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October 10, 2012 | Volume 7 Issue 10


TOP STORY: Navigating the Tortuous Road of Electronic Data Interchange
FEATURED NEWS: Systems Director Product Enhancements Provide Tools to Better Manage Virtual and Physical Networks
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Power Systems Servers: New I/O Features Available
WHITE PAPER: The State of IBM i Security 2012
EVENT: RPG & DB2 Summit Fall 2012
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Feature Article - Internet
Navigating the Tortuous Road of Electronic Data Interchange

It's not free, and it's not easy, but if you want to grow and attract new customers, EDI is a requirement.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

The first thing I want to make clear is that the title for this article was chosen by my editor, a woman who lives in a villa surrounded by a pack of vicious dogs that she calls "my pets." Needless to say, her view of the world is a little harsher than mine. Actually, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is more like one of those 1940s road movies with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. There are ups and downs, a few chills, and some laughs. All in all, it's not that bad, you just have to make the right choices as you go along.


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Feature Article - System Administration
Systems Director Product Enhancements Provide Tools to Better Manage Virtual and Physical Networks

IBM Systems Director Network Control V1.4 can discover, monitor, manage, and troubleshoot network devices in the computing environment.


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