If you don't buy your business applications, you have to build them. If you have to build them, your development staff could benefit from some of these tools.
Written by John Ghrist
Although application software vendors are getting better at customizing their wares for use by companies that need a slightly different flavor of widget, many enterprises still favor tailoring their business apps from the ground up. Creation, maintenance, and feeding of in-house apps is a time-honored practice in the Power Systems/IBM i world and is unlikely to change soon. For response time on change requests and software tailoring to an enterprise's actual business practices, in-house developers are hard to beat.
Robert Seal has long believed that high availability and disaster recovery solutions should be more affordable so that more companies can keep their IBM i, AS/400, and iSeries computers running even following a disaster. Now he’s doing something about it. At COMMON, Seal, president of iSam Blue, announced BlueCloud HA/DR, a complete solution of hardware, software, hosting and monitoring for IBM i systems, priced from $50 a day.