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April, 2009

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April 30, 2009  4:46 PM

COMMON board reveals financial situation at meeting of members

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

COMMON president, Randy Dufault presented the organization’s dire financial situation at the meeting of members on Tuesday afternoon at the COMMON 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition. “If we were to do nothing at this point, at the end of 2009 COMMON would suffer an 800,000 dollar loss,”...

April 29, 2009  7:41 PM

Legacy AS/400 meets the future of IBM i at COMMON 2009

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

While at COMMON, the push-pull of new versus old technologies for the IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i) has been an underlying theme. Trevor Perry's recent assertion that IBM's...

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April 28, 2009  2:45 PM

A taste of COMMON: ILE, IBM releases, Web applications and new products

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

Day two at COMMON 2009 is under my belt, and the level of news and information was again a bit more than I could take in. COMMON educational session tidbits I attended a session at 8 AM (without coffee) on "Taking Advantage of Capacity on Demand" for POWER Systems. The session...


April 27, 2009  6:21 AM

COMMON 2009 annual meeting off to a running start

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

I awoke today in Reno, Nev., to register and cheer on the participants in COMMON User Group's first 5k run/walk for charity....


April 22, 2009  4:57 PM

Twittering from the IBM i?

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

I’ve been on Twitter since January 2009 (LeahRosin), and have tried to use the social networking site to gain and share information on the IT areas that I cover for TechTarget, as well as emerging technology, breaking IT news, and some personal interests...


April 9, 2009  1:34 PM

IBM not marketing System i technology as it should

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Trevor Perry has a belated analysis of the merger between System i and System p into Power Systems, but it comes about because of a recent trip he made in South Africa last month. Bottom line:

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April 9, 2009  11:25 AM

Another System i “fireside chat” today

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The Common user group is hosting another webcast, which it dubs fireside chats, at its iSociety Web site. It happens later today, at 1pm Eastern, so if you're interested, sign up quickly. Here are the details:

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April 9, 2009  11:18 AM

Common joins Web 2.0

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The Common user group for System i and other IBM Power-based systems has joined the Web 2.0 fray. In addition to having a Common Facebook group page -- which had 200 members as of this morning -- it also now has a

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