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Did IBM i Just Get Hacked at DEF CON?
by Alex Woodie
- "A presentation at the recent DEF CON hacker convention in Las Vegas raised some eyebrows among the IBM i crowd. In "Hack the legacy," a European IT worker purported to demonstrate how to bypass the operating system's security and take control of the machine."
- "You'd be fooling yourself if you believed that the IBM i platform was never discussed among hackers. But rarely has the proof been so stark as what came out of DEF CON 23 last month..."
Stress or Load Testing: Painless Problem Prediction
by Jim Schesvold
- "IBM announced the fully supported program product Teleprocessing Network Simulator, which drove activity through a 3705 Communications Controller—providing true network emulation and error generation—and could capture real transactions that were converted into volume testing scripts."
- "Stress testing takes time and effort—and doesn’t come cheap—but so are software defects or capacity depletions; the latter are much more disruptive than the former."
Big or Little, Analytics is All About the Data
by Doug Mack
- "IBM clearly recognizes that analytics is one of its key initiatives. Being able to analyze that data in a timely fashion provides amazing business insight."
- "If you’re jumping through hoops to deliver information today, why not take the time to do it right—with the end benefits being that you can automate data transformations, optimize the environment for reporting, while getting IT out of the report writing business all the while leveraging your existing infrastructure."
Developers still struggle with mobile app development, lack flexible multi-platform approach
by Karen Padir
- "The most poignant finding of the survey is that 57% of developers have never built a mobile app, indicating that mobile app development remains highly specialised,”
- "It’s clear that the developer community as a whole needs easy-to-use tools and processes to move forward with their mobile app development efforts in a more substantial way.”
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