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December 8, 2014 | Volume 9 Issue 22

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: How to Create Professional-Looking AFP Resources on IBM i or Anywhere Else
FEATURED ARTICLE: 10 Facts You Need to Know About Laser Check Printing on Your IBM i
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management V5.0.2
WHITE PAPER: PCI and What it means to IBM i
EVENT:  Step-by-Step - How to Modernize your IBM i Webinar Series
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Top 10 Security and Compliance Considerations for Cloud Computing

 

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Feature Article - Application Software
 
How to Create Professional-Looking AFP Resources on IBM i or Anywhere Else

If you want your printed documents to look good, you have to work at it a little bit.

Written by Kurt Schroeder

I grew up in rural Wisconsin. The bus ride to my school took an hour, and if I had already done my homework, I would spend that ride gazing out the window. I knew every little hill, every corner and turn of the road. I could anticipate every bump and even knew the best places to watch for deer walking in their favorite cornfield.


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PHP…Just for IBM i. This is the first book to comprehensively address PHP and how it can—and should—be deployed on the IBM i. Learn how to transfer skills from a green screen environment to the Web, become intimately familiar
with PHP’s commonly used features, and help start down the road of highly interactive Web-based application development. Click now to receive a FREE chapter of this best-selling resource! >>


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Feature Article - Application Software
 
10 Facts You Need to Know About Laser Check Printing on Your IBM i

Let's look at the truth and bust the myths.

Written by DRV Technologies

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper "10 Facts You Need to Know About Laser Check Printing on Your IBM i" available free from the MC White Paper Center.

 

The first thing you need to know is that laser check printing is secure and easier to maintain than traditional pre-printed check printing.

 

The second thing to know is that, with a few quick steps, setup is simple. You do not need to purchase special equipment, and it is very easy to update bank account numbers, signatures, and logos.

 

The third thing you should know is that laser check printing can save thousands, potentially hundreds of thousands, of dollars in supplies and labor, depending on the size of your company.


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Now Available in eBook Format: IBM System i APIs at Work, Second Edition: In this latest edition of the best-selling API reference, acclaimed expert Bruce Vining completely rewrites the book on APIs. With over 700 information-packed pages this is the ultimate API guide and a must-have for any professional working with System i (AS/400, i5/iSeries). Get your copy today!


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MC White Paper Center
 

Don't miss these great Featured White Papers:

DR Strategy Guide from Maxava

Download your free copy of our DR Strategy Guide for IBM i before it’s too late.
Learn more about the evolution of disaster recovery, how disasters of various types can impact business and the strategies you can employ to minimize the risk of impact to your business by downloading our latest e-book today.
Your free copy of the DR Strategy Guide for IBM i will help uncover the secrets to ensuring your IBM i and your business is able to weather any storm – be it caused by human interruption or natural disaster.

  • How to best implement a disaster recovery strategy
  • The importance of testing your Disaster Recovery Plan and keeping it up to date
  • How to perform scheduled back-ups without bringing down your business
  • The benefits of the Cloud and how it can work for you
  • What to look for in a Disaster Recovery Provider

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10 Facts You Need To Know About Laser Check Printing On Your IBM i

This whitepaper is a must read for anyone that is considering moving to Laser Check printing or anyone that has considered moving to laser check printing in the past and thought it was too expensive or too much trouble. Included in this white paper:

  • A supply List What to look for in laser check software
  • 6 Steps to Getting Bank Approval of your checks
  • 10 myths about laser check printing, find out if they are fact or fiction

Laser check printing is secure and easier to maintain than traditional pre-printed check printing. With a few quick steps, set-up is simple. You do not need to purchase any special equipment and it is very easy to maintain. Laser check printing can save thousands, potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in supplies and labor, depending on the size of your company. Let this Free whitepaper by DRV Tech answer your questions about laser check printing on the IBM i.

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PCI and What it means to IBM i

While one may think that PCI is a thing of the past and that it’s already been implemented, major breaches (most notably of the Target PoS systems) have brought it back into focus. Some retailers are just now understanding how PCI applies to them and other organizations have started to accept credit cards when they didn’t in the past. To refresh everyone’s memory, here’s an overview of what PCI means to the IBM i community and what organizations that use an IBM i to store, process or access cardholder data need to be aware of.

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Virus Got You Down?

Does a virus have your server down? Perhaps it’s the latest worm, Trojan horse, buffer overflow or denial of service attack that’s got you or one of your servers down. While one of these bugs may be affecting one or more of your servers in your enterprise, it is highly unlikely that the server affected is a Power server running IBM i. IBM i may be running your core business applications or it may be hosting your web site or running Domino. Whatever its function within your enterprise IBM i has remained unaffected by virus and malware attacks. Why is that? Viruses and other ailments spread by infecting a host that is vulnerable. Let’s take a look at how IBM i and the applications running on it can remain unscathed by the viruses and malware that are so prevalent today. In this white paper, Carol Woodbury of SkyView Partners defines each “ailment” and then describe the defenses and protection mechanisms provided by IBM i to ward off the attack.

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How to Build a Requirements Roadmap for Proactive IBM i System Monitoring

Implementing proactive system monitoring in your IBM i environment begins with planning. The effectiveness of automated monitoring solutions should be evaluated based on the degree of visibility they can offer to potential problems, the time they save, and the flexibility they offer in meeting the specific views and requirements of your existing and developing network.
Your proactive monitoring solution should be able to anticipate repeat issues based on your system demands, applications, throughput, and configuration, as well as provide fast access to information that will pinpoint the cause of unforeseen issues and those that are otherwise difficult to isolate.
For system administrators and managers who are looking for a practical guide to help maximize a new or existing proactive approach to system and message monitoring.
Download this white paper to learn:

  • Information on must-have monitors
  • Shortcuts to greater efficiency
  • Checklists of requirements for a customized roadmap

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Top 10 Security and Compliance Considerations for Cloud Computing

 

Whether you are using a cloud-based application or moving your whole infrastructure to the cloud, you should consider how this move effects your organization's security and compliance requirements. In this Coffee with Carol session, Carol Woodbury will discuss the top 10 considerations you should make as well as how to ensure that your organization's security and compliance requirements are not compromised.


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