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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

In this information-packed Webinar featuring IBM Champion Scott Klement and Profound Logic Developer David Russo, you’ll learn why you don’t need to compromise your investment in IBM i to deliver amazing, modern business applications!

  • A patented, drag-and-drop visual designer for easy modernization
  • The first available Handler for RPG Open Access
  • Over 150 built-in rich UI widgets that take your apps beyond anything possible in 5250
  • Integration with a suite of tools that future-proof your applications

  • Watch the on-demand Webinar now!

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    HelpSystems

     

    In this 1-hour on-demand webinar, IBM i expert Pete Massiello gives you a step-by-step guide to creating virtual i partitions hosted on IBM i.

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    Halcyon, a HelpSystems Company

     

    In this 45-minute recorded webinar, we dissect complex system monitoring by introducing best practices and smart techniques that will help you reduce and simplify your multi-platform monitoring workload.

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    New Generation Software, Inc.

     

    NGS’ Software Developer Kit (SDK) gives IBM i developers comprehensive query, dynamic mobile reporting, analytics and Web report design features at an affordable cost. Install and create meaningful outputs for managers in one day! Web page and portal integration, email, FTP are included.

    The $895* SDK includes a one user license, online training, user manuals, one year of software maintenance; toll-free support and online incident reporting.

    • Want to modernize beyond Query/400 and PC files transfers?
    • Need a Web reporting solution without the learning curve and overhead of DB2 Web Query?
    • Have many reporting needs, but a tight budget and small staff?
    View the demo and request a FREE TRIAL of the SDK.

    * Limited time offer.


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    Help/Systems

     

    Calling all programmers, system admins, operators, and data center managers! If your boss or your business just tossed you into the IBM i environment, you may find yourself up the operations creek without a paddle.

    Let the IBM i experts at HelpSystems be your guide. Both first-timers and old hands will benefit from a few new tricks on where to get started with these essential IBM i areas:

    • Job management and subsystems
    • Memory management and allocation
    • Report management
    • System message handling
    • User profile creation and control
    • Commands and menus
    Watch this one-hour recorded webinar to see how easy it can be to excel at IBM i systems management.


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    Halcyon, a HelpSystems Company

     

    In this 45-minute recorded webinar, virtualization specialist Glenn Robinson joins Ash Giddings to discuss the use of VIOS in today’s demanding Power Systems environments. VIOS can help you realize real business value by reducing IT expenditure and adding the flexibility to grow and shrink resources according to data center demands through virtualization across IBM Power Systems estates.

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    HelpSystems

     

    Compared to alternative products like Intel or Oracle, what makes POWER8 so great? In this one-hour recorded webinar, IBM’s Power Systems Product Manager Mark Olson joins Tom Huntington to discuss the advantages of Power technology. You’ll get great information about:

  • Product specs for the S814, S824, E870, and E880 servers
  • What’s new and unique in these servers to the industry
  • Why IBM i users on POWER5, POWER6, or POWER7 should move to POWER8
  • What to expect next, including storage area network (SAN) and direct access storage (DAS)
  • Developers, system administrators, and infrastructure teams using Power Systems running IBM i exclusively or alongside AIX and/or Windows should be sure to tune in!


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    If you’ve heard Carol Woodbury speak or have read any of her writings, she often talks about ‘multiple layers of defense.’ But what does that mean, exactly, and how do you implement multiple layers of defense? How do you determine how many layers of defense you need? Come and find out during Carol’s Coffee with Carol webinar.

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    Profound Logic Software, Inc.

     

    Your applications deserve more than just a new look! Change the perception of the IBM i as “old” with modern development tips from IBM and Profound Logic Software.
    Watch as Barbara Morris, Brian May and Alex Roytman dive beneath the GUI surface to show the benefits of:

    • Working with free-format RPG in IBM i TR7
    • Breaking free from “The Cycle” of traditional RPG development
    • Going beyond the 10 character limit in display and database files
    • And more!
    You'll also see a live demonstration of these techniques as the presenters create a modern web application before your eyes!
    Watch the Webinar Now!


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    SkyView

     

    Security expert Carol Woodbury gets asked to explain many different aspects of IBM i security. Some are questions about straightforward concepts, but other questions reach the more obscure features and functions of IBM i security.

    In this recorded webinar, Carol has gathered these questions and will provide examples and explanations for the more quirky and confusing aspects of IBM i security, including:

    • What are the *ADOPT and *GROUP values you occasionally see when running the Display
    • Object Authority command?
    • What is primary group authority?
    • Watch this webinar on demand to get answers to these and other security questions. There will be something of interest to everyone!

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    HelpSystems

     

    When doing an upgrade to IBM i, it’s more work to plan the upgrade than to make the upgrade itself. Once you have a plan, the actual upgrade is simple. Do you know what you need to upgrade to IBM i 7.2? Pete Massiello has helped many IBM i users make the move. He joins Tom Huntington to share 50 years of combined experience with IBM i. They’ll get you on the right path to an upgrade by helping you answer key questions like these:

    • What is the right size for the load source?
    • How do I increase the licensed internal code?
    • Which version of Java is compatible with the new release?
    • Which console options are no longer available with 7.2?
    • Do I have the correct set of disks for the upgrade?
    • What do I need to do differently when upgrading from 5.4, 6.1, or 7.1?
    This one-hour recorded webinar covers planning tips, hardware and software prerequisites, and post-installation requirements.


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    You know that security needs to be addressed on your IBM i systems but you don’t know where to start. Carol Woodbury will walk you through various user profile, system value and authority settings that typically need attention. She will then walk you through the steps of changing those settings and the approach to take to avoid breaking processes or causing applications to fail.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    In this Coffee with Carol session, the latest IBM i Security features are discussed. Several enhancements were provided in V6R1 and V7R1. In addition, several important enhancements have been added in the Technology Releases since V7R1. Join Carol Woodbury as she describes these recent enhancements.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    One of the ways to simplify the administration and management of users’ capabilities and access rights is to implement role-based access (RBAC). This technique is often preferred by auditors because it provides a more simple way to review users’ configuration and access. In this session, security expert Carol Woodbury will explain RBAC, the 5 steps you can take to achieve RBAC, as well as how to use SkyView’s Policy Minder product to simplify the setup and daily management of RBAC configuration and policies.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    No time to monitor security?

    Carol Woodbury profiles a quick tour of the benefits of SkyView's Managed Security Services. SkyView Managed Security Services is a monthly offering where SkyView Security Experts (led by Carol Woodbury) will pay attention to your IBMi or Open Systems security, so you don't have to. SkyView delivers monthly reports summarizing issues that may require action.


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    PowerTech Group, Inc.

     

    The IBM i operating system is lauded as one of the most secure available. Unfortunately, the truth is that many configurations result in shocking server vulnerabilities.

    If you have an interest in security or regulatory compliance, watch this webinar to learn about 5 important “secrets” that your administrator needs to be sharing with you. Remember, you can’t fix what you don’t know about!


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Whether you are a cloud provider or a consumer of cloud technology, this session will apply to you. Using a consumer's point of view, Carol Woodbury will discuss the security considerations you'll want to make when choosing a provider as well the security measures you can expect from various types of cloud providers. Also discussed will be the types of audits that the cloud provider can supply to provide assurances of security and privacy of data.

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    Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, describes why you might want or need to have a security review of your IBM i systems done and why it's important to have an expert perform that review

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    New Generation Software, Inc.

     

    Get the facts to determine whether DB2 Web Query or the NGS-IQ query, reporting, and business intelligence solution is right for your company. This Webcast provides helpful analysis of DB2 Web Query features, licensing terms, pricing, and support considerations.

    See a demo of how NGS-IQ gives you and your co-workers the ability to:

    • create Web reports, dynamic dashboards, OLAP models
    • output to Excel, Word, and Access in one click
    • work from Web, Windows and 5250 user interfaces
    • query DB2, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle and Postgre SQL databases
    • run and enhance existing Query/400 queries with NGS’ Query/400 API
    • develop Web applications
    • use integrated e-mail and FTP
    • maintain control with NGS-IQ’s security


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    New Generation Software, Inc.

     

    Most of your business users prefer having their data in Microsoft Excel or running and viewing reports from their PC, tablet or smartphone. This Webcast focuses on how NGS-IQ supports their needs to quickly and easily:

    • Populate and refresh Excel sheets, ranges and pivot tables in a one step, integrated, automated process
    • Create multiple visual representations of critical business data (see a demo of MS Excel 2010 ‘slicer’ function)
    • Have usable, actionable data in correct formats when output to Excel (see NGS-IQ’s query functions: date formatting, run-time record selection, conditional logic, drill down, matrix analysis)
    • Run real-time Web reports to Excel, HTML, and .PDF output from their browsers
    • Perform multi-dimensional analysis


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    HelpSystems

     

    Now in its second year, HelpSystems, in conjunction with industry publishers, surveyed over 800 IBM i users from around the world to produce the IBM i Marketplace Survey Results. The expanded 2016 survey builds on last year’s results to provide even greater insight into the IBM i marketplace.

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    Profound Logic Software, Inc.

     

    When it comes to IBM® Rational® Open Access: RPG Edition (also known as RPG Open Access), there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"
    Originally aired February 22, 2012, this Webinar features IBM i expert Alison Butterill, and Profound Logic’s Brian May and Alex Roytman.

    Watch the On-demand Webinar Now!

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    HelpSystems

     

    Take a fresh look your IBM i investment to identify the areas where automation provides you opportunities for cost control while improving scalability and resource utilization and boosting employee morale.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    More organizations are realizing the need for implementing object level security -- especially for database files that contain information which must comply with various laws or regulations. But the question many administrators have is, how do you secure files without breaking the application or other processes? During this presentation, security expert Carol Woodbury will discuss how. Configuration options, testing steps, "gotchas" to avoid, along with real-life examples will be presented.


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, discusses the security administration requirement to view audit journal entries on a daily basis and how that can realistically be accomplished using SkyView's Audit Journal Reporter product.

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    Profound Logic Software, Inc.

     

    Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to rapidly and easily deploy mobile apps to your organization – even when working with legacy RPG code! IBM Champion Scott Klement will demonstrate how to:

    • Develop RPG applications without mobile development experience
    • Deploy secure applications for any mobile device
    • Build one application for all platforms, including Apple and Android
    • Extend the life and reach of your IBM i (aka iSeries, AS400) platform
    You’ll see examples from customers who have used our products and services to deliver the mobile applications of their dreams, faster and easier than they ever thought possible!
    Watch this Webinar Now!

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    In this Coffee with Carol session, Carol Woodbury draws on her experience consulting with SkyView Partners’ clients and helping them with their PCI DSS implementation and compliance requirements. Carol explains each of the 12 sections of the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and describes specifically how each relates to the IBM i community.

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    HelpSystems

     

    Worried that you might automate yourself out of a job if you help your business implement a workload automation and scheduling system? No way, Jose! This is one of the most common misconceptions about automation. Watch this on-demand webinar and see why automation tools really are a lifesaver.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Carol is pleased to be joined for this Coffee with Carol by friend and former colleague Jeff Uehling, current Chief Security Architect for IBM i. Jeff and Carol will be discussing a number of the recent Security Vulnerabilities which have had a huge, industry-wide impact on both hardware and software vendors - including IBM and the IBM i development groups. These security vulnerabilities include well-publicized ones such as Heartbleed, Bash/Shellshock and Poodle as well as numerous vulnerabilities that haven’t hit the media. These vulnerabilities exist in areas such as Java, OpenSSL and many networking areas of your systems.

    IBM i has long been known as a secure platform on which you can run your business critical applications. However, securing the system requires careful attention to the system-wide security configuration options, managing the authority settings on your data objects which contain your business critical data (corporate assets), and - as importantly - staying current with your enterprise-wide maintenance and ensure the latest PTFs/Fixes are installed in order to close "real" or "potential" security holes.


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Join Carol Woodbury’s guest, Steve Martinson of SkyView Partners, as he conducts a high-level review of the most common security and compliance requirements associated with the IBM AIX platform. Included in the discussion will be how the AIX issues relate to IBM i concepts and terminology.

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