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December, 2007

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December 19, 2007  4:13 PM

Should your New Year’s resolution be V6R1?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Continuing on the trend of looking forward to i5/OS V6R1, IBM Systems Magazine has an article on the new version of the System i operating...

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December 12, 2007  5:30 PM

Network security on i5/OS

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Most people know that the System i and i5/OS are known for solid security features, but do you know what those features are? I'm sure plenty of you do, but a new IBM Redbook details i5/OS's native network security features, as well...


December 12, 2007  5:24 PM

Get ready for V6R1

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

IBM has published a draft for a Redbook on getting ready for i5/OS V6R1, the next version of the System i operating system due out next year. Much of the Redbook focuses on helping users convert their System i programs to i5/OS...


December 12, 2007  5:18 PM

DB2/400 vs. SQL Server

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The System i Network is hosting an interesting thread comparing DB2 native on the System i with SQL Server. Join the fun, or leave your comments here.


December 12, 2007  3:55 PM

DB2 DDS and SQL on the System i

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

This week I spoke with the CEO of Resolution Software, a company that wants to make it easier for Data Description Specifications (DDS)-based System i databases to talk to SQL-based applications. Resolution has been around for almost two decades, but it was just...


December 5, 2007  11:02 AM

System i5 virus game winding down

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

There is only one week remaining in the i5 virus game, an interactive game developed by Bytware to raise awareness of System i security and using PHP on the platform. The game, which

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