Volume 12, Number 17 -- June 12, 2012
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HarrisData to Take on ADP with Cloud-Based Payroll
by Alex Woodie

HarrisData, a developer of IBM i-based ERP software, will soon unveil a cloud-based version of its human resources and payroll product. The offering, which is the Wisconsin software company's first foray into selling cloud-based services, will include an Apple iPad to function as the client, and will specifically target the popular hosted payroll offerings from the likes of ADP, Ceridian, and Paychex. READ MORE >

IBM i Apps on iPads Energize BakerCorp
by Dan Burger

Go mobile or go home. It's almost come to that. If the face of your company, the folks who interact with customers and prospects, can't access real-time information on a smartphone or a tablet, they aren't dressed for success and your company loses a competitive edge. BakerCorp saw this situation unfolding and, to its credit, did something about it. BakerCop's ERP system is green-screen based and the person in charge of mobilizing some key applications knew almost nothing about the software or the system that ran it. READ MORE >

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Red Oak Delivers 5250 Emulator for iPad
by Alex Woodie

Red Oak Software last month unveiled Legacy Mobile 1.0, a new terminal emulator offering that allows users to access 5250 and 3270 applications from the comfort of their Apple tablet. Separate versions--one for 5250 and another for 3270--are available for download from the Apple iTunes app store for the cost equivalent of about five grande mocha frappuccinos. But that's a small price to pay for the opportunity to impress friends and colleagues by accessing retro green screen i OS apps from iOS. READ MORE >

Rational Team Concert Now Supports Dependency Builds for IBM i
by Alex Woodie

IBM's new Rational Team Concert (RTC) version 4 will save IBM i developers time by allowing them to use the dependency build feature of the RTC product. In addition to a new release of RTC, IBM unveiled version 4 releases of Rational Quality Manager, Rational Requirements Composer, and its Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) suite at last week's annual Collaborate conference. READ MORE >

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Zend Readies Framework 2.0, Pushes 'Smart Start' for IBM i
by Alex Woodie

Zend Technologies last week released a fourth beta of its new Zend Framework 2.0, which the company expects to be generally available towards the end of the summer. The company is also starting to push Zend Smart Start for IBM i, a training and consulting offering that typically ends with the customer getting its own custom PHP app running on IBM i. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• ARCAD Bolsters ALM Integration with Third Party Tools

• IntelliChief Signs New Customers, Partner

• IBS Hires Former RedPrairie Executive as New CEO

• IBM Delivers New Mobile Security Tools

• Windows 8 Expectations Grow Higher Among Small Businesses: Survey

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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HP still NOT porting HP-UX to x86?

SUSE Linux and Canonical invade Windows Azure

Samsung slams down $1.9bn for mobile chip fab

Oracle's big cloud announcement, again

Microsoft backsteps Azure from platform to infrastructure cloud

Egenera stretches control freak from blades to clouds

Oracle tweaks LDom hypervisor homegrown Sparcs

Revolution Analytics paints R stats Azure blue

HP puffs up virtual private clouds

Cloudera herds new bacon-saving Hadoop stack

Dell adds crowdsourced regression tests to Boomi

Kobe University gets a prime cut of K super


New Generation Software
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HarrisData to Take on ADP with Cloud-Based Payroll

IBM i Apps on iPads Energize BakerCorp

Red Oak Delivers 5250 Emulator for iPad

Rational Team Concert Now Supports Dependency Builds for IBM i

Zend Readies Framework 2.0, Pushes 'Smart Start' for IBM i

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

ARCAD Bolsters ALM Integration with Third Party Tools . . . IntelliChief Signs New Customers, Partner . . . IBS Hires Former RedPrairie Executive as New CEO . . . IBM Delivers New Mobile Security Tools . . . Windows 8 Expectations Grow Higher Among Small Businesses: Survey . . .

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