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Volume 12, Number 12 -- May 1, 2012
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TEMBO Claims Non-Disruptive Migration of IBM i Apps to SQL Engine
by Alex Woodie

TEMBO Technology Lab has chosen next week's COMMON conference as a launch pad for AO Foundation, a new tool designed to automatically modify IBM i applications utilizing DB2/400's native SQL engine without requiring a recompilation or using surrogates. AO Foundation is the first of several tools the South African company has in the works to help IBM i shops break up their monolithic code bases, rebuild with a multi-tier architecture, and increase the agility of companies in the process. READ MORE >

Infor Expands Salesforce.com Work as 1st Joint Customer Goes Live
by Alex Woodie

Infor and Salesforce.com are working on two new products that will deliver ordering- and marketing-related functionality as part of its joint Inforce line of offerings. And the CEO of the first Infor customer to go live on the generally available Inforce Everywhere product--the IBM i shop C.H. Briggs--shared her thoughts on the importance of integrating front- and back-office functions during last week's Inforum 2012 conference. READ MORE >


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Cilasoft Ships Authority Manager Tool for IBM i
by Alex Woodie

Organizations that are concerned about tracking the activities of IT professionals as they're logged onto IBM i servers may want to check out the new Elevated Authority Manager (EAM) tool from Cilasoft. The software provides a rich array of options for controlling the use of powerful user profiles, such as those with QSECOFR authority and keeping an organization compliant with government regulations. READ MORE >


Infor Cuts Price of ION Middleware by Over Half
by Alex Woodie

Infor is temporarily reducing the price of its ION Foundation suite by 60 percent. The price cut, which was announced at last week's Inforum 2012 conference, was made to encourage Infor customers to adopt the middleware component that's key to the vendor's product strategy--and just as important for Infor customers that want new functionality. READ MORE >




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VAI Announces Roadmap for IBM i-Based ERP
by Alex Woodie

VAI recently announced that it's released a roadmap for S2K Enterprise Resource, its IBM i-based ERP software used by small and midsize manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. The company says the roadmap calls for S2K to be enhanced in several areas, including big data, cloud computing, mobile computing, analytics, CRM, and collaboration. READ MORE >


News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• RJS Expands Connectivity Options for Digital Signature Software

• mrc Posts a 'Timeline Template' on mPower App Exchange

• DocPath Touts Migration Path from IBM InfoPrint Designer

• InsightSoftware.com Updates Reporting Suite for JDE

• Island Pacific Completes ERP Upgrade for Clothing Retailer


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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The Four Hundred
IBM i 7.1 Tech Refresh Sports Live Partition Mobility

IBM Peddles Discounted, Linux-Only Power Iron

The 'New' Infor Keeps Commitment To IBM i Customers

As I See It: Spooky Action at Great Distance

Power Iron Gets New Storage And Networking

Four Hundred Guru
NOMAX? No Way!

Specify SQL Table-creation Library at Runtime

Getting PC5250 F1-F24 Keys to Work Correctly on HP Laptops

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
Full iSeries Events Calendar

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March 17, 2012: Volume 14, Number 11

TPM at The Register
Shuttle Enterprise comes home to New York

Cray revenues spike on XE6, XK6 super sales

HP spreads Superdome vPar partitions across Integrity line

Clouds rain money for Citrix in Q1

Unisys grows in Q1, swings to profit

Intel came a-knockin' for Cray super interconnects

Super Micro grows despite Xeon E5 delay, disk shortages

Intel reels in Cray's supercomputer interconnect biz

Skytap control freaks dev/test cloud

Dell flashes 40GE blade switch, fabric manager

IBM hikes dividend, boosts share buybacks by $7bn

Teradata gets partly cloudy to rein in big data

THIS ISSUE SPONSORED BY:

SEQUEL Software
ASNA
Abacus Solutions
Tributary Systems
Tembo Application Generation



TABLE OF CONTENTS
TEMBO Claims Non-Disruptive Migration of IBM i Apps to SQL Engine

Infor Expands Salesforce.com Work as 1st Joint Customer Goes Live

Cilasoft Ships Authority Manager Tool for IBM i

Infor Cuts Price of ION Middleware by Over Half

VAI Announces Roadmap for IBM i-Based ERP

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

RJS Expands Connectivity Options for Digital Signature Software . . . mrc Posts a 'Timeline Template' on mPower App Exchange . . . DocPath Touts Migration Path from IBM InfoPrint Designer . . . InsightSoftware.com Updates Reporting Suite for JDE . . . Island Pacific Completes ERP Upgrade for Clothing Retailer . . .


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