The iSeries Blog:

March, 2007

March 23, 2007  12:50 PM

So we lost six months worth of work, big deal!

Posted by: Colin Steele
iSeries Blunders member Gary shares his blunder:   Back in the early days of my IT career our small firm of four people did not have its own hardware, so we did all of our work at our client sites. At one point, we needed to reload all of...

March 23, 2007  12:42 PM

Where did you say those backup tapes are kept

Posted by: Colin Steele
iSeries Blunders member David shares his blunder:

Years ago, in my first AS/400 job, the company I worked for had only one box to use for both production and development. (I cringe when I think about that,...

March 23, 2007  12:24 PM

The lights are on, but no one is home

Posted by: Colin Steele
iSeries Blunders member "Bud" shares his blunder:  

While recently putting the latest CUME & Hiper Group on our model 810, I experienced a failure for some PTF's to apply for iSeries Access.  So, I downloaded what were the missing...

March 23, 2007  12:14 PM

Applied Logic Enhances Data and Backup Encryption Solution

Posted by: Colin Steele

Enhancements allow the easy encryption of iSeries save files, libraries, or individual physical files for backup or transport. Applied Logic Corporation, the developer of AS/400 productivity and security software, announces new enhancements to

March 23, 2007  12:03 PM

Why is everyone taking a break at the same time – Oh no!

Posted by: Colin Steele
iSeries Blunders member Frank shares his blunder:

"I was a newbie contract programmer at an electric company.  My
desk was in their computer room, which had a large glass window.  I...

March 23, 2007  11:33 AM

New HP-UX agents complete Tango/04’s UNIX monitoring capabilities

Posted by: Colin Steele
Product recommendations or warnings

Companies relying on HP-UX servers can now improve the availability and performance of their critical applications and business services using the new dedicated HP-UX Agents of VISUAL Message Center, Tango/04’s IT operations monitoring and Business Service Management solution....

March 23, 2007  11:08 AM

IBM Technical Conferences

Posted by: Colin Steele

IBM Tivoli Technical
User Conference
May 7-10, San Francisco, CA

IBM Impact 2007
May 20-25, Orlando, FL

IBM System i Spring
Technical Conference
June 18-22, Scottsdale, AZ

IBM Rational Software
Development Conference
June 10-14,...

March 23, 2007  11:02 AM

XING – Powering Relationships

Posted by: Colin Steele
Product recommendations or warnings

OPEN Business Club AG has launched a closed API preview for its global business networking platform XING ( The XML based interface is designed to allow other programs to interact with the XING system. When the API is completed an open beta-phase is planned for later this...

March 23, 2007  10:51 AM

Robot/NETWORK 10.0 offers graphical, centralized monitoring and control of System i events

Posted by: Colin Steele
Product recommendations or warnings

Help/Systems, developer of the Robot Automated Operations Solution for the System i, announces the release of Robot/NETWORK 10, the newest version of its network control, monitoring, and management software. Robot/NETWORK 10 offers a new, easy-to-use graphical interface that allows users...

March 22, 2007  12:30 PM

Do you, or do you want to Ubuntu?

Posted by: Colin Steele
COMMON, Operating systems

I’ve been hearing a lot about Ubuntu lately. If you’ve never heard of Ubuntu, Ubuntu is a community developed operating system for laptops, desktops and servers -- and best of all, it’s a completely...

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