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IT Trendz

JOSEPH GULLA
Project-Level Financial Measures Quantify Project Value

This week, I start a two-part series focused on project-level financial measures, like ROI, a business strategy used at the beginning of significant IT projects. 


SecuringAIX

MICHAEL AM FELT
The Danger of SUID, and using FLRTVC to Identify Vulnerabilities

Earlier this week, IBM Security released a notification about “an unspecified vulnerability that would allow a locally authenticated user to obtain root." Reading deeper, it seems the programs listed (bellmail, caccelstat, iostat, lquerypv, restbyinode, and vmstat) all use “suid” to root, and are executable by anyone. 


Open Your i

JESSE GORZINSKI
IBM i Open Source and the Talent That Follows

Today's topic is IBM i development skills. IBM has been committed to ensuring that talented employees of all backgrounds can flourish on the platform. This is evident with the evolution of RPG, the continued enhancement of developer tools, the invention of Open Access, and so on.


i Can

DAWN MAY
Workload Groups and Performance Considerations

I’ve written about workload groups in the past in Workload Group Configuration with IBM i 7.3 and i Can Manage Workloads better with IBM i 7.1. This blog reviews how to understand possible performance implications when using workload groups.


iDevelop

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER
IBM i Loves RPG

Happy Valentines's Day! With everyone declaring their undying love for one another today, we thought we'd investigate the ongoing and still vibrant relationship between RPG and IBM i.


You and i

STEVE WILL
The IBM i 30th Anniversary is Here and We Need Your Photos

Do you have some photos you’d be willing to share?

OK, that sounds a little weird.  Let me give you some context.


DB2utor

TROY COLEMAN
Learning to Code Efficient Db2 SQL

Craig Mullins just came out with this post on writing SQL to maximize performance.


AIXchange

ROB MCNELLY
A Valuable Doc on HMC GUI Options

Alan Fulton (@The_Iron_Monger) tweeted the link to this information on GUI options in the new HMC. As the classic view we're all used to goes away, you should explore this doc that clocks in at a tidy 15 pages.