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November 17, 2014 | Volume 9 Issue 20


TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: Green-Screen Management Is Dead
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: The IBM i Isn't Immune to Security Problems (Continued)
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Focal Point Solutions Group Announces Authorized Channel Partner Program
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try the Most Powerful Anti-Virus Protection for IBM i for Free!
EVENT: Tomorrow: OCEAN User Group Meeting - DB2 Web Query
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Top 10 Security and Compliance Considerations for Cloud Computing


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Feature Article - Analysis
In the Wheelhouse: Green-Screen Management Is Dead

Our community deserves so much better than to languish about managing our systems via the green-screen.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

I was at the COMMON User Group Fall Conference and Expo a few weeks ago, where I presented a session called "Modernizing Systems Management with IBM Navigator for i." The overall turnout for the conference was pretty good, considering it was a fall conference and Indianapolis isn't the warmest place on Earth at the tail end of October.


I had a number of purposes for this session. The first was to update perceptions of IBM i administrators. While there is a time and place for the command line, the idea of managing a modern system exclusively through a text-based interface is old school.


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Feature Article - Security
Technology Focus: The IBM i Isn't Immune to Security Problems (Continued)

The box we love is well-known for its excellent security, but ensuring that tight security requires a little planning, effort, and knowledge.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

Editor's note: Last month, we published the first part of this very comprehensive article, which included interviews with prominent security vendors who addressed the issues IBM i shops face today. Today, we finish it up with the rest of the list of vendors and products that we started last month.


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