Volume 26, Number 31 -- July 20, 2016
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DR solutions overview
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Blue Stack Deadline Looms for JD Edwards Shops
by Alex Woodie

In just over two months, JD Edwards shops that run EnterpriseOne ERP software on the 'Blue Stack' of IBM middleware, including DB2 and WebSphere products, will no longer be able to get technical support for those products from Oracle. Customers have had nearly six years to prepare for the September 30 deadline, but there are those who have yet to make a decision. Luckily, Blue Stack stragglers still have options available to them. READ MORE >

IBM Patches 13 Security Vulnerabilities in IBM i JDK
by Alex Woodie

Time to shore up your Java. Last month IBM patched 13 security vulnerabilities that impact the Java Development Kit (JDK) for IBM i versions 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3. The flaws range from being small nuisances to severe, particularly the four flaws that earned perfect 10s on the CVSS impact scale. READ MORE >

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Raz-Lee Claims Technological Edge with IBM i Encryption
by Alex Woodie

IBM i shops that are on the hunt for an encryption solution to protect their sensitive data may want to check out the latest from Raz-Lee Security. The New York-based software company recently announced that it's leveraging IBM's FieldProc technology to deliver field-level encryption that's unlike anything else on the IBM i market. The company also announced a new PGP encryption solution. READ MORE >

DRV Check Printing Software A Laser Sharp Cost Cutter
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Life is full of surprises. For example, why would a company rely on pre-printed, continuous-form checks printed on impact printers? It would seem that simply becoming aware of impact printer prices would prod a decision maker into searching for an alternative. Every company is supposed to have a cost-cutting watch dog. And that dog is also supposed to be watching for ramifications to low cost--things like weakened security and performance degradation. READ MORE >

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IBM Delivers WebSphere 9 with Web Enablement for IBM i 1.1
by Alex Woodie

IBM i shops that are eager to get their hands on the latest release of the WebSphere Application Server can now do so. On June 24 IBM started shipping IBM Web Enablement for i version 1.1, which includes WAS version 9. Interesting bits shipped with the new release of WebSphere include support for Java 7, integration with Watson cloud services, new API features, and new containerization options, among other features. READ MORE >

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