June 14, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: SQL 101: Using SQL Cursors to Replace Record-Level Data Access, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Top Five Misconfigurations That Leave Your IBM i Vulnerable
- FEATURED ARTICLE: What to Do When Your AS/400 Talent Retires
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Celebrates Women Business Pioneers In Artificial Intelligence
- WEBCAST: Profound.js: The Agile Approach to Legacy Modernization
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Survival of the Fittest: Defending IBM i Against a Cyber Attack
Using SELECT and SET in embedded SQL statements is not enough for you? Time to learn how to use SQL cursors to access data!
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
So far, I’ve embedded SQL to take advantage of its functions. Now let’s see how you can replace data access using SQL. Before your mind starts wondering, note that I’m not suggesting that you replace all your data access with SQL statements; for single-table, keyed-record access, SQL is usually inferior to RPG’s CHAIN operation. However, SQL is a more than fit replacement for Open Query File access or multiple-table access, typically written in RPG with a series of sequential READ/CHAIN operations in which each operation provides the key to the next.
According to the IBM X-Force, misconfiguration is one of the top issues that leave organizations vulnerable. IBM i is not immune to misconfiguration. While there are many ways to misconfigure a system, Carol describes her top five.
By Carol Woodbury
I read articles about security breaches all the time. Except for cases when an organization is targeted by a nation-state or a competitor, the cause of the breach is usually attributed to “misconfiguration.” Misconfiguration can take numerous forms. Several situations come to mind that cause IBM i misconfigurations.
Mobile computing is rapidly maturing into a solid platform for delivering enterprise applications. Many IBM i shops today are realizing that integrating their IBM i with mobile applications is the fast path to improved business workflows, better customer relations, and more responsive business reporting. The ROI that mobile applications can produce for your business is substantial.
This ASNA whitepaper takes a look at mobile computing for the IBM i. It discusses the different ways mobile applications may be used within the enterprise and how ASNA products solve the challenges mobile presents. It also presents the case that you already have the mobile programming team your projects need: that team is your existing RPG development team!
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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.
Protecting your organization from cyberthreats has never been more important—or more difficult.
In 2018, HelpSystems surveyed more than 600 IT and cybersecurity professionals to find out what security exploits loom largest and what strategies they’re turning to for protection.
Watch to learn about:
- Security strategies your peers are most interested in implementing
- How managers and executives prioritize security
- Who is responsible for cybersecurity at organizations around the world
- Where IT pros turn for assistance with security
You'll also get practical tips for using this data to drive cybersecurity conversations at your organization.
It's time to make your apps proud to be seen! Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools. Alex Roytman and Liam Allan show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver apps your business will love.
You'll learn how you can use both Profound UI and Profound.js to: Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js; Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI; Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js.
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ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.
ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center (and staff) efficiency.
The AS/400 platform (a.k.a. iSeries or IBM i) is behind the scenes at many organizations around the world, reliably storing trillions of records and running the large-scale applications that power their business.
By Chuck Losinski
The advantages of this platform have been obvious to its user community—who are its most stalwart supporters—for decades. But this community is in the midst of a demographic shift. Many of the most experienced AS/400 resources are reaching retirement age.