Volume 13, Number 33 -- November 12, 2013
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What Does 'Big Data' Mean for IBM i?
by Alex Woodie

When IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 7 (TR7) ships on Friday, it will contain several updates to the DB2/400 database designed to help it handle big data, including an expansion of SQL indexes, easier movement to SSDs, and tools to track the growth of tables over time. But what exactly does big data mean on the IBM i? We set out to find some answers. READ MORE >

Mobile Password Management App Supports IBM i
by Alex Woodie

The bring your own device (BYOD) movement is freeing users from the bounds of cubicle land. However, forgotten passwords remain a problem and keep users tied to the help desk. Last week, ManageEngine announced a new Apple iOS app for its self-service password reset software, called ADSelfService Plus. It also announced that, with ADSelfService Plus version 5, the software now supports IBM i, giving users the capability to reset their IBM i passwords from iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. READ MORE >

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Sugar Says CRM-to-Social Opportunity is Sweet
by Alex Woodie

When it comes to user interfaces, business software developers often take their cues from the wider consumer world. That trend continues today with the launch of SugarCRM's seventh major release of its eponymous CRM application. With the new Sugar UX user interface, the Silicon Valley firm has incorporated into their CRM system the data and customer relationships that exist in the social media world. READ MORE >

HCS Moves IBM i Health Care App to Connectria's Cloud
by Alex Woodie

Since 1969, Health Care Software (HCS) has been developing a suite of enterprise healthcare management applications that run on IBM's midrange platform, starting out with the System/3. Last year, HCS launched a software as a service (SaaS) version of its flagship offering. Instead of running the new business from its office building, the New Jersey company looked west to Connectria and its established private cloud environment for IBM i. READ MORE >

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Deconstructing IBM i Cloud Migration Myths
by Alex Woodie

If you're an IBM i professional, there's a good chance you've considered what a private cloud means to your organization. After all, if you could save $250,000 per year in support costs without giving up anything that's critical to your organization, it would behoove you to explore the options and do the math. Unfortunately, separating the myths from the reality of cloud hosting isn't always easy, as one IBM i private cloud provider, Abacus, recently showed. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

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• CGC Announces More Customer Wins for Construction ERP

• Zend Hits the Throttle with PHP Dev Tool

• Manufacturing ERP Costs Remain High, Panorama Says

• JD Edwards Security Found In the 'Q'

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
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What Does 'Big Data' Mean for IBM i?

Mobile Password Management App Supports IBM i

Sugar Says CRM-to-Social Opportunity is Sweet

HCS Moves IBM i Health Care App to Connectria's Cloud

Deconstructing IBM i Cloud Migration Myths

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

MyEclipse Secure Gets the Web Goodness . . . CGC Announces More Customer Wins for Construction ERP . . . Zend Hits the Throttle with PHP Dev Tool . . . Manufacturing ERP Costs Remain High, Panorama Says . . . JD Edwards Security Found In the 'Q' . . .

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