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How to Deliver Secure Presto and WebSmart Applications

Are you confident that your Presto and WebSmart applications are secure?

IBM i is one of the most secure enterprise platforms, but it's only as secure as the applications you run on it. While WebSmart and Presto have many built-in security features, any web application can be susceptible to vulnerabilities.

View this recorded webinar with Duncan Kenzie and Greg Patterson to learn the most common security mistakes we've seen. You'll also get some quick tips for improving the security of your WebSmart and Presto applications.

They discuss: 1. Session management including encryption, 2. Password strength and authentication, 3. Preventing XSS and SQL injection, 4. Storing and defining PHP variables, 5. Access to documents and other static files, 6. Nexus security features. You'll also learn about the services we offer that can help address your security concerns.

Extend, Modernize and Mobilize Your IBM i ERP

ERPs are the core applications for most IBM i organizations. But many of these applications are accessed via dated green screens that give users and upper management the perception that the technology is antiquated. Modernizing and extending your ERP is one of the most cost-effective ways to maximize your investment in IBM i and stay on the platform.

View this webinar to see what's possible on IBM i with your ERP and BCD's services and solutions. You'll see real-world examples of: 1. A customer facing order entry application that extends the internal ERP, 2. A modern, intuitive web GUI for existing ERP green screens, 3. Mobile applications that improve workflows, 4. Dashboards that visually display real-time ERP data, 5. Form overlays and web access for spool files

Getting Started with PHP on IBM i: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

Considering PHP for developing web applications on IBM i? A clear roadmap is essential to creating the quickest path to success.

View this recorded webinar with Zend's Mike Pavlak and BCD and Quadrant's Marcel Sarrasin to learn the top five things you need to know before you get started with PHP on IBM i.

They discuss: 1. Mapping out your PHP strategy 2. Understanding the technical requirements 3. Finding the right educational resources 4. Embracing the open source community 5. Choosing a PHP stack.

What's Possible with IBM i Green Screen Modernization

Green screen modernization is about more than improving the look of your applications. It's also about adding value and longevity to your IBM i. This webinar highlights real-world examples of modernized and mobilized screens that have improved workflows, increased productivity and decreased training costs. You'll see a mobile warehouse application, a customer facing order entry application, dashboards and other visual elements, as well as a web GUI for new RPG programs.

Give Your Green Screens a Modern Web GUI with Presto

View this webinar to learn why Presto is the fastest way to modernize and mobilize your IBM i. You'll see how Presto instantly gives all of your existing green screens a web GUI. How to use RPG OA to give new RPG programs a web GUI. How to add new functionality, such as images, tabs and datepickers, without HTML experience. As well as Presto's mobile support.

See the fastest way to develop PHP mobile and desktop applications

View this webinar to learn why BCD's WebSmart PHP is the fastest way for RPG programmers to develop desktop and mobile applications on IBM i.

You'll see a live demo of how to create a fully-functioning PHP application in minutes, as well as real-world examples of PHP applications on IBM i and how to quickly develop first-rate mobile applications.

Modernize IBM i applications faster with Presto 6's new RPG OA features

You'll see how new Presto 6 makes it easier to provide a modern UI for your existing green screens and new RPG programs. We also highlight the key new features including improvements to the Presto OA rendering engine, which now displays the most useful out-of-the-box version of the screen.

How to start modernizing your IBM i green screens with Presto

View this technical webinar to learn the fundamentals of BCD's Presto. You'll see a demo of giving all of your green screens a web GUI using the 5250 datastream and RPG OA. You'll also learn how to add new UI elements, such as images, tabs and datepickers, without HTML experience.

What's possible with web portals on IBM i

View this 30-minute webinar to see real-world examples of how IBM i organizations have benefited from employee and customer portals they created with Nexus. You'll also learn how you can integrate Nexus with Quadrant and BCD solutions to offer additional security and easy access to modernized green screens, dashboards, invoices and more.

Getting started with Nexus Portal

This technical webinar includes a demonstration of how you can quickly create a site and add menus, folders and documents (PDF, XLS and more) without coding HTML. You'll also learn how user and group authorities make it easy to ensure users only access the applications, documents and dashboards they are authorized to.

See how new Presto 6.1 makes modernization and mobilization easier

You'll learn how new Presto 6.1 makes it faster to modernize and mobilize your IBM i green screens. We'll highlight the key new features including a slide-out function key menu, HTML5 inputs and improvements to adding tabs and inline editing in the Visual Editor.

Modern IBM i applications: See what's possible with BCD Professional Services

View this webinar to learn how you can deliver the strategic web applications your organization needs by partnering with BCD Professional Services. You'll also see real-world examples of our work.

Making the business case for IBM i green screen modernization

View this webinar to learn why giving your green screens a web GUI maximizes your investment in IBM i. We discuss the top business reasons, supported by real-world examples, for IBM i green screen modernization.

You'll also see how BCD's Presto rapidly gives your green screens a web GUI while offering the most flexibility to add new functionality like images, drop downs and tabs.

Jumpstart your IBM i desktop and mobile web application development with WebSmart

WebSmart helps you rapidly create new IBM i PC and mobile web applications and overcome web development obstacles. In this webinar, you'll see how WebSmart's templates jumpstart PHP or RPG web app development and features that reduce the time needed to create any type of web app. You'll also see a live demo of how to create IBM i mobile web apps with WebSmart Mobile.

WebSmart is the only rapid web application development tool that gives you the choice between two editions: open source and multi-platform PHP or IBM i-centric RPG ILE. Both editions also include WebSmart Mobile.

Mobilizing your IBM i: Deliver first-rate mobile web applications quickly

Your RPG programmers can create first-rate mobile applications that leverage your proven code with BCD's Presto and WebSmart. View this webinar to see how you can web-enable and instantly mobile-optimize your green screens, and how to rapidly develop new RPG or PHP mobile web applications.

See how a non-programmer gave his green screens a web GUI

View this webinar to see how Evange Destounis, TMISI's CEO and a non-programmer, used Presto to give the application a visually appealing web GUI and added more value to it with new functionality. You'll also see why Presto is the fastest way to give green screens and new RPG programs a modern web GUI and new functionality using a refacing or OA approach.

Rapid mobile web development with WebSmart Mobile

View this webinar to see how WebSmart Mobile makes it faster and easier to develop RPG or multi-platform PHP mobile web apps that run on iOS, Android and other popular mobile platforms. WebSmart's templates give IBM i programmers the jumpstart they need and the IDE gives them the flexibility to create any type of mobile web app.

WebSmart Mobile is included in WebSmart ILE and PHP, BCD's rapid desktop and mobile web application development tools.

How automating spool file distribution with Catapult reduces costs

How efficient are your IBM i report and document management processes? If you're still sending invoices, purchase orders and other IBM i documents by mail, you may be unnecessarily incurring costs, increasing delivery times and burdening your IT staff.

View this webinar to learn how BCD's Catapult can automatically and reliably put critical information in th hands of the people who need it in the format they want.

IBM i web reports and queries made easy

Are you having trouble keeping up with user requests for reports? Do you need modern looking reports that are easier to access?

BCD's Clover Query helps you enhance decision making with real-time reports that show an accurate picture of your organization's performance in a browser.

How to mine IBM i report data and extract it to Excel

Learn how EZ-Pickin's helps you save time, reduce printing costs and make better decisions by:

  • Converting IBM i spool files to Excel spreadsheets, PDF and other formats.
  • Extracting and mining data from virtually any type of report or database file.
  • Turning reports into live interactive views to analyze, summarize and graph data.
  • Emailing or archiving reports automatically or manually.

How professional services help your IBM i web projects succeed

Desktop and mobile web applications can significantly improve your business processes but most IBM i shops struggle to find the time to tackle these projects. While it's important to use the right tools, it's also beneficial to partner with web development experts who can help you succeed.

In this webinar, you'll see real-world examples of how BCD rapidly develops strategic web applications for you or alongside your team, and offers custom desktop and mobile web applications (PHP or RPG), web GUIs for green screens, CMS and dashboards.

Getting started with Catapult for automated report and document distribution

This technical webinar gives a detailed look at the key features of Catapult by showing you a demo of distributing reports as PDF, splitting them and reviewing how to archive reports to the web and converting them to spreadhseets. This ondemand webinar is useful for people who are new to Catapult and for anyone considering automated report and document distribution who wants a more in depth look at the product.