Increase in threats to computer networks by employees

Exploitation and disruption to business computer networks is on the increase according to investigations conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department for Homeland Security (DHS) in the US.

In a public service announcement made this week, the FBI and DHS said that ‘disgruntled and former employees pose a significant threat to US businesses due to their authorized access to sensitive information and the networks businesses rely on’.

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Zend Framework 2 templates amongst new features in WebSmart 10.5

IBM i developers looking for a tool to rapidly develop either RPG or PHP desktop or mobile web applications will be delighted with the new features released in version 10.5 of WebSmart.

The IBM i is now a much more open platform than it was even two years ago, providing an excellent system to deliver fully functional modern and innovative solutions. Version 10.5 now enables PHP applications to be developed over the DB2 database on the IBM i using Zend Framework 2 templates. These templates are based on a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture.

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IBM study: Authenticity and advantage in an omnichannel world

‘True competitive advantage in the evolving omnichannel world depends on a retailer’s ability to deliver an authentic, integrated, customer-centric shopper experience across all channels and touch points.’

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Tech tip: Working with JDE (JDEdwards) files in WebSmart

This particular tech tips looks at how WebSmart can be used to create applications over JDE (JDEdwards enterprise resource planning) files in the same way that you would with regular DB2 files.
BCD Software clients that use JDE files in WebSmart have reported that the ‘Dollar Amount Fields’ and the ‘Date’ fields are handled slightly differently than non-JDE fields. The ‘Dollar Amount’ in the JDE files is a 15 numeric field without decimals. One client reports that they use the following editword to display these fields:

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Live webinar: user-friendly, real-time IBM i Business Intelligence with Business i™

As BCD and Quadrant Software Premier Business partner, we are delighted to provide details of a free to attend webinar on 18 September at 7pm BST about how Quadrant Software's Business i™ reduces the reporting burden and improves decision making with business intelligence (BI) that's easy to access and analyse.

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