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July 18, 2011 | Volume 6 Issue 12


TOP STORY: Power i Forecast: Smartphones and Mobile Apps, Part I
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: Web App Construction Tools for Power Systems
ADVERTORIAL: Case Study: Modernizing Barcode Technologies
FEATURED NEWS: Monday Last Day of BIG Summer Sale
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: COMMON Conference and Expo Manager Maria Madden Dies
FORUM: Refreshing Interactive Screens
BUYER'S GUIDE: Maxava HA Enterprise and Barcode 400
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Feature Article - Networking
Power i Forecast: Smartphones and Mobile Apps, Part I

Industry leaders weigh in on questions surrounding deployment of mobile devices and applications within the enterprise.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The world is going mobile, and chances are that everyone reading this article has a smartphone, and probably has—or is planning to get—a tablet computer, be it an iPad, Android, Windows 7, or BlackBerry device.


The implications for enterprise computing are, if not enormous, at least extremely significant. No IT manager or chief technology officer today can claim to be completely confident in his or her decisions regarding mobile enterprise computing because the technology is changing so fast.


Feature Article - Programming
Technology Focus: Web App Construction Tools for Power Systems

Need a Web app to run on your IBM Power Systems server? Whether you adapt an existing app via Webfacing or create a new one from scratch, there are plenty of tools to help you.

john_gristWritten by John Ghrist

Whether you run software apps over the Internet to primarily benefit your customers or your employees, the need for Web apps on IBM Power Systems (IBM i) machines is unavoidable. These days, the first question to answer is whether to modify one of your already-running workhorse apps or to build something completely new.


Advertorial - T.L. Ashford
Case Study: Modernizing Barcode Technologies

T.L. Ashford's Barcode400 provides unparalleled resilience.

tom_stockwellWritten by Thomas M. Stockwell

What do you do when the mission-critical technology infrastructure that runs your company begins to erode beneath the daily workload? Do you scrap everything and begin anew? Or do you tough it out and pray for a miracle?


That's one of the challenges Bob Reckers faced at TOPICZ when the barcode infrastructure started to go south. But using common business sense and T.L. Ashford's resilient Barcode400 software, Reckers was able to implement an incremental reinvestment plan that could rescue TOPICZ's infrastructure while decreasing cost and increasing system performance.


MC Showcase Buyer's Guide
Maxava HA Enterprise delivers comprehensive High Availability and Disaster Recovery readiness for your IBM i. Maxava HA Enterprise includes all the functionality of the Maxava HA SMB version along with enhanced replication and tools necessary for more complex environments.


Secure, reliable replication of data, objects, spool files, IFS and MQ Series – Maxava HA Enterprise does it all, along with Command Scripting Function and maxView ; remote monitoring of your HA solution and key IBM i system resources from your web-ready mobile device.


Learn more about Maxava and its high availability and disaster recovery software solutions for IBM i systems here.



T.L. Ashford's award winning BARCODE400 software is the labeling answer for the iSeries. With this versatile and easy to use software you will be designing and printing labels in minutes. Compliance labeling is a snap using templates provide by TL Ashford.

Learn more about T.L. Ashford & Associates and its Barcode and RFID solutions here.


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