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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.

Then 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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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Administrators' time is precious. Why waste it struggling through a manual process when the process is integrated right into the operating system? Security expert Carol Woodbury discusses her top 10 favorite "hidden jewels" of i5/OS and IBM i security—those i5/OS integrated security features that aren't "big" enough to get an IBM announcement but can make administrators' lives so much easier, save time, and simplify everyday processes.


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

In this session, Carol Woodbury will discuss how you can use SkyView Partners’ Policy Minder for AIX product to help prepare for an audit. She will also demonstrate how to automate these audit tasks as well as the compliance tasks that the auditor has asked you to implement on your AIX servers.

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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Based on her just-released e-book on Security Administration, Carol Woodbury, the authority in IBM i Security, discusses the tasks every IBM i Security Administrator should perform. From system values to managing user profiles, administering authorities and handling IFS security issues, Carol provides guidance for automating tasks as well as tips for simplifying them.

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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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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.

 

We can learn a lot about passing PCI audits by looking at what others have done. This Webinar shares the top reasons companies fail audits and explains what actions can be taken to make sure your company doesn't fall victim to the same issues. Leading security experts Gary Palgon, VP Product Management for nuBridges, and Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, discuss the challenges of PCI DSS compliance and provide recommendations on how to successfully pass a PCI audit. In this session, you will learn:

  • The top reasons companies fail PCI audits
  • The importance of encryption, key management, and logging
  • Ways tokenization helps to reduce the scope of PCI audits
  • What part a security policy plays in compliance
  • Common mistakes in configuring systems to meet PCI requirements
  • Policy establishment and ongoing compliance management


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Due to popular demand, Carol has updated her presentation on configuring iAccess to use SSL sessions to include, not just the step-by-step configuration guidance but also a discussion on the benefits and challenges of using certificates from a well-known CA (Certificate Authority) vs a self-signed certificate as well as practical tips for enterprise implementation.

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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.

 

In this session, security expert Carol Woodbury where she will discuss the sources of security best practices, the security best practices for IBM i and then applying those best practices to the system using SkyView's Policy Minder for IBM i

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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Many new events are now being logged in the audit journal and new fields added to audit entries; and reports to prove compliance is a driving force when it comes to security configuration and administration. Carol Woodbury demonstrates how SkyView Partners' NEW "Audit Journal Reporter" software can reduce the time it takes to obtain useful information out of and produce reports from the audit journal.


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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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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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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Because the IFS does not always follow the traditional i5/OS security model, the security of the IFS is often ignored; therefore, important data may not be secured properly when it is stored in the IFS. Security expert Carol Woodbury describes how IFS security compares to native i5/OS security and how auditing works with IFS objects. She also explains ways to:

  • Determine what authority is required to a directory or object
  • Remediate (change) from the current authority settings to more-appropriate settings as well as how to determine what the more-appropriate setting might be
  • Use i5/OS commands to help you manage IFS security


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Security expert Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, and application lifecycle management expert Marty Acks, Product Manager for MKS Inc., discuss determining your organization's data security requirements and understanding how these requirements filter throughout your organization's IT processes. In this session, you will learn:

  • The reason data classification is key to meeting your organization's security requirements
  • Tips for determining and implementing data classification throughout your IT processes
  • Key controls for preventing the corruption of production data
  • The role of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in securing your organization's data


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Tired of managing multiple AIX servers and partitions manually and consolidating audit reports? This webinar will discuss how to use Policy Minder for AIX to help you automate your PCI DSS (Data Security Standards) compliance requirements. During this one hour webinar, you will see the benefit of using the SkyView Policy Minder for AIX software to save time on your compliance reporting needs by setting up consistent, accurate and efficient processes that can span multiple partitions from a single console. SkyView Policy Minder for AIX is an IBM AIX product that delivers comprehensive compliance reporting and security administration functionality. Policy Minder automates many of the PCI DSS compliance requirements for the following areas:

  • Global configuration settings
  • User account settings
  • Directory and file settings
  • Daemons
  • Exported directories


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

The compliance requirements for the PCI DSS (Data Security Standards) can be daunting. But with Policy Minder for IBM i you can automate many of the required compliance tasks including the following areas:

  • System values
  • User profile settings
  • Library and object authorities
  • Directory authorities
  • and more


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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.

 

In this session, Carol Woodbury will discuss how you can use SkyView Partners’ IBM i products to address the requirements of preparing for an audit of your IBM i system. She will also demonstrate how to automate these audit tasks as well as the compliance tasks that the auditor has asked you to implement.

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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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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 Partners, Inc.

 

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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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Security administration tasks can be time-consuming but with the right tools can be performed much more proficiently and effectively. Join Carol Woodbury as she demonstrates how the SkyView Security Compliance Solution assists with every day security administration tasks such as discovering and managing inactive profiles, detecting changes to system values (along with who made the change), discovering who or what process has deleted an object or created a program into a production library.

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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

As more business is conducted remotely and in real time, mobile applications are becoming less of a nice-to-have and more of a must-have. But creating mobile applications is a daunting prospect for many RPG developers.

IBM i experts Scott Klement and Alex Roytman are here to show you just how easy it can be to create mobile applications for IBM i using only your RPG and PHP knowledge and the right tools! In this Webinar, you'll learn how Profound UI and PhoneGap work together to take your IBM i applications mobile on any device, without the need to learn third party programming languages.


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Carol Woodbury recently had an opportunity to train auditors on the IBM i. Whether you are an auditor (or just want to get the inside scoop on how you need to prepare for an IBM i audit) you will want to view this informative on-demand webinar!

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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.

 

During this Coffee with Carol session Carol Woodbury will discuss the security enhancements added to V7R2 including:

  • new auditing options,
  • password composition rules,
  • general updates as well as
  • the DB2 security enhancements – RCAC (Row and Column Access Control.)

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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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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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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.

     

    SkyView Partners has been performing security assessments for the IBM i community for over 12 years. Based on the findings of these assessments, Carol Woodbury will present the Top 10 vulnerabilities found in IBM i security configurations. She will talk about each issue, making sure to describe how the vulnerability poses risk to your data. In addition, her discussion will include the prevalence of these issues, how to assess the risk of these issues as they pertain to your environment and options for addressing the vulnerabilities.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Running IBM i Navigator for the Web or considering it?

    In this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the security considerations that you'll want to make when connecting users via i Navigator for the Web as well as discuss the security-relevant configuration options that are available.


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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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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    In this Webinar security expert Carol Woodbury will discuss common IBM i configuration mistakes that she's experienced and explain alternatives - (and more secure options.) Configuration choices are often made in haste and without consideration for their affects on the security of the system. Or perhaps the choices are made without realizing there are alternative methods.Topics include system value settings, the use of special authorities (including *ALLOBJ), the (mis)management of user profiles and more.


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    Profound Logic Software, Inc.

     

    Is mobile an initiative for your business? Find out how you can go beyond Web applications to create applications with native device capabilities, such as Camera… even if you’ve never created a mobile application!
    Watch this on-demand Webinar with IBM’s Tim Rowe and Profound Logic’s Scott Klement and Alex Roytman, and discover how you can create high-quality mobile applications using your existing RPG knowledge and the right tools.

    You’ll learn:

    • How the IBM i platform supports mobile development
    • Why hybrid applications are a great option to deliver mobile apps with more functionality than Web apps can offer
    • How to develop mobile apps with native capabilities without becoming an Obj-C and Java expert, or using overly complicated tools

    Watch the On-demand Webinar Now >>

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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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    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.

    If you….

    • 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 a demo; then order a Free Trial of the SDK.

    * Limited time offer.

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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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    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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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Based on Carol Woodbury's award-winning COMMON presentation

    i5/OS integrated security has everything you need to secure your system, but many administrators find implementing it and understanding the security compliance issues that surround it to be very frustrating. Security expert Carol Woodbury takes a practical look at implementing the features of i5/OS security, explaining:

    • Methods to take control of user profile settings (including special authorities and group profiles)
    • Ways to implement security on objects, including an explanation of the i5/OS authority checking algorithm, authorization lists, and adopted authority
    • Which parts of i5/OS tend to fall out of compliance and techniques to avoid compliance issues
    • Security-relevant system values
    • What to do if you can't be in compliance with security best practices


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    HelpSystems

     

    See how 350 of your peers on the platform use IBM i for business.

    HelpSystems, in conjunction with IT Jungle and PowerWire.eu, surveyed 350 IBM i users from different industries and organization sizes around the world. Their responses shed light on some burning questions, including:

    • What are your current IT initiatives?
    • Do you plan to leave IBM i?
    • Does IBM i deliver a better ROI than other servers?
    This one-hour recorded webinar presents insight on the survey results from a panel of industry experts, including Timothy Prickett Morgan, Ian Jarman, Alison Butterill, and Tom Huntington. Watch it today!


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Surviving in business depends on how well you prepare for the unexpected. If a disaster struck, how would your company do? Guest Presenter Richard Dolewski will discuss actual lessons learned from computer room and regional disasters to near misses, so you too do not make the same recovery assumptions others have made. This session is a compilation of assumptions, technical gaps, blunders, and good practices recommendations.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Encryption without application or database changes is now possible using FIELDPROC on IBM i V7R1. Guest Presenter Patrick Townsend will discuss how organizations of all sizes are implementing FIELDPROC encryption, incl. performance impacts, and how to make sure your FIELDPROC encryption solution will pass a compliance audit. Automatic encryption with FIELDPROC is absolutely the easiest, fastest, and most secure way to encrypt data on the IBM i.

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