Client Access

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  • See Green Screen
  • This is a GUI (Graphical User Interface} for using Microsoft Windows to access AS/400.
  • IBM frequently made improvements in this interface, and changed the name to reflect the new and imporved reality.
    • This happened so often that people could get lost figuring out what is now the official name.
    • Before Client Access there was PC whatever.
    • After Client Access there was iSeries Access.

What is Client Access Infrastructure ?

This is a set of principles, guidelines, and rules used by an organization to direct the process of acquiring, building, modifying and interfacing with IT resources throughout the enterprise.

The resources can include:

  • Cable Systems for interconnecting equipment
  • Equipment
  • How connect PCs to 400
    • spend $150 per PC and PC printer to connect to twinax and know next to nothing when something goes wrong or spend much more $ on a better quality interface
    • network PCs to a PC-based server then network the PC server to the 400
    • mix and match IBM and 3rd party solutions
  • Software
  • Communications protocols
  • Remote site support
  • How we connect thru ma bell
  • Application development
  • Methodology
  • Data base systems
  • Shared pool of documentation
  • Security
  • IT Organizational structure
  • IT professional skills
    • GUI software updates
    • Relational data base concepts
    • SQL
    • Network management
    • Integrate new technologies with base software applications such as BPCS
      • e-mail
      • fax
      • EDI
      • bar coding & data collection
      • Internet access
        • re-think security where before it was Ok to assume 99% users trustworthy, now we have a world of hackers and malware out there
  • Help Desk services

What ERP Version is best?

What is Client / Server ?

Client / Server computing is the splitting of an application into tasks that are performed on separate computers, one of which is a programmable workstation.

  • Client is the computing resource that is USING some resource provided by a Server.
  • Server is the computing resource that is PROVIDING some resource to Clients.
  • There can be a linkage or hierarchy of multiple Clients of Servers, in which the Clients are in turn Servers to other Clients.

Client/Server Computing is NOT

  • It is NOT some specific software.
  • It is NOT some specific hardware.
  • It is NOT a solution for all applications.