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Volume 17, Number 23 -- June 10, 2008
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Bank's Approach to Biometric Authentication a 'Valid' One
by Alex Woodie

Keeping unauthorized users out of its core banking systems and complying with industry regulations are top priorities for the International Bank of Miami. One way to satisfy these requirements is to implement a strong password enforcement system. However, with users already inundated with passwords, the bank decided to try another strong security mechanism--i OS-based biometric authentication from Valid Technologies--which has streamlined the sign-on process, and cut down password reset calls to the help desk. READ MORE >

Programmer Conveniences Added to BCD's WebSmart ILE
by Dan Burger

Moving RPG applications to the Web is not the aggravation some people make it out to be. The idea of this has been diminished by persistent misconceptions that hover around IBM's iSeries shops like mosquitoes on a summer camping trip. You want proof? Business Computer Design Int'l WebSmart ILE has more than 1,500 users with implementation that include B2B, B2C, and e-Commerce sites built by programmers with RPG skills and an understanding of CGI. Those are applications that run on the native HTTP Apache Web Server. READ MORE >


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ASNA Brings RPG to .NET Migration Software to Latest Windows IDE
by Dan Burger

IBM iSeries and System i shops have been migrating RPG code to the Microsoft .NET environment for years. It's not happening because it makes no sense. For a lot of organizations, it's the right thing to do. Making it quicker and easier is why ASNA, the application development tool maker with more than 25 years experience in the AS/400 market, develops a product called Monarch. ASNA has just released a new version of Monarch, Version 4.0, with plenty of enhancements worth noting. READ MORE >


Safestone Re-emerges with New Corporate Identity, i OS Security Tools
by Alex Woodie

It's been a couple of years since we've heard from the folks at Safestone, the i OS (formerly i5/OS) security software developer based in England. Despite a low public profile, it's recently made a series of announcements concerning new security tools, a new Web site, and a new corporate identity that are seemingly aimed at reassuring the market that it hasn't disappeared, and is committed to enhancing its collection of i OS security tools. READ MORE >




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NetManage and HiT Software Partner for Structured Data
by Alex Woodie

NetManage, which is in the process of being acquired by MicroFocus, and HiT Software, a longtime developer of data providers for the i OS (formerly i5/OS) platform, have teamed up to help customers give structure to their data. READ MORE >


News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• Brooks Updates Remote Print Manager with Customized Workflows

• NGS and Munson Good for Laughs

• Small Insurance Companies Get On-Demand BI Service

• IBM Mashup Center to Offer Online Trials

• Vision Signs Filipino Retailer to HA Contract


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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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Bank's Approach to Biometric Authentication a 'Valid' One

Programmer Conveniences Added to BCD's WebSmart ILE

ASNA Brings RPG to .NET Migration Software to Latest Windows IDE

Safestone Re-emerges with New Corporate Identity, i OS Security Tools

NetManage and HiT Software Partner for Structured Data

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Brooks Updates Remote Print Manager with Customized Workflows . . . NGS and Munson Good for Laughs . . . Small Insurance Companies Get On-Demand BI Service . . . IBM Mashup Center to Offer Online Trials . . . Vision Signs Filipino Retailer to HA Contract . . .


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