Learn about the IBM query and reporting tool for the IBM i market.
Written by Gene Cobb
If you have been following recent IT industry trends, you may have noticed that there has been a lot of activity in the area of Business Intelligence (BI). Mergers, major acquisitions, and announcements have dominated the headlines in the past year. IBM has been quite active in this area as well. The recent acquisition of Cognos and the announcement of the Dynamic Data Warehouse Initiative are evidence of this. But the IBM i investment in and commitment to BI has not just been recent; it has been a point of emphasis in the last several releases, going back to V4R1. Consider some of the following database enhancements that have been built into the operating system over the last decade and beyond:
ASNA Wingstm is the fastest, easiest way to create a modern user interface for RPG programs. Wings transforms green-screen display files to modern browser pages. Because Wings uses IBM’s Rational Open Access RPG Edition, program logic and file IO remain on the System i. No big upfront design or analysis is required and Wings can be learned very quickly. Unlike screen scrapers, all of the display file data is presented to Wings, so there are many ways to further customize the presentation layer. NOW SHIPPING!
By promoting collaboration and reducing complexity, company hopes to drive innovation.
At the INNOVATE 2011 conference underway in Orlando, Fla., IBM this week announced new software that helps organizations collaborate more efficiently throughout the entire software and systems development process. The new software allows developer teams to quickly access resources and work across global boundaries through an open, collaborative development environment, the company said.