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| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Bob Cancilla
| Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 6:02 PM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: Take a look at what Insider Weekly had to say about the
| biggest market influencers for 2001!
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|
| Al,
|
| Thanks for sending that.  I missed it.
|
| Bob C.
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| Take a look at what Insider Weekly had to say about the biggest market
| influencers for 2001!  My sixth year!!!!!
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| Al
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| (See attached file: 01-07-02_Insider.html)
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| Al Barsa, Jr.
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| Insider WEEKLY
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| For iSeries and AS/400 Managers
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| This week in the Insider Weekly for iSeries and AS/400 Managers
| newsletter...
|
| Key iSeries technologies to watch in 2002 [1]
|
| iSeries watchers give predictions for 2002[2]
|
| The Insider's list of 2001's biggest iSeries market influencers[3]
|
| Key dates to watch in 2002[4]
|
| Insider updates... [5]
|
|
|
| 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[6].
|
|      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[7].
|
|      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[8]
|
| 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[9]
|
| 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[10]
|
| 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[11]
|
| 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[12].
|
| Cordially Sarah Kimmel Peter Martin Editors
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| ===References:===
|   1. #1
|   2. #4
|   3. #2
|   4. #5
|   5. #5
|   6. http://www.uddi.com
|   7. http://www.w3c.org
|   8. #t
|   9. #t
|  10. #t
|  11. #t
|  12. http://www.the400group.com/aiwweb/promo/VIP2002.html
|  13. mailto:customer@the400group.com
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