The iSeries Blog:

September, 2007


September 27, 2007  2:22 PM

New System i high availability resource

Adam Trujillo Profile: Atrujillo

High availability and disaster recovery for IBM System i provider, Vision Solutions, announced a new online HA and DR blog today. Leading Vision's blogging effort, which has been christened

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September 26, 2007  8:03 AM

iSociety chat about i5/OS V6R1

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

We've talked a lot on this blog about the iSociety, that MySpace-like page for System i fan(atic)s. Every once in a while, the iSociety hosts a "fireside chat," which is basically the same as an online chat except....well, there are no differences except...


September 25, 2007  5:45 PM

IBM System i making splash with Infor, Siemens

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM continues to make partnerships that strengthen the System i platform, Lee Kroon writes in an article about IBM, Infor and Siemens.

Kroon references two recent conferences,

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September 25, 2007  5:19 PM

Common Focus closing in

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Common, the System i users group, will be holding its second conference this year. Called Common Focus, it is part of the group's refocusing of its efforts to have one main show in the spring and then a more...


September 20, 2007  7:55 PM

Websydian announces CA Plex web development tool

Mark Fontecchio Adam Trujillo Profile: Atrujillo

Programmers will have new model-based development options when Websydian Web Developer+, the web...


September 18, 2007  9:24 PM

IBM the SMB follower with Shorty now out

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Timothy Prickett Morgan at IT Jungle has a great column reviewing Hewlett-Packard's release of the BladeSystem c3000, nicknamed "Shorty." The new HP chassis can hold eight blades, sits 10.5 inches high and draws from a regular...


September 18, 2007  9:00 PM

The iSeries mainframe

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Check out this quote from a local story in the Dodge City Daily Globe, which serves southwest Kansas. The quote refers to some purchases the local government recently made (bold type is my...


September 18, 2007  8:42 PM

Solaris on System i?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM and Sun recently announced that IBM System x and BladeCenter will be able to run Solaris, and the two are also working to get

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September 13, 2007  1:58 PM

LANSA and Avnet Partner Solutions offer new System i packages

Mark Fontecchio Adam Trujillo Profile: Atrujillo

System i application developer LANSA announced Wednesday a partnership with IBM distributor Avnet Partner Solutions in order to bring...


September 12, 2007  2:01 PM

BCD’s WebSmart PHP now available

Mark Fontecchio Adam Trujillo Profile: Atrujillo

After four months of beta testing, System i application tool developer Business Computer Design Int’l Inc. (BCD) released WebSmart PHP for general availability today. WebSmart helps System i developers create PHP-based...


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