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March 19, 2012 | Volume 7 Issue 4


TOP STORY: Technology Focus: Healthcare Apps "Heart" the IBM i
FEATURED NEWS: IBM POWER7-based Systems Replace Oracle Sun Servers at Growing Financial Securities Firm
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Bytware Releases V7 of MessengerPlus and MessengerConsole
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Free unlimited trial of the Valence Web Application Framework for IBM i
EVENT: Northeast IBM i User Groups Conference April 2-4, 2012

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Feature Article - Application Software
Technology Focus: Healthcare Apps "Heart" the IBM i

Healthcare application requirements emphasize security, which makes software vendors in that market—and even some outside of it—big fans of the i platform.

john_gristWritten by John Ghrist

Healthcare and medical insurance is one of those things we all hope never to use, but when we do need them, they become paramount. With 2012 being a U.S. Presidential election year, and with the U.S. Supreme Court set to rule on the constitutionality of parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) by summer, healthcare is on nearly everyone's radar to a larger extent than usual.


Featured News
IBM POWER7-based Systems Replace Oracle Sun Servers at Growing Financial Securities Firm

E*TRADE Korea increases speed and online trading capacity with Power Systems running AIX. IBM has announced that E*TRADE Korea has selected IBM's Smarter Computing approach to support its growth in the increasingly competitive and complex financial services market. With enhanced online services, E*TRADE Korea's 200,000 customers will now be able to more quickly access up-to-date account information, stock quotes, community bulletin boards, and online help features.


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