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May 28, 2014 | Volume 3 Issue 3


TOP STORY: Six Tips to Craft Your IBM i Mobile Application Strategy
FEATURED ARTICLE: Making Notes Traveler Highly Available with POWERHA and IASPs
FEATURED ARTICLE: ACO MONITOR: Managing Your IBM i Using Wireless Devices
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: With PureApplication Software, Develop Patterns for Deployment to PureApplication System Offerings
MC VIDEO PORTAL:  SkyView's Managed Security Services
EVENT: Virtualize, Organize, and Automate for Better Backups

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Feature Article - Networking
Six Tips to Craft Your IBM i Mobile Application Strategy

Carefully consider what mobile apps can do for your business before you shop.

roger penceWritten by Roger Pence

Mobile computing is hotter than the heat of a thousand suns in the IBM i arena right now. Like a lot of technologies that have come down the IBM midrange pike before it, mobile computing is surrounded by hype and hoopla of the highest order. But make no mistake; mobile computing is very important and needs to be considered by nearly every IBM i shop. This article identifies several things IBM i decision-makers need to understand about IBM i mobile computing.


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Feature Article - Networking
Making Notes Traveler Highly Available with POWERHA and IASPs

In an age of always-on solutions, mobility is no exception. If a mobile service goes down for an hour, your users will notice.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

We're going to leverage how IBM Notes Traveler allows you to extend your mobile servers to be highly available in order to give you a rock-solid mobile solution. IBM Notes Traveler is an application that provides two-way, over-the-air synchronization of email, contacts, and calendar between IBM Domino servers and wireless handheld devices. If you're an existing IBM Notes/Domino customer, it's a free entitlement, allowing you to extend your existing messaging and collaboration infrastructure to include mobile devices.


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Featured Article - System Administration
ACO MONITOR: Managing Your IBM i Using Wireless Devices

Read on for an in-depth review of the native IBM i technology and ACO MONITOR's advanced two-way messaging features to remotely manage your IBM i while in or away from the office.

Written by DDL Systems, Inc.

Editor's Note: This article introduces the white paper "Automate IBM i Operations Using Wireless Devices" available free from the MC White Paper Center.


Managing the complexities of today's operating systems, business applications, and networks challenges even the most knowledgeable IT professionals. The cost to an enterprise of unplanned downtime, loss of human expertise during sick leave or vacation, and system/application or environmental failure can be devastating. Today's systems management applications monitor all critical tasks and make increasing use of your existing expertise and technology to maximize system availability, improve productivity, and increase customer service.


MC Video Portal

Carol Woodbury profiles a quick tour of the benefits of SkyView's Managed Security Services, a monthly offering where SkyView Security Experts (led by Carol Woodbury) will pay attention to your IBM i or Open Systems security, so you don't have to. SkyView delivers monthly reports summarizing issues that may require action. Watch Today!


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