Volume 12, Number 31 -- November 6, 2012
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Premise Keeps Tabs on IBM i Cloud with Custom Dashboard
by Alex Woodie

The folks at Premise, a managed service provider (MSP) based in Clearwater, Florida, have built a nifty Web dashboard that tells them all they need to know about the IBM i environments they manage for clients. From ASP usage and MIMIX replication status to rack configs and cache battery status, the dashboard gives Premise engineers and customers instant answers to many of the most commonly asked questions. What's more, the dashboard may soon be available for any IBM i shop to purchase. READ MORE >

CA Opens 2E Arrays to Outside Web Services
by Alex Woodie

A new release of the 2E development environment released by CA earlier this year makes it easier for organizations to expose 2E business logic to the outside world through Web services. The new Enhanced Array support added to 2E version 8.6 marks a fundamental change in the product, and marks the beginning of a new era in how 2E shops will develop and maintain their IBM i applications in the future. READ MORE >

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Tableau Attracts Big Attention for Unique Approach to Data
by Alex Woodie

One business intelligence software vendor that has been garnering big headlines lately is Tableau Software. The Seattle, Washington, company says it has come up with a better way for users to not only explore their large data sets, but to display the information in a visually compelling way. The software is being used with data from IBM i servers, but there's more that could be done to streamline the connection, a Tableau manager says. READ MORE >

RedPrairie to Buy JDA for $1.9 Billion
by Alex Woodie

JDA Software, a publicly held developer of retail management and supply chain planning software, has agreed to be bought by RedPrairie, a privately held developer of supply chain execution and warehouse management software, for $1.9 billion. When fully merged, the new RedPrairie will have about $1 billion in annual revenue, and compete globally with Oracle and SAP. However, a wide mix of platforms used by both companies raises new questions on the long-term plan for JDA's loyal IBM i customer base. READ MORE >

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MSPs Expand IBM i DR and HA Practices
by Alex Woodie

If there's a silver lining to the giant cloud that was Superstorm Sandy, it's that it has shined a light on the need for companies to establish and practice disaster recovery (DR) plans. IBM i shops are increasingly turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to assist with their DR and high availability (HA) planning. In recent weeks, three MSPs, including Corus360, Recovery Point, and DataStorage Corp., announced upgrades to their DR and HA practices. READ MORE >

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• EMC Grabs Silver Tail to Fight Cyber Crime

• AquaFold Power Tool Gets Hip to Big Data

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The Four Hundred
IBM i Top Concerns: Build Skills, Add High Availability, Serve Users

Superstorm Sandy Puts DR Plans To The Ultimate Test

Rumors Say JDA Software Slaps On For Sale Sign

Mad Dog 21/21: Estranged Here In A Strained Land

Testing For Success Sometimes Doomed To Failure

Four Hundred Guru
Running IBM i Access 7.1 and Windows 8

Data Structures Make Good Status Parameters

Changing Sub Tree Authorities In An IFS Folder

Four Hundred Monitor
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Super Micro bends metal for Super Hadooper data munchers

Big Switch Networks stuffs $25m more down its trousers

Teradata customers plead: 'Stop, we can't buy any more stuff!'

AMD, Samsung must be ARMed to the teeth to oust Intel servers

Cisco stretches UCS uber-control-freak across larger clouds

Appro adds water-cooling to Xtreme supercomputers

Guess who's still doing OK in PCs? Fujitsu, though it has troubles too

Hurricane Sandy smacks the Big Apple around

Oak Ridge lab: Behold, I Am TITAN, hear my 20 petaflop ROAR

Oracle rolls up and rolls out Solaris 11.1 update

VMware helps Hadoop roam the Serengeti a little easier

Dell lends Apache ARM software efforts a hand


SEQUEL Software
HiT Software
Adsero Optima

Premise Keeps Tabs on IBM i Cloud with Custom Dashboard

CA Opens 2E Arrays to Outside Web Services

Tableau Attracts Big Attention for Unique Approach to Data

RedPrairie to Buy JDA for $1.9 Billion

MSPs Expand IBM i DR and HA Practices

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Infor Gives EAM an iPad Interface . . . Zend Debuts Studio 10 Beta . . . Halcyon Delivers Japanese Version of Management Tools . . . EMC Grabs Silver Tail to Fight Cyber Crime . . . AquaFold Power Tool Gets Hip to Big Data . . .

Four Hundred Stuff


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