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How to keep your IBM i data and file transfers secure while maintaining compliance

Posted by on Wednesday, 30 April, 2014

IBM i It seems commonplace to hear about data or security breaches on the news these days. With the threat of steep fines and loss of trust in your brand, the impact a breach can have on a business of any size could be devastating. If your organization utilizes IBM i systems for transferring files and sensitive data, you need to understand the risks involved and know how to proactively reduce those risks.

At the COMMON 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Florida, Linoma Software’s Bob Luebbe and Ron Byrd will be presenting two sessions targeting IBM i data encryption issues and how you can protect yourself.

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Is Your Sensitive Data Secure? Are You Compliant?
If you are responsible for the security of your organization’s sensitive data (credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc.) and maintaining compliance with IBM i 7.1, you can’t afford to miss this afternoon session.  Bob Luebbe and Ron Byrd will explore Encryption with DB2 Field Procedures in V7R1. You will learn how the new DB2 Field Procedures in IBM i 7.1 can be used to provide transparent database column (field) encryption along with useful tips and techniques you can apply in the workplace.

Encryption with DB2 Field Procedures in V7R1
When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 •  2:00pm – 3:15pm
Where: Pacifica Ballroom 5 – Loews Royal Pacific Resort
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Using FTP for transmitting data can get the job done but what are the security risks? If you understand the pros and cons of secure protocols, using keys and certificates and the ins and outs of dual factor authentication, you can reduce company risk and secure files transmitted with IBM i systems.

 

BeyondFTPsessionQRAre You Using Standard FTP or PC Tools to Transmit?
If You Are, Your Sensitive Data Is At Risk.
Your sensitive data is at risk of being exposed if you use standard FTP or PC tools to transmit data to or from the IBM i. Don’t miss Beyond FTP: Securing File Transfers. In this information packed 75 minute session,  Bob Luebbe and Ron Byrd will show how to use certificates and keys to authenticate trade partners. Plus, learn about popular encryption methods including OpenPGP, SFTP, FTPS, HTTPS, and ZIP/AES to keep your data safe.

 

Beyond FTP: Securing File Transfers
When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 •  5:00pm – 6:15pm
Where: Pacifica Ballroom 9 – Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Scan the QR code above to add this event to your calendar.

 

Even if you can’t make it to the sessions,  we hope you’ll stop by the Common 2014 Exposition on May 5th and 6th and visit with the Linoma Software team in booth 405. Our team is ready to answer your questions about keeping your file transfers secure on the IBM i with our software solutions. We have a limited number of Expo passes we’d be happy to share. If you are interested in attending, please contact us at 800-949-4696 and mention this article or send us a tweet on twitter @LinomaSoftware.

Webinar:
Time to modernize your RPG code

Posted by on Wednesday, 15 January, 2014

If you’re an RPG programmer, you probably already know that the IBM i V7R1 Technology Refresh now supports free form syntax for H, F, D and P specs, as well as C specs.

Now that you’re no longer restricted to those traditional columns, you may be considering updating your code.

RPG Toolbox 5.0 WebinarFortunately, Linoma Software has just released version 5.0 of RPG Toolbox™ to help you do just that — modernize your RPG source code automatically using the new RDi plugin.

RPG Toolbox has been a popular tool for developers ever since the first release of free form RPG in V5R1.  Millions of lines of legacy RPG source code have been successfully converted by Linoma Software customers using this software.

Now that we’ve added the RDi plugin, programmers can convert entire members or just selected blocks of source code.  They can also indent their nested free form logic to make the code easier to read and maintain.

If you’d like to see RPG Toolbox in action, watch this webinar on demand where we’ll be demonstrating how easily RPG Toolbox converts traditional source code into totally free form syntax.  Users can modernize their RPG code using the RDi plugin or use commands to convert from PDM or SEU.

To learn more about the RPG Toolbox release, you can read the official announcement or visit the product page.

Free 30-day trials are available at the Linoma Software website, or you can purchase the software online.

 

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing, and you can find out more about her by viewing her LinkedIn profile.

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In Celebration of Computer Programmers

Posted by on Thursday, 12 December, 2013

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, we tip our hat to our programmers whose expertise and creativity keep our products evolving and responsive to our customers’ needs.  We also salute all programmers that constantly strive to keep their organizations running smoothly by developing new applications or finding innovative ways to adapt current software to meet their needs.

The importance of programming skills is in the spotlight this week with the Hour of Code initiative where educators, celebrities, tech gurus and business owners alike join forces to promote computer science education.  The campaign’s promotional video has received almost 1.7 million views.

education for computer programmers is lackingCode.org reports that computer programming jobs are growing at twice the national average and that there will be more 1,000,000 more jobs than students in 2020.  In a rocky job market, computer science offers a great opportunity for students who have the passion to pursue it as a career.

Our programmers work hard and they love the challenge of finding new ways to improve our products. Through initiatives such as the Hour of Code promotion and Computer Science Education Week, we hope that more students are encouraged to explore the world of computer programming.

You can learn more about Hour of Code and how you can help. You can also find tutorials and resources that take students of all ages beyond basic programming to explore different computer languages and app development.  We hope you’ll sit down with the kids in your life and explore Code.org.

 

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips is a technology blogger and social media expert. With a focus on the data security and the IBM i market, she has over 10 years of experience writing for publications on technology solutions.

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Linoma’s Support Team Gets Rave Reviews

Posted by on Tuesday, 4 December, 2012

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 For years we’ve received emails, phone calls, and comments at trade shows about how much our customers appreciate our support team, and we’re always so glad to hear that.  Our dual missions at Linoma Software is to develop (and enhance) the best possible products and to provide exceptional support for those products.

Our core support team is the first to arrive* and the last to leave each day, and between scheduled trainings, emails, online chats and phone calls, they patiently work through any questions a customer may have, and happily pass along suggestions for enhancements to our development team.

We invite you to watch this video, and if you’ve had a good experience with someone from our support team, please let us know.  You can leave a comment below,  email us, call us, or write a quick note on LinkedIn.  We could even make you a video star!

We love patting our support folks on the back for a job well done, and thank you for your rave reviews.

**Ok, the developers are here early and stay late, too!  Sometimes really late!

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing, and you can find out more about her by viewing her LinkedIn profile.

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