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May, 2009

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May 29, 2009  3:02 PM

New IBM Redbook on IBM i v6.1 security

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The IBM i OS (previously i5/OS) is known as one of the more secure operating platforms, but that doesn't prevent users running the System i from suffering security lapses. Most of these lapses happen not because of the security technology on the platform, but often because the people running the...

May 28, 2009  3:12 PM

Young i Professionals keep doing good work, this time in the sandbox

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The Young i Professionals have stormed onto the System i scene, injecting some needed energy into the platform. In addition to the social aspects of the group, YiPs has created a sandbox for applications on its website, which...


May 28, 2009  3:05 PM

Some COMMON presentations

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

If you weren't able to attend the COMMON conference this year, we've done our best to keep you apprised of what's been happening. Now we can share with you a presentation on Rational Developer for System i and WebSphere...

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May 28, 2009  2:52 PM

IBM i: The tree falling in the forest?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The writers at iDevelop bring up an interesting analogy: Is the IBM i -- and its many feature sets -- becoming like the tree falling in the forest with no one to...


May 28, 2009  2:31 PM

The Smart Cube i now on sale in the U.S.

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

We reported on the IBM Smart Cube i back in December, noting that IBM seemed to want to keep the product secret from many, though it was rolling it out mainly in India. The Smart Cube is almost...


May 14, 2009  1:48 PM

More details on the Power6+ System i boxes

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Timothy Prickett Morgan has a good, detailed article on Power6+ midrange servers -- the 520, 550, 560 and JS23 and JS43 blades. The servers will be available on May 22 and run on System i 6.1, but unavailable on i5/OS V5R4. The new...


May 14, 2009  1:39 PM

RJS Software: We’re not just a System i vendor

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Ah, is this really a good sign? RJS Software, which has long sold its product as being a System i product, is now out there pitching its report and document software on other...

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May 14, 2009  1:33 PM

More talk on COMMON’s future

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

There has been a rigorous and healthy discussion about the future of COMMON on the Internet in the past couple weeks, in light of the fact that the

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May 12, 2009  4:42 PM

Web development on IBM i, what’s important to learn?

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

On my way to COMMON in Reno, Nev. I happened to be sitting in a seat near another attendee. He found out who I was and unleashed a series of questions about IBM i, specifically with an interest in figuring out how to prioritize the sessions he would attend at the meeting. Some reading and past...


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