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June 17, 2013 | Volume 8 Issue 11


TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i Casts a Wider Net
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: Reports and Letters and Docs, Oh My!
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Thrifty Ways to Audit Your i
NEWS HIGHLIGHT:  IBM SmartCloud Workload Automation V9.1 Offers Optimal Delivery in the Cloud
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Feature Article - Analysis
In the Wheelhouse: IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i Casts a Wider Net

In this edition, we'll cover IBM's PureFlex Solution for IBM i, specifically focused toward the SMB market. Plus, IBM announces more Power Linux Centers in New York and Austin along with proposed Linux KVM support in 2014.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

With running themes of "integration by design" and a "simplified experience," IBM PureSystems has been a relative hit in the worldwide server community, shipping over 4,000 units since its announcement just over a year ago. The fundamental characteristics of the AS/400 and now IBM i on Power Systems that inspired the descriptors for the IBM PureSystems family have come full circle as IBM announced the IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i.


Feature Article - Application Software
Technology Focus: Reports and Letters and Docs, Oh My!

Despite a general drift toward content management apps for handling document content on other platforms, the IBM i document-management market generally retains its traditional focus on managing doc content and delivery options.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

Over the past few years, in the computer industry as a whole, there has been increasing confusion between the concepts of document management and content management. In an article on this topic in 2012, "Technology Focus: Document Management Searches for an Identity," several IBM i vendors expressed opinions that drew a line between those two product types. Content management was seen as primarily concerned with controlling content on Web sites, while document management in the IBM i market was seen as being largely concerned with capturing and storing paper and electronic documents and controlling associated workflows.


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robin tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

The economic downturn during the past few years has resulted in fewer resources for IT projects, leaving management scrambling to find more efficient and cost-effective ways to utilize the resources that remain.


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