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Category Archives: New Releases


Security Authority Collection

IBM i 7.3 has added a feature called “Security Authority Collection”

Jeff Uehling, the leader of the security development team in Rochester, Minnesota, writes about this new feature:

“This new IBM i 7.3 feature tracks how applications and application users utilise an object.  Enquiries against that collection will provide advice on securing critical business data and applications from intrusion by identifying who needs to have access to data and in what context.  This is a major enhancement to security management that is unique to IBM i.”

Source: http://ibmsystemsmag.com/blogs/i-Can/April-2016/Authority-Collection/


Published Date: 2nd August 2016
Category: IBM, New Releases



Open Source and IBM i

The latest IBM i 7.3 announcement

With the latest IBM i 7.3 announcement, the IBM i platform has continued down the path of transforming the ‘Art of the Possible’ when it comes to developing applications on IBM i for both today and on into the future. A significant part of this transformation is based around open source. Not just the opportunity to run open source on IBM i but also how open source has been affecting all aspects of application development on IBM i.

Source: https://systemideveloper.com/blogs/open-source-and-ibm-i/


Published Date: 15th July 2016
Category: IBM, New Releases



The New IBMi

IBM i has developed a tried-and-true reputation to help companies avoid downtime and keep their businesses secure. The object-based architecture gives companies the confidence that viruses disguised as files cannot be introduced into the system. Database row and column access control security make it simple to secure valuable business information for groups of users with different business roles and requirements. This is critical as companies extend their mobile user access and meet new regulatory requirements for privacy.

Multiple business applications can be run on the same server in the IBMi operating environment, simplifying management and in turn decreasing operational costs. Many IBM i clients have experienced a new low total cost of ownership due to this simplification of operations.

IBMi is constantly evolving, working with independent software vendors to keep more than 2,200 applications updated to industry standards. IBM i on Power Systems provides a highly scale-able and robust architecture ideal for efficiently deploying and developing these modern independent software vendors business applications.

Source: https://www.ibm.com/blogs/systems/ibm-i-in-the-modern-world/?ce=ism4528&cmp=IBMSocial&ct=C3970CMW&cm=h&IIO=BSYS&csr=blog&cr=casyst&ccy=us&s_tact=C3970CMW


Published Date: 1st June 2016
Category: IBM, New Releases



IBM i 7.3 Announcement

In April of 2016, IBM announced the IBM i 7.3 release, which will be generally available on April 15, 2016.

As an IBM approved Premier Business Partner, we work with companies like yours to support all your IBM needs, including that of the new IBM i 7.3.

Steve Will, Chief Architect at IBM said:

“These days, everyone wants to get more information from the data which is running their businesses. They want “insight” on how that data affects business. On an IBM i system, of course, DB2 is where that data is stored. DB2, like all databases with a long, successful history, is designed specifically to do transaction processing, because transaction processing is at the heart of running a business. However, over the years, as CIOs & CTOs came to take transactions for granted, they started asking their IT and application departments to get more value out of the data. For example, they started asking questions about what their business data looked like in the past.”

He followed this with:

IBM i 7.3 introduces a new technology, built into DB2, to handle this sort of business problem: DB2 Temporal Support. Once again, DB2 is providing a “data-centric” way to deal with a whole class of requirements. As of 7.3, DB2 tables can be identified as needing to have their history tracked, and DB2 will automatically store older versions of the data as it gets updated. This allows for very simple, natural queries to be written to ask questions such as “What was in this table six months ago?” or “What was the state of the table on June 1?” This is the kind of insight many business leaders want, and now DB2 can be set up to simply make this kind of insight a simple matter of running a query.”

If you would like to know more about the new IBM i 7.3, then please feel free to contact us.



Published Date: 30th April 2016
Category: IBM, Microsoft, New Releases