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Linoma Software Salutes Its Big Winners At RPG & DB2 Summit 2014

Posted by on Friday, 28 March, 2014
Linoma Software’s Ron Byrd made his annual trek to Dallas for the RPG & DB2 Summit 2014.  The event is a tremendous opportunity to meet with IBM i professionals.

Part of the IBM i community since 1994, we enjoy talking with customers and attendees about our full line of data management tools.  At this year’s Summit, Ron rewarded visitors to our booth with a chance to win valuable prizes and Susan Gantner with System i Developer helped with the drawing.

The three lucky attendees were:

  • James Huang, Core-Mark
  • Ted Poskey, Hochheim Prairie Ins.
  • Lynn Laber, Nodak Mutual Ins.

 

We’d like to thank everyone who stopped by to talk with Ron, and a special salute to the winners of our drawing.  Also a big shout out to everyone at System i Developer, and the sponsors, for putting on a fantastic event.

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From RPG Toolbox, Crypto Complete and Surveyor/400 for iSeries to the family of GoAnywhere secure file transfer products there’s a solution for everyone at Linoma Software.  Contact us today to learn more.

Stop by our booth at the COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition, May 4-6 in Orlando.  See you there.

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Susan Gantner of System i Developer, prize winner James Huang with Core-Mark and Ron Byrd from Linoma Software.

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Ted Poskey, Hochheim Prairie Insurance (right).

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Lynn Laber, Nodak Mutual Insurance (right).

Justin Phipps

Justin is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions.

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DB2 Field Encryption Has Been Simplified

Posted by on Wednesday, 5 June, 2013

Compliance regulations like HIPAA and PCI DSS have us all looking for more efficient and secure ways to keep sensitive data protected, especially the personal information fields we’ve all come to rely on: social security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates, driver’s license numbers, insurance policy ID numbers, etc.

Register for DB2 FieldProcs WebinarFortunately, IBM is working hard to meet the growing demands of companies who must store and share private information and compliance auditors who govern how it must be done.  When it released IBM i 7.1, it included a feature for encrypting DB2 form fields to give IT staffs more control.

Surprisingly, not everyone is taking full advantage of these DB2 FieldProcs either because they’re not aware of their benefit, or because they’re waiting for an even more comprehensive approach.

If you fall into either of these groups, then we’ve got good news.  The Linoma Software team is hosting a webinar next week to share tips for how to maximize the DB2 FieldProcs feature in IBM i 7.1.  In addition, we’ll provide some options that could give your processes even more functionality, making things more efficient.

We invite you to grab some lunch and join us for IBM i Field Procedures Simplified with DB2 Field Procedures on June 13 at noon central.  There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions, and we’ll also record the webinar so you can share it with your colleagues.

Hope you’ll be able to join us!

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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Wrapping Up Another Great COMMON Conference

Posted by on Tuesday, 8 May, 2012

Like many in our industry, we do our fair share of trade shows, and as anyone who has ever exhibited will tell you, it’s a lot of work.

In our company, Lu Ann handles all of the arrangements.  She books the plane tickets, reserves the rooms, secures the exhibition space, orders the exhibitor badges, organizes and ships the collateral, and coordinates a thousand other details to ensure everything goes smoothly for the team when they arrive.

The sales team does all of the manual labor, including packing and repacking the booth displays and equipment, helping load and unload the heavy boxes onto the shipping company’s truck, and of course setting up and tearing down the booth.  Again, so many details to manage to make sure everything is perfect for the opening of the show.

Months in advance, our marketing team is planning giveaways and prizes, updating collateral, and trying to add new ways to catch visitors’ attention.

Throughout the show, we’re working hard to connect, meeting new trade show participants and vendors, and reconnecting with long-time customers and partners.  We’re striking up conversations with people who pass our booth, and we’re walking the floor saying hi to old friends and introducing ourselves to new ones.  It’s an energizing, exhausting, rewarding process.

And of all of the trade shows that we attend and/or where we exhibit, COMMON holds a special place for us.  The COMMON community is tightly knit and loyal, and every show is like a family reunion.    New deals are forged, partnerships are discovered, and all the while relationships are built and nurtured.  When we reconnect with customers or friends, it’s as if we’re just picking up the conversation right where we left off from last year’s COMMON conference.

As I approach my one-year anniversary as marketing manager at Linoma Software, I’m fortunate to have been invited to attended my first COMMON conference. When our president Bob Luebbe toured me around from booth to booth introducing me to people, I quickly realized the level of connection Linoma has with the IBM i community.

It was wonderful to finally meet in person all of the folks I’d been working with all year:  Jennifer and Megan from iPro Developer; Chris, Kara, David and Jeff from MC Press; Tami and Darryl from IBM Systems Magazine; Dan,Timothy, Kim and Jenny with IT Jungle; and Dan Cheney, our most prolific blogger on this and the GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer blog whom I finally got to hug.  It was especially amazing to spend quality time with my friend and mentor Bill Rice, with Humanized Communication.

Today, as we’re breaking down the booth, saying goodbye to friends, and anticipating the long flights home, it’s clear that the IBM i community is thriving.  We are proud to be a part of it all, and are already planning for next spring’s COMMON conference.

 

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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Linoma Starts Off the Year with Several Product Releases

Posted by on Friday, 18 June, 2010

When things get hectic and life gets crazy, let’s face it, we could all use a release. All puns aside, Linoma Software has been busy the past 5 months issuing several releases which provide our current and future clients the business edge they need in this ever changing market. Linoma released updates for Surveyor/400, Crypto Complete, GoAnywhere Services and last but not least GoAnywhere Director.

In February, Linoma released Surveyor/400 3.7. Surveyor/400 allows users to easily query and download data from IBM i to their desktops and network servers. Version 3.7 provides support for Excel 2007 with custom formatting options to create professional-looking spreadsheets. Surveyor/400 additionally supports earlier versions of Excel, as well as CSV, fixed width text, HTML and XML documents.  Surveyor/400 conveniently provides over 20 IBM i tools in one application.

In addition to Surveyor/400, Linoma also released Crypto Complete 2.20 in February. The new release of Crypto Complete 2.20 incorporated tokenization. Tokenization should be considered when sensitive data is stored on multiple systems. Tokenization is the process of replacing sensitive data with unique identification numbers (e.g. tokens) and storing the original data on a central server in encrypted form. By centralizing sensitive data, tokenization helps to thwart hackers and minimize the scope of compliance audits such as PCI. Additionally, Crypto Complete 2.20 offers faster encryption for backups while eliminating the need for intermediate save files.

Let’s fast-forward to June; Linoma released GoAnywhere Services 1.3.0. Version 1.3.0 adds enhanced security features with IP Filtering, Syslog feeds and additional Trigger actions, along with other updates and usability options. GoAnywhere Services is a secure file server that provides internal and external trading partners with a secure connection to your system for exchanging files within a fully managed and audited solution.

Also in June, Linoma released a new version of GoAnywhere Director. GoAnywhere Director 3.2.0 provides a connector for sending data using the AS2 version 1.2 standards. This includes support for multiple file attachments within a single AS2 message, synchronous MDN receipts and message integrity verification. AS2 messages can be sent over an SSL tunnel, making it a secure option for the transfer of sensitive data. Version 3.2.0 also includes Syslog server integration, advanced scheduling options, enhanced server certificate handling and FTP checksum validation options. GoAnywhere Director is a managed file transfer solution for the enterprise.

If you need any additional information about any of our product releases or if you need a solution and aren’t sure what is the best product for your circumstance, give us a call. If we don’t have the product your business needs, we can point you in the right direction.

It has been a great start to 2010 and we would like to say thanks to all of our clients for their continued support.

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