Volume 9, Number 26 -- June 30, 2009
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Infor Sheds More Light on 'Flex' Upgrade and Migration Programs
by Alex Woodie

Infor provided more answers to questions on how its new Infor Flex program is going to work. The company confirmed that Flex will trade some of Infor's short-term profits in favor of a better long-term outlook for its business. And while the company is adamant that it's not imposing a 'forced march' on customers, a senior company representative confirmed that a goal of Flex is to consolidate its customers--particularly its 15,000 AS/400 customers--onto a fewer number of strategic ERP applications. READ MORE >

Thales Key Manager Lowers Barriers to Encryption
by Alex Woodie

Thales next month will begin delivery of Thales Encryption Manager for Storage (TEMS), a new appliance-based key management offering designed to lower the barriers to encryption by making it easier for organizations to safeguard their encryption keys. By using key management standards, like the new Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) unveiled earlier this year, TEMS will eliminate the need for organizations to use multiple key management systems for different applications and platforms, the vendor says. READ MORE >

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iSecurity Experts: New Name, Familiar Face, Services a Priority
by Dan Burger

There's a new security company specializing in helping IBM AS/400 shops deal with their security issues, but there's no lack of experience in the services it will provide. Many of you know the name John Earl. After 20-some years in the business, he's one of the AS/400 (iSeries, System i, and IBM i) community's most familiar faces. He's a noted speaker, author, and security expert. And now he's running his own consulting business called iSecurity Experts. READ MORE >

iBridge Traverses System i-Windows Divide for ACOM
by Alex Woodie

ACOM Solutions last week unveiled a new System i utility that automatically converts i OS spool files to the ASCI format so they can be used more easily in a Windows environment. ACOM sees the new offering, dubbed iBridge, helping to streamline integration activities between System i and Windows systems, particularly for electronic payment activities involving System i applications and its Windows-based EZPayManager software. READ MORE >

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IBM Lotus Brings Connections to the Cloud
by Dan Burger

IBM has the hots for social networking applied to collaboration in the workplace. In the past six weeks or so, IBM announced it will introduce social networking to two of its largest internal groups: the developerWorks and business partner organizations. Last week at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, IBM announced its latest social networking for business tool, LotusLive Connections, which becomes generally available today in a cloud near you. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• Truck Routing Software Takes Carbon Emissions Into Account

• Talend Goes Real Time with Data Integration Software

• Computer Guidance Goes SaaS with Construction Industry App

• SafeData Now Protects AIX Data, Too

• LANSA White Paper Tackles Supply Chain Synchronization

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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IT staff salaries and benefits shrink

Platform leaps from grids to clouds

Judge says IBM dude gets the Dell (job)

Facebook knuckle-raps Intel, AMD

PC cluster maker sets x64 chips a-fighting

NY Stock Exchange cures jitters with Juniper

IDC revises server-sale forecasts down for EMEA

Red Hat jacks takeover price with 11% revenue leap

US IT outfits slice 34,800 jobs

HP switches to DC for telcos

Sun buffs InfiniBand for Constellation supers

Super Micro stuffs super node into pizza box

Top 500 supers - world yawns at petaflops

VMLogix plugs virt jukebox into Amazon cloud


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Infor Sheds More Light on 'Flex' Upgrade and Migration Programs

Thales Key Manager Lowers Barriers to Encryption

iSecurity Experts: New Name, Familiar Face, Services a Priority

iBridge Traverses System i-Windows Divide for ACOM

IBM Lotus Brings Connections to the Cloud

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Truck Routing Software Takes Carbon Emissions Into Account . . . Talend Goes Real Time with Data Integration Software . . . Computer Guidance Goes SaaS with Construction Industry App . . . SafeData Now Protects AIX Data, Too . . . LANSA White Paper Tackles Supply Chain Synchronization . . .

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