October 12, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: What Is ETL, and Why Should I Care?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Where Have All My Settings Gone?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Exploring Open Source on IBM i: The PASE Environment
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Kisco Releases SafeNet/i V11
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: 2018 MAGIC IBM i User Conference - Nov. 12 & 13
Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) is not a specific tool. It’s a philosophy that’s rapidly evolving. Explore your options and learn why you should be aware of it.
By Tom Snyder
You may have read my MC Press Online articles about Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). I’d like to broaden the topic to discuss Extract, Transform, and Load in a philosophical sense to give you a better understanding of how you could use it. However you decide to implement it is up to you.
Carol discusses the areas of IBM i security that, when ignored, may cause your system or data to be exposed.
By Carol Woodbury
Summer’s over (sad face), kids are going back to school, and your commute has increased because traffic has increased. All these signal that it’s time to get back into your normal routine. What does that mean for IBM i security, and what’s the danger of not following that routine? Let’s take a look.
IT managers hoping to find new IBM i talent are discovering that the pool of experienced RPG programmers and operators or administrators with intimate knowledge of the operating system and the applications that run on it is small.
This begs the question: How will you manage the platform that supports such a big part of your business?
This guide offers strategies and software suggestions to help you plan IT staffing and resources and smooth the transition after your AS/400 talent retires. Read on to learn:
- Why IBM i skills depletion is a top concern
- How leading organizations are coping
- Where automation will make the biggest impact
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.
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.
Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
Can you trust all of your users all of the time?
A typical end user receives 16 malicious emails each month, but only 17 percent of these phishing campaigns are reported to IT. Once an attack is underway, most organizations won’t discover the breach until six month later.
A staggering amount of damage can occur in that time. Despite these risks, 93 percent of organizations are leaving their IBM i systems vulnerable to cybercrime. In this on-demand webinar, IBM i security experts Robin Tatam and Sandi Moore will reveal:
- How phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated
- Three little-known ways malicious programs can reach your IFS
- Why the IFS is IBM i’s “Typhoid Mary”
You’ll also learn why some of the most common malware solutions still leave IBM i systems vulnerable—and what you can do to protect your organization.
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If you want to run open source solutions on IBM i, you need to know PASE. Follow this guidance to get started
by Pete Helgren
Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from chapter 2 of Open Source Starter Guide for IBM i Developers.
PASE is an acronym for Portable Application Solutions Environment (after being initially called the Private Address Space Environment). In my book, it’s the Pretty Awesome Software Environment, where it seems like just about anything is possible.