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April 16, 2008  6:11 PM

Nortel, IBM release VoIP for i



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software

Last year IBM and Nortel announced that it would collaborate on a Voice over IP product targeted for smaller customers -- 1,000 users maximum. This would compete with

March 20, 2008  8:32 AM

The enhanced DB2 inside V6R1



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Databases, System i software

Along with i5/OS V6R1 is the DB2 that comes with it, and as there are enhancements in V6R1, so there are for DB2, IBM's relational database management system. Let's go over some of the details of those enhancements. Usability Many features have been added to System i Navigator,...


March 20, 2008  7:51 AM

Getting those System i apps to the Web



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software, Web Development

IBM has published a Redbook paper on its Express Runtime Web Environments for i5/OS, a nifty and free way to help System i users to install and configure a Web environment for their System i applications. The product is an embedded...


March 19, 2008  11:50 AM

MoshiMoshi — say hello to a new Bytware ad campaign



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
COMMON, Security – alerts – compliance, System i software

Bytware, the System i security software company that brought you the


February 6, 2008  11:31 AM

How can i5/OS V6R1 help JDE customers?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software

Lee Kroon, a well-known columnist and consultant on System i enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications and especially J.D. Edwards, posted a blog earlier this week on The J.D. Edwards Advisor about how


January 29, 2008  9:53 AM

i5 virus contest over, but the game continues on



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Security – alerts – compliance, System i software

System i5 security vendor Bytware Inc. has wrapped up its i5 online game, where contestants navigated YouTube videos and searching for clues on different Web sites to solve a fictional System i security mystery, all the while learning about PHP and i5/OS...


January 21, 2008  1:54 PM

User suggestions for the System i



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

The IT Jungle has a bunch of user feedback regarding the System i, where it's going, and where it should be going. This comes in the midst of a small revenue increase for the platform announced by IBM last week. Still, the platform...


January 9, 2008  9:20 PM

Managing System i application memory can be tricky



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Programming, System i software

The way that RPG handles files on the System i requires intricate knowledge of how RPG works in order to make sure that references to a certain record field point where they should. iDevelop has a good post...


December 5, 2007  11:02 AM

System i5 virus game winding down



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Security – alerts – compliance, System i software

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


November 26, 2007  9:24 AM

Don’t miss out on the i5 virus game



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Security – alerts – compliance, System i software

The i5virus: A Game of Espionage and System i Security is a game developed by Bytware to get its name out there and perhaps liven up the days of System i administrators. The mystery game, which started last...


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