part series reviewed challenges such as mindset, IBM's stake in open source, business reasons for adoption, and communications issues that could stand in the way. Part 2 explores myths about open source, tips for getting started, common pitfalls, and the impact of open source on application development.
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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The IBM i’s stability, strong language support, and active developer community make it ideal for open source applications
by Pete Helgren
This article is excerpted from Open Source Starter Guide for IBM i Developers.
If you are new to IBM i, then welcome! I would guess though, that you probably already have an IBM i, or access to one, and you are hoping to leverage some of that IBM i goodness because …