October 16, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: The Case for Using Authorization Lists to Secure IBM i Objects
- FEATURED ARTICLE: SQL 101: A Data Definition Language Hands-on Tour, Part 5
- FEATURED NEWS: Tragedy for MC Press Author
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Connectria and Profound Logic Partner to Provide Unique and Synergistic offerings to IBM i clients
- WEBCAST: 2020 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results Revealed
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: October OCEAN Meeting - FREE Webinar
Simplify your SQL script processing.
By Kent Milligan
Best practice dictates that an SQL database creation script would have the following pair of statements duplicated for each SQL object:
DROP TABLE table1;
CREATE TABLE table1 (col1 INT, col2 CHAR(10));
The pairing of the DROP and CREATE statements is done so that the script can remove old versions of the database objects and avoid failing with an “Object Already Exists” error. The problem with this approach is the DROP statement will fail with an “Object Not Found” error the first time you try to create this database on a system or partition.
To make informed security decisions that move your company forward, you must first determine the current security settings.
By Carol Woodbury
Perhaps you’re new to IBM i security or security has been neglected for awhile and needs a reboot. In this article, I’ll explore the IBM i security features available to you and how I would use them to make decisions on how to proceed.
My business partner, John Vanderwall, and I have just started our own business again. To launch DXR Security, we needed to investigate the current business landscape and the tools available to determine how best to establish our new business (e.g., the current banking and accounting software, business partners with similar objectives, etc.). Basically, we had to do a reboot on the whole business startup process. Fortunately, we did this once before, when we started SkyView Partners, so we knew what to look for, but for entrepreneurs just starting out, the way would not be as obvious and much more research would be required.
Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to think of these issues as opportunities rather than problems. We’ll explore motivations to migrate or modernize, their risks and considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how modernizing IBM i applications with optimized business workflows, integration with other technologies and new mobile and web user interfaces will enable IT – and the business – to experience time added value and much more.
More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation.
Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects.
The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the companyare not aligned with the current IT environment.
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).
Forms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.
In this webinar, two experienced cybersecurity professionals go in-depth on the ransomware attack cycle, the need to protect every endpoint, and how to spot signs of infection before data is encrypted by malicious actors.
This webinar also reveals the current state of ransomware with 2021 Malware Survey results and provide effective security strategies for prevention.
Watch this webcast now.
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Five Reasons Why Node Is the Solution your Company Needs Right Now
By Profound Logic Software, Inc.
Editor's note: This article introduces the updated white paper White Paper: Node.js for Enterprise IBM i Modernization, which is free to download from the MC White Paper Center.
Every business around the world uses legacy applications or code to some extent. Fortunately, for businesses on IBM i, these applications are typically very reliable and stable.