The iSeries Blog:

June, 2007


June 27, 2007  9:03 AM

WebSmart PHP for System i now in beta

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Business Computer Design International Inc. (BCD) has announced the availability of a beta version of WebSmart PHP, which helps IBM System i developers to create PHP applications to run on i5/OS or other platforms such as Windows, Linux and Unix.

You can check out the details at the

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June 27, 2007  8:40 AM

The AS/400 turns 19 — the teen years are almost gone

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IT Jungle has a cool article about the AS/400 turning 19 years old. There isn't a whole lot of reminiscence; most of the story is about where the IBM System i might be going, rather than how far it has come. But it does claim that IBM...


June 27, 2007  8:33 AM

Creditz signs $1.1 million System i deal with IBM

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Creditz, which creates digital rewards cards for consumers, has signed a $1.1 million deal with IBM that includes the purchase of IBM System i servers. The iSeries hardware is just a portion of the deal, which also includes the purchase of WebSphere and DB2 software as well as managed services...


June 20, 2007  9:34 AM

Comparing the System i to Unix boxes

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

In this detailed article, Timothy Prickett Morgan from IT Jungle compares System i price and performance to Unix boxes from IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. I suggest reading the story if you want all the dirty details,...


June 20, 2007  9:06 AM

Another iSociety fireside chat

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Speaking of iSociety, the group has announced that there will be another online "fireside" chat coming up next month.

This time up the chat will be on MySQL and PHP and will feature Jon Paris, one of the co-founders of iSeries consultancy Partner400;...


June 20, 2007  8:39 AM

Open source System i applications?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

David Vasta suggests having a site dedicated to the creation and sharing of open source applications on the IBM System i. He points to an existing site,

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June 13, 2007  11:18 AM

Vision Solutions buys Lakeview Technology

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

That's right, Vision Solutions Inc. has reached out and touched someone again. Last time, as you remember, it was iTera. This time, it's Lakeview...

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June 13, 2007  8:42 AM

S4i updates Express document management software

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

S4i Systems Inc., a System i disk and document management company in Oceanside, Calif., has upgraded its S4i Express software for document management.

S4i Express can take i5/OS and...


June 13, 2007  8:17 AM

Draft redbook on logical partitioning

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM is working on a draft redbook about logical partitioning on System i and p. Since Big Blue has been pushing the two platforms as good locations for server consolidation projects (especially the System p), knowing

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June 13, 2007  8:00 AM

Uh-oh, iTera-Vision merger causing support problems?

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Remember back in November when System i high-availability software vendors iTera and Vision Solutions merged? They painted the picture of a smooth transition, rosy outlooks and, of course, uninterrupted support....


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