July 21, 2021
- LEAD ARTICLE: How the Cloud is Bringing Shadow IT Back from the Dead
- FEATURED ARTICLE: The Principles of Project Management, Part 1
- FEATURED WEBCAST: 5 Myths About Encryption on IBM i
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Makes Resources Available to Small Business Owners At No Cost to Them
- WHITE PAPER: White Paper: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization
- FEATURED VIDEO: Barcode400
- EVENT: Virtual RPG & DB2 Summit
"Shadow IT," the phenomenon of users installing unauthorized apps or equipment on company systems, used to be a major problem. Stricter governance made most people think it's been fading for years, but with help from COVID, cloud computing is taking the stake out of that vampire's heart.
By John Ghrist
Like many other aspects of computing, using the cloud creates its share of security problems for IT departments. Whether an enterprise is using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Software as a Service (SaaS), the fact that security becomes a shared concern between provider and customer makes for some potential confusion about where responsibility lines are truly drawn. Cloud computing by its nature puts many aspects of software and database use and security outside the direct authority of any user company's IT group, a situation that was the very definition of Shadow IT when the term…
A project without a project manager is like an orchestra without a conductor.
By Colleen Garton and Erika McCulloch
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 1 of Fundamentals of Technology Project Management, by Colleen Garton and Erika McCulloch.
You can have the best musicians (or engineers) in the world, but without the leadership of a talented conductor (or manager) who understands how everyone’s piece must fit precisely together, in the right order, to produce the final product, the orchestra (or the team) is not going to perform well and the results will be poor.
Explore the main considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project. Take a deeper dive into business motivations and factors that could potentially influence your decision to migrate or modernize your existing IT platform and its risks.
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.
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In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
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It’s time to set the record straight about encryption on IBM i.
Strong encryption is more important than ever, with cyberthreats growing in number and sophistication every day. But most IBM i organizations are not encrypting their IBM i database.