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byMCEditorial.Staff, July 24, 2009
<p>Written by MC Press Contributing Author</p>
<p>Wednesday, 15 November 2006 17:00</p>
<p>Brothers Emil and Henry Stanz started a foodservice business in 1923 with just $500, a small truck, and big plans. Today, Stanz Foodservice serves 3,500 institutions in Indiana and Michigan, including the University of Notre Dame. <br /><br />The foodservice industry is competitive; most vendors sell similar merchandise at a low profit margin. Because of this, Stanz is always looking for new ways to offer its clients more value by improving responsiveness, facilitating consultative selling, and reducing the cost of business. The technology-centered solutions used by Stanz-particularly its advanced Retalix ERP system that runs on an iSeries Model 810-contribute greatly to these endeavors.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/case-study/case-study-s4i-express.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 24, 2009
<p>Written by MC Press Contributing Author</p>
<p>Wednesday, 15 November 2006 17:00</p>
<p>Brothers Emil and Henry Stanz started a foodservice business in 1923 with just $500, a small truck, and big plans. Today, Stanz Foodservice serves 3,500 institutions in Indiana and Michigan, including the University of Notre Dame. <br /><br />The foodservice industry is competitive; most vendors sell similar merchandise at a low profit margin. Because of this, Stanz is always looking for new ways to offer its clients more value by improving responsiveness, facilitating consultative selling, and reducing the cost of business. The technology-centered solutions used by Stanz-particularly its advanced Retalix ERP system that runs on an iSeries Model 810-contribute greatly to these endeavors.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/case-study/case-study-s4i-express.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Max Hetrick</p>
<p>Wednesday, 16 August 2006 17:00</p>
<p>Whatever else they do, all organizations are in the business of managing information. That information comes in various forms, including structured data (such as names and numbers in a database) and unstructured data (such as documents, presentations, videos, drawings, and graphs). Organizations have extensive experience in maintaining structured data, but managing and securing unstructured data while making it easily accessible to-and, more importantly, findable by the people who need it can be a challenge. <a href="http://www.acom.com/">ACOM's</a> <a href="http://www.acom.com/content_management/">EZContentManager</a> helps meet that challenge. It's sold as a standalone product or as an add-on to ACOM's <a href="http://acom.com/iseries/ezpm400.html">EZPayManager/400</a> payment management application or its <a href="http://acom.com/iseries/ezedoc400.html">EZeDocs/400</a> document output management software.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-acoms-ezcontentmanager.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Max Hetrick</p>
<p>Wednesday, 16 August 2006 17:00</p>
<p>Whatever else they do, all organizations are in the business of managing information. That information comes in various forms, including structured data (such as names and numbers in a database) and unstructured data ( such as documents, presentations, videos, drawings, and graphs). Organizations have extensive experience in maintaining structured data, but managing and securing unstructured data while making it easily accessible to-and, more importantly, findable by-the people who need it can be a challenge. <a href="http://www.acom.com/">ACOM's</a> <a href="http://www.acom.com/content_management/">EZContentManager</a> helps meet that challenge. It's sold as a standalone product or as an add-on to ACOM's <a href="http://acom.com/iseries/ezpm400.html">EZPayManager/400</a> payment management application or its <a href="http://acom.com/iseries/ezedoc400.html">EZeDocs/400</a> document output management software.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-acoms-ezcontentmanager.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Joel Klebanoff</p>
<p>Wednesday, 05 July 2006 17:00</p>
<p>Over the years, the demands placed on IT have grown, computing environment complexity has increased, and IT professionals have become more expensive. These trends have given rise to a pressing need to improve application development productivity, particularly in complex environments where skills may be fragmented across various platforms. <a href="http://www.genexus.com">GeneXus</a>, from ARTech, addresses this need.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-artechs-genexus.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Joel Klebanoff</p>
<p>Wednesday, 05 July 2006 17:00</p>
<p>Over the years, the demands placed on IT have grown, computing environment complexity has increased, and IT professionals have become more expensive. These trends have given rise to a pressing need to improve application development productivity, particularly in complex environments where skills may be fragmented across various platforms. <a href="http://www.genexus.com">GeneXus</a>, from ARTech, addresses this need.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-artechs-genexus.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Joel Klebanoff</p>
<p>Monday, 05 June 2006 17:00</p>
<p>When the time comes to replace green-screens or even older PCs that have reached the end of their useful lives, an increasing number of organizations are turning to thin clients as a low-cost, versatile alternative. In January of this year, Arizona-based BOSaNOVA, a leader in thin clients and network appliances for the iSeries market, announced the addition of <a href="http://www.gorabbit.net/">the Rabbit</a> to its thin client line. The headline of an ad that BOSaNOVA is running for the Rabbit offers a hint as to the derivation of the product's name by suggesting that the tortoise wins only in fairytales.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-the-bosanova-rabbit-thin-client.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a><strong>Read more</strong></a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Brendan Patterson</p>
<p>Monday, 15 May 2006 17:00</p>
<p>Over the past few months, the trial of former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling has renewed public interest in the Enron scandal and corporate controls over financial reporting. But for many IT auditors and iSeries system administrators, this topic has long been top of mind. The Enron fiasco was one of the prime motivators behind the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in 2002. Although IT security was not at issue in Enron, generating reports to demonstrate compliance with policy, as required by section 404 of SOX, has become an expensive and time-consuming burden for many IT departments. Many companies that have passed their initial audits are now looking for ways to cut costs by streamlining and automating the process.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-powertech-compliancemonitor.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more<br /></a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Joel Klebanoff</p>
<p>Monday, 26 September 2005 17:00</p>
<p>There is a large functionality and price gap between the low-end, single-purpose accounting packages used by the smallest of companies and the high-end, full-featured ERP suites used by the largest of enterprises. Software Concepts Inc. of North Billerica, Massachusetts, fills that gap with DS90. Fittingly, the company refers to DS90 as "the ERP for small business."</p>
<p>For the most part, DS90 is used by wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers and has been deployed since 1991. Currently, the majority of Software Concepts' DS90 clients are in the northeast United States, but the company just started establishing distributors across the country.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-software-concepts’-ds90.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Joel Klebanoff</p>
<p>Monday, 26 September 2005 17:00</p>
<p>There is a large functionality and price gap between the low-end, single-purpose accounting packages used by the smallest of companies and the high-end, full-featured ERP suites used by the largest of enterprises. Software Concepts Inc. of North Billerica, Massachusetts, fills that gap with DS90. Fittingly, the company refers to DS90 as "the ERP for small business."</p>
<p>For the most part, DS90 is used by wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers and has been deployed since 1991. Currently, the majority of Software Concepts' DS90 clients are in the northeast United States, but the company just started establishing distributors across the country.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-software-concepts’-ds90.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Kameron Cole</p>
<p>Monday, 11 July 2005 17:00</p>
<p>"If you haven't seen <a href="http://www.lansa.com/products/lansa2005.htm">LANSA 2005</a>, you don't know <a href="http://www.lansa.com/">LANSA</a>." Taken directly from LANSA's Web site, this phrase made more sense to me after a brief talk I recently had with David Brault, LANSA's product marketing manager. The news is that LANSA 2005 has continued to advance and progress by offering modern object oriented themes like <em>n</em>-tier and MVC, while continuing to shield all these complexities from the developer.<br /><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-product-review-lansas-lansa-2005.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Kameron Cole</p>
<p>Monday, 11 July 2005 17:00</p>
<p>"If you haven't seen <a href="http://www.lansa.com/products/lansa2005.htm">LANSA 2005</a>, you don't know <a href="http://www.lansa.com/">LANSA</a>." Taken directly from LANSA's Web site, this phrase made more sense to me after a brief talk I recently had with David Brault, LANSA's product marketing manager. The news is that LANSA 2005 has continued to advance and progress by offering modern object oriented themes like <em>n</em>-tier and MVC, while continuing to shield all these complexities from the developer.<br /><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-product-review-lansas-lansa-2005.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
<p>Written by Joel Klebanoff</p>
<p>Monday, 11 July 2005 17:00</p>
<p>New technologies can offer organizations the opportunity to improve productivity and/or reap the reward of new revenue streams. Nonetheless, their introduction can be expensive and disruptive. One major contributing factor to this cost and disruption is the need to hire new employees or train existing staff to acquire the required skills. Organizations with existing iSeries development skills can avoid some of these costs when building new Web-enabled, .NET-based systems by using ASNA Visual RPG (AVR) for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET to give their developers the ability to develop .NET-compliant programs using RPG syntax.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-asnas-visual-rpg-avr-for-microsoft-visual-studio-net.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
<p>Written by Joel Klebanoff</p>
<p>Monday, 11 July 2005 17:00</p>
<p>New technologies can offer organizations the opportunity to improve productivity and/or reap the reward of new revenue streams. Nonetheless, their introduction can be expensive and disruptive. One major contributing factor to this cost and disruption is the need to hire new employees or train existing staff to acquire the required skills. Organizations with existing iSeries development skills can avoid some of these costs when building new Web-enabled, .NET-based systems by using ASNA Visual RPG (AVR) for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET to give their developers the ability to develop .NET-compliant programs using RPG syntax.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-asnas-visual-rpg-avr-for-microsoft-visual-studio-net.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Thomas Stockwell</p>
<p>Wednesday, 23 February 2005 17:00</p>
<p>Terminal emulation is one of those specialized areas that harken back to the days of the hardwired terminals, like the 5250 units that IBM sold as display stations. Customers wanted cheaper, more functional workstations, and vendors responded with equipment and/or software specifically designed to bridge the gap between IBM's technical requirements and the customer's desires for functionality. Terminal emulation, as a technology, is one device <em>pretending</em> to be something different: a translator of one computer datastream into another.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-emulation-in-a-thin-client-package-thats-affirmative.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Thomas Stockwell</p>
<p>Wednesday, 23 February 2005 17:00</p>
<p>Terminal emulation is one of those specialized areas that harken back to the days of the hardwired terminals, like the 5250 units that IBM sold as display stations. Customers wanted cheaper, more functional workstations, and vendors responded with equipment and/or software specifically designed to bridge the gap between IBM's technical requirements and the customer's desires for functionality. Terminal emulation, as a technology, is one device <em>pretending</em> to be something different: a translator of one computer datastream into another.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-emulation-in-a-thin-client-package-thats-affirmative.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Mary Lynn Treadwell</p>
<p>Monday, 07 February 2005 17:00</p>
<p>Developed by <a href="http://www.ngsi.com">New Generation Software</a>,<strong> </strong>NGS-IQ addresses the challenges of business intelligence in a scalable, cost-effective manner by providing iSeries customers with an integrated suite of flexible and powerful modules to handle ad hoc queries, production reporting, Web access, business performance, data integration, and data warehousing. This comprehensive design enables NGS-IQ to satisfy the very different database and reporting needs of senior executives, middle managers, business analysts, power users, and information technology professionals. <br /><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-new-generation-softwares-ngs-iq.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Mary Lynn Treadwell</p>
<p>Monday, 07 February 2005 17:00</p>
<p>Developed by <a href="http://www.ngsi.com">New Generation Software</a>,<strong> </strong>NGS-IQ addresses the challenges of business intelligence in a scalable, cost-effective manner by providing iSeries customers with an integrated suite of flexible and powerful modules to handle ad hoc queries, production reporting, Web access, business performance, data integration, and data warehousing. This comprehensive design enables NGS-IQ to satisfy the very different database and reporting needs of senior executives, middle managers, business analysts, power users, and information technology professionals. <br /><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-new-generation-softwares-ngs-iq.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 16, 2009
<p>Written by Joel Klebanoff</p>
<p>Sunday, 23 January 2005 17:00</p>
<p>If you ask iSeries professionals to name Web development and deployment software that starts with "Web," WebSmart is usually not the first name that comes to mind, which is surprising because <a href="http://www.bcdsoftware.com">Business Computer Design (BCD)</a>, WebSmart's vendor, has a major presence in the iSeries market. This article examines WebSmart and the company's two other Web development and deployment products, Nexus Portal and RPG/DDS to Web Conversion Tool (RDW).</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-web-building-with-bcds-websmart-and-nexus-portal.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read more</a></p>
byMCEditorial.Staff, July 15, 2009
<p>Written by Dan Riehl</p>
<p>Wednesday, 17 November 2004 17:00</p>
<p>PowerLock AuthorityBroker is a new, easy-to-use solution that works with OS/400 and i5/OS security to protect and audit access to sensitive corporate assets. Organizations in every industry and country are now impacted by one or more security or privacy regulations. Legislation like Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, and the California Privacy Act has emboldened auditors, making IT audits more rigorous and tougher to pass. Whether it is root access on UNIX or special authorities on OS/400, auditors consistently rate the overuse of powerful user profiles as one of the top exception items.</p>
<p><a href="buyers-guide/product-reviews/product-review-powertech-powerlock-authoritybroker.html"?phpMyAdmin=gz2LoR0nPd7Mytf3oY5-VXr4Fm8&phpMyAdmin=25bb112f8ed566a4c23a789f3e088b21&phpMyAdmin=5b304d525ed15da5c42039d762c13e12&phpMyAdmin=816fdd67911b8b497b9b86b3c350307a>Read More</a></p>

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