You have selected the IBM i for your business, and now you need to provide your end users, programmers, system administrators, and perhaps even some of your special customers or distributors access to many of the resources you have on your system. IBM i Access is the most recognized software brand in the world for IBM i customers. IBM i Access provides business users with a friendly environment of easy-to-use features to increase productivity, and at the same time reduce the need for support and training.
May 2014: IBM i Mobile Access technology preview
A mobile solution for accessing IBM i is now available as a technology preview. Powered by IBM i Access for Web (5770XH2), you can now access IBM i resources from any mobile device that supports a browser. Learn more.
June 2013: General Availability of IBM i Access Client Solutions
The GA version of IBM i Access Client Solutions (5733-XJ1) is now available. If you have been using the technology preview, you will need to obtain and deploy the GA version in order to maintain uninterrupted connectivity to your IBM i. Additional details are available at IBM i Access Client Solutions.
Technology preview announcement
A technology preview of IBM i Access Client Solutions (5733-XJ1) is available. IBM i Access Client Solutions is the newest member of the IBM i Access family of products. It provides a Java based, platform-independent interface that runs on most operating systems that support Java. It consolidates the most commonly used tasks for accessing your IBM i, including 5250 emulation, data transfer, a virtual control panel, 5250 emulation for LAN Console and more, into one simplified location.
IBM i Access provides benefits such as:
IBM i Access provides all the key functions you would expect:
The entire focus of IBM i Access is to deliver the strengths and capabilities of IBM i to the desktop through easy-to-use screens and wizards. Since IBM i Access delivers new releases simultaneously with IBM i, desktop users can start using the new capabilities immediately. If you're looking for a simplified structure for finding documentation, applying fixes or cumulative PTFs, or getting any other service or support, you will find that IBM i and IBM i Access are handled similarly.