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November 14, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 45


In This Issue:

Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Mapping a Network Drive from the IBM i

I showed you how to map drives to the IBM i; now I'll show you how to map drives from the IBM i.

tom_snyder.jpgBy Tom Snyder

In my previous TechTip, I discussed the benefits and capabilities of mapping a network drive to the IBM i. In this TechTip, I will discuss the opposite perspective: how the IBM i can access external resources by mapping a drive from the IBM i.


Feature Article - Internet
Google Poised to Launch Video and Voice Chat Service

Gmail users soon will be able to launch a video session as easily as they send an instant message.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

Back in the early '90s, I used to work for Verizon when it was known as GTE. The company was in the process of computerizing a lot of its operations, and many people were bemoaning the fact that it was laying off most of its operators. Company executives foresaw a competitive landscape in the future, and they were desperately trying to figure out a way to get into broadband communications. The problem was that much of the telephone infrastructure was based on twisted-pair, and it didn't offer enough bandwidth to carry video, being designed a century earlier to handle only telephone calls.


Advertorial - SkyView Partners, Inc.
Partner TechTip: Don't Forget These User Profile Attributes

Do your users have "limited capability," or do you just think they do?

carol_woodbury.gifby Carol Woodbury

You don't hear as much about the user profile setting of "limited capabilities" as you used to in the early days of OS/400. In the early releases, configuring users' initial program to launch them directly into the appropriate application as well as setting users' initial menu to *SIGNOFF and their limited capability attribute to *YES was about all an administrator had to do to make sure the data residing on an AS/400 was secure.


Those days are long gone....


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