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What Business are Your IBM i Programmers In?

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IBM i shops often waste expensive and scarce programming talent recreating commercially available software for common functions like reporting and paperless processing, rather than buying professionally designed software and configuring it to meet their needs.

This tendency poses a simple question for IBM i shops:

Are your programmers in the right business (creating organization-specific apps) or are they creating and maintaining DIY solutions for software that you can easily buy ...

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AS400 Software Can Help Healthcare Facilities Smooth Out Integration Issues

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Health Care invoicingWhen companies merge or expand locations, it can create a tsunami of logistical hurdles to overcome. Integrating data from multiple IBM Power Servers into key reports and documents shouldn’t be one of them. 

Let’s use healthcare IT as an example. There are a lot of challenges being thrown at rural hospitals in today’s healthcare system. Whether ...

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Software for IBM i/AS400 Helps Keep Manufacturers Up and Running

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AS/400,IBM i, Message MonitoringManufacturers have a challenge that is a drumbeat 24/7 – get materials in, send goods out. The ability to keep operations flowing smoothly is a key to profitability, especially in models where margins are small and volume is the big driver of revenue.

Even small glitches on your AS/400 or IBM i can create costly delays. Here are 2 areas where a small ...

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4 AS400 Error Messages That You Should Never Ignore

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Your IBM i is one of the sturdiest power systems around. That resiliency is a major factor in why the system is prized by banks, retail, medical, and other industries that need to adhere to strict compliance standards.

But even the sturdy AS400 is not immune to system failures, back-up issues, unusual password attempts, and even ordinary print screw-ups that all spell one thing –  TROUBLE – the kind of trouble that can result in lost time, lost revenue, ...

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Heartbleed Aftermath – The Risk to Data on Your AS400

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Heartbleed Patch NeededNow that the excitement and outrage about Heartbleed is ebbing, companies could enter a dangerous zone of complacency.

Your AS400 is not vulnerable to the bug. IBM uses its own encryption code so OpenSSL vulnerabilities are not a danger and there is nothing you have to fix on your power system.

BUT, there are plenty of software and websites you may be interacting with that do pose a ...

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How to Generate Reports on the AS400 Accessing Multiple Databases

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ibm i, ibm, as400, softwareMultiple departments in your company want to get their hands on the market intelligence that lies in your IBM Power Servers. Critical decisions that affect growth rely on the ability to quickly create and distribute these reports.

The challenge is that as companies grow and add new systems, or perhaps need to access data from partner vendors, report writing is no longer a ...

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