June 15, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: Watson APIs - Natural Language Classifier
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Ethical Hacking: What It Is and Why You Should Do It Against Your IBM i
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Improve Your Database with Normalization
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Profound Logic Customers and Employees Shine Bright at COMMON POWERUp18 Conference
- WHITE PAPER: 3 Compelling Drivers for Implementing an HA Solution on an IBM i Cloud with MIMIX
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Query, Reporting, and Analytics for IBM i Users
You would think it would be easy to tell what language you were using, but apparently for Watson that’s not the case. Or am I misunderstanding what this is? Hmmm, which could it be?
By Dave Shirey
OK, so maybe I misunderstood this one a bit. Honestly, when I first looked at the API’s name, I thought it was related to figuring out what language you were using, whether it was Indo-European or Slavic or something else. My mistake.
The Natural Language Classifier is used to determine the intent behind a text selection, returning a confidence score to indicate how strongly it feels. In this way, it is related to the Tone Analyzer and the Personality Insights.
Not all hacking is bad. In fact, ethical hacking can reveal vulnerabilities before they’re exploited.
By Carol Woodbury
If you don’t believe a vulnerability exists, sometimes you need proof. Ethical hacking is a way to prove your system has a vulnerability that can be exploited. Once you have the proof, you may be more motivated to obtain funding for your security project and/or it may be easier for you to convince management to do so. Let’s take a look at what ethical hacking is.
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.
TRY the one package that solves all your document design and printing challenges on all your platforms.
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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.
A quick guide to the basics of database normalization—a critical step in refreshing an older IBM i database
by Rafael Victoria-Pereira
Editor's note: This article is excerpted from chapter 5 of SQL for IBM i: A Database Modernization Guide, by Rafael Victoria-Pereira.
Most people take a quick look at the normal forms definitions—the “steps” to achieve normalization Nirvana—and dismiss the whole thing as being an academic and convoluted waste of time. Actually, normalization is, for the most part, easy and mostly common sense with some business knowledge thrown in. Once you understand the fundamental concepts, you’ll see that it’s useful and a great way to tackle aging and “broken” databases. Let me start by introducing a few key concepts that will be used later to define each normal form.