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November 23, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 21


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Feature Article - System Administration
Experience the Power of IBM Systems Director

Not sure you want to buy? Take it for a test-drive!

greg_hintermeisterWritten by Greg Hintermeister

When evaluating systems management software, it can be very easy to focus on the low-level technical details to decide if it can provide your business with what is required to make your data center run smoothly. However, at some point, you need to ask yourself the question: "Does this software support the real-world scenarios I need to make my business better?" In this article, I describe some of the features that IBM Systems Director provides to help you decide where it fits in your data center's future.


Feature Article - Application Software
How to Evaluate a Labeling Solution for the System i

There are different approaches to integrating labeling and RFID tags with your System i database, and some are easier to manage than others.

tom_stockwellWritten by Thomas M. Stockwell

Editor's Note: This article is an extraction of the white paper "Bar Code/RFID Label Printing, Avoiding the Integration Traps," which is available free from the MC Press White Paper Center.


Automated Data Collection (ADC) technologies that use bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) labels have revolutionized how our products are packaged and transported through our supply chains. Bar code labels are now so common on products that they are considered to be the status quo for identifying and routing packages in transit. RFID tag technologies are also making tremendous headway in managing inventory at receiving docks and warehouses for many of the largest retail and government supply chains. How can we assure that these systems give us the best return on investment?


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