April 17, 2017
• LEAD ARTICLE: Taking Orion out for a Test Drive
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Eye on the i World: How IBM Watson Analytics Can Assist with IBM i Business Intelligence Tasks
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Profound UI 5.8 Adds Enhanced Capabilities to JumpStart Code Generator
• BUYER'S GUIDE: TLAForms
• EVENT: What Happens When IBM i Enters the Windows World
Some open-source development adventures of a former IT Director.
Written by Steve Pitcher
I’ve been in out of the IBM i development trenches for a while now. In fact, I can say I haven’t really written too much RPG or CL code in the last five years, due to on the roles I occupied in my former day job as an IT Director. The most I could muster is a whole lot of LotusScript.
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Using IBM Watson Analytics for extending an enterprise's ability to understand its own data doesn't happen automatically. Datawatch, an ISV that offers software for facilitating Watson Analytics' use, explains how it can be done with its Monarch product.
Written by John Ghrist
The traditional strength of the IBM i has been the superior ability to handle data and databases and to report the information contained in them to those who need it. A myriad of third-party business intelligence and reporting products offered to support the platform have enhanced this ability even more. However, although IBM hasn't done the best job of pointing it out, IBM Watson Analytics may be able to help SMB enterprises do an even better job of analyzing their own internal data.
TLAForms by TL Ashford converts your traditional IBM i spool files into high quality, professional forms.
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The software generates your forms as PDF documents that are archived to the IFS, automatically emailed and/or printed. Forms can be printed to IBM i PostScript printers, any printer connected to the network, or any printer connected to a PC. IFS locations, email addresses, and printers can be variable based on data within the spool file, data within the IBM i file or spool file attributes.
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