The iSeries Blog:

May, 2007

May 30, 2007  7:21 AM

System i partner gets PHP award from Zend

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Web Development

Independent Computer Services has received an award for developing a Web-based PHP application that allows service technicians in the field to enter customer requests into the system to be tracked -- previously the system was largely...

May 30, 2007  6:51 AM

IBM: Spend now, not later

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

IBM is offering promotions to coax System i shops into buying new boxes now rather than waiting for the Power6-based System i to hit shelves next year.

The promotion, which includes upgrade and trade-in offers, ends on Nov....

May 30, 2007  6:37 AM

Does System i need Power6 right away?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Power processor

Maybe IBM announced Power6-based servers on System p before System i because System i doesn't need Power6 as badly. It all comes down to System p customers hungering for more and more...

May 23, 2007  7:14 AM

Why Power6 news is focused around System p

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Power processor, System i hardware

The IBM Power6 processor news hit this week, and in case you hadn't seen it, it's all about the System p. Sure, System i got a quick mention in some stories because its Power6-based systems...

May 16, 2007  9:04 AM

IBM going green

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

IBM announced last week that it plans to redirect $1 billion of its earnings each year to increase data center energy efficiency.

Data center efficiency, along with the power and cooling...

May 16, 2007  8:58 AM

WebSphere Screen Designer preview

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Web Development

Check out MC Press' technology preview of the Screen Designer feature in WebSphere Development Studio Client 7.0. The article also quotes an email that IBM sent out to people who voiced their concern that Screen Designer...

May 16, 2007  8:52 AM

Windows and System i: a match made in purgatory?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

The System i Network references a Forrester report on one of its stories looking at the integration of Windows and System i. Though doing so might be a good idea,...

May 10, 2007  10:17 AM

Raz-Lee’s update of iSecurity

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
iSeries software, Security – alerts – compliance

Raz-Lee Security Inc., a System i security software vendor, has released a new version of its iSecurity application. New features include:

  • Java-based interface including an...

May 9, 2007  7:14 AM

Focusing on System i customers, not System i sales

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

The IT Jungle has a good piece about how IBM is focusing on its System i customers more than System i sales. Timothy Prickett Morgan talked with Mark Shearer, the general manager of System i, a few times during the COMMON conference...

May 9, 2007  6:55 AM

Q&A with George Farr and news about WDSc 7.0

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Web Development

The System i Network has a Q&A with George Farr, the IBM solution manager of System i development tools. In it, Farr reveals that Screen Designer and...

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