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.
Explore the main considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project. Take a deeper dive into business motivations and factors that could potentially influence your decision to migrate or modernize your existing IT platform and its risks.
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.
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In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
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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.