Volume 13, Number 8 -- March 12, 2013
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ABL Takes a Fresh Approach to Modernization with RolePlay
by Alex Woodie

ADVANCED BusinessLink (ABL) is close to shipping a potentially disruptive new modernization tool called RolePlay. The new software, which is in restricted availability, helps eliminate the menu-based system common to IBM i-based ERP systems, and present information to users according to the role they play within the organization. It's a novel approach to the modernization dilemma, and it could help IBM i ISVs compete more effectively with the role-based ERP systems from SAP and Oracle, and Microsoft. READ MORE >

Infor ION: More Than 900 Loosely Served
by Alex Woodie

Infor says ION, its loosely coupled, XML-based integration platform, has been adopted by more than 900 customers around the word. In fact, Infor says the two-year-old product is selling so well that it's currently the top selling and fastest growing product in the entire Infor lineup. To help drive ION's growth going forward--especially with integrations to social and mobile solutions--Infor hired former Oracle executive Steve Moroski to manage the ION program. READ MORE >

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Anatomy of a (Successful) Cloud DR Test
by Alex Woodie

You understand that it's critical to test your disaster recovery (DR) plan on a regular basis. You also understand that a real disaster will bring surprises, and that practicing DR will increase your company's chances of overcoming those inevitable challenges. The folks running the VAULT400 cloud backup and recovery service understand this, too. But according to VAULT/400, most companies don't realize what it actually takes to successfully complete a full DR test, let alone do it in a real disaster. READ MORE >

Retracted: PlanetJ Helps New York Cops Nab a Killer
by Alex Woodie

Editor's Note: This story has been retracted at the request of the Clarkstown Police Department. READ MORE >

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Halcyon Gets Its Task On
by Alex Woodie

Halcyon Software last week introduced new software that helps IT departments organize the tasks that must be executed on a daily basis. Whether it's checking DASD consumption on an IBM i server, preparing Windows machines for backups, or checking the log for network errors, Halcyon's new Task Supervisor will provide a central repository for storing and working with the various IT-related tasks performed by data center employees and products every day. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• Mrc Gives i Web Dev Tool More Smarts

• Attunity Pushes Data into Amazon Redshift

• Rimini Touts EMEA Growth, Shrugs Off Loss of GM

• Cloud Adoption Increases Steadily, According to Reports

• Canadian Office Supply Company Taps VAI for ERP

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, Timothy Prickett Morgan
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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ABL Takes a Fresh Approach to Modernization with RolePlay

Infor ION: More Than 900 Loosely Served

Anatomy of a (Successful) Cloud DR Test

PlanetJ Helps New York Cops Nab a Killer

Halcyon Gets Its Task On

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Mrc Gives i Web Dev Tool More Smarts . . . Attunity Pushes Data into Amazon Redshift . . . Rimini Touts EMEA Growth, Shrugs Off Loss of GM . . . Cloud Adoption Increases Steadily, According to Reports . . . Canadian Office Supply Company Taps VAI for ERP . . .

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