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January 29, 2014 | Volume 3 Issue 1


TOP STORY: Hooking Up a Smartphone App to IBM i
FEATURED ARTICLE: Mobile Technology in the Workplace
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Lenovo Plans to Acquire IBM's x86 Server Business
WHITE PAPER: Modern Monitoring Methods for Power Systems
EVENT: Live Webinar: Deep Dive into Open Display Files 

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Feature Article - Networking
Hooking Up a Smartphone App to IBM i

Use Sencha Touch and JSON/JSONP to talk to your RPG programs.

robert swansonWritten by Robert Swanson

In my previous article on distributing mobile apps within your enterprise, we opened by discussing the difference between web-based mobile appsessentially websites optimized for use on smartphonesand "native" apps that can be installed directly onto a smartphone. We then walked through the steps of registering with Apple, creating a standalone iPhone app using Sencha Touch and Phone Gap, and then installing the app onto an iPhone. Today we'll take this concept a step further.


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Give your users what they need to be successful in their work -- using RPG! Solutions such as Excel spreadsheets, Adobe PDF files, and email are requirements for today’s users, and today’s RPG is more than capable of fulfilling these needs. This book gives you the know-how to break through the obstacles and use common development tools to share information and provide more-compatible interfaces. Learn how to migrate your existing greenbar reports to Excel spreadsheets and PDFs, and discover how to automatically email reports using RPG and JavaMail with this hands-on guide! Buy your hard copy or e-book today!


Feature Article - Networking
Mobile Technology in the Workplace

There's a universal need for clear and flexible policies and rules regarding mobile devices.

bruce klassenWritten by Bruce G. Klassen

The big debate by many companies large and small is how to deal with the whole smartphone and tablet issue. It doesn't matter if it's Apple, or Android, or any other provider; the fundamental issues over security, accessibility, ownership, and distractions are the same.


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