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Welcome to The Octagon Group, LLC (

We've been here for over 20 years because we're dedicated to giving our clients top-notch custom software development services, and because we're committed to developing long-lasting relationships with our customers.

We do consulting and software for iSeries.

Our Services Include:

  •  RPG and CL Programming
  •  COBOL Programming
  •  SQL and DB2
  •  Web Applications
  •  CGI Programming
  •  PHP Programming
  •  JQuery
  •  Custom Software
  •  System Configuration
  •  System Upgrades

Free Help System!

General News
This application allows you to create help text, then allows users to display the help text in display files(DDS).
If you have ever needed to display help text to users in a display file, then click here to download.

We have used this system at a few of our client sites and they all seem to like this easy to use system. 

  • All object and source code is included

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact us at 
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A productive programmer

General News A programmer is most productive with a quiet private office, a great computer, unlimited beverages, an ambient temperature between 68 and 72 degrees (F). No glare on the screen, a chair that’s so comfortable you don’t feel it. 
An administrator that brings them their mail and orders manuals and books, a system administrator who makes the Internet as available as oxygen. 
A tester to find the bugs they just can’t see, a graphic designer to make their screens beautiful. 
A team of marketing people to make the masses want their products. 
A team of sales people to make sure the masses can get these products. 
Some patient tech support saints who help customers get the product working and help the programmers understand what problems are generating the tech support calls, and about a dozen other support and administrative functions...
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PHP-Nuke Why the iSeries?
Vendors that reduce complexity should have a significant advantage since complexity is expensive. IT shops want to lower cost, so reducing complexity is a high priority. Complexity has always been the enemy of IT managers, which should be even more true the next few years. With scale out and grid architectures being adopted, the number of servers is growing by about 20%. Management headaches probably are rising about as fast." IT Hardware - The Search for Simplicity, Steven Milunovich, CFA, Merrill Lynch, January 5, 2005.

IBM eServer® iSeries™ systems can help solve the complexity crisis. It is an integrated system designed to run thousands of the world's most popular business applications. It provides faster, more reliable and highly secure ways to help you simplify your IT environment by reducing the number of servers and associated staff required. This can help you save money and reinvest in growing your business. Extensive growth options, resource virtualization and intuitive management tools mean that iSeries systems can provide not only the power and capacity to run core business applications, but also the freedom and scalability to add new e-business applications on the same server.
Posted by gdistasi on Wednesday, April 24 @ 14:43:55 CDT (892 reads)
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