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Not Just Fashion-Forward Anymore

With an integrated text messaging solution on IBM i, students at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) are able to text message from their cell phone to their admissions advisor's PC to completely revolutionize their system. This eliminates the phone tag they previously used. FIDM's staff was to send and receive a mobile text messages using their work pc utilizing the security, scalability and reliability of an IBM i on Power7 platform with help of WebSphere Portal Enable and WebSphere application server. FIDM has implemented staff PC to mobile communications via an integrated combination of portal applications, Java applications, Domino server, Lotus Notes and a third party vendor SMS gateway. The solution uses IBM i 7.1 running on an IBM Power 7 770.

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COMMON 2014 Buyer's Guide

Your 2014 guide to the latest products and solutions from leading Power Systems solution providers.
Featured Articles:
President's Message: New Beginnings
COMMON President Randy Dufault talks about the new things you can expect in the community this year.
Pete's Perspective: Keeping Current
Pete Massiello talks about the importance of staying up to date.
You Said It: Member Article
Read this new segment where volunteers can write any article and submit it to COMMON. Guest writer Jeff Carey gives us an inside look at the attractions that you'll be able to see in May.
Geek's Corner: Items for the Functional & Modern Geek
Read about this issue's 6 picks for everything you want and didn't know you needed in your life.
Education For You: Disaster Recovery
Guest writer Richard Dolewski talks about the basics of Disaster Recovery in this educational article.
COMMON Education Foundation
Michelle from the COMMON Education Foundation talks about CEF's initiatives for this year, scholarship winners, and what to expect from the Foundation at the 2014 Annual Meeting.
Volunteer Spotlight: A Chat With Alberta Lochridge
The Volunteer Spotlight highlights Alberta Lochridge, a longtime volunteer and her contributions to COMMON.