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Mel Beckman

Mel Beckman is a senior technical director for Penton Media, a software engineer, and a network engineering consultant.

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in Product Lines Nov 25, 2013

Raz-Lee's iSecurity First i Product to Deliver Full IPv6 Support 

Raz-Lee Security now supports IPv6 configuration in its comprehensive auditing and compliance product, iSecurity....More

Java data queues 201 -- the thread side of a thread based console application view-controller for System i demonstration model 

The prior blog entry presented a Java console application which performs the same function as the CL view-controller -- write a data queue then read. The examples used the techniques covered in IBM's documentation. That was a starting place -- putting the classes explained in the Java toolbox documentation into a console view-....More

Certification Schmertification 

COMMON's business computing certifications qualify individuals to speak intelligently to other members of the broader business team, understand unique business problems, and solve challenges using expertise in IT tools....More

Videos from COMMON, Tenth Installment: Steve Finnes 

Steve Finnes, IBM Rochester's business continuity product offering manager, talks about Secure Perspective, IBM's new licensed program product that will set security configurations to an organization's policies and create compliance reports. Get the Flash Player to see this player. var s1 = new SWFObject("http://blogs.systeminetwork....More

HelpSystems Guest Blogger


What is Live Partition Mobility for IBM i? 

Demands for system uptime have consistently risen over the years, and although technology features such as high availability have largely minimized unplanned downtime, servers still have to come down for routine maintenance to keep operations running smoothly. This is one of the key benefits of Live Partition Mobility for IBM i....More

BCD Guest Blogger


Portals: The Missing Component in Many Modernization Projects 

Menus in the green-screen world provide a consistent, secure point of access for applications running on IBM i. Web portals play the same role in IBM i applications that you modernize to run on the web. You can think of portals as menu systems on steroids, because they do much more than just provide access to IBM i business apps....More

Database Modernization 

On a post to this blog the question was raised: "It appears that any modernization effort needs to start with a fully normalized database. Is this correct?" Another person noted that some shops have experienced substantial performance improvements by switching from native IO to SQL, and yet another comment pointed out that many system i....More
in Product Lines Mar 07, 2013

BCD Upgrades Green-Screen Modernization Tool 

BCD is offering a new version of Presto, a rapid green screen web enablement and modernization tool....More
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