February 14, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: SQL 101: Using ILE RPG Programs and Procedures as SQL Stored Procedures, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Are You Using the Tools IBM Has Provided?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: 2020 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Kisco Releases Update for IBM i Audit Security Product
- eBOOK: AIX Security Basics eCourse
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics
Let’s talk PSM. Can you distinguish your SPs from your UDFs? You’re now totally lost, I imagine. Don’t worry, this TechTip explains all this (and more) SQL jargon.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
PSM stands for Persistent Storage Module. In short, it’s the language used to write “SQL programs.” I’ll delve into PSM with much greater detail later in this series, but for now, let’s just focus on what forms these SQL programs, or SQL routines as they are more commonly called, can take.
IBM ships several tools to make securing the system easier…but are you using them? Carol describes the tools’ features and explains how to use them.
By Carol Woodbury
I’m still surprised when I describe commands or features of IBM i that assist with securing the system or managing security settings and people aren’t aware of them or aren’t using them. So today I’d like to describe some of these commands and features and, hopefully, you’ll find something that will help make your security life easier.
Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to think of these issues as opportunities rather than problems. We’ll explore motivations to migrate or modernize, their risks and considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how modernizing IBM i applications with optimized business workflows, integration with other technologies and new mobile and web user interfaces will enable IT – and the business – to experience time added value and much more.
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).
Forms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.
In this webinar, two experienced cybersecurity professionals go in-depth on the ransomware attack cycle, the need to protect every endpoint, and how to spot signs of infection before data is encrypted by malicious actors.
This webinar also reveals the current state of ransomware with 2021 Malware Survey results and provide effective security strategies for prevention.
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This year marks the sixth edition of the popular IBM i Marketplace Survey Results. Each year, HelpSystems sets out to gather data about how businesses use the IBM i platform and the IT initiatives it supports. Year over year, the survey has begun to reveal long-term trends that give insight into the future of this trusted technology.
Past surveys have sparked many thoughtful conversations about IBM i, and we’re thrilled to be part of such an engaged community. We thank those who shared the 2019 results while at IT conferences, briefings, and team meetings.
2019 brought the launch of IBM i 7.4 and many new breakthroughs for IBM i in the cloud. We can’t wait to see how these technologies support growth for IBM i users in 2020.