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.
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.
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.