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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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The AS/400 Takes You Securely Where You Want to Go
This article on the built-in security features of the AS/400 system originally appeared in the Midrange Computing’s Showcase Magazine, June 2000.

delete fields not required  Read authority Add authority Delete authority Update authority Attacks, Exploits, Viruses, and Vulnerabilities Because security is object based, and is integrated throughout the hardware and operating system, instructions only work on objects that they are designed to work on. This makes it rather difficult to bypass security on an AS/400. If an AS/400 is subjected to a buffer overflow attack, an attack that often results in security breaches on UNIX and NT systems, it will simply close down the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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ERP for Municipalities

In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and water treatment plant. ERP software for Municipalities nearly always includes Finance, Customer Care and Billing For a complete municipal ERP suite, the following modules are usually included: - Human Resources - Maintenance Management - Asset Management - Project Management ( including Grant Management) - Quality Management - Analytics - Product Technology Of the above, Project and Quality Management modules may not be required for smaller Municipalities.    

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