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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

In this Webinar, we'll demonstrate how Profound.js 2.0 enables you to easily adopt Node.js in your business, and to take advantage of the many benefits of Node, including access to a much larger pool of developers for IBM i and access to countless reusable open source code packages on npm (Node Package Manager).
You will see how Profound.js 2.0 allows you to:

  • Provide RPG-like capabilities for server-side JavaScript.
  • Easily create web and mobile application interfaces for Node on IBM i.
  • Let existing RPG programs call Node.js modules directly, and vice versa.
  • Automatically generate code for Node.js.
  • Automatically converts existing RPGLE code into clean, simplified Node.js code.
Fill out the form on the right to watch!


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HelpSystems

 

It’s time to expand your monitoring and see what you’ve been missing.
Watch this recorded webinar where product expert Ash Giddings introduces you to Advanced Automation Suite (a.k.a. Halcyon Level 3). You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify the root cause of disk usage spikes in a graphical interface
  • Reduce the number of alerts you receive and improve the quality
  • Produce comprehensive performance-related reports
  • Reduce the amount of space your spooled files consume
  • Monitor application log files proactively
Turning on Halcyon Level 3 is easy and—more importantly—it makes sense.


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PowerTech

 

IBM i has never been immune to malware—but threats to businesses are greater than ever. Many employees are now working from home. Research from March 2020 shows home networks are 3.5 times more likely than corporate networks to have at least one malicious program!
At the same time, criminals are launching attacks that leverage headlines about Covid-19, government stimulus programs, and stay-at-home orders. Even office-bound workers are letting their guard down.
It’s critical to grasp the impact these malicious programs can have on IBM i, so that you can keep your systems up and running. Watch this webinar, presented by Sandi Moore, to learn about the relationships between:

  • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
  • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
  • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning
There are many ways to minimize your exposure to malware and viruses, even with a remote workforce. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected.


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HelpSystems

 

Before AS/400 fans ever even heard the term “iSeries”, IBM had already rolled out the integrated file system (IFS) to give IBM i users the ability to run applications that don’t follow the traditional library structure.

Today, IBM i shops use the IFS regularly for storage, web servers, applications, and more. Even the Windows IT team needs to access the IFS on IBM i for file exchanges! But with great power comes great responsibility—and many don’t have the knowledge or tools necessary to take full advantage of this technology.
During this recorded webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

  • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
  • How do I monitor the IFS?
  • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
  • How do I secure the IFS?
Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i. If you don’t have the time—or the desire—to do it manually, we’ll also show you how HelpSystems tools can make it easy for you.
Watch now!


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PowerTech

 

The use of encrypted sessions is both an effective way to prevent credential theft, as well as a requirement for numerous laws and regulations.
In this session, security expert Robin Tatam shows you how to configure the replacement for Client Access—Access Client Solutions—to use an encrypted (TLS) session.
This webinar will include an example of using your IBM i as a CA (Certificate Authority). You’ll also see an example of creating a request to send to a well-known CA to create the digital certificate you’ll need to assign to the servers to enable encrypted communications.


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HelpSystems

 

If there’s a gold standard for ideal IBM i systems management, it’s lights out. Today’s flexible workplace expectations have increased its appeal, with new generations of employees seeking to do their jobs remotely even before the unprecedented challenges that the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has placed on IT infrastructure and staff.
But lights-out data center management is not about convenience. IBM i environments operating completely lights-out have reached the pinnacle of accuracy, efficiency, and cost savings. So, how do you get there?
In this recorded webinar, the automation experts from HelpSystems discuss the reasons why IBM i is a good platform for running lights-out operations and how it can even be used to automate the other servers connected to it. You’ll learn how to:

  • Dodge the fear factors, like change, missing something, or asking for a project budget
  • Follow the success formula that starts with automating the operations (or operator) checklist
  • Identify key automation technologies for truly lights-out data center operations
Lights-out automation requires a commitment from the entire IT organization—and there’s never been a better time to get buy-in from decisions makers than right now.
Watch now!


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PowerTech

 

In today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
Join IBM i security expert Sandi Moore as she outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Sandi Moore will show you how to achieve them.


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PowerTech

 

You would think that a server hosting mission-critical applications and data would get the most security attention, right? Unfortunately, that is rarely the case with IBM i.
While Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions are an established way to meet compliance mandates and stay on top of suspicious activity, most enterprise SIEM solutions offer little to no coverage for IBM i servers. This means that event data—if even collected—sits abandoned and ignored.
In this webinar, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam discusses a new solution to bridge the gap between your enterprise SIEM solution and your IBM i servers. You’ll learn:

  • How to begin security auditing on IBM i without generating enormous quantities of data
  • 3 common mistakes that IBM i people make when auditing
  • Why regulations state that access monitoring is essential
  • Dangerous events that your audit data may be missing
  • How Powertech SIEM Agent can help identify security threats on IBM i


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HelpSystems

 

Still following manual processes for extracting and transferring data across platforms? You’re not alone. Many business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation. And that leads to a lot of manual effort.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying?
It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

  • The data dilemma
  • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
  • Data automation in practice
Plus, you’ll see a demonstration of how data automation software from HelpSystems will help you finally stop re-keying data.


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Core Security

 

With so many organizations depending on AIX day to day, ensuring proper security and configuration is critical to ensure the safety of your environment. Don’t let common threats put your critical AIX servers at risk. Avoid simple mistakes and start to build a long-term plan with this AIX Security eCourse. Enroll today to get easy to follow instructions on topics like:

  • Removing extraneous files
  • Patching systems efficiently
  • Setting and validating permissions
  • Managing service considerations
  • Getting overall visibility into your networks


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PowerTech

 

Unfortunately this is fiction.

In this webinar, Robin Tatam explores a well-documented IBM i breach. Despite the many options IBM has provided to protect the system and data, many organizations still struggle to apply appropriate security controls. Protecting the system and the data residing on it requires action. Robin describes the steps you can take to avoid the mistakes made in this specific case as well as other configurations that can lead to business disruption due to inadequate or misconfigured security settings.
One FACT is that IBM i is secure-able.


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PowerTech

 

If you work on IBM i, chances are you know how vital this system is to the well-being of your business—but does upper management see IBM i that way?
IBM i’s reputation for being secure makes it easy to shift financial and human resources to technology that’s perceived as more vulnerable, leaving IBM i pros overworked and undervalued, and data and key business functions exposed.
In this webinar, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam focuses on helping you change perceptions of IBM i at your organization and getting what you need from your management team.
Robin is joined by HelpSystems CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) Chris Reffkin for a candid conversation that covers:

  • How a CISO prioritizes security projects
  • The real impact of poor security on an organization
  • The #1 thing you can do to achieve your goals in 2020
  • How data is not the only thing at risk
If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on in the minds of IT executives, your boss, or your boss’s boss, you don’t want to miss this session!


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HelpSystems

 

True or False: The IBM i operating system is just the AS/400 all over again. False! The AS/400 provided a solid foundation, but it has evolved over the years into the entirely new technology that we call IBM i. The 2020 chapter in our journey from AS/400 to IBM i includes new cloud offerings, new

Technology Refreshes, new customers, and a strong roadmap. How do these additions make the platform more powerful?
Back by popular demand, IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will joins IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to share a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

  • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
  • Ways that IBM i fits into your cloud strategy
  • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days
IBM i stands on the shoulders of giants. Its heritage and strategic innovation point to a bright future for this strategic server that continues to support organizations in every industry around the world.
Don’t miss a moment as the saga unfolds—watch now!


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PowerTech

 

Modern interfaces like FTP and ODBC completely bypass menu security, often allowing end-users to view, update, and delete data in the database without the restrictions and auditing supplied by the application.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of IBM i organizations still rely on menu security to protect their data. Learning about the power and openness of these interfaces is critical for ensuring the integrity of the server’s application data. It’s also an essential step in complying with all formal regulations, including SOX, PCI, and HIPAA.
Watch this informative webinar to learn how to close the “back doors” not covered by traditional security schemes. IBM i security expert Robin Tatam explains exit point security and why this little-understood topic is so important to IBM i organizations. You’ll also see a short demonstration of how to implement policies that restrict access to only those users who need it.


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HelpSystems

 

The new POWER9 servers offer over two times more per-core capacity than POWER7+ servers, but is that what your business needs?
When it’s time for hardware change, it pays to plan ahead.
Within this webinar, you’ll learn why capacity planning on IBM i is more important now than ever before. You’ll also see a live demo of Performance Navigator—the leading tool for capacity planning on IBM i—and learn how combining the software with our capacity planning service engagement can help you:

  • Centralize years of historical performance data
  • Graph out the current performance status for each LPAR
  • Model peak historical workload days based on multiple “what-if” scenarios
  • Develop a cost-justification deliverable to share with decision makers
It’s time to eliminate the guesswork and size your Power Systems servers with confidence.


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HelpSystems

 

Do your users keep paperwork on their desk until it's processed?
Are people constantly removing documents from filing cabinets?
What happens when your company depends on an outdated document management strategy?
Too much paper is wasted—approximately 1,000 pages per month per worker.
Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets drive your employees crazy.
And distributing documents to customers, vendors, and business partners is expensive and takes up far too much time.
These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

  • Capture
  • Manage
  • And distribute documents digitally
Plus, our experts will provide a live demonstration of how implementing a document management solution will quickly solve your paper-based problems, so you can be more efficient.


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PowerTech

 

A growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted, from the EU’s GDPR to New York’s cybersecurity law. PCI DSS goes a step further by detailing how encryption keys must be stored.
For many organizations around the world, encryption isn’t just nice to have—it’s a necessity.
But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor (they’re not all created equal!) and how can you implement encryption on IBM i?
Watch this on-demand webinar with renowned security expert Robin Tatam to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

  • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
  • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
  • Important considerations before implementing encryption
You’ll also get a quick peek at our Powertech Encryption for IBM i product that makes IBM i database encryption easier, faster, and more secure than other options on the market.


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PowerTech

 

In today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
Join IBM i security expert Sandi Moore as she outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Sandi Moore will show you how to achieve them.


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HelpSystems

 

Let’s face it: IBM i experts and RPG programmers are retiring from the workforce. These folks have been managing all areas of your business—often manually and behind the scenes—for decades, everything from IT operations to data and documents to cybersecurity.
Are you prepared to handle their departure?
During this 30-mintue recorded webinar, our panel of IBM i experts—Chuck Losinski, Robin Tatam, Richard Schoen, and Tom Huntington—will outline strategies that allow your company to cope with IBM i skills depletion by adopting these strategies that allow you to get the job done without deep expertise on the OS:

  • Automate IBM i processes
  • Use managed services to help fill the gaps
  • Secure the system against data loss and viruses
IBM i skills depletion is a top concern for IBM i shops around the world. The strategies you discover in this webinar will help you ensure that your system of record—your IBM i—continues to deliver a powerful business advantage, even as staff retires.


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HelpSystems

 

High availability for IBM i has been a hot topic in 2017, jumping 20% from our 2016 survey to take the #2 seat on IT priority lists just behind cybersecurity. And no surprise with these two topics so closely tied to your most valuable asset: your irreplaceable business data.
With major airline outages last year and the recent ransomware attacks, you must be asking yourself: am I doing everything I can to protect my organization’s data?
Tune in as our panel of IBM i high availability experts—Tom Huntington, Matt Staddler, and Cole Ragland—deliver lively discussion around the top high availability issues of today, including:

  • Why companies don’t test role swaps when they know they should
  • Whether high availability in the cloud makes sense for IBM i users
  • Why some organizations don’t have high availability yet
  • How to get high availability up and running at your organization
  • High availability considerations for today’s security concerns
There are no do-overs when it comes to your data. Once it’s gone, it’s gone...unless you have a data replication layer in place to protect it. Learn the value of these strategic solutions and how you can implement them in a hurry—watch now!


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HelpSystems

 

Most business intelligence tools are just that: tools, a means to an end but not an accelerator. Yours could even be slowing you down. But what if your BI tool didn't just give you a platform for query-writing but also improved programmer productivity?
Watch the recorded webinar to see how Sequel:

  • Makes creating complex results simple
  • Eliminates barriers to data sources
  • Increases flexibility with data usage and distribution
Accelerated productivity makes everyone happy, from programmer to business user.


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PowerTech

 

Your odds of experiencing a data breach are now one in four, but a much larger number of attacks are unsuccessful. So, how are some organizations able to escape an attack unscathed while others suffer crushing financial losses?
The difference is often found in the cybersecurity controls in place to guard mission-critical systems. Of course, the devil is in the details.
In this on-demand webinar, IBM i security expert Sandi Moore and Chuck Losinski illustrate specific ways you can improve your security posture and stop an attacker in his tracks. They compare systems that have implemented best-practice security measures with systems that haven’t.
You’ll learn what can happen when:

  • Users can connect through FTP without restrictions
  • System values are incorrectly set
  • Users carry excessive privileges
This educational presentation is sure to help you look at IBM i security in a new light—and make changes that improve your odds of surviving a cyber attack.


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HelpSystem

 

IBM i is amazing; it will even post a message to let you know when nothing is wrong. But bad data, application issues, or device malfunctions might be buried beneath all that A-OK fluff. Take 30 minutes to hear how Robot Console has helped thousands of your peers monitor their IBM i partitions. You’ll learn how to:

  • Keep programmers in the loop after answering a file increment message
  • Respond to system messages from your phone
  • Check (and fix) job, subsystems, and job queues automatically
  • Know immediately when a critical user profile becomes disabled
  • Consolidate QSYSOPR messages across multiple partitions into a single, graphical view
Don’t let firefighting be your status quo.


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HelpSystems

 

Your IBM i server performance is under attack from the outside, getting hammered by user-submitted queries and external applications, not to mention batch and interactive jobs.
You need to know when system performance degrades (and why) or your reputation—and potentially your job—could be on the line!
Watch this recorded webinar where our experts show you how proactive job monitoring and notification with Robot Monitor can really save your butt when things go bad. You’ll learn how to:

  • Set up monitoring for database requests: QZDASOINIT, QRWTSRVR, etc.
  • Bring visibility to SQL requests that are hammering your system
  • Watch for long-running jobs and other batch issues that slow throughput
  • Set up notification for jobs consuming too much CPU
  • Report on historical job and subsystem performance
  • Reduce run priority for offending jobs or hold them automatically
Don’t let QZDASOINIT jobs put a stranglehold on system resources while you fly blind. Get to the bottom of job performance issues faster with Robot Monitor.


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HelpSystems

 

Let’s face facts: servers don’t hack other servers. Despite the avalanche of regulations, news headlines remain chock full of stories about data breaches, all initiated by insiders or intruders masquerading as insiders.
User profiles are often duplicated or restored and are rarely reviewed for the appropriateness of their current configuration. This increases the risk of the profile being able to access data without the intended authority or having privileges that should be reserved for administrators.
Watch noted security expert Robin Tatam as he discusses a new approach for onboarding new users on IBM i and best-practices techniques for managing and monitoring activities after they sign on.


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MC Press Online, LLC

 

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Helpsystems

 

Essential Robot software and roadmap updates in under an hour
We’re wrapping up another great year of developing and supporting the Robot products you love. Want to see what we’ve rolled out this year and get a sneak preview of what’s on the roadmap for 2020?
Spend 45 minutes with your favorite Robot geeks, Chuck Losinski and Tom Huntington, along with special guest, Tim Woodfield. This dynamic team will get you up to date on the major rollouts you may have missed in our Robot systems management software, including:

  • Robot Console 7.03 – Support for mobile and browser
  • Robot Monitor 14.1.9 – ODBC/JDBC/SQL drilldown and browser support
  • Performance Navigator 19.1 – Enterprise reporting dashboard
  • Robot HA 12.07 – MIMIX transition technology
  • Robot updates without ending the Robot Sleeper subsystem
We’ll also share our roadmap for 2020 enhancements.


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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

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. You can find Part 1 here.
In Part 2 of our free Node.js Webinar Series, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control.
Brian will briefly discuss the different tools available, and demonstrate his preferred setup for Node development on IBM i or any platform.
Attend this webinar to learn:

  • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
  • Debugging Node.js
  • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
  • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment


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PowerTech

 

Here’s the harsh reality: cybersecurity pros have to get their jobs right every single day, while an attacker only has to succeed once to do incredible damage.
Whether that’s thousands of exposed records, millions of dollars in fines and legal fees, or diminished share value, it’s easy to judge organizations that fall victim.
But these attacks are also a chance to learn from others’ mistakes. What underlying vulnerabilities were overlooked and how can your organization avoid making similar mistakes?
IBM i enjoys an enviable reputation for security, but no system is impervious to mistakes.
Join this webinar to learn about the biggest errors made when securing a Power Systems server.
This knowledge is critical for ensuring integrity of your application data and preventing you from becoming the next Equifax. It’s also essential for complying with all formal regulations, including SOX, PCI, GDPR, and HIPAA.


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HelpSystems

 

Question: Where does the IBM i community go for education on Rational Developer for i (RDi)?
Answer: This webinar is a great start!
HelpSystems has gathered the leading experts on RDi for a roundtable-style Q&A webinar featuring questions from actual RDi users like you.
Watch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, along with a few of their own, including:

  • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
  • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
  • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
  • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
  • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?
This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi. It’s time to move away from green screen tools and embrace integrated development environment (IDE) tools like RDi.


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PowerTech Group, Inc.

 

IBM i is known for its security, but this OS could be more vulnerable than you think.
Although Power Servers often live inside the safety of the perimeter firewall, the risk of suffering a data leak or data corruption remains high.
Watch noted IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he discusses common ways that this supposedly “secure” operating system may actually be vulnerable and who the culprits might be.


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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

Modern, web-based applications can make your Enterprise more efficient, connected and engaged. This session will demonstrate how the Profound UI framework is the best and most native way to convert your existing RPG applications and develop new modern applications for your business. Additionally, you will learn how you can address modernization across your Enterprise, including databases and legacy source code, with Profound Logic.

We will demonstrate how Profound UI:
  • Goes beyond simple screen-scraping to truly modernize your RPG applications
  • Uses RPG Open Access and your own RPG code and development talent to modernize
  • Supports rapid development with an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop Designer
  • Integrates with our on-the-fly modernization, mobile development, and Enterprise Modernization solutions

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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

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).


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PowerTech

 

As cyber threats become more sophisticated, strong encryption is essential. DB2 Field Procedures (FieldProcs) can greatly simplify encryption on IBM i, yet most organizations are not yet utilizing this powerful feature.
Watch this webinar to learn how to quickly encrypt sensitive data on IBM i—and avert a data breach disaster.
IBM i security expert Sandi Moore shows you how you can automate encryption and decryption, why disk encryption is no substitute for database encryption, and important factors to consider when looking at an encryption solution.
If you're concerned with protecting your sensitive IBM i data, you don't want to miss this session!


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HelpSystems

 

Imagine your boss says it’s time to migrate to the cloud. He’s excited about being the first on the block, plus it would look good to eliminate the capital expenditure (capex) of your on-prem data center. So, what’s it going to take? Many businesses are looking to migrate IBM Power workloads to one or more providers in the growing IBM i cloud market. But moving to the cloud isn’t just an infrastructure refresh exercise—you’re re-engineering the underlying architecture of your core business applications.

Watch this recorded webinar where our IBM i experts walk you through the performance configurations you should consider before moving to the cloud, including I/O, CPW, disk, memory, and more! You’ll also learn:

  • How to identify workloads best suited for cloud
  • Sizing techniques designed to avoid excessive charges
  • How to streamline data replication during the transition period
  • Data security risks and how to avoid them
  • Licensing considerations
Moving to the cloud is a big project, and one thing’s for sure: once you’re there, you don’t want to be forced to move back due to performance issues. That’s why it pays to plan carefully for the cloud.
Watch now!


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Helpsystems

 

Are you responsible for administering BRMS backups? What if you had a single view into all your BRMS environments? Insite Analytics allows you to create exactly that—a consolidated BRMS dashboard with all the information you need at a glance!
Now, you can easily aggregate backup tape operations data into a dashboard that keeps you informed. Alert your team when a backup has failed, identify where it happened, and reduce the time needed to identify and diagnose backup process issues.
Watch this recorded webinar and learn how to:

  • Use BRMS query templates and dashboards to consolidate and monitor BRMS environments
  • Easily drill down to further investigate details on failed backups, objects not saved, and expired media
  • Create custom dashboards to monitor all BRMS backups or just specific systems
Your time is valuable. Save time and stay informed with a consolidated BRMS dashboard.


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PowerTech

 

Cyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too.
In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level.
Robin will cover:

  • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
  • Establishing object-level security
  • Overseeing user actions and data access
If you’re responsible for cybersecurity at your organization or you work on the IBM i platform, you don’t want to miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.


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Helpsystems

 

The easiest way to learn the latest and greatest in Halcyon software
We’re wrapping up another great year of developing and supporting the Halcyon products you love. Want to see what we’ve rolled out this year and get a sneak preview of what’s on the roadmap for 2020?
Take a quick 30 minutes with our product experts as we bring you up to speed on the new features and enhancements you may have missed in our Halcyon monitoring software, including:

  • BRMS and joblog monitoring
  • IFS housekeeping management
  • New monitoring templates
You’ll also get a sneak preview of our development roadmap and see how these recent updates can be used in real-life scenarios.

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PowerTech

 

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) protects you from the most common cause of a data breach: compromised user credentials.
That compromise can originate from user carelessness, or from or from password interception by a hacker-installed key logger, or via a data breach at an unrelated information provider, where the user reused their password for the sake of convenience.
MFA gives you the power to eliminate these vulnerabilities.
This fact is not lost on regulatory bodies like PCI, who are painfully aware of risks associated with single-factor authentication.
In this webinar, security expert Sandi Moore explains why more and more IBM i organizations are implementing MFA. She discusses:

  • Authentication factors, such as hardware tokens, SMS messages, smartphone apps, and biometrics
  • The strengths and weaknesses of each factor type
  • How to deploy MFA across your IBM i environment
Sandi also introduces an IBM i solution that provides access from multiple entry points,
including green screen and desktop, and reports on all access attempts.


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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

Join us for this hour-long webcast that will explore:

  • The danger legacy code poses to the business – especially in the age of COVID
  • Why re-writes can cause more trouble than you think
  • How an automated and flexible approach to code transformation mitigates these risks
  • Why Node.js is the ideal language for business success.
There’s no magic solution to reducing risk… but with careful planning and partnership, a flexible and automated approach, and the right programming language, it might feel that way!


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PowerTech

 

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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PowerTech

 

Cyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

  • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
  • Establishing object-level security
  • Overseeing user actions and data access
If you’re responsible for cybersecurity at your organization or you work on the IBM i platform, you don’t want to miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.


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HelpSystems

 

Everyone wants a piece of your business data. But keeping up with data access requests in the era of constantly growing data is a challenge. As a result, your IT department can be overwhelmed, inundated, and constantly needing to play catch-up.
It’s time to develop a strategy that will help you meet your informational challenges head-on. Watch the webinar to learn how to set your IT department up for business intelligence success in 2018.
You’ll learn how the right data access tool will help you:

  • Access IBM i data faster
  • Deliver useful information to executives and business users
  • Empower users with secure data access
Ready to make your game plan and finally keep up with your data access requests?


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HelpSystems

 

3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
Business users prefer to access, analyze, and report on their data using Microsoft Excel. But there’s a problem here for IBM i. Traditional IBM i data access tools—such as Query/400 or the Excel add-in for IBM i Access—don’t play nicely with Excel, which can create a headache for IT teams.
There’s a good chance that you’ve run into broken Excel-to-IBM i data transfers more than once. IBM has released several kits and workarounds to address the issue over the years, but did you know there’s an easier, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this live webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

  • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
  • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
  • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel
Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.


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PowerTech

 

Although your IBM i server is one of the most securable platforms available, experts know that the protection of critical data is often undermined by weak security design at the application level. Programmers building new applications tend to want to solve a business problem and roll out code quickly—and don’t get me started on all of the legacy code we all have to deal with!
In the second of this two-part webinar series, Robin Tatam combines his skills as a certified RPG developer with his IBM i security expertise. He covers the security considerations that native application programmers should be keenly aware of as they design their applications, including:

  • Object ownership
  • Adopted authority
  • Public and private authorities
  • Command line permission
  • Client-server considerations

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HelpSystems

 

IBM i is one of technology’s best-kept secrets, with little information available about what IBM i users are doing on this server. Even companies that use this technology struggle to explain to their own teams what IBM i stands for and who else is using it.
The IBM i Marketplace Survey—now in its sixth year—was designed to solve this problem.
Watch this recorded webinar where we reveal the results of the 2020 survey! You’ll also gain exclusive insights from a panel of IBM i technology experts on year-over-year trends and new data points, including:

  • Is IBM i in the cloud adoption growing?
  • Will security or HADR top the list of most pressing IT concerns?
  • What does the IBM i development scene look like?
  • Are shops expanding their IBM i usage?
  • Does IBM i have a better ROI than other servers?
Our expert panel includes IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington, IBMers Alison Butterill and Ian Jarman, and Timothy Prickett Morgan.

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HelpSystems

 

Many organizations are facing the challenge of supporting a remote workforce who continue to access your system to gather business intelligence data and run reports. But you might be working harder than you need to deploy AS/400 reports remotely. It is a painful process to make Query/400 reports available via a web browser. But you can simplify the process! Never be in the situation again where you can’t provide your business users with key information no matter where they are working—in the office or remotely.

Watch now and you’ll discover a tool that is easy to install, has a short learning curve, and delivers quick return on investment: Sequel Data Access. With Sequel, you can deliver data to business users in way they have never seen before.
You’ll learn:

  • Two ways to quickly convert Query/400 to SQL
  • Export tips for taking data from Db2 and other databases into Excel
  • How to allow users access to data in dashboards from a browser
When the business world returns to normal, your organization will be ahead of the game when your users can access information internally or externally with a browser. IT saves the day—again!
Watch now!


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PowerTech

 

You would think that a server hosting mission-critical applications and data would get the most security attention, right? Unfortunately, that is rarely the case with IBM i.
While Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions are an established way to meet compliance mandates and stay on top of suspicious activity, most enterprise SIEM solutions offer little to no coverage for IBM i servers. This means that event data—if even collected—sits abandoned and ignored.
In this webinar, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam discusses a new solution to bridge the gap between your enterprise SIEM solution and your IBM i servers. You’ll learn:

  • How to begin security auditing on IBM i without generating enormous quantities of data
  • 3 common mistakes that IBM i people make when auditing
  • Why regulations state that access monitoring is essential
  • Dangerous events that your audit data may be missing
  • Where to download an enterprise SIEM for free!


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PowerTech

 

Although your IBM i server is one of the most securable platforms available, experts know that the protection of critical data is often undermined by weak security design at the application level. Programmers building new applications tend to want to solve a business problem and roll out code quickly—and don’t get me started on all of the legacy code we all have to deal with!
In the first of this two-part webinar series, Robin Tatam combines his skills as a certified RPG developer with his IBM i security expertise. He covers the security considerations that native application programmers should be keenly aware of as they design their applications, including:

  • Object ownership
  • Adopted authority
  • Public and private authorities
  • Command line permission
  • Client-server considerations

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PowerTech

 

Malicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. Imagine what would happen to your organization if users couldn’t process orders, accept payments, access customer lists, or any number of day-to-day activities.
Despite the rise in crippling malware and ransomware attacks over the past year, many Power Systems owners still don’t see viruses as a risk because they consider them to only be a Windows threat.
It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

  • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
  • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
  • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning
There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.


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HelpSystems

 

In this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. It takes a smart, step-by-step approach to moving your replication rules, instead of carelessly converting them in bulk. You’ll learn how to:

  • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
  • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
  • Gain back time in your work week
  • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs
Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.


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HelpSystems

 

Everyone at your organization is asking for data-driven insights. And that means they’re turning to your IT team.
But there’s so much data to crawl through. It’s difficult to find the right set of data (e.g., on a department or on sales for a particular period). By the time you do, your organization’s needs might have changed. And you’ll have to start the search all over again.
It’s time to give your users the ability to get answers from IBM i data—without asking IT every time. That’s where Sequel Data Access comes in. With Sequel’s drill-down, you can empower users to “request” data at runtime.
See how it works. In just 30 minutes, you'll learn how to:

  • Create queries once and turn them over to the users
  • Set up predefined paths so users get instant insight
  • Give users the flexibility to dynamically drill into the detail
Ready to free up IT time and give your users the answers they need? Watch the webinar now.


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PowerTech

 

Here’s the harsh reality: cybersecurity pros have to get their jobs right every single day, while an attacker only has to succeed once to do incredible damage.
A year after the massive Equifax data breach, Facebook revealed that an attack exposed millions of accounts. And Uber finally got the bill for its 2016 breach: a $148 million settlement with the state of New York—the largest data breach payout in history.
It’s easy to judge those who fall victim, but these attacks are a chance to learn from others’ mistakes. What underlying vulnerabilities were overlooked and how can your organization avoid making similar mistakes?
IBM i enjoys an enviable reputation for security, but no system is impervious to mistakes.
Watch this webinar to learn about the biggest errors made when securing a Power Systems server. This knowledge is critical for ensuring integrity of your application data and preventing you from becoming the next Equifax. It’s also essential for complying with all formal regulations, including SOX, PCI, GDPR, and HIPAA.


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PowerTech

 

All Object (*ALLOBJ) special authority is probably the best-known and most feared authority in the IBM i community. This “root” access is unrestricted authority to every object on the system—and users love it! Who wouldn’t want an all-access pass to the data and applications you need to get your job done?

But there’s a dark side to *ALLOBJ. A master key to read, change, and delete any object on the system creates a frightening opportunity for abuse. 25 percent of data breaches involve insiders—and many studies suggest that number may be much higher. What many don’t realize is that these breaches are often unintentional.
That’s right—your users with *ALLOBJ could be perfectly trustworthy and still cause a data breach.
In this live webinar, security expert and IBM Champion Robin Tatam explores:

  • Best practices for All Object authority (and data around what IBM i orgs are actually doing)
  • Strategies for correcting this vulnerability—without reducing productivity
  • Several other ways IBM i users gain elevated privileges
You’ll learn simple changes you can make to improve system security and reduce the odds of a breach. Robin will also introduce an automated solution that balances your organization’s need for security and efficiency.


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HelpSystems

 

You’re responsible for looking after Windows, Linux, AIX, and VIOS, but you worry that you don’t understand their complexities well enough to make your job effective—or easy.
No problem! Simplify the management of multiple operating systems and applications without becoming experts in each area.
In this 30-minute recorded webinar, our experts demonstrate how you can:

  • Manage multiple platforms from a central location
  • View monitoring results in a single pane of glass on your desktop or mobile device
  • Take advantage of best practice, plug-and-play monitoring templates
  • Create rules to automate daily checks across your entire infrastructure
  • Receive notification if something is wrong or about to go wrong
This presentation includes a live demo of Network Server Suite and shows how easy monitoring multiple operating systems and applications can be using point-and-click technology.


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PowerTech

 

Data breaches like Equifax and Capital One have once again raised the specter of compliance mandates: those abstract rules and confusing regulations that levy eye-popping fines for cybersecurity missteps.
IT teams are on the front lines, tasked with maintaining system configurations that will pass an audit—but few mandates are written for a technical audience. Laws like HIPAA, SOX, and GDPR give us a general sense of what outcome we need to achieve, but they’re far from an instruction manual or roadmap.
IBM i raises unique considerations because few auditors know what to look for on this open but highly securable OS, and most admins are unfamiliar with regulations and security best practices.
In this webinar, IBM Champion Robin Tatam and security expert Sandi Moore team up to help you decode common requirements and build a roadmap to compliance. Watch this session to learn:

  • What all compliance mandates have in common
  • How to translate mandates into actionable items
  • How to speak your auditor’s language
  • Strategies for getting (and staying) compliant on IBM i
  • Why regulations aren’t the only reasons to care about security


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PowerTech

 

Powertech’s annual “State of IBM i Security Study” shows the vast majority of organizations remain reliant on menu security and command line restrictions to protect their enterprise data. Unfortunately, modern interfaces like FTP and ODBC completely bypass these controls, often allowing end users to view, update, and delete data in the database without the restrictions and auditing supplied by the application.
Learning about the power and openness of these interfaces is critical for ensuring the integrity of the server’s application data. It’s also an essential step in complying with all formal regulations, including SOX, PCI, and HIPAA.
Watch this informative webinar to learn how to close the “back doors” not covered by traditional security schemes. Robin Tatam will explain exit point security and why this little-understood topic is so important to IBM i organizations.
You’ll also see a short demonstration of how to implement policies that restrict access to only those users who need it.


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PowerTech

 

As cyber threats become more sophisticated, strong encryption is essential.
DB2 Field Procedures (FieldProcs) can greatly simplify encryption on IBM i, yet most organizations are not yet utilizing this powerful feature.
Join this live webinar to learn how to quickly encrypt sensitive data on IBM i--and avert a data breach disaster.
IBM i security expert Sandi Moore shows you how you can automate encryption and decryption, why disk encryption is no substitute for database encryption, and important factors to consider when looking at an encryption solution.
If you're concerned with protecting your sensitive IBM i data, you don't want to miss this session!


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HelpSystems

 

When IBM i disk space pulls its notorious disappearing act, you don’t have time to waste figuring out how the trick is done. You need to know when disk space starts to disappear and where it has gone before system performance and productivity start to suffer.
Looking behind the curtain to keep a close eye on disk space—especially in a multi-partition environment—can have its challenges, but every good admin can have an ace up their sleeve. Our experts will show you how Robot Monitor can help you pinpoint exactly when your auxiliary storage starts to disappear and why, so you can start taking a proactive approach to disk monitoring and analysis. You’ll also get insight into:

  • The main sources of disk consumption
  • How to monitor temporary storage and QTEMP objects in real time
  • How to monitor objects and libraries in real time and near-real time
  • How to track long-term disk trends
Start seeing through the sleight of hand and get instant visibility into disk usage. Add advance warning of potential threats and—abracadabra!—you’ll reduce the risk of disk space depletion and curb the sudden flurry of activity to clean things up.


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