IBM AS/400: A Business Perspective

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Here is the first guide to this long-awaited, new generation of mid-size IBM computers. It provides everything needed to integrate each AS 400 system into small- medium-, and large-size business environments. There is detailed coverage of the basics - hardware, architecture, storage management, and a performance overview. Jim Hoskins explains how to integrate AS/400 with existing systems, from Personal System/2 to IBM's largest S/370 computers, and discusses key planning issues such as security, lease vs purchase, software compatibility and migration from the 3X systems. The book also covers advanced business systems - choosing the right software, advanced system hardware, training and more. The text will be of interest to management information services managers and business owners.

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IBM AS/400 Sixth Edition

A Business Perspective

This updated version of Jim Hoskins's classic guide covers all the latest hardware and software for IBM's AS/400 line. Written by former IBM design engineer and manager Jim Hoskins, this practical guide gives you everything you'll need to integrate each AS/400 into a small-, medium-, or large-sized business environment. This updated Sixth Edition covers the latest round of AS/400 models, client/server hardware/software, object technology, displays, DASDs, tape drives, OS/400 V3R, OS/400 extensions, remote access, the Information Warehouse, and much more.

Its outstanding features include: Complete information on AS/400 and AS/400 Advanced Series system units, options, peripherals, operating systems, and application programs Practical guidance in choosing the system that's right for your business. Included are case studies of hypothetical businesses, which are described and outfitted with the appropriate AS/400 hardware/software to meet their needs Detailed treatment of such key issues as cost justification, lease vs. purchase, support, maintenance, office ergonometrics, and education Clear explanations of how to maximize the unifying power of AS/400 systems and how to neatly integrate them into existing systems Consistent emphasis on how the AS/400 can help business users do their jobs

About the Author:

JIM HOSKINS is a former IBM design engineer, manager, and marketing representative. A member of the original development team for the IBM PS/2 family, he wrote IBM PS/2: A Business Perspective, which has been translated into eleven foreign languages. He is also the author of IBM RISC System/6000: A Business Perspective, now in its sixth edition.

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