Volume 25, Number 49 -- October 7, 2015
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IBM i Tech Refreshes Bring New Features to Explore
by Dan Burger

The IBM software engineers have prepared another batch of IBM i-centric accomplishments that will be rolled out next month as IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh (TR) 11 and IBM i 7.2 TR 3. Application development, systems management, and database upgrades are all lined up at the innovation dispenser and this is what is being dished out. Companies with the mind to modernize their RPG development, incorporate some open source languages, and do more with the Apache Web server should pay attention. READ MORE >

Keeping Ransomware Out of the VAULT
by Alex Woodie

Cyber-criminals are increasingly targeting small and midsize American businesses with ransomware that encrypts the contents of a PC or a server until the victim pays $500, $1,000, or more in untraceable Bitcoin. After several of United Computer Group's VAULT400 customers were hit with ransomware scams, the company decided to team up with the security training company KnowBe4 to teach VAULT400 customers how to avoid falling victim to a ransomware scam. READ MORE >

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OpenLegacy: Go from Green to GUI for Twelve Bucks
by Alex Woodie

OpenLegacy wants to modernize your 5250 screens for $12 to $20 each as part of a new service it unveiled this week at the COMMON conference. Called OpenLegacy Click, the new service is aimed at smaller companies that don't have the budget for full-blown modernization projects, but have a business need to convert a select number of 5250 screens to Web and mobile interfaces just the same. READ MORE >

Rocket: We're More Than the Sum of Our (IBM i) Parts
by Alex Woodie

Over the years, Rocket Software has bought some well-known properties in the IBM i space: Aldon, Seagull, BlueZone, iCluster. But now the Massachusetts company wants the IBM i community to think of it as a wider source of innovation for the platform, and a one-stop shop for IBM i products--including the new Rocket Mobile for i it launched at this week's COMMON conference in Florida. READ MORE >

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IBM i Knowledge Sharing: RSE Keyboard Shortcuts
by Dan Burger

A thing of beauty is a joy to behold. For programmers, that thing of beauty is called a shortcut. The more you have, the greater the joy. Most RPG programmers know some shortcuts. Some are hoarded, but more often they get passed around with an it's better to give than receive attitude. Call it karma, if you will. If you can go along with that, let me introduce you to the Queen of Karma--Susan Gantner. READ MORE >

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The Platform
Intel Fellow Outlines Bright Future for Deep Learning

Cloudy Infrastructure Drives Datacenter Spending Growth

Making NoSQL Scale Better On Hadoop

Microsoft Azure Adds GPUs, Beefs Up CPU Compute

CPU Virtualization In The Cloud: Getting Your Slice, And More

Exascale HPC Needs An Application Innovation Spark

Why Containers At Scale Is Hard

MemSQL Wants To Be The Storage Engine For Spark

CPU Virtualization: The Tech Driving Cloud Economics

Engineered Systems Decline, Converged Systems Boom

Dell Goes Modular With Tomahawk 25G Switches

Inside The GitHub Systems Where Open Source Lives


Fresche Legacy
Midrange Dynamics
HiT Software

IBM i Tech Refreshes Bring New Features to Explore

Keeping Ransomware Out of the VAULT

OpenLegacy: Go from Green to GUI for Twelve Bucks

Rocket: We're More Than the Sum of Our (IBM i) Parts

IBM i Knowledge Sharing: RSE Keyboard Shortcuts

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