May 10, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: Streamline Authority Collection with IBM Db2 Web Query, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: New Release! What New Security Features Does IBM i V7R4 Bring Us?
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Raz-Lee Security Announces ICAP Client for iSecurity Anti-Virus
- WEBCAST: Affordable Power for IBM i Query, Reporting, and Analytics
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: May 20th OCEAN Meeting
Are you using IBM’s Authority Collection tool to find possible security exposures? If not, you should be! Now you can use IBM Db2 Web Query to quickly and easily analyze the large amount of collection detail.
By Bill Vientos
The Authority Collection feature available in IBM i 7.3 is robust and simple to use. The collection provides incredible insight to your applications without creating a performance impact. Coupled with IBM i Services via SQL, it’s a powerful system administration toolset. Unfortunately, depending on the complexity of your application or the number of active user collections you are running, the collection can contain a massive amount of detail.
IBM has taken more steps to keep the IBM i super securable.
By Carol Woodbury
IBM recently announced a new release—V7R4—and with it some new integrated security features you’ll want to take advantage of. Let’s take a look at the top three features.
Service Tool Commands
IBM has externalized some of the system configuration options found in System Service Tools (SST) as well as the service tool ID configuration options by making them CL commands. This is in direct response to requests from organizations running large numbers of IBM i partitions and having the need to perform remote management rather than sign in to each instance separately. You can now create, change, and delete a Service Tool ID using the appropriate command (CRT/CHG/DLTSSTUSR). Using the Display or Change SST Security Attributes (DSP/CHGSSTSECA) commands, you can display or modify the system configuration settings, such as the ability to lock system values, the password rules for the SST service tool ID, and more.
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!
Download your copy today!
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.