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November 18, 2013 | Volume 8 Issue 20

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: New PureFlex Offering for IBM i Expands Reach to Small Customers
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: Managing Storage Is as Critical as Managing Your Data
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Three Simple Steps to Modernize Your Reports
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Midrange Dynamics Change Management 7.1.1 Offers Unique Tools for Operations, QA & Development Teams
MC STORE: Top 10 Best-Selling Titles
FORUM: OPNQRY Result Issue
EVENT: ASNA Mobile RPG Webcast

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Feature Article - Analysis
 
In the Wheelhouse: New PureFlex Offering for IBM i Expands Reach to Small Customers

Today, I'll talk about the new 7.1 Cumulative PTF and how it relates to TR7, new SSD drives, and the PureFlex solution that may answer the consolidation needs of the "small" in SMB. Baby PureFlex? I think so.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

As far as recent IBM i-related announcements go, the software side of the coin has been talked about with regards to IBM i 7.1 Technical Refresh 7 (TR7) in great detail. The only thing I'm going to mention regarding software updates this week will be the Cumulative PTF for IBM i 6.1 and 7.1 coming on November 21 and 22, respectively, and how the 7.1 CUME relates to TR7.


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Feature Article - Application Software
 
Technology Focus: Managing Storage Is as Critical as Managing Your Data

Accurate data is critical to today's businesses. Managing its storage and retrieval is therefore decisive as well.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

"Storage management" has come to be an umbrella term that encompasses not just data storage and retrieval, but such formerly independent topics as high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), and capacity planning. Add to that the realities of virtualization, cloud services, and multiplatform environments, and the whole topic of storage management becomes complicated and full of options that each enterprise must explore to find the right combination for their line of business.


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Advertorial - SEQUEL Software
 
Partner TechTip: Three Simple Steps to Modernize Your Reports

Update your reports with SQL and SEQUEL.

mike stegemanWritten by Mike Stegeman

You've heard that utilizing SQL is the most efficient way to access your data, but maybe you're hesitant to change your data access solution because of the potential learning curve. Your users are asking for updated reports, dashboards, shortcuts, web access, and more, but some legacy software's queries look "old fashioned." How can you deploy improvements? There are three easy steps.


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