The iSeries Blog:

November, 2007


November 28, 2007  12:52 PM

New analysis of System i sales strategy



Posted by: Atrujillo
Operating systems, Product recommendations or warnings

In a new IT Jungle article, Timothy Prickett Morgan discusses IBM's Q4 sales strategy for System i. He offers some compelling arguments and analysis of IBM's moves during 2007 as...

November 28, 2007  9:44 AM

Down on Microsoft and Vision



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
High availability

David Vasta at the System i Addict blog states his disdain for both Microsoft, which he says is "like the Titanic," and Vision Solutions, which he says has a...


November 26, 2007  4:22 PM

Former Microsoft executive joins Vision’s board



Posted by: Atrujillo
High availability

System i high-availability company Vision Solutions Inc. announced today that Robert J. Herbold -- a former Microsoft executive and a member of the board of overseers member at the


November 26, 2007  9:24 AM

Don’t miss out on the i5 virus game



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Security – alerts – compliance, System i software

The i5virus: A Game of Espionage and System i Security is a game developed by Bytware to get its name out there and perhaps liven up the days of System i administrators. The mystery game, which started last...


November 14, 2007  2:58 PM

Working with the Integrated File System (IFS)



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, Programming

Check out the "Odds and Ends" column on IT Jungle looking at different issues in dealing with the Integrated File System (IFS).


November 14, 2007  2:45 PM

The System i Vertical Industry Program (VIP)



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware

In January, IBM introduced the System i VIP, a way for users in particular industries -- book publishing or sanitation supply, for example -- to get hooked on the midrange server platform. IBM's goal was to win partners in the program who would then go out and sell IBM hardware and software,...


November 14, 2007  1:07 PM

System i client operations software gets Linux support



Posted by: Atrujillo
Product recommendations or warnings, System i software

Automated operations and business intelligence software company Help/Systems announced last week the addition of Linux support to its server operations event management software

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November 13, 2007  9:29 AM

System i security Webcast



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Security – alerts – compliance, System i software

The PowerTech Group Inc. has long banged the drum on System i security, saying that most lapses in the space have to do with people, not the hardware or software. The...

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November 9, 2007  11:27 AM

The i5/OS blade: Confusion, then resolution



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i hardware

As I said in a previous post, the i5/OS blade isn't coming until next year. That is still the case, despite some confusion borne by an IBM press release. I found out about the press...


November 7, 2007  3:55 PM

i5/OS on blade server not coming until next year



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Logical partitions, Operating systems, System i hardware

There was plenty of talk earlier this year that a server blade running i5/OS might be ready by the end of this year, but in conversations I had this week from IBM's Power systems group, that's not going to...


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