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Quick Takes: AS/400 backup bonanza

AS/400 data backup product from 21st Century released early

Recently 21st Century Software of Wayne, Pa. released Virtual File Identifier/400 (VFI/400), an AS/400 data backup and recovery product. VFI/400 automatically identifies the most important components of customer applications and targets them for priority archiving during backups and priority restoration in the event of disaster recovery operations.

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ShowCase upgrades data warehousing tools

ShowCase Corp. of Rochester, Minn. recently unveiled Strategy 4.0, an upgrade of its integrated suite of data warehousing tools for iSeries 400 (AS/400). The upgrade helps Strategy users enhance their sales, marketing, financial, and customer relationship management analytical applications with faster collection and analysis of information from multiple sources.

ShowCase Corp.

TD brings out SANs

TD Systems of Northboro, Mass. announces optical fiber connectivity to storage area networks (SANs) for AS/400s via the company's OmniServe product. The modification lets users connect multiple AS/400s into SAN topologies with disparate connectivity protocols and transport mechanisms. OmniServe, an open system intelligent router, lets users also connect hosts running any operating system into a SAN that includes SCSI legacy devices as well as the latest fabric switch technology.

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Karora helps with document management

Karora Technologiesof Evergreen, Colo. introduces DocConnector, a suite of components that provides document and content management across desktops and single or multiple servers, including AS/400s. DocConnector, built with Java, provides multi-platform support that avoids later reconfiguration and also enables document personalization.

Karora Technologies

Group 1 enhances document composition suite

Group 1 Software last week announced enhancements to its DOC1 document composition suite. DOC1 now generates dynamic HTML and XML, and its PDF supports bookmarks and embedded URL links. This allows users to compose business documents for e-commerce and develop Web-enabled CRM and and electronic bill presentation and payment/electronic statement presentation (EBPP/ESP) applications. The DOC1 production engine can run under OS/400 and other operating systems.

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