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.
After surveying 500+ IBM i professionals, we discovered:
- The state of IBM i modernization in today's businesses and their goals for the future
- The effect legacy applications have on the businesses' internal and external processes
- The #1 concern upper managers have with the IBM i, and how to combat it
...and much much more!
Download your copy of The 2017 State of IBM i Modernization today.
1. Affordable Cloud Solutions
2. Efficiencies of MIMIX
3. Rising Cost of Downtime
This collaborative effort from Connectria Hostingand Vision Solutions will provide a review of the core causes and costs of both planned and unplanned downtime and will then provide a detailed discussion of current options for IBM i High Availability and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud.
Most importantly, as you read you will learn why true HA and DR protection are now within reach of even the smallest of businesses.
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.
High availability for IBM i has been a hot topic in 2017, becoming the #2 IT priority just behind cybersecurity. And no surprise with these two topics so closely tied to your most valuable asset: your irreplaceable business data. You must be asking yourself: am I doing everything I can to protect my organization's data? Tune in as our panel of IBM i high availability experts deliver lively discussion around the top high availability issues of today.
Once data is gone, it's gone...unless you have a data replication layer in place to protect it. Learn the value of strategic solutions and how to implement them in a hurry...watch now!
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.
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. Why support 5 different products, when you can do it all with MarkMagic?
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?