October 13, 2017
• LEAD ARTICLE: Alpha Anywhere: Keeping the Front and Back Ends Coordinated
• FEATURED ARTICLE: TechTip: Watson APIs - Speech to Text
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Could IBM i Have Been Part of the Equifax Breach?
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Overcoming Common IBM i Mobile Development Challenges
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Profound Logic Announces Membership in Node.js Foundation
• WHITE PAPER: 5 New and Unique Ways to Use the IBM i Audit Journal
• MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
• EVENT: RPG & DB2 Summit
• MC PRESS MAGAZINE: The Internet of Things: You’re Already a Part of It
Coordinating actions between the front-end of an app running on a mobile device and the back-end server or cloud that supports it can be tricky. Alpha Software's Alpha Anywhere mobile development and deployment platform builds all that in.
Written by John Ghrist
Some of the complexity of building mobile applications is because the task doesn't just involve building the functional application itself. There are also numerous supporting features to take into account, such as offline operation and data synchronization, resolving write conflicts to server databases, generating reports, security, and other factors.
Ever wanted to have your spoken words automatically translated into written format? Well, there’s a Watson API for that, as we shall now see.
By David Shirey
Maybe you did a webinar. Or you recorded a presentation that you did at a conference. And now, you’re thinking how nice it would be to have a written version of what you said that could be submitted to the Library of Congress for eternal preservation.
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.
The Wall Street Journal stated that, as part of the Equifax breach, database queries were performed “that provided access to documents and sensitive information stored in databases in an Equifax legacy environment.” Many organizations have dubbed their IBM i as “legacy.”
By Carol Woodbury
We don’t yet know the details of the Equifax breach. But just for fun, let’s assume for the moment that their legacy system was indeed an IBM i. What could Equifax have done to protect themselves?
"We'd love to deliver mobile applications to our business...but we're not a mobile development shop!"
Written by Profound Logic Software
Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper "Overcoming Common IBM i Mobile Development Challenges" available free at the MC White Paper Center.
It's no secret that more and more companies are embracing mobile to create a more engaged, knowledgeable, and agile workforce. But mobile application development gives many companies pause. How much will it cost? Do we have the in-house talent to handle development, or will we outsource? Is BYOD the right fit for our company?