August 14, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: Is Authority Collection a Replacement for the Audit Journal?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: SQL 101: A Data Definition Language Hands-on Tour, Part 4
- FEATURED WEBINAR: IBM i in 2020: It’s Not Just AS/400
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM offers teachers and students new learning resources focused on AI
- WHITE PAPER: Developer Kit: Making a Business Case for Modernization and Beyond
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: POWERUp 2020 Rescheduled for September 14 - 18, 2020
The short answer to that question is no, but there are at least two scenarios where it makes more sense to use the Authority Collection feature added in V7R3 than the audit journal. Read on for details!
By Carol Woodbury
During a class I was teaching, someone asked if they should stop auditing the commands a user was running and enable Authority Collection to log users’ activity instead. Since her need was to log users’ activity to satisfy audit/compliance requirements, the answer to her question was a resounding no. That made me wonder if others have similar questions about replacing the operating system’s auditing features with the Authority Collection features. While there are two instances where I think you’ll want to use Authority Collection rather than the audit journal, there are no scenarios that justify reducing what you’ve currently configured for auditing.
Now that you know how to create a table, a proper SQL table, let’s see how you can change it without having to re-create it! Yes, it’s possible. Keep reading to find out more.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
In the previous TechTips, I’ve created the inventory, item, and warehouse master tables. However, the relationship between these tables is not yet enforced at database level. I know, you’re used to doing this using an RPG program. However, just as in the case of the timestamp that is automatically updated by the database engine, there’s also a way to define, at table level, that the value of a certain column must be cross-checked with another table’s column. In other words, I can only use item IDs in the inventory master table that have been previously defined in the item master table. This is what’s called a foreign key. You probably have a lot of these situations in your applications—and you’re probably handling the cross-checking using RPG. Well, SQL can take care of that for you, with its equivalent to the CHGPF CL command:…
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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IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, IBM i 7.4, cloud, and everything in between
True or False: The IBM i operating system is just the AS/400 all over again. False! The AS/400 provided a solid foundation, but it has evolved over the years into the entirely new technology that we call IBM i.
The 2020 chapter in our journey from AS/400 to IBM i includes new cloud offerings, new Technology Refreshes, new customers, and a strong roadmap. How do these additions make the platform more powerful?