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Joseph Gulla

JOSEPH GULLA | IT Trendz | RSS

What Devices Does BYOD Include?

Exploring the devices that are fueling the Bring Your Own Device movement. 

Michael AM Felt

MICHAEL AM FELT | SecuringAIX | RSS

Use Dual-Key Authentication for Special Accounts

A question about the risk of being able to login as root either remotely or limited to the (virtual) console came up on a discussion group in LinkedIn recently. Ideally, there is no need to ever login as root (the big question or risk being: who is root today). Instead, users should be logging as as themselves and then using a mechanism to switchuser (su, sudo, super, etc.) to root.

Dawn May

DAWN MAY | i Can | RSS

IBM i 7.2 – A Few Small Enhancements

There are a few small changes in IBM i 7.2 that you should be aware of. Some of these were mentioned in the announcement material, but it’s good to expand upon them.


Jon Paris and Susan Gantner

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER | iDevelop | RSS

Is “Not Invented Here” Sometimes a Good Idea?

We’ve both been reading Dan Ariely’s “The Upside of Irrationality” recently. One of the points he makes is how damaging the NIH syndrome can be to a company. 

Steve Will

STEVE WILL | You and i | RSS

Software Transfer for the IBM i Operating System and Related Programs

Can IBM i and related Licensed Programs Products (LPPs) transfer from machine to machine within an enterprise? Can the programs transfer outside the enterprise?

Troy Coleman

TROY COLEMAN | DB2utor | RSS

DB2 11 Global Variables

Standard query language (SQL) is used by applications to access and process data stored in relational databases such as DB2. It's common for an application to process some data and pass information to another program so it can process the same data. Using global variables -- now available with DB2 11 for z/OS -- minimizes this type of data movement, thus reducing your CPU usage.


Rob McNelly

ROB MCNELLY | AIXchange | RSS

Tracking Network Devices

Which switch port is your network port plugged into?

Oftentimes this simple bit of information goes undocumented. Perhaps everything is being plugged in at a remote site by some 'hands and eyes" guys and you're just not sure if the cabling has been completed or if it's correct according to the documentation you received. Or maybe you just want more information about the network device that you're plugging into.

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