Volume 12, Number 11 -- April 24, 2012
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A 'New' Infor Proclaims Need for Speed
by Alex Woodie

Infor is using this week's user conference in Denver, Colorado, as a coming out party to reintroduce its customers to the company. During his opening keynote yesterday, CEO Charles Phillips explained to several thousand Infor and Lawson attendees how dramatically Infor has changed over the last 18 months, and told them to expect a rapid period of product development in the near future, with a strong focus on standardization across ERP product lines. READ MORE >

Oracle Revs JDE EnterpriseOne and World
by Alex Woodie

Oracle yesterday unveiled new releases of both JD Edwards ERP suites, including JDE World version 9.3 and JDE EnterpriseOne 9.1, at the vendor's Collaborate 2012 conference in Las Vegas. The new releases contain hundreds of enhancements, with an emphasis on user interface improvements, enhancements to industry- and process-specific functionality, and continued regulatory compliance. EnterpriseOne also gets a new operational reporting tool, called OneView, while World now requires IBM i 7.1. READ MORE >

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Why You Need a Data Warehouse
by Alex Woodie

If your IBM i shop is like most, it uses some type of business software, such as an ERP system built atop DB2/400, to process transactions. And while it may excel at processing data quickly and efficiently, the setup is not ideal for answering detailed questions that a manager may have about the business, i.e. running analytical workloads. For various reasons, a separate data warehouse will be a far superior solution--especially if it's implemented on an IBM i server, says data warehousing expert Alan Jordan. READ MORE >

Enforcive Delivers Better SQL Monitoring for IBM i
by Alex Woodie

Enforcive (formerly Bsafe Information Systems) last week unveiled a new release of its IBM i security suite, called Enforcive/Enterprise Security. With version 7.2, the company delivered support for monitoring interactive SQL queries in real time, providing a way to monitor the execution of both written and embedded SQL statements. This release also brings enhancements to file integrity monitoring, auditing, and alerting features of the suite. READ MORE >

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Kisco Locks Down IBM i Security Tool
by Alex Woodie

Kisco Information Systems last week unveiled SafeNet/i 9.0, a new version of its IBM i network security tool, which used to go by the name SafeNet/400. The new version uses IBM journaling to keep irrefutable logs of system activity. Other areas of enhancement include support for new IBM exit points, IFS object checks, user profile security, and a GUI redesign. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• Databeam Adds Security Component to Suite

• STORServer Launches Entry-Level Backup Appliance

• Key Info Wins Award for IBM i Video

• Lavastorm Signs On as QlikTech Partner

• Kronos Takes iSeries Central on the Road, Gets SMART

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
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The Four Hundred
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IBM Loses Money On Hardware In Q1

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Four Hundred Guru
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AMD bleeds red in Q1 after GlobalFoundries deal rejig

Amazon throws open doors to AWS apps marketplace

Cray taps Microsoft parallel guru as CTO

Amazon to all data centers: Keep up, if you can

Cycle fires up 50,000-core HPC cluster on Amazon EC2

Intel: Chinese server market second only to US

VMware still shines in a Facebook world

Morphlabs forges OpenStack cloud rack

IBM turns in profits bump despite server slump

SoftLayer tailors HPC clouds with GPU lining

Toshiba gobbles IBM's POS biz for $850m


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Abacus Solutions
inFORM Decisions
Tembo Application Generation

A 'New' Infor Proclaims Need for Speed

Oracle Revs JDE EnterpriseOne and World

Why You Need a Data Warehouse

Enforcive Delivers Better SQL Monitoring for IBM i

Kisco Locks Down IBM i Security Tool

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Databeam Adds Security Component to Suite . . . STORServer Launches Entry-Level Backup Appliance . . . Key Info Wins Award for IBM i Video . . . Lavastorm Signs On as QlikTech Partner . . . Kronos Takes iSeries Central on the Road, Gets SMART . . .

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