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January 5, 2015 | Volume 10 Issue 1

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: Money for Nothing
FEATURED NEWS: Top News For 2014
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: RPG & DB2 Summit Announced for March 17-19, 2015 in Dallas
EVENT: SkyView Deep Dive Security Training for IBM i
MC VIDEO PORTAL: The 12 Sections of PCI DSS and How each Relates to the IBM i Community
MC MC PRESS BOOKSTORE: New Year's Sale: EXTRA 15% OFF the Top 15 Bestsellers for 2014

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Feature Article - Analysis
 
In the Wheelhouse: Money for Nothing

A question for software companies that charge an unreasonable fee when you simply change your hardware: what the heck is wrong with you?

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

I have two new six-core IBM Power Systems S814 boxes on the way to my data center as I write this. These machines will replace our two existing six-core Power Systems 720s that are getting a little long in the tooth. We put them in place in 2010 and got a good four-plus years out of them. With all six cache batteries having been replaced and about six disk drives replaced, she's starting to show her age. Plus we're about ready to move onto a new vendor-supported ERP, replacing our homegrown systems we've built and customized ourselves for the last 40 years or so. Exciting times and a lot of hard work ahead.


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Top Featured News of 2014
 

IBM Partners with 28 Business Schools and Universities to Help Train Tomorrow's Data Scientists

CIO News - Certification / Training Written by IBM Corporation  

IBM announced it is partnering with 28 new business schools and universities to help prepare students for the 4.4 million jobs that will be created worldwide to support big data by 2015.

 

HelpSystems Brings Flexibility to IBM i Performance Monitoring with New Mobile Interface

Software News - System Administration Written by Help Systems, LLC 

Robot, a division of HelpSystems and the systems management solution of choice for automating IBM i processes and applications, today announced the availability of the new web user interface for its Robot/NETWORK performance management software. The interface provides users the freedom and flexibility to monitor the performance and statuses of their IBM i partitions using a browser interface from any mobile device.

 

Linoma Software Improves User Experience and Security with Single Sign-On in GoAnywhere Services 3.5

Security News - Compliance / Privacy Written by Linoma Software

Linoma Software is proud to announce the addition of SSO (Single Sign-On) support in its secure FTP server software, GoAnywhere Services, with the release of version 3.5. The new feature is specifically designed to simplify the user experience without sacrificing security.  Additional enhancements include two new languages, custom disclaimers for all languages and new Virtual Folder commands.

 

IBM Announces IBM i 7.2

OS News - IBM i (OS/400, i5/OS) Written by IBM Corporation

DB2 for i, systems management, app dev, PowerHA, and more!

 

Access Documents via Smartphone or Tablet with LaserVault DMS10 Document Management Solution

Mobility News - Software Written by Electronic Storage Corporation

Anywhere anytime access to critical digital documents supports the needs of a growing mobile workforce.

 


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The 12 Sections of PCI DSS and How each Relates to the IBM i Community

 

In this 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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