October 2003 Monthly Meeting

October 21, 2003

  Web Enablement with iSeries Access

Presented by
Sabrina Welch of IBM

Ever wished there was a way to access iSeries resources from a desktop without having to install and maintain software on every client PC?

Need a way to get your legacy applications to web fast with minimal investment in skills ? Did you know that you can get both of these capabilities using products in the iSeries Access family?

After this session you will be able to install and configure Websphere Application Server v5 - Express as well as install, configure, and use iSeries Access products to web enable your 5250 applications.

About the Tools

IBM WebSphere Application Server - Express is a tightly integrated development tool and application server that provides an easily approachable on-ramp to e-business for companies creating dynamic Web sites.

iSeries Access for Web offers browser-based access to iSeries servers. iSeries Access for Web enables end users to leverage business information, applications, and resources across an enterprise by extending the iSeries resources to the client desktop through a web browser.

iSeries Access for Web...

     is server based.
     is implemented using Java Servlet technology.
     uses industry standard protocols - HTTP, HTTPS 
       and HTML.
     is lightweight, requiring only a browser on the client.
     runs batch commands, provides access to database,
      integrated file system, printers, printer output, and
      messages, and a 5250 interface.

HATS Limited Edition is a new member of the iSeries Access Family. HATS Limited Edition dynamically transforms 5250 screens with a point-and-click Web interface. Screens are converted on the fly and delivered as HTML to the end user's Web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape).


     Dynamically transforms 5250 screens to HTML
     Does not require access to source code
.     Rejuvenates legacy applications with a Web-like look
      and feel 
.     No requirement for programming skills
     Provides stock HTML templates that can be tailored:
      for example, change the company name and logo in the
.     Integrates with WebSphere Application Server


Sabrina Welch recently joined the IBM team in Austin, Texas as an iSeries technical sales specialist focusing on Websphere and Linux solutions.
Prior to joining the team in Texas, Sabrina was a programmer in the hard disk manufacturing organization where she was responsible for developing tools in C/C++ as well as developing Lotus Notes databases.  

Contact Sabrina Welch at sabwelch@us.ibm.com.



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