September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017 | Volume 14 Issue 15
• LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: Watson APIs - Visual Recognition
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Usablenet's U-Experience Platform Aims to Maximize Mobile, Web, and Native App Performance
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Implementing Compensating Controls When IBM i Security Best Practices Aren’t Possible
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: ID Grup and ASNA help customers with outdated IBM i platforms
• FEATURED NEWS: iTech Solutions' Special Offer for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Survivors
• WHITE PAPER: IBM i Security: Event Logging & Active Monitoring
• MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: NGS-IQ: Serious Fun for IBM i Users - Highlights Version
• EVENT: COMMON Fall Conference & Expo
• MC PRESS MAGAZINE: A Small Intro to Big Data, Part 2: Introducing the Hadoop Framework
TechTip: Watson APIs - Visual Recognition
This month, we’re going to start our magical journey through the wonderland of each individual Watson API. And we’ll begin with Visual Recognition.
By David Shirey
The starting point for our expedition into the world of the assorted Watson APIs will be the Visual Recognition feature that Watson provides: the ability to have Watson match up and identify an image that you have provided to it.
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Usablenet's U-Experience Platform Aims to Maximize Mobile, Web, and Native App Performance
Most mobile device users expect web pages to load as fast as they do on desktops and don't like when interfaces and apps perform sluggishly on their devices. Prioritizing mobile web page and app performance counters this problem.
By John Ghrist
There's significant support, particularly in the IBM i world, for the philosophy that the best way to move into the mobile arena is simply to provide mobile devices access to a single base of code for all websites. So entire desktop files are downloaded to the mobile-device browser, which suppresses unnecessary elements, and the output is tailored to the device's screen dimensions. This is called Responsive Design, and one concern with this approach is that most of the heavy lifting is done client-side on the device itself. This is less of an issue for desktop and laptop devices than smartphones because the former tend to have more computational resources available.
Why Migrate When You Can Modernize?
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Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
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).
Low Code: A Digital Transformation of Supply Chain and Logistics
Learn how businesses leverage Low-Code to continue to deliver value through digital transformation. Discover how the power of Low-Code is helping many businesses evolve their supply chain, increase ROI, and achieve more tangible results.
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Implementing Compensating Controls When IBM i Security Best Practices Aren’t Possible
What can organizations do when using “best practices” settings cause something to break? This article discusses your options.
By Carol Woodbury
Of course, implementing what is recommended as a “best practice” is what you should strive to do. However, I’ve found that there are instances when implementing a best practice setting in its most literal sense will cause issues. What should you do? Ignore that aspect of security and move on? No. You’ll want to find an alternative solution that meets the spirit of the best practice recommendation but fulfills it differently. In the security and audit world, that’s called a “compensating control.” Let’s look at some examples.
iTech Solutions' Special Offer for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma Survivors
If you live in the area impacted by Hurricane Harvey or Irma, we hope you and your loved ones are safe. We also wanted to let you know that iTech Solutions is here for you during this time.
If you need technical support, to ask questions during a save or restore, need help on bringing your system back up after the floods subside, LAN Console connection issues, or have a hardware failure that you need help to debug, please give us a call. We will help at no charge. We can even work with you to perform a restore while you tend to other things like your house and family. We can help you with any IBM i System Admin function you need help with.