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May 18, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 9


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Analysis
IBM Introduces Stream Computing

Able to process hundreds of thousands of structured or unstructured data streams in real time, stream technology is expected to take analytics and decision-making to new heights.

chris_smithBy Chris Smith

IBM introduced a new software solution to investors and analysts last week that is the result of five years of research and some 200 patents. Called "stream computing," the solution captures and analyzes thousands of streams of data simultaneously in real time and then delivers them to business and/or scientific analysts.


Feature Article - Security
Technology Focus: Security Software for System i Grows in Importance

Despite the i5/OS operating system protections and reliability, enterprises using it crave more security. More than 50 products profiled below are successfully competing for System i user dollars.

john_gristBy John Ghrist

Ah, security. In the post-9/11 world, is there anything so universally sought with so little agreement on how to reach the goal? Or perhaps it's more correct to say, with so little agreement on what the goal really is? In computing--no less than in real life--the very idea of security has come to be an overriding concern even as the concept of what it constitutes becomes more and more diffuse.



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