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August 20, 2009  1:54 PM

System i decline, modernization, and the next 5 years



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
modernization, RPG on System i, System i hardware, System i software

Bob Cancilla, a former executive in the Rational division of IBM, has started a new blog up in representation of his new company, Reno-based application modernization provider Oxford International. Cancilla opened up his blog with a bang, saying that the IBM i operating system and the RPG...

May 28, 2009  2:31 PM

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



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i hardware, System i software

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  1:39 PM

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



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software, System i vendors

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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January 29, 2009  9:15 AM

Budget issues? Reconsider open source on IBM System i



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Open Source, System i software, Web Development

Mike Pavlak believes that open source has a bright future on the IBM System i platform. The economy is helping. "Over the years our customers have commented that they are looking at PHP for a number of reasons," Pavlak, a...


January 29, 2009  8:46 AM

No roll-back on Rational Developer = headache



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software, Web Development

Jon Paris at the System iDevelop blog has a trip report on installing a fix pack for Rational Developer for System i. Needless to say, it didn't go so well. Paris was...


January 15, 2009  9:13 AM

The System i roundup for 2008



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Blogroll, System i hardware, System i software, Web Development

The iDevelop blog, part of the IBM Systems Magazine, has a good 2008 roundup of the System i platform. A lot happened with System i -- er, IBM i -- this year, and not all of it was related to the merger of i and p,...


December 19, 2008  11:27 AM

System i vendor hands out development awards



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Humor, System i software, System management

Aldon, a configuration management software company for System i users, has announced awards in two categories: one for a developer that averted a potential catastrophe, and another for best project turn-around. The winner in the...


December 11, 2008  8:44 AM

The Smart Cube: so smart you can’t see it



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Operating systems, System i hardware, System i software

David Vasta at the System i Blogger blog wonders what all this talk about the new IBM Smart Cube is:

The Smart Cube from IBM has been getting lots of talk around the...


December 3, 2008  10:25 AM

New IBM System i change management software



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software, System management

Last week IBM announced Rational Team Concert for i, a bunch of systems management software geared toward the System i platform. Available...


November 13, 2008  12:47 PM

Users dish on System i compliance



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software

SkyView Partners has announced a new release of its Policy Minder software for IBM i and i5/OS. It includes a new graphical user interface (GUI) to help users in doing security policy compliance. "The power of Policy Minder has really been...


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