Volume 12, Number 14 -- May 15, 2012
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LANSA Moves into Native Mobile App Development
by Dan Burger

Mobile application development isn't always what you think it is. Real IBM i business applications that render on the most popular tablets and smartphones, for instance, do not require RPG programmers to learn HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, Java, or Objective-C. Last week, LANSA released a tool for creating apps using RPG/CL with DDS. Those apps will run natively on iPhone and iPad devices now and Android compatibility will be added within a couple of months. READ MORE >

Townsend Delivers Fine-Grained IBM i Log Data to SIEMs
by Alex Woodie

It's a big, bad, scary world out there. Cyber-criminals are constantly probing networks, looking for places to plant malware and do their nasty business. To thwart these attempts, an organization needs a good security plan, and possibly invest in a security information and event management (SIEM) program that monitors and correlates all IT activity. Townsend Security recently issued a new release of its Alliance LogAgent Suite that will help protect the IBM i platform by providing SIEMs with more detailed and fine-grained IBM i log data. READ MORE >

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Raz-Lee Unloads New Products at COMMON
by Alex Woodie

Raz-Lee Security has been on a roll lately. Earlier this year, it launched DB-Gate, which makes external databases like SQL Server, Oracle 11g, and MySQL accessible to IBM i programs. Then at the COMMON show last week in Southern California, the Israeli software vendor launched two more products, including a change management system for the IBM i server and multi-LPAR support for its products. It also provided a glimpse into a product to be released later, called iCommand. READ MORE >

Modernization and Mobile Lead BCD Development Efforts
by Dan Burger

Whether working from ground zero or building on existing investments, BCD's application development products have long been used by IBM midrange shops. One of the reasons is BCD's continual investment in developing its product lineup, which handles everything from quick green-screen Web-enablement to multi-platform Web development. And for companies unfamiliar with BCD, here's a surprise--the company has a newly enhanced business intelligence tool as well. READ MORE >

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DRV Tech Delivers Report Writer with FlexTools V5
by Alex Woodie

IBM i shops that use DRV Technologies' FlexTools software to manage their spool files now have the option to use the new DataFlex component to generate reports from their data. The new report writer, which was unveiled as part of FlexTools version 5 at last week's COMMON conference in Anaheim, California, creates reports from DB2/400 files and outputs them in several formats. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• Zend Taps Percona to Provide Support and Maintenance for DBi

• mPainter Gets HTML5 Support

• 10ZiG Shows Off its 'Zignature Pad' at COMMON

• VAI Signs 3 Northeast Distributors to ERP Deals

• Symtrax Launches New Template Design Tool

Reader Feedback and Insights

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Intel goes wide and deep with Xeon E5 assault

Intel woos microserver makers with Xeon E3-1200 v2 singlers

Egenera runs virty tools on IBM BladeCenters

AppSense revs up user virt tools to 8.4

Citrix snaps up Virtual Computer for VDI

HP opens up public cloud to public beta

New SGI CEO builds firewall around unprofitable sales

IBM taps new execs to run Power Systems, mainframes

Cisco hits the targets in fiscal Q3

Amazon takes on Microsoft Azure head on

Dell gives microservers an Ivy Bridge boost


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Abacus Solutions
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Tembo Application Generation

LANSA Moves into Native Mobile App Development

Townsend Delivers Fine-Grained IBM i Log Data to SIEMs

Raz-Lee Unloads New Products at COMMON

Modernization and Mobile Lead BCD Development Efforts

DRV Tech Delivers Report Writer with FlexTools V5

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Zend Taps Percona to Provide Support and Maintenance for DBi . . . mPainter Gets HTML5 Support . . . 10ZiG Shows Off its 'Zignature Pad' at COMMON . . . VAI Signs 3 Northeast Distributors to ERP Deals . . . Symtrax Launches New Template Design Tool . . .

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