Let's look at some emulator options that will help you expand your horizons with other OSes.
By Tom Snyder
When I first started working with the AS/400, we supported two means of providing green-screen access to the server using SNA over Twinax: dumb terminals and PC Support with an emulator card. The fun of dealing with controllers, ports, switches, line terminators, and emulator cards is now a thing of the past for the most part, thanks to TCP/IP. With standardized network communications, you can easily provide IBM i green-screen access to practically all of the operating systems on your network.
Palo BI Suite 3.0 gives users a chance to try the latest open-source BI software at no cost.
By Chris Smith
One of the more interesting developments at the COMMON conference in Reno last week was the announcement by Key Info that its Smart i business intelligence solution was ready for general availability. The deployment of a System i-based BI solution using DB2 Web Query that is accessible by business users marks a stage in the evolution of business intelligence.