The iSeries Blog:

October, 2007


October 17, 2007  7:32 AM

Getting excited about System i

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM has a distinct problem with the System i: Getting the younger crowd excited about developing on the platform. You can call it by any name you want -- the AS/400, iSeries or System i, but it is the reputation of the platform as an ancient one that scares away kids who have been corn-fed Linux...

October 17, 2007  7:18 AM

IBM configures System i 525 to jibe with ERP apps

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM this week is releasing a System i 525 preconfigured to run enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications from Oracle and SAP. This continues IBM's efforts to position the System i as an ideal platform for running those back-end...


October 11, 2007  9:41 AM

Database automation software boasts minimal configuration

Mark Fontecchio Adam Trujillo Profile: Atrujillo

In a recent conversation with software provider GridApp about the release of the latest version of GridApp's flagship database automation software,

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October 10, 2007  9:06 AM

System i delivery times are wanting

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

As Lukas Beeler waits for some wanted software to be delivered, he decided to write about IBM's poor delivery times, both on the software and hardware side:

When it comes to...


October 10, 2007  8:46 AM

IBM continues to target SMBs, this time with Rational and Tivoli

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Big Blue wants its smaller companies to have (and pay for) the same tools that it offers to its larger companies, so it recently announced new Rational and Tivoli software for SMBs. There have been past attempts by IBM to do...


October 10, 2007  8:32 AM

Buy a System i, get a BladeCenter free

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Insider Weekly has a story on a deal that IBM is offering. If you buy an expensive enough System i box, Big Blue will give you a BladeCenter for free. The catch is that the System i has to cost at least $150,000 and include two PCI-X iSCSI...


October 3, 2007  12:33 PM

Raz-Lee announces SSL support

Mark Fontecchio Adam Trujillo Profile: Atrujillo

System i security vendor Raz-Lee Security Inc. announced Monday support for SSL enforcement in iSecurity Firewall, a move Raz-Lee says ...


October 3, 2007  7:55 AM

Systems integrator says i reorganization is overdue

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Chris Maxcer interviewed Kevin Fratzke, vice president of MSI Systems Integrator, about IBM's decision to

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October 3, 2007  7:42 AM

A little history lesson on punch cards and RPG

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Jon Paris over at iDevelop, a blog of the IBM Systems Magazine Web site, gives a little

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