"A Security Breach Won’t Happen to Me”

Posted by Lindsey Mink

June 19, 2019 | 10:30 AM

ibm i security breachNot so fast! “It won’t happen to me” is the most dangerous mindset a company can have towards security breaches and the possibility of  stolen data. Information and data are the foundation of a successful business, dictating everyday decisions, so it’s imperative to take steps towards protection. Lack of protective measures and mishandling such data can result in compliance fines, legal settlements, profit decline, and, worst of all, a damaged reputation. In fact, the average cost of a data breach is 3.86 million dollars, and that’s before factoring in the loss of potential revenue due to losing customer trust. To help avoid these damaging repercussions, companies can look to IBM i security systems and their admin configurations.  

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Topics: IBM i, security

In Defense of Outsourcing Your AS/400 Support

Posted by Bill Onion

June 5, 2019 | 10:30 AM

Your AS/400 software applications have been driving your business for decades. You have a small, dedicated staff to maintain those applications, but what happens when one of them leaves? Maybe they retire. Maybe they get a new job. Either way, your staff can’t keep up.

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Topics: IBM i

10 Hidden Costs of Replacing Your IBM i

Posted by Bill Onion

May 29, 2019 | 10:30 AM

And Why You Should Modernize Instead

It’s a situation we’re all too familiar with: your organization has been running the same IBM i-based software system for years, even decades, and everyone is interested in replacing it with a more modern ERP. Sounds like an easy decision, right? Not so fast.

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Topics: IBM i

Why You Should Modernize Your IBM i

Posted by Bill Onion

May 22, 2019 | 10:30 AM

It’s a situation we’re all too familiar with: your organization has been running the same IBM i-based software system for years, even decades, and everyone is interested in replacing it with a more modern ERP. Sounds like an easy decision, right? Not so fast.

Instead of ripping your existing system out and replacing it with something new, we suggest modernizing your IBM i. These are just a few of the benefits that come with modernizing instead of replacing your IBM i.

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Topics: IBM i

What is an IBM i Security Assessment?

Posted by Bill Onion

May 15, 2019 | 10:30 AM

Is your organization’s AS/400 security up to current standards? When it comes to IBM i security, even a small step is better than no step at all. That’s why we recommend conducting a security assessment.

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Topics: IBM i, security

AS/400 Magento Integration Tools and Strategy

Posted by Bill Onion

April 24, 2019 | 10:30 AM

The AS/400 is a dependable workhorse that many organizations have effectively used to manage their business for years. The thought of connecting the AS/400 with a modern eCommerce system can be daunting, but integrating Magento with your AS/400 can allow business logic to remain within the existing AS/400 system and enable the data to flow in real time to Magento.  

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Topics: Integration, IBM i

IBM i Security: How to Keep Your System Safe

Posted by Bill Onion

February 27, 2019 | 10:30 AM

One of the most significant benefits of IBM i is that it is traditionally viewed as a safe platform; you can’t hack it, you can’t break it, and there has never been a recorded virus. But as cyber-attacks become more and more commonplace, IT security needs to become a higher priority for everyone, including those running the seemingly impervious IBM i. 

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Topics: IBM i, security

How to Modernize IBM i

Posted by Bill Onion

January 16, 2019 | 10:30 AM

One of the things we love doing is helping our clients realize the power of the technology they already have, especially when it comes to IBM i. Many people think of the system as old and archaic, what with its green screen interface and “rusted in” reputation. But IBM i is a powerful system that should be properly leveraged and modernized as opposed to ripped out and replaced. That’s where our expertise comes in.

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Topics: IBM i

The Best Strategy for Integrating Magento and IBM i

Posted by Bill Onion

December 12, 2018 | 10:30 AM

IBM i is a dependable workhorse that many organizations have effectively used to manage their business for years. The thought of connecting IBM i with a modern eCommerce system can be daunting, but integrating Magento with IBM i can allow business logic to remain within the existing IBM i system and enable the data to flow in real time to Magento.  

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Topics: Integration, Magento, IBM i, Magento Integration

IBM i + Syslog Format

Posted by Rob Nettgen

November 8, 2017 | 10:30 AM

As we’ve mentioned before, IT security on IBM i should be a high priority for anyone running the platform, despite its reputation as a traditionally “safe” environment. And while IBM i is a relatively safe platform, we need to change our mindset around IT security from IBM i being the “most secure” platform to the “most securable” platform.

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Topics: IBM i, security

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