January 17, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: SQL 101: Flipping It—Using RPG Code in SQL
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Tips for Auditing an IBM i
- FEATURED WEBINAR: How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Joins LOT Network in Major Step to Promote and Protect Open Innovation
- CASE STUDY: Hörmann Success Story
- WEBCAST: Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 OCEAN Meeting
It’s time to learn how to (and why) you can “flip” things around by putting RPG code inside SQL “things.” The how is easier than you might think, but the why will blow your mind!
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
The first question crossing your mind is probably “Why do this?” I’m sure that, after reading the last few TechTips of this series, you’ve realized how useful SQL in your RPG code can be, but it’s probably not so obvious why the opposite can be equally beneficial. There are a lot of reasons you’d want to do this, but arguably the most important has to do with the current IT landscape and that buzzword that’s constantly making the rounds in IBM i’s world: modernization.
In this article, Carol describes the system values, user profile attributes, and access control settings she'd recommend that auditors pay attention to.
By Carol Woodbury
I’m dedicating this article to auditors. I’ve found that many auditors have either never heard of IBM i or, if they have, don’t know how to audit it properly—that is, they miss key elements, or they use checklists developed 10 or more years ago, and the settings to be compared are often irrelevant or inaccurate. The capabilities of this operating system are vast, and the need to ensure the security principles of confidentiality, availability, and integrity apply just as they do on other operating systems. Let's take a look.
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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A growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted, from the EU’s GDPR to New York’s cybersecurity law. PCI DSS goes a step further by detailing how encryption keys must be stored.
Editor's note: This article introduces the September 2019 Webinar: How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i, which is On-Demand and available to download and view from the MC Webcast Center.
For many organizations around the world, encryption isn’t just nice to have—it’s a necessity.