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September 22, 2014 | Volume 9 Issue 17


TOP STORY: An Intimate Conversation About 5250 Emulation
FEATURED ARTICLE: The Top 10 Job Scheduling Challenges and How to Solve Them 
 • NEWS HIGHLIGHT: New SP4i-Push Sends IBM i Notifications Instantly to iOS and Android Devices
WHITE PAPER:Getting Maximum Value from your Software Maintenance Agreement
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Top Ten Security Vulnerabilities of IBM i Security Configuration     
MC INDUSTRY BLOGS: Possible Hackability of Boeing 777 Illustrates Vulnerability of Integrated Systems
EVENT: IBM i before and after: See how a non-programmer gave his green screens a web GUI


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Feature Article - Networking
An Intimate Conversation About 5250 Emulation

Like an old friend who never seems to go home, emulation is always with us, enabling us to connect our new-fangled computer devices to an i that wasn't really designed for that type of connection.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

We don't think about emulation much, but without it, where would we be?


Back in the olden days, connecting to the i was easy. You just ran some Twinax under the floor or through the walls and straight up to the back of your computer. The cabling was inconvenient because it limited your ability to rearrange your office unless you were adroit enough to not trip over wires running out in the open.


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Feature Article - Programming
The Top 10 Job Scheduling Challenges and How to Solve Them

It's likely additional resources won't become available to oversee Power Systems operations, so "work smarter, not harder" may be the catchword of the day—in short, automation.

martin_normanWritten by Martin Norman

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper "The Top Ten Job Scheduling Challenges and How to Solve Them" available free at the MC White Paper Center.


The last 10 years have been tough for organizations the world around. When it comes to a recession, everyone is forced to do more with less. But at the same time, companies still need to move forward at a frenetic pace—just to maintain a competitive advantage through the recession and beyond. It is this enhanced speed at which the business must operate that creates a new level of resource challenges to address, often with no time to waste. It's no wonder that "work smarter, not harder" has become the hallmark of modern business.


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MC Video Portal

MC Video Portal

Top Ten Security Vulnerabilities of IBM i Security Configuration

In this Webinar:  SkyView Partners has been performing security assessments for the IBM i community for over 12 years. Based on the findings of these assessments, Carol Woodbury will present the Top 10 vulnerabilities found in IBM i security configurations. She will talk about each issue, making sure to describe how the vulnerability poses risk to your data. In addition, her discussion will include the prevalence of these issues, how to assess the risk of these issues as they pertain to your environment and options for addressing the vulnerabilities.


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