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Apr 11 2007   9:54AM GMT

One-man System i shops

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Yes, there are still plenty of one-man System i shops out there. Some of the challenges: small budgets, no time for training, and lack of programming resources. Solutions: free software, local user groups, and cheap interns.

Who else is a one-man System i shop out there?

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  • David Vasta
    I would agree. I am the System i Admin for my company. I have some other people who also know it but I am the man when it comes to day in day out admin. We are a large company with over 1000 JDE users and about 500 BPCS Users. I have 3 iSeries Systems all inside one 570, It's a pretty big box. Currently 8 CPU and over 60 GB of main memory with about 7 TB of disk as well. Just proof that the iSeries is easy to use and admin all with one person. I am pretty busy most days, but I have time to keep it running and stay up 24 hours a day.
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  • Mark Fontecchio
    Although I like the control, it becomes cumbersome when they expect one person to know each and every aspect while maintaining my responsibilities as a Supervisor/Engineer/Administrator and liason between the company and IBM for our mainframe. The other end of the spectrum is having to compete with the agressive people in a mutli iseries personnel shop. Most days are great, but some days can be way too far of a chellenge.
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