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  • June 13, 2007 13 Jun'07

    IBM System i gets VoIP via Nortel

    IBM and Nortel are collaborating on IP telephony software and hardware that competes with the System i package 3Com announced last year.

  • January 10, 2007 10 Jan'07

    System i shop retires legacy app, starts fresh

    Farm Mutual Reinsurance Plan enlists the help of Magic Software to build new software to replace its outdated insurance administration application.

  • August 24, 2006 24 Aug'06

    System i software wrap

    In this iSeries software product wrap, we look at new applications from Linoma Software, CenturioDB, Help/Systems and Seagull Software.

  • August 15, 2006 15 Aug'06

    Red Wing finds that Intentia-Lawson merger fits just right

    Red Wing Shoe, which already had Intentia's ERP software, decided to implement Lawson's BI software after a merger between the two companies this spring.

  • July 13, 2006 13 Jul'06

    IBM configures iSeries to jibe with JD Edwards ERP apps

    iSeries users who want JDE's EnterpriseOne software integrated into their boxes can now get it. But customers will dish out $25,000 to Oracle on top of the cost of the iSeries.

  • June 22, 2006 22 Jun'06

    Blyth profits from business intelligence software

    Blyth, one of the largest candlemakers in the U.S., says running business intelligence software on its iSeries helps them save big by helping it better manage its inventory.

  • June 01, 2006 01 Jun'06

    Mainsoft enables .Net applications to run on WebSphere Portal

    Mainsoft has released a new version of Visual MainWin for J2EE, which allows .Net applications to be transferred into Java bytecode that can then be deployed on WebSphere Portal.

  • May 25, 2006 25 May'06

    Smaller businesses take another look at open source apps

    Aided by VARs and software certification firms like SpikeSource, smaller businesses are keeping an open mind about open source software for possible big rewards.

  • May 23, 2006 23 May'06

    System i product news: Tango, Intellinx, Xandros and Quadrant

    Software providers launch new tools for System i, including auditing software, DB2 utilities and others.

  • May 18, 2006 18 May'06

    VoIP will soon be 'mainstream'

    A recent study by Infonetics Research found that VoIP use in the enterprise will more than double by 2010, and VoIP could soon be considered mainstream technology.

  • May 15, 2006 15 May'06

    Infor and SSA Global to merge

    The merging of the two companies will create the world's third-largest business application vendor.

  • May 04, 2006 04 May'06

    Lawson merges with Euro counterpart Intentia

    System i-focused ERP firms Lawson and Intentia merged this week.

  • May 03, 2006 03 May'06

    Big Blue, partners roll out casino in a box

    IBM and four of its software partners announced they are collaborating to launch a "Casino-in-a-box," an integrated hospitality and gaming suite of products for the System i.

  • April 27, 2006 27 Apr'06

    Oracle to support J.D. Edwards suites indefinitely

    Alongside a new release of EnterpriseOne software, Oracle announced full support for JDE suites at the Collaborate '06 user group meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

  • April 17, 2006 17 Apr'06

    IBM touts VoIP on System i for SMBs

    VoIP isn't new, but it is new to System i. With many small companies just starting to get involved with IP telephony, IBM claims its the right time to bring its all-in-one machine onboard.

  • March 16, 2006 16 Mar'06

    JDE, iSeries shop ditches Oracle for third-party support

    Wholesaler, DCI, moved to third-party maintenance for its JDE suite after the Oracle, PeopleSoft acquisition. The company has seen big savings but said the move isn't for everyone.

  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    New tools and services for System i5

    Software vendors roll out high availability services and software, new RPG externalizing and Web-development tools.

  • January 20, 2006 20 Jan'06

    Oracle further unwraps Fusion, nips at SAP

    Oracle Corp. executives said the company is at the halfway point in building a services-enabled Fusion application suite as the battle of words between Oracle and SAP continues.

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    New products and updates for the iSeries

    New iSeries software: I/O Concepts adds iSeries support for management tools; NetManage tweaks iSeries SOA product; and Outbound calling assistance from iMessaging Systems.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    iSeries customers rather fight than switch

    Members of Quest and the J.D. Edwards/PeopleSoft user group said they would rather dump Oracle than get rid of their iSeries. Only 20.1% of members said they would consider moving to Fusion if it did not support the platform.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Unstructured info management on the iSeries

    Big Blue unveiled new software for iSeries shops that want to get more out of unstructured information, such as call center notes, e-mails and printed documents.

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    Lawson offers iSeries users skip upgrades

    Business application software firm Lawson Software announced Monday that clients can upgrade directly to its 8.1 suite, eliminating an upgrade cycle.

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    Oracle to buy CRM juggernaut Siebel

    Oracle will become the world's largest provider of customer relationship management software once it completes this $5.85 billion deal.

  • August 30, 2005 30 Aug'05

    Updates and enhancements to your iSeries tools

    New updates for iSeries tools include offerings from Quadrant, Stonesoft, inFORM Decisions and others.

  • August 11, 2005 11 Aug'05

    New products and enhancements of iSeries tools

    Check out announcments from Aldon, RJS and others.

  • August 09, 2005 09 Aug'05

    RFID, more trouble than it's worth

    Many of the iSeries folks forced to implement RFID into their data center wind up dealing with a technology that is still more trouble than its worth.

  • July 05, 2005 05 Jul'05

    New tools and enhancements for your iSeries

    GST, DVR and others are touting new products and enhancements to current software.

  • April 13, 2005 13 Apr'05

    Help for iSeries administrators

    New security, change management, script and backup tools alleviate managers' workload.

  • August 26, 2004 26 Aug'04

    Users speak out on lack of iSeries apps

    Users are fed up with the pathetic lack of apps for the iSeries. Some blame IBM. Others say the system is simply too much of a machine for the average ISV to get a grip on.

  • August 16, 2004 16 Aug'04

    Survey: Lack of apps still plagues iSeries shops

    Users pulling work off the iSeries and onto Windows say the decision has absolutely nothing to do with the technology. They say it's the applications.

  • July 18, 2004 18 Jul'04

    iSeries freeware/shareware library

    Who says there's no such thing as free lunch? Here are a number of useful tools that can be used as is or customized to fit your needs. Check them out and see if any are good for your shop.

  • July 15, 2004 15 Jul'04

    IBM buys data management firm Alphablox

    Big Blue makes its fifth acquisition of a data management software firm, strengthening its position in the business intelligence market.

  • March 22, 2004 22 Mar'04

    Trigo buy fattens IBM's middleware

    IBM's purchase of product information management (PIM) company Trigo Technologies Inc. earlier this month fills a gap in Big Blue's ever-expanding middleware portfolio. More important, IBM's obvious commitment to UCCnet and RFID means better ...

  • March 09, 2004 09 Mar'04

    IBM to buy Trigo, expand data sync offerings

    As demand for data synchronization products gains momentum, IBM hand-picks a partner whose technology is the perfect complement to Big Blue's broad WebSphere portfolio.

  • December 23, 2003 23 Dec'03

    IBM, ISVs unveil 300 Linux and WebSphere apps for iSeries

    IBM's ISV push is paying off for the iSeries. Big Blue announced 300 new Linux and WebSphere apps for the midrange platform.

  • May 05, 2003 05 May'03

    Shops slow to move to e-biz apps, Linux

    Although the number of iSeries shops using e-business applications or running their applications on Linux is rising, a lot of users are waiting. Upshot: it's the money.

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