Volume 25, Number 60 -- December 2, 2015
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IBM Patches Pair of Security Flaws in iAccess for Windows 7.1
by Alex Woodie

IBM last month revealed the presence of a pair of security vulnerabilities in iAccess for Windows 7.1, including one that could allow a local cybercriminal to take control of the Windows PC running the iAccess software, and another that could be used to launch a denial of service attack. Big Blue patched both flaws with a PTF. READ MORE >

Urgent Need for Application Modernization Seen at the Federal Level
by Alex Woodie

Security breaches. Downtime. Poor performance. These are some of the problems federal IT managers expect to encounter if they continue to run legacy applications as they now exist, according to a recent study from MeriTalk. But instead of ditching the old applications and writing new ones from scratch, MeriTalk advocates a selective modernization approach that blends new and old. READ MORE >

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Remain Taps JIRA to Heighten Change Management Collaboration
by Dan Burger

Controlling the chaos of collaboration from an application development perspective has proved to be a valuable asset for many IBM midrange customers. Better code, with the bugs worked out before it goes into production, saves time and money compared to debugging and redesigning after the fact. The value goes beyond writing code because collaboration applies to many business oriented teams and numerous end users who are effected sometimes for the better and other times for the worse. READ MORE >

Quadrant Doubles Down on Simplicity with Formtastic 10
by Alex Woodie

Complexity is a killer in this brave new electronic world of ours. If your product or service is hard to use, don't expect the masses to come knocking at your door. That ethos of simplicity echoes across all industries and businesses, and it's the driving factor in a major new version of Quadrant Software's Formtastic output management software for IBM i. READ MORE >

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HATS Now Hooked Into BlueMix Cloud
by Alex Woodie

IBM i shops adopting the latest release of IBM's Host Access Transformation Services (HATS) product will be able to create and run their modernized interfaces on BlueMix, Big Blue's cloud service. Support for the latest Rational development tools and improved security round out HATS 9.5, which shipped in November. READ MORE >

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HATS Now Hooked Into BlueMix Cloud

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