July 10, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: If I Had Only 5 Minutes, I’d Check These 5 IBM i Security Configurations
- FEATURED ARTICLE: SQL 101: A Data Definition Language Hands-on Tour, Part 3
- FEATURED NEWS: IBM CEO Arvind Krishna Keynotes IBM Think Gov Digital 2020
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Study: Security Response Planning on the Rise, But Containing Attacks Remains an Issue
- WHITE PAPER: DR Strategy Guide from Maxava: New Edition - now fully updated to include Cloud!
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: IBM i in 2020: It’s Not Just AS/400
If you’re pressed for time, this quick review can help you verify that your security configuration hasn’t gone totally sideways.
By Carol Woodbury
It’s rare that people have extra time. And while most administrators don’t want to admit it, many are so pressed for time they ignore security altogether. So here are five things you can do to take a quick look at security to make sure the most critical configurations on your IBM i have been examined.
It’s time to finish the discussion about SQL’s CREATE TABLE instruction and provide a few more examples of what you can do with it!
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
I mentioned in previous TechTips that there were some additional tables in this imaginary database scenario. These tables provided definitions for the inventory master’s item, shelf, and warehouse ID columns. Let’s create these tables and introduce some additional features in the process. I’m going to start with the item master table:
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
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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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Krishna and other leaders discuss the need for business, society, and governments to respond to change with agility and unity
By IBM Corporation
IBM CEO Arvind Krishna delivered a keynote presentation at IBM's Think Gov 2020, a digital event, to more than 1,000 U.S. leaders, technologists, and developers from local, federal and state governments. Krishna's keynote focused on the opportunity to lead change through innovation and the acceleration of transformative business opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic.