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May 16, 2011 | Volume 6 Issue 9


TOP STORY: Technology Focus: Tools for Building New IBM i Apps
FEATURED NEWS: iSam Blue Cuts Cost of IBM i High Availability, Disaster Recovery
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Symmetry Corp. Launches i IN THE SKY Cloud Hosting and DR Solution
FORUM: Well, What Do YOU Call It?
MC-STORE: Top 10 Best-Selling Titles for April 2011
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Feature Article - Programming
Technology Focus: Tools for Building New IBM i Apps

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.

john_gristWritten 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.


Featured News
iSam Blue Cuts Cost of IBM i High Availability, Disaster Recovery

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.


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