Volume 9, Number 3 -- January 20, 2009
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Jobscope's Customer Focus is Made-to-Order
by Alex Woodie

When it comes to the make-to-order and engineer-to-order discrete manufacturing industries, there's a little company from South Carolina that you may not have heard about called Jobscope. With roots that can be traced back to the original 'Silverlake' AS/400 program, Jobscope is happy to be off the radar of the major ERP vendors, as it concentrates on helping customers drive more efficiency into their processes. READ MORE >

What's Next from IBM Lotus?
by Dan Burger

This week the Lotus world is tilted on its axis toward Florida, where the annual Lotusphere conference is under way in Orlando. IBM already announced the general availability of LotusLive.com, the software as a service collaboration and communication system previously known in its beta version as 'Bluehouse'; a March release of a joint Lotus Notes and SAP Business Suite product called Alloy; and a deal with Research In Motion that brings collaboration features and developer tools on the BlackBerry platform. READ MORE >

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Infor Shows Flexibility as Reseller Channel Evolves
by Alex Woodie

A couple of years ago, when Infor was still figuring out exactly what it owned following a string of acquisitions that made it one of the world's three largest enterprise software vendors, the company irritated some of its reseller partners by mandating they sell only Infor solutions and drop competing products. Today, as the company refines its reseller model, it says those restrictions are in the past, and is displaying a more nuanced understanding of channel politics. READ MORE >

i OS Jobs Spawn Anew with Halcyon's Updated Scheduler
by Alex Woodie

Halcyon Software unveiled a new version of its Job Scheduler last week that's designed to drive more automation into management of System i systems. The biggest new feature in Job Scheduler 4.0 is something that Halcyon calls 'multiple dependencies,' which enables a System i server and its various jobs to run with higher degrees of autonomy than before. The British software developer also made its first U.S. sale of its systems management tools for Intel-based servers. READ MORE >

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*noMAX Supports i OS Disk Encryption for HA
by Alex Woodie

Protection of valuable data is an important thing for a business. For many companies, it's one of the main reasons why they chose the System i server in the first place. However, companies that relied on Maximum Availability's high availability software to protect their data from disasters and system outages could not take advantage of the new on-disk encryption capabilities that IBM delivered with i 6.1 last year. That changed last week, when MaxAv developed a new release of *noMAX that's compatible with IBM encryption. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• tekservePOS Launches i OS Software for Retailers at NRF

• Notes and Exchange Co-Exist Peacefully, Thanks to Quest

• Pat Townsend to Help Encrypt Data on Google Mobile Phones

• PDF Takes Honors as Top Archive Format

• Ricoh Launches New Color MFP

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >

Editor: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik,
Shannon O'Donnell, Timothy Prickett Morgan
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Forrester crystal ball conjures 2009 IT spending shrinkage

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