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ACOM Adds 'Sticky Note' Functionality to Content Manager
by Alex Woodie

Sometimes, success demands a sticky note. Despite the efforts of programmers to anticipate user requirements and build that functionality into a product, sometimes the capability to informally jot down a few comments for the next guy makes all the difference in the world. ACOM Solutions proved it 'gets it' with the latest release of its Windows-based content management system for System i shops, EZContentManager version 3.6, which adds a digital 'sticky note' capability, as well as a new viewer for reading annotated documents. READ MORE >

Lotus Collaboration in the Clouds
by Dan Burger

IBM Lotus has been a bee hive of activity ever since the idea of applying social networking to enterprise business passed that 'what if' moment. The goal is a good one: improve information sharing and the way people work. Productivity is in the eye of the beholder, especially if that's the person who signs the checks. So in the name of productivity beyond the firewall, IBM is introducing LotusLive Engage, an Internet-based tool shed filled with collaboration software. READ MORE >

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Safestone Gives Away Free PCI Assessments to i OS Customers
by Alex Woodie

Interested in how your System i (AS/400) environment stacks up against the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)? Then you might consider downloading a free tool from Safestone Technologies' Web site, which will scour your i OS security settings, compare the results against the major PCI requirements, and give you a plain English report that details what areas of System i security you need to work on. READ MORE >

UC4 Addresses IT Complexity with Enhanced Job Scheduler
by Alex Woodie

In response to today's increasingly complex enterprise computing environments, job scheduler developer UC4 has released the first iteration of its new 'rapid automation' technology that it says can significantly ease the burden of developing integrated job schedules that touch multiple platforms and applications. The version 8.0 release of the Workload Automation Suite also includes a new graphical workload analyzer aimed at making it easier for users to understand what jobs are running and which resources are being consumed. READ MORE >

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CGC Delivers Hosted HA with Avnet and iCluster
by Alex Woodie

The 600 or so commercial construction firms that run Computer Guidance Corp.'s i OS-based ERP package were given new high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) options last month. CGC tapped Avnet for space in a level IV data center and IBM for its iCluster (formerly Datamirror's) HA software for the new offering, which requires a two-year commitment. The company is also close to unveiling a new hosted option for production environments, too. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• IBM Readies Unified Communications Integration

• CCSS Enhances System i Disk Monitoring with Utility

• Pennsylvania Hospitals Tap AHS for Medical Billing Solution

• SpoolFlex Gets USPS Intelligent Barcode Support

• Mobile Device Usage Among Enterprises to Jump Dramatically, Juniper Says

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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