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April 13, 2011 | Volume 6 Issue 4


TOP STORY: GPS-Enable the Addresses in Your Database!
FEATURED NEWS: IBM to Deliver New Optimized POWER7 Products Inspired by Watson Technology
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Unveils Smart Cloud Services and Technologies for the Enterprise
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Feature Article - Programming
GPS-Enable the Addresses in Your Database!

Do you realize how much your business can do with GPS coordinates? No? Well, let me tell you.

rafael_victoria_preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

All of our applications' databases hold hundreds if not thousands of addresses—from our clients, suppliers, stores, warehouses, branches, and so on. This article explains how to GPS-enable, or geocode, that precious information in order to expand the horizons of what you can do with your data: improve your logistics processes, locate areas where your network (of clients, stores, or suppliers) is poor or non-existent, and develop a lot of other business-specific uses for the GPS coordinates.


Featured News
IBM to Deliver New Optimized POWER7 Products Inspired by Watson Technology

IBM has announced new workload-optimized POWER7 systems, including a performance boost to the Power 750-the same server used in Watson, the Jeopardy! winner-that provides even faster processing capability than each machine used in the computer genius. The new Power blades and upgraded Power servers are built to manage the world's most demanding emerging applications, used in healthcare management, financial services, scientific research and more.

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For the First Time, IBM Brings Together Mainframe and Windows

IBM announced this week that technology allowing IBM zEnterprise System users to integrate Microsoft Windows applications into the mainframe environment--an industry first--will become available December 16. The new capability will allow clients with multi-tier applications--for example, Windows applications connected to mainframe data--to be integrated and consolidated on the same system. 


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