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.
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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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.