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My sixth year!!!!! > > Al > > (See attached file: 01-07-02_Insider.html) > > Al Barsa, Jr. > Barsa Consulting Group, LLC > > 400>390 > > 914-251-1234 > 914-251-9406 fax > > http://www.barsaconsulting.com > http://www.taatool.com > > > -- > [ Converted text/html to text/plain ] > > Insider WEEKLY > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > For iSeries and AS/400 Managers > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > This week in the Insider Weekly for iSeries and AS/400 Managers newsletter... > > Key iSeries technologies to watch in 2002  > > iSeries watchers give predictions for 2002 > > The Insider’s list of 2001’s biggest iSeries market influencers > > Key dates to watch in 2002 > > Insider updates...  > > > > Key iSeries technologies to watch in 2002 > > Now that we are officially into 2002, watch for these key iSeries > technologies in the New Year. > > > > Four kinds of Web Standards > > With an increasing number of shops participating in e-business, it is > expected that a demand for knowledge in Web Standards also will increase. Here > are four different types of Web Standards: > > Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) is a set of XML > protocols and application programming interfaces that acts as an on-line > Yellow Pages for B2B transactions. Companies can search over the Internet to > locate partners and customers that suit their business needs. See >www.uddi.com. > > Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) developed by Microsoft and IBM, is a > messaging protocol for accessing services on the Web. By employing XML syntax, > SOAP sends text commands across the Internet using HTTP. Because of its simple > exchange mechanism, SOAP also can be used to create a messaging system. For > more information see www.w3c.org. > > Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML format for describing > network services. WSDL allows descriptions of endpoints and their messages > regardless of what formats or network protocols are used. > > Microsoft Net relies on HTTP, XML, SOAP and UDDI to transform the > Internet into a single computing experience. With .Net, applications hosted on > the Internet can be made available to the user via desktop as well as handheld > devices, no matter the programming language or operating system. > > Model 52. Keep your eyes peeled for the next generation of iSeries > hardware, slated for general availability around Labor Day 2002. The box, > based on Regatta technology, will come in three flavors: the Model 52L, M, and > H, representing low, middle, and high-end servers, respectively (IW 12/3/01). > > Although IBM has been mum on much of the new iSeries technologies to >arrive > with the Model 52, shops can see relative enhancements on the new pSeries > Regatta server, which shares the new hardware. > > Dedicated iSeries Servers. Look for the trend of integrating > frequently-used iSeries middleware on an iSeries box, such as the iSeries > Domino Bumblebee and the iSeries Powered by WebSphere, to continue in 2002. > Acknowledging the increasing cost of system management, IBM has forged >partnerships > with ISVs and created these boxes that offer preinstalled software (IW >12/3/01). > Fast400 and Rochester’s Interactive Tax. While the battle between IBM and > Fast400 has recently mellowed, look to see more action in this area in the new > year. The architects of this CFINT-busting tool that rustled Big Blue’s >feathers > in 2001 promise that they will be back in 2002 with a work-around for IBM’s >PTFs. > Shops also may see changes in IBM’s treatment of the interactive tax. > > Web Standards. Introduced conceptually in 2001, SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, Web > services, Microsoft’s .Net, and other e-business standards will become > household words in 2002. These were created to resolve the interoperability > issues that occur when companies that run on different platforms and a > diversity of languages engage in e-business. As more iSeries shops enter the > e-marketplace, they will have to use these standards, which are becoming more > prevalent (see box). WebSphere Workbench. In 2002, iSeries customers and > vendors alike are keeping their radar on the new Java-based WebSphere > Workbench. The Workbench, designed from Eclipse IDE technology, allows for > full integration of all iSeries development tools, as well as any homegrown or > vendor tools, through an open-source IDE (12/24/01). > > Jakarta TomCat and WebSphere Application Server V4.0. At the end of 2002, > shops enjoying IBM’s free offering of WebSphere Application Server Standard > Edition V3.5 will be faced with a big decision. When WAS V3.5 sunsets at the > end of this year, many shops will turn to either Jakarta TomCat, its free > replacement, or WAS V4.0, the pricey new version of the server. > > Back > > iSeries watchers give predictions for 2002 > > 2002 will be the year of Java. “With the new tooling and the advancement > of e-business technology there will be major activity in the Java arena,” says > Bob Cancilla, founder, Ignite400. > > There will be a huge announcement in September. Model 52, the next > generation of iSeries hardware, is slated for announcement around Labor Day. > This will mark the first time shops will use three-phase current, increasing > the horsepower of the box dramatically, sources tell the Insider. > > iSeries Nation will disappear. Although Anne Lucas, IBM project executive > for iSeries Nation, has said she plans to double the citizenship of the > program in 2002, some users are skeptical that it will survive the year at > all. “iSeries Nation will fade away into nothingness, if it hasn’t already,” > says Bradley Stone, president, BVS Tools, Mankato, MN. > > 2002 will not be as huge as 2003. “While 2003 will bring a bunch of > out-of-the-ordinary announcements such as interactive and memory on-demand, > 2002 will be known for point events,” says one Insider source. > > New positions will be created to ensure security. After the tragedies in > New York and Washington, many shops are closely examining their procedures and > finding that they need to dedicate employees to securing their data. “This > year will bring great opportunities for people trained in security,” says > David Contreras, industry analyst, Contreras Associates, La Mirada, CA. >People > will start to call it the iSeries. The running joke that it is spelled iSeries > but pronounced AS/400 may have fewer people laughing in 2002. “The pendulum > has started to swing and although many customers will forever call the box the > AS/400, the new name will catch on this year,” says Peter Massiello, partner, > OS Solutions, Danbury, CT. > > Back > > The Insider’s list of 2001’s biggest iSeries market influencers > > Buell Duncan, vp of midmarket servers, IBM. Duncan has spent the last > year working to improve the proprietary reputation of the box. Fighting the > losses from Y2K, Duncan helped guide the iSeries to see a 10% increase in >revenue > year-to-year in Q3. From asking shops to call him when they have a problem to > his strong investment in the marketing of the platform, Duncan has shown that > he is as dedicated to the platform as the average AS/400 user. > > Kim Stevenson, vp of iSeries marketing, IBM. Fighting the proprietary > reputation of the iSeries with both hands tied behind her back, and following > a tough act in Malcolm Haines, Stevenson has proven that the iSeries can be > marketed. From spots on World Business Report and the tech television show > .Com, to full-page ads for iNotes for Outlook, Stevenson has fought to > introduce the box to shops outside the install base. The question now is will > her efforts to reach the masses translate into greater marketshare. >Architects > of Fast400. Whoever they may be, the creators of this CFINT-busting tool got > under both IBM’s radar and skin, resulting in a cat-and-mouse game over the > ethics of evading Rochester’s interactive tax. The architects claim that with > the tool, iSeries shops are able to trick the box into thinking a job is batch > when it is using interactive. Although IBM issued a PTF to halt the > effectiveness of the tool, Fast400 architects promise we have not seen the > last of them. > > Mike Smith, distinguished engineer, IBM. Famous among lovers of CL > Commands, Smith battled with Rochester this year to make long-awaited > enhancements to CL and proved that this old control language is not going > away. The enhancement of CL is a sign that not everything is going GUI and > that traditional AS/400 computing is not dead. > > Dave Slater, ww iSeries application development market manager, IBM. His > new pricing model and repackaging of the WebSphere Development Studio will > become the standard for tooling in 2002. The tools in the WebSphere > Development Studio are adapted to work as plug-ins into the WebSphere > Workbench. Additionally, WebSphere Site Developer and WebSphere Application > Developer replace the classic Studio and beta in the newly released WebSphere > Application Server V4.0. Now that all the tools are bundled into the Studio, > IBM hopes that the products are more accessible to iSeries customers (IW > 10/15/01). > > Bill Rapp, sr technical staff member, IBM. From Apache to iSeries > Connect, Rapp is responsible for all the new e-business products introduced > for the iSeries this year. In addition to researching new e-business > technologies, Rapp also spends time interviewing users to ensure their > e-commerce needs are met. Charlie Massoglia, president, COMMON. > Unbeknownst to the regular COMMON attendee, changes have been made in the way > this AS/400 conference is run. Massoglia, who became president of the > organization in late 2000, has a management style that has allowed COMMON > employees, board members, and volunteers more room to self-manage and be > creative. Massoglia will enjoy a second term as president in 2002. > > Al Barsa Jr., president, Barsa Consulting Group. Known in iSeries world > as a man not afraid to speak his mind, Barsa was first in the iSeries > community to speak publicly about the September 11 tragedy and what it meant > to iSeries shops. His standing-room-only session at COMMON in Minneapolis > touched upon the events of September 11, how one shop located at Ground Zero > was affected and how companies can help to ensure their data before a disaster > strikes (IW 10/01/01). Linus Torvalds, creator, Linux (and the penguin). > This year, Big Blue sank millions of dollars into the Peace, Love and Linux > campaign. As part of this initiative, IBM introduced Linux running on a > secondary partition on the iSeries. While no shop is ignorant to the penguin, > only time will tell if iSeries customers will invest in this technology. > > Bill Gates, ceo, Microsoft. A year ago, IT professionals around the world > were anticipating the breakup of Microsoft and the demise of Gates. However, > after a year of Supreme Court rulings and virus attacks, the billionaire ceo > ended 2001 still directing the MS juggernaut. > > Back > > Key dates to watch in 2002 > > January 8 - Software Subscription sees a facelift (IW 11/19/01). > > February 12 - Fourteen LPPs removed from Software Subscription (IW > 8/6/01). > > April 14 –18 - COMMON “Topping the Charts” in Nashville, TN. > > August 3 - WebSphere Workbench begins beta. > > July 20 - Slated announcement of OS/400 V5R2. > > September 3 - Slated general availability of Model 52, new generation of > iSeries hardware, and of V5R2, which is required on the Model 52. > > December 31 - WebSphere Standard Edition sunsets. > > Back > > Insider updates... > > On New Year’s Day, a single-engine aircraft crashed into the IBM headquarters > in Armonk, New York. The pilot, who was attempting an emergency landing, was > killed in the crash. No one on the ground was injured. The IBM building houses > the company’s global financing unit and was not damaged. > Competing jewelry retailers Zales, Kay Jewelers, Service Merchandise, Macy’s, > JCPenney and Sears have joined forces to create Jewelery.com. Powered by the > iSeries, this single site gives consumers the option of purchasing from any of > these stores online. > Each year, the Insider turns to our readers to learn the latest trends in the > AS/400 market. We then compile these results and present them to you in a > detailed form. To help, please fill out our brief survey at > www.the400group.com/aiwweb/promo/VIP2002.html. > > Cordially Sarah Kimmel Peter Martin Editors > > > > > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > WARNING: Copyright violations will be prosecuted. 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