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August 17, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 15


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Security
Business May Be Down, but Security Threats Are Up

IBM responds by introducing a host of integrated solutions to thwart Web application attacks.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The financial pressures that companies are under today certainly are being felt in IT departments all across the world. The result, clearly, is IT managers searching for more efficient and cost-effective solutions. While Web services, and more recently, cloud computing, appear to offer companies the means to reduce costs and improve service levels, they have opened up huge data vulnerabilities that IBM and its worldwide customers are scrambling to plug.


Feature Article - Application Software
Technology Focus: Choices Abound for Buying System i BI

Economic uncertainty is putting more emphasis on making smarter business decisions. Business intelligence tools, which can help, offer more choices than ever for System i shops.

john_gristWritten by John Ghrist

One of the most important areas in which computing is being applied to business activity is in the realm of business intelligence (BI). From humble beginnings such as merely displaying an enterprise's financial results, BI has grown to become an exciting array of products and methods for analyzing business data and for making decisions about an enterprise's future directions, a process generally referred to as business performance management.


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