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June 15, 2015 | Volume 10 Issue 11


TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: "Power i" Is Adding to the Confusion
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: IBM i Accounting Applications Stay on the Money
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:  LaserVault Backup Software Supports Full System Saves for IBM i
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Feature Article - Analysis
In the Wheelhouse: "Power i" Is Adding to the Confusion

Just when you think the term "IBM i" is gaining traction, silly, unneeded monikers turn into roadblocks.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

It's not often that I'm prompted to write a response to an article in a competitor's magazine, because ultimately I'm unwilling to give them a little bit of press.


In this case, I believe that the extra traffic they're going to get is worth it because I don't agree with the article in question. I also think the article just adds more to the confusion of the name of the operating system called IBM i, which drives an unneeded wedge deeper between two sides of our community.


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Feature Article - Application Software
Technology Focus: IBM i Accounting Applications Stay on the Money

If you want accounting software that runs on IBM i servers rather than directly on client PCs, there are still plenty of options.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

If there's one area of application software that typifies the divide between running business software on a bunch of networked PCs as opposed to on a centralized server (although possibly with PC clients), it's probably accounting. QuickBooks and similar PC-based apps are commonplace at small businesses worldwide, and the conversation about moving enterprise financial tracking away from a server environment probably takes place at one company or another somewhere on a daily basis.


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