Volume 12, Number 13 -- May 8, 2012
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Infor and Abacus Launch 'System i Cloud'
by Alex Woodie

ERP developer Infor is getting into the cloud business with its hosting partner, Abacus. Several of Infor's IBM i-based ERP applications will be offered under the new cloud offering, which will also give customers access to professional services to help them upgrade their ERP software and their IBM i OS. The partners are expected to announce their joint offering, which is called the System i Cloud, during the COMMON conference at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California this week. READ MORE >

Peppermill Gets Fast Results with IBM i Data Warehouse
by Alex Woodie

There is a stream of thought among business intelligence software vendors that says the IBM i server is a lousy place to put a data warehouse. But that bias didn't sway the IT folks at Peppermill Resorts, a Reno, Nevada-based chain of casino resorts that recently went live on an IBM i-based data warehouse that has resulted in much faster data extracts, much fresher data for marketing analysis, and significantly speedier production systems. READ MORE >

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Profound Declares Platform Independence Day
by Dan Burger

How do you transform application modernization from something that appeals to techno geeks who love the challenge of coding magic into something that gets the attention of the C-level executives with the big picture business plans? Make it simple and make it platform independent. And let them know the in-house IT skills can handle the job. That pretty much sums up what Profound Logic has done with its latest release of Profound UI. READ MORE >

looksoftware Talks Implementation and Invigoration
by Dan Burger

If there were flags for RPG and IBM i, looksoftware would be waving them. At its annual user conference, which is cleverly named lookahead, there was plenty of can do for the IBM midrange advocates in attendance. CEO Brendan Kay was noticeably energized during his closing session Thursday and it carried over to our conversation afterward as he spoke in glowing terms about the IBM i platform, RPG programmers, and the projects completed and under way at looksoftware customer sites. READ MORE >

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Halcyon Ships Document Management Software, Updates 2 Others
by Alex Woodie

Halcyon Software yesterday unveiled its Document Management System, a new product designed to streamline the creation, distribution, and archiving of content from IBM i servers and help customers move to a paperless office. The vendor also used the COMMON conference taking place this week in Anaheim, California, as a springboard to launch new versions of its job scheduler and system monitoring tool for the IBM i server. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• ASG Has One Foot on Premise, One Foot in the Cloud

• Data Protection Costs US $400 Million a Year, EVault Says

• JReport 11 Brings New Dashboard, Mobile Options

• FalconStor Adds Inline Dedupe to VTL

• Safestone Updates Cross-Platform Compliance Tool

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ElasticHosts makes cloudy servers newbie friendly

Data warehouse sales soar in Q1 for Teradata

Facebook's new Open Compute V2 servers

Facebook unfriends 19-inch data center racks

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Rowdy clusters put to the grindstone by Grid Engine 8.1

Teradata gobbles eCircle to biggen digi-marketing message blast

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Infor and Abacus Launch 'System i Cloud'

Peppermill Gets Fast Results with IBM i Data Warehouse

Profound Declares Platform Independence Day

looksoftware Talks Implementation and Invigoration

Halcyon Ships Document Management Software, Updates 2 Others

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

ASG Has One Foot on Premise, One Foot in the Cloud . . . Data Protection Costs US $400 Million a Year, EVault Says . . . JReport 11 Brings New Dashboard, Mobile Options . . . FalconStor Adds Inline Dedupe to VTL . . . Safestone Updates Cross-Platform Compliance Tool . . .

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