The iSeries Blog:

April, 2007


April 30, 2007  7:09 AM

COMMON 2007 – Opening Session

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

I just returned from the Opening Session of this years Common Conference here in Anaheim. I was surprised to here about the new Common Skills Portal: http://www.common.org/skills/ Something I'm certainly going to spend a little time looking at! Some...

April 25, 2007  8:09 AM

System i revenues drop again

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

This is getting to be like a broken record, but System i revenues dropped again, this time 13 percent, in the first quarter of this year. It is the sixth consecutive quarter that year-over-year revenue has gone down. IBM said weak...


April 25, 2007  7:43 AM

Linux on p; where’s the i love?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Some of you may have seen this week that IBM is touting Linux on System p as a prime server consolidation platform. The announcement includes new software from IBM that allows x86 Linux...


April 25, 2007  7:33 AM

More user feedback on new System i boxes

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

These longer, more detailed comments at the System i Network are even better than the previous post, in my humble opinion. In this installment, users wonder aloud about the 40-user cap with the 515 machine....


April 17, 2007  3:01 PM

Reader feedback on new System i boxes

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

I like when sites like System iNetwork do reader feedback stories that just include blurbs from readers on what they think about various System i and iSeries issues. Right now the buzz is around the new

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April 17, 2007  2:52 PM

Looking for WebSphere help?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Hey, System i Planet has a ton of links today to IBM support documents for WebSphere. Having issues with PTFs, migration, daylight savings, etc.? Check this out, seriously. I counted more...


April 17, 2007  2:38 PM

Magic’s iBolt for SAP R/3 and mySAP

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Magic Software, a big System i software vendor, has announced a special edition of its iBolt software for SAP...

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April 11, 2007  9:54 AM

One-man System i shops

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Yes, there are still plenty of one-man System i shops out there. Some of the challenges: small budgets, no time for training, and lack of programming resources. Solutions: free software, local user groups, and cheap...


April 11, 2007  9:46 AM

Escaping legacy technology

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

As this column on MC Press explains, getting out from under legacy technology doesn't necessarily mean you have to dump your System i. In fact, this writer claims that the System i...


April 11, 2007  9:41 AM

Another iSociety fireside chat

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

There will be another iSociety "fireside chat" tomorrow, this time with Jim Herring and Ian Jarman. Herring, the IBM System i products and business operations director, and Jarman, a System i product manager, will likely be talking about the new...


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