The new version of iSecurity includes:
What kind of compliance and audit reporting software for the System i do you use, if you use any at all? And does it help you stay organized?]]>
IBM, as you know, has been trying to sell the System i as a perfect integrated platform for all your VoIP needs. Last year, IBM and 3Com announced their joint offering — IBM’s System i hardware combined with 3Com’s VoIP hardware and software. Then in June, Nortel got into the System i VoIP mix, joining with IBM to offer competition to 3Com.
It’s still unclear if SMBs will take to VoIP, as the pain of setting it up can outweigh benefits for small businesses. One major pain point: having to deal with too many technologies and too many vendors to get a VoIP system going. Does IBM’s integrated offering on the System i mitigate that, and if it does, will it bring new System i customers into the fold? That remains to be seen.
Anyway, the fireside chat is at 1 p.m. EDT tomorrow at the iSociety’s fireside chat site. It will include Mike Rousseaux, an IBM offering manager for collaborative technologies; and Roxanne Reynolds-Lair, the CIO of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, an early IBM VoIP adopter.]]>
Dan Kimmel and Wayne Madden have been reelected to their second three-year terms while Bob Krzeczowski is joining the board for the first time.
Kimmel has been involved in Common for a while now. He has been an IBM midrange and System i software developer for more than 30 years, and can often be seen giving presentations at the Common conferences.
Madden is the muscle behind the System i Network and System i News Magazine, serving as its group publisher and editor-in-chief. He also is a popular speaker at Common conferences and has served as a project manager on the security track for the conferences.
Krzeczowski, the newest member, has been a volunteer with Common as a speaker and a member of its Education Team for more than 15 years.]]>
They are currently circulating a System i user survey that will help them build a case to get some answers from IBM. Ingram states in his blog that IBM is currently allocating resources elsewhere, but I just can’t help thinking that this is a move to position Lotus Notes for growth; but at the same time position System i as a legacy platform that will lose full support sometime soon.]]>
Beeler writes about some of the issues with the 515 — it’s I/O intensive, it probably doesn’t have enough RAM for your needs, and included software maintenance is short-term — and how upgrading them is going to add to the cost of the machine, probably by 50% to 75%. So suddenly that $8,000 becomes $12,000 or $14,000.]]>
For interactive work, for example, a routing program might intercept the job and prompt for an individual’s identification. This might consist of a user/password prompt that could be tested against actual user/password via perhaps the Get Profile Handle (QSYGETPH) API, followed by Release Profile Handle (QSYRLSPH) API if successful.
The routing program might continue by setting job logging levels or various audit attributes before transferring control to QSYS/QCMD (or your own request-processing program). Before transferring control, it might send scope messages to ensure that end-of-job logging also occurred or set condition handlers for similar purposes.
None of that *guarantees* anything. But it can help when an auditor asks what’s been done.]]>
Dan Kimmel, Bob Krzeczowski,Wayne Madden and Rajan Narayanah. Each candidate emphasizes different aspects of their qualifications that run the gamut from COMMON membership experience, to entrepreneurial skills to iSeries expertise.
A forum page has been set up to ask each candidate questions about how they would contribute to the future of COMMON.
The elected members will help lead the group for the next three years, so if you’re a member of COMMON, makes sure to check out the above information from COMMON and vote before August 23.]]>
Ghrist talks about how having Web applications is nifty and all, but if you can’t measure its success, then its success is essentially zero. He argues that although there are plenty of third-party Web analytic software tools out there, it would be great if that was already included in the hardware and software when you buy your System i.]]>