February 15, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: The Find Object (FND) Command for the Integrated File System
- FEATURED ARTICLE: What Do You Do When Priorities Change? Why Should You Continue to Pay Attention to IBM i Security?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: TechTip: Getting Started with the SSIS Toolbox
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Chairman, President And CEO Ginni Rometty To Keynote IBM Think 2019
- WHITE PAPER: White Paper: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: OCEAN's 30th Anniversary - Charles Guarino & Alison Butterill
Search the IFS for objects by name and type—excluding the file systems or directories you wish—and save the result to a database file.
By Juan Macias
Have you struggled to find certain objects in the IFS? This command solves the problem.
Carol describes why securing your IBM i is still a wise investment.
By Carol Woodbury
The other day, I was challenged by a client to whom I had proposed a consulting contract that would continue to help the organization harden its IBM i security. An executive in the organization questioned the continued investment in IBM i security because the company’s priorities have changed and they wanted to stop investing in IBM i security. Since some of you may be facing the same situation, I thought I’d provide my reasons for continuing to invest in IBM i security.
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
Download your copy today!
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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Get to know this core component of Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services—a vital part of a multi-platform database-access solution
by Tom Snyder
Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 3 of Extract, Transform, and Load with SQL Server Integration Services--with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and IBM DB2, by Thomas Snyder and Vedish Shah.
To build your own “database-agnostic” data access solution based on Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), you will need to understand several components, one of which is the SSIS Toolbox. Here we will introduce the SSIS Toolbox and then step you through some of the most commonly used elements or tasks from the SSIS Toolbox component, which are used to create an SSIS workflow.