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IBM i Pulse: February 24, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on Feb 24, 2017 2:00:00 AM


Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i news roundup! This week we are looking at some IBMi updates, some security tips and some feel good moments!  But First...

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So Many Languages, So Little Time

by Brian May

We are proud to showcase our own Brian May and his many talents! This week he wrote a wonderful piece for MC Press on the many different languages of technology. Here are some highlights: 
  • Before you begin learning a new language, make sure to ask yourself... how well do I know my current language?
  • If you are unsure what language you want to start learning next, take a look at JavaScript.
  • Don't feel you only have to learn one language, continue to grow and learn new languages. It can only help you as a developer. 
  • Brian's Challenge: Learn a new language in 2017!

    Source: http://www.mcpressonline.com/programming/programming-other/so-many-languages-so-little-time

Announcing IBM i 7.3 TR2 & 7.2 TR6
by Steve Will

Christmas comes early for IBMi'ers... really early. Steve talks about the updates for 7.3 TR2 and 7.2 TR6. Here are some of the updates coming:
  • A new S812 Power System Model 
  • New DB2 capabilities, including new JSON support
  • New open source capabilities 
  • Access Client Solutions functions

Source: http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/You-and-i/February-2017/Announcing-IBM-i-7-3-TR2-7-2-TR6/

Top 11 Ways to Protect Your IBM i From Insider Threats 
by Alex Woodie

Alex gives 11 great ideas to help protect you and your business' IBM i. Here are some of the highlights to look forward too: 
  • Use Open Source Carefully
  • Ransomware and Malware
  • Unattended Workstations
  • Avoid Default Passwords

Source: https://www.itjungle.com/2017/02/22/top-11-ways-protect-ibm-insider-threats/

Finally we wanted to showcase some of the ways that technology is helping people now and in the future!

HackensackUMC 'FHIR'-ed up Mobile to Speed Patient Care
by Steve Fanning 

  • Hackensack University has seen more patients and improved the care of those patients by using some amazing mobile technology. We love to see technology helping improve people's lives!

Source: http://diginomica.com/2017/02/21/hackensack-umc-fhir-ed-the-paper-questionnaire-to-speed-patient-visits/?WT.mc_id=42552a341a1a687260d5979f122750f6&WT.cg_n=Hootsuite

One of our predictions for 2017 is the continued adoption of Node.js in IBM i shops. Click here to read our white paper on Why Node.js Is The Solution Your Company Needs.

And there, you're all caught up! Sounds like we have an interesting 2017 ahead of us huh? Let us know your predictions for the IBM i space in 2017 in the comments below.

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