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May 8, 2009 | Vol 6 Issue 18


In This Issue:

Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: 5250 Emulator Alternatives for IBM System i Access on Multiple Operating Systems

Let's look at some emulator options that will help you expand your horizons with other OSes.

tom_snyder.jpgBy 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.


Feature Article - Application Software
What if Business Intelligence Solutions Were Available for Free?

Palo BI Suite 3.0 gives users a chance to try the latest open-source BI software at no cost.

chris_smith.jpgBy 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.


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