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November 3, 2014 | Volume 9 Issue 19


TOP STORY: iBelieve Reminds Us Just What We Have
FEATURED NEWS: Halcyon Software Announces New Monitoring Solution for Linux
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: mrc Goes Responsive with a New Website and m-Power Applications
WHITE PAPER: Automate IBM i Operations using Wireless Devices
EVENT: Reporting and Analytics for Manufacturers and Distributors
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Security Admin Tasks - Examining the audit journal

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iBelieve Reminds Us Just What We Have

iBelieve is inspirational. When you go home, the action is up to you.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

In an age of nonstop Internet feeds hitting your browser, mobile phone, tablets, and inboxes, the value of getting out to speak with colleagues in the IBM i world is more important than ever. We can certainly get trapped in our own bubble of sorts. iBelieve, the popular IBM i road show, is back for a six-date run through Europe.


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In this new release of Data Governance Tools, subject matter expert Sunil Soares walks you through all of the available software tools and shows you how to evaluate them for your program. Soares explains why your organization should consider tools to be a critical component of your data governance program, clarifies how these tools integrate with big data technologies, and shows you how the various software vendors stack up. Pre-order this latest release today!


Featured News
Halcyon Software Announces New Monitoring Solution for Linux

Halcyon Software announced the immediate availability of Network Server Suite's new component – the Linux on Power agent that runs on IBM Power Systems.


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Don't miss these great Featured White Papers:


Checklists for Checklists on Checklists … Why Not Automate?

This White Paper discusses the advantages of automating traditional manual, hands-on management tasks for the operation and maintenance of IT platforms, systems, applications, networks and architectures.

For many of these tasks, missing a step or running steps out of sequence can be disastrous to IT services and the business.

Discover the five benefits of automation and how to cement in place a high quality set of actions, according to a proven plan.

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Transform Your Data into Insight

With business users asking for easy-to-access dashboards and reports to gain insight more easily, it might be time to consider if it's time to upgrade from Query/400.

Download this exclusive IBM i white paper to see:

  • The history of Query/400
  • How organizations currently use Query
  • The benefits of investing in a new data access tool
  • And more

Don't waste any more time struggling with antiquated data access.

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Automate IBM i Operations using Wireless Devices

This whitepaper provides an in-depth review of the native IBM i technology and ACO MONITOR's advanced two-way messaging features to remotely manage your IBM i while in or away from the office. Notify on-duty personnel of system events and remotely respond to complex problems (via your Smartphone) before they become critical-24/7. Problem solved!

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Environmental Hazards to Peak Performance

While no one can be aware of every potential problem that may affect the system, you can reduce the impact of issues by proactively monitoring the areas where IBM i and the network overlap.
Download this white paper and learn how to:

  • Calculate the cost of problem resolution
  • Anticipate communication issues
  • Expose network bottlenecks
  • Evaluate your need for proactive network monitoring

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Getting Maximum Value from your Software Maintenance Agreement

Most IT Managers must question at one time or another what exactly they are getting for their money from a software maintenance agreement? Beyond ‘corrective maintenance’ what should you expect from a software vendor in today’s world to ensure the software is constantly moving in a direction which benefits your business? Discover how to benchmark current and future software vendors to make sure your organization is getting the maximum value from your software maintenance agreement.

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Plus Choose From This Amazing Selection:

10 Facts You Need To Know About Laser Check Printing On Your IBM i
10 Top Job Scheduling Challenges for your IBM i and How to Solve Them
101 things you can Automate on your IBM i & 10 Tips for Peace of Mind
2014 State of IBM i Security Study
3 Essential Steps to Successful Performance Management
5 Shortcuts to Sensible Operational Security
5 Ways to Control Access using Application Administration
6 Recommendations for Smarter Spooled File Processing on Your IBM i
A FREE HA/DR Jargon Buster
Analyzing IBM i Performance Metrics
Automate IBM i Operations using Wireless Devices
Baker College Makes IBM i Apps More Cool, Less Old-School, With Profound UI
Beyond FTP: Securing and Managing File Transfers
Building a Sound Investment Strategy Through Technology
Business Intelligence for the IBM i Customer
Checklists for checklists on checklists … why not automate?
Cloud Computing
Compliance without the Complexities
Critical Elements for Business Continuity
Data Access in a Big Data World
Defending Against Data Breach: Developing the Right Strategy for Data Encryption
DMZ Gateways: Secret Weapons for Data Security
DR Strategy Guide from Maxava
Environmental Hazards to Peak Performance
Getting Maximum Value from your Software Maintenance Agreement
Getting the Most out of Your Audit Journal - Handouts
How to Build a Requirements Roadmap for Proactive IBM i System Monitoring
How to effectively Manage and Monitor your Business Applications
IBM i Scheduling Survival Guide
IBM i Security Administrators’ Guide
Laws and Regulations and Standards… Oh my!
Managing Data and Healthcare Regulations Efficiently
Managing Privileged Users on IBM i
Modern Monitoring Methods for Power Systems
Oh no! Another Audit!
PCI and What it means to IBM i
PCI Compliance for Power Systems Running IBM i
PCI DSS Compliance with Managed File Transfer
Protecting your Data – How Much Security is Enough?
Secure Inside and Out: Maximizing Intrusion Detection on IBM i
Security Considerations for the Cloud
Single Pane of Glass Management – is it a Myth?
Solving the Little Things with Automation for IBM Power Systems
Storing Metadata the Profound UI Way
The Hidden Cost of Compliance
Top Security Issues for the Integrated File System (IFS)
Transform Your Data into Insight
Using Software for Compliance…
Virus Got You Down?
Ways to Use IBM i Audit Journal
What Authorities Do Programmers Really Need?
Why Companies Fail PCI Audits - Handouts
You Don’t Trust Me Anymore!


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Security Admin Tasks - Examining the audit journal

In this informative video:  Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, discusses the security administration requirement to view audit journal entries on a daily basis and how that can realistically be accomplished using SkyView's Audit Journal Reporter product.