Software for IBM i/AS400 Helps Keep Manufacturers Up and Running

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AS/400,IBM i, Message MonitoringManufacturers have a challenge that is a drumbeat 24/7 – get materials in, send goods out. The ability to keep operations flowing smoothly is a key to profitability, especially in models where margins are small and volume is the big driver of revenue.

Even small glitches on your AS/400 or IBM i can create costly delays. Here are 2 areas where a ...

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4 AS400 Error Messages That You Should Never Ignore

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Your IBM i is one of the sturdiest power systems around. That resiliency is a major factor in why the system is prized by banks, retail, medical, and other industries that need to adhere to strict compliance standards.

But even the sturdy AS400 is not immune to system failures, back-up issues, unusual password attempts, and even ordinary print screw-ups that all spell one thing –  TROUBLE – the kind of trouble that can result in lost time, lost revenue, ...

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Do You Know Where Your IBM i Reports Are?

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ibm i, ibm, as400, softwareIBM i spool file distribution requirements are different when you’re in an industry subject to regulatory standards, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Regulated shops need to do more than just email and archive spool files. They also needs to secure, track, and search sent reports, in ...

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5 Reasons AS400 Spool File Software helps Accounting Departments Stay Agile

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You’ve heard of the saying “The buck stops here”. It is usually used in situations where top brass takes responsibilities for a snafu. Speaking of snafus, do you know the origin of that phrase? It’s actually an acronym used in the military and despite the bad language, it describes to a “T” how things can go awry on an average day.

Back to “The buck stops here”. For accounting departments, that phrase is not ...

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Heartbleed Aftermath – The Risk to Data on Your AS400

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Heartbleed Patch NeededNow that the excitement and outrage about Heartbleed is ebbing, companies could enter a dangerous zone of complacency.

Your AS400 is not vulnerable to the bug. IBM uses its own encryption code so OpenSSL vulnerabilities are not a danger and there is nothing you have to fix on your power system.

BUT, there are plenty of software and websites you may be interacting with that do pose a ...

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How to Generate Reports on the AS400 Accessing Multiple Databases

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ibm i, ibm, as400, softwareMultiple departments in your company want to get their hands on the market intelligence that lies in your IBM Power Servers. Critical decisions that affect growth rely on the ability to quickly create and distribute these reports.

The challenge is that as companies grow and add new systems, or perhaps need to access data from partner vendors, report writing is no longer ...

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Five Pieces of IBM i Software Every Bank Needs

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describe the imageThe IBM i platform has always been popular in industries where big money changes hands, like banking, insurance, and gaming. Banks use advanced IBM i, iSeries, and AS/400 software in every part of their business, from financial transactions to credit cards to loans to billing statements.

Aside from financial software, every bank should consider using the following types of IBM i software to reduce ...

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IBM Eyes End of Support for AS/400

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Well, sure. Someday. Everything becomes unsupportable eventually. But not to worry. Nothing imminent. Just a little April Fool’s humor to get your day going.

But here is something that is no joke. If you have any Windows XP in your shop, support really is winding down.

windows xp, as400, ibm i

End of support is coming next week on April 9th. You know who is ...

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Cloud No Security Panacea for IBM i

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Cloud security, IBM i, AS/400With multiple data breaches in the news on what seems like a weekly basis, companies are understandably “twitchy” about making sure their data is protected. It’s a big job. What is at risk is not just proprietary data, but usually customer data too.

Many companies are bombarded with sales reps showing cloud services as the shiny penny that will fix their issues. ...

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