November 10, 2017
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: SQL2XLSX - The Starter Kit
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Key Considerations for Establishing a BYOD Policy
- FEATURED ARTICLE: How Can I Determine What an IBM i User Profile Is Used For?
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Expands Watson Data Platform to Help Unleash AI for Professionals
- WHITE PAPER: White Paper: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: How to Use Sequel from a Browser
- MC PRESS MAGAZINE: A Small Intro to Big Data, Part 3: HFDS and the MapReduce Algorithm
Two popular utilities from some years back get updated, and a favorite author from the past resurfaces.
By Giuseppe Costagliola
It's been over a decade since I presented two utilities that gave you the ability to create XLS worksheets from an SQL instruction in System i. Now it's time to present a revamped version of these utilities, the new SQL2XLSX command that will allow you to create XLSX worksheets.
Bring Your Own Device is considered a lower-cost way to equip employees with mobile devices for business. Before you go that route, there are numerous issues of which to be aware.
By John Ghrist
The proliferation of mobile devices is transforming the way we live our lives and, similarly, the way we do business. Mobile devices can make employees more productive and more motivated, as well as help streamline many routine business operations.
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.
TRY the one package that solves all your document design and printing challenges on all your platforms.
Produce bar code labels, electronic forms, ad hoc reports, and RFID tags – without programming! MarkMagic is the only document design and print solution that combines report writing, WYSIWYG label and forms design, and conditional printing in one integrated product.
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.
Sometimes you run across a user profile and you see that it's being used, but you have no idea of its purpose. This article discusses how to discover a profile's use.
By Carol Woodbury
When helping clients remove profiles from their systems or reduce authorities assigned to profiles, I often face a situation in which the current administrator is uncertain whether a profile is being used and, if it is, what it's used for. The first time I was faced with the dilemma of determining a profile's use, I thought it would be easy. Simply enable object auditing of *ALL on the profile and see when it's being used, right? Wrong. Not all operations on all object types are audited. When I checked Appendix E of the IBM i Security Reference manual, I realized that the use of a user profile is not audited via object auditing.