September 13, 2019
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: Let’s Have a Date, Part 1
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Tips for Securing the Integrated File System (IFS)
- FEATURED WEBINAR: Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Study: The Skills Gap is Not a Myth, But Can Be Addressed with Real Solutions
- TRIAL SOFTWARE: Comply in 5! Well, actually UNDER 5 minutes!!
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i
Make date-handling in jQuery easy with moment.js.
By Jan Jorgensen
When you start writing web applications, you will soon get to a point where you need to do date-handling, such as finding default start/end dates, converting seconds to hours and/or minutes, and all kinds of other date math.
Securing the IFS remains a mystery to most, but with more confidential data being stored in the IFS, it’s time to figure it out.
By Carol Woodbury
Even though the IFS has been part of the system since V3R6, most administrators have never understood how or why it should be secured. However confusing it might seem, it should not be ignored. Most organizations have at least one directory that contains confidential information that should be secured. Let me see if I can clear up some confusion so that you can take steps to secure your confidential data residing in the IFS.
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
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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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Have you been wondering about Node.js? In Part 1 of this webinar series, Scott Klement takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
By Profound Logic, Inc.
Editor's note: This article introduces the August 2019 Webinar: Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i, which is On-Demand and available to download and view from the MC Webcast Center.