December 11, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: Top 3 Reasons to Avoid Mixing SQL with QTEMP
- FEATURED ARTICLE: IBM i Technology Refreshes and Other Things I’m Thankful for in 2020
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Named a Leader in Security Analytics By Independent Research Firm
- WEBCAST: UPDATED: Developer Kit: Making a Business Case for Modernization and Beyond
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Survival of the Fittest: Defending IBM i Against a Cyber Attack
Improve your application and system performance by eliminating the usage of QTEMP objects.
By Kent Milligan
After recently returning from five years of working on IBM Watson solutions, I was hoping that IBM i developers had moved away from using QTEMP tables with SQL. Yet the first two customer projects that I worked on featured SQL performance issues caused by improper usage of QTEMP. Based on this recent experience, I thought it would be good to highlight the top three reasons why programmers should not mix SQL with QTEMP in application code.
Everyone will be thankful when we can say goodbye to 2020! And everyone can list the awful events that have occurred this year. But not everything about 2020 was bad. In this article, Carol finds the good in 2020.
By Carol Woodbury
One of the people I follow on Instagram started to post the things she was thankful for. They were simple things: her dog, a beautiful sunset, money to buy groceries. These posts awoke me to the fact that I needed to start paying better attention to the things around me, specifically the things/situations/people I needed to be thankful for. This article is only a partial list of the things that I’m thankful for. I’m hoping that it will inspire you to also be thankful as we bid good riddance to 2020.
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
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- 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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Malicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune.
Editor's note: This article introduces the November 2020 Webinar: Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!, which is On-Demand and available to download and view from the MC Webcast Center.
Imagine what would happen to your organization if users couldn’t process orders, accept payments, access customer lists, or any number of day-to-day activities.