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November 16, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 20


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Feature Article - Analysis
iManifest Gets Boost from BCD

Software vendor chides IBM for allowing a marketing vacuum to develop around the IBM i platform.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The iManifest movement received a high-energy drink in one gulp last week as Business Computer Design (BCD) and its outspoken director of sales and marketing gave the organization a cash donation and committed to promoting the young organization's logo on all future marketing materials.


Feature Article - Application Software
Technology Focus: Unite Your Business Efforts with Collaboration Software

While not numerous, applications that facilitate collaboration between multiple users and establish workflow paths for document-handling and other tasks are available for IBM i.

john_gristWritten by John Ghrist

One of the biggest long-range benefits that computing has provided to business is the computer's ability to improve communications between people. In today's information age, ever-better means of sharing information is paramount. And while our implanted personal communicators are probably still a decade or two away, current technology is already pointing the way to a future in which we can expect increasingly efficient collaboration between business colleagues as a requirement. While adoption of this kind of technology is stronger on other platforms, there are useful representatives of collaboration technology available for the IBM i.


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