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November 26, 2014 | Volume 3 Issue 6


TOP STORY: Six Secrets for Successful Employee Mobile Apps
FEATURED ARTICLE: TechTip: 24/7 Notifications from Your IBM i
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: CNX Announces Release of Valence Framework 4.1
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Take IBM i Everywhere with Mobile Apps – Watch the Webinar!
EVENT: How to Modernize Your IBM i

MC VIDEO PORTAL: Top 10 Security and Compliance Considerations for Cloud Computing


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ASNA Mobile RPG (MR) empowers RPG programmers to create IBM i smartphone and tablet apps with ILE RPG. MR doesn’t requiring learning HTML or JavaScript or PHP or any other of the traditional mobile development technologies. Rather, RPG programmers simply use plain ol’ RPG to create smartphone and tablet apps. A Windows-based mobile UI designer is included that features many mobile “widgets” (including maps, charts, signature capture, images and others) for creating the mobile user interface. Learn more today!


Feature Article - Networking
Six Secrets for Successful Employee Mobile Apps

Mobile is the future, and employees are eager to get on board.

glenn johnsonWritten by Glenn Johnson

Two-thirds of executives claim mobile apps are playing a greater role in facilitating sales, communication, and training processes as more and more employees rely on mobile devices to do their jobs according to a Forbes study. The Guardian revealed that 37% of employees are so convinced of the value of mobile apps they use for work, they would even pay for them out of their own pocket.


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With Mastering IBM i, you’ll learn everything you need to work with IBM i systems, including traditional concepts and tools, as well as the latest methods such as SQL. Well-suited for new or veteran IBM i programmers, Mastering IBM i takes a hands-on, experience-based approach to learning. Key terms, review questions and step-by-step labs for each chapter make this book perfect for classroom use or individual study. Order today and get this great resource at a great low price!


Feature Article - Networking
TechTip: 24/7 Notifications from Your IBM i

SP4i-Push offers free plug-and-play mobile messaging for up to 10 users.

serge charbitWritten by Serge Charbit

Today, with a smartphone in your pocket, you can get up-to-the-minute information from nearly anywhere—your friends, the news, social media, your email. So why is it so difficult to stay on top of important information from your IBM i applications and systems when you can't log on?


Sponsor - The MC Press Bookstore

The Essential Guide to Security. In this practical and highly readable guide--an update to her acclaimed IBM i & i5/OS Security & Compliance: A Practical Guide--security expert Carol Woodbury explains IBM i security and the way it functions within IBM i systems. Whether you’re new to IBM i or a seasoned veteran, this book contains the critical information and explanations you need to successfully maintain a secure system. Get your copy today. >>


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Don't miss these Featured On-Demand Webcasts:


Take IBM i Everywhere with Mobile Apps – Watch the Webinar!

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

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Introduction to Configuring iAccess Servers to use SSL Presented by Carol Woodbury

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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Coffee with Carol: I want my Privacy!


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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Create Amazing, Modern Apps With Profound UI

In this information-packed Webinar featuring IBM Champion Scott Klement and Profound Logic Developer David Russo, you’ll learn why you don’t need to compromise your investment in IBM i to deliver amazing, modern business applications!

  • A patented, drag-and-drop visual designer for easy modernization
  • The first available Handler for RPG Open Access
  • Over 150 built-in rich UI widgets that take your apps beyond anything possible in 5250
  • Integration with a suite of tools that future-proof your applications

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See What i Can Do With Modern RPG Development

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!

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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.