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October 10, 2007  8:46 AM

IBM continues to target SMBs, this time with Rational and Tivoli



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software, System management

Big Blue wants its smaller companies to have (and pay for) the same tools that it offers to its larger companies, so it recently announced new Rational and Tivoli software for SMBs. There have been past attempts by IBM to do...

September 25, 2007  5:45 PM

IBM System i making splash with Infor, Siemens



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software

IBM continues to make partnerships that strengthen the System i platform, Lee Kroon writes in an article about IBM, Infor and Siemens.

Kroon references two recent conferences,


September 12, 2007  2:01 PM

BCD’s WebSmart PHP now available



Posted by: Atrujillo
Open Source, System i software

After four months of beta testing, System i application tool developer Business Computer Design Int’l Inc. (BCD) released WebSmart PHP for general availability today. WebSmart helps System i developers create PHP-based...


September 10, 2007  9:34 AM

Is DB2 dead?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Databases, System i software

Actually, are all relational DBMSs dead? Maybe not yet, but according to a recent blog, they're past their time.

Michael Stonebraker over at The Database Column argues that


September 10, 2007  8:35 AM

PGP System i open source success story



Posted by: Atrujillo
Open Source, System i software

Thanks to David and his team for sending us their System i open source success story.


My fellow System i developers were searching for a solution for PG encryption of data to send between a state department and a bank institution. After weeks of searching and some trial and error with beta...


September 5, 2007  12:29 PM

Oracle certification issues on the i5



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Databases, System i software

One System i user I recently talked to would like to run all his Oracle software -- both the databases and the E-Business Suite -- on the same hardware and software platform. And seeing as he is a senior System i technical analyst, he would like that hardware platform to be the...


September 5, 2007  9:36 AM

PHP, RPG and System i – The app development trifecta



Posted by: Atrujillo
Product recommendations or warnings, System i software

Thanks to Search400.com reader Aaron for sending us an email about his experience with PHP on System i.


At my last company (dental insurance) I was brought in to migrate away from a Lotus web server onto a LAMP stack that talked to RPG...


August 30, 2007  1:44 PM

System i security software gets upgrade



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

Raz-Lee Security Inc. has upgraded its iSecurity software for the System i, mainly to help users with auditing and compliance issues.

The new version of iSecurity includes:

  • Almost 300 report templates covering all kinds of issues -- such as...


August 29, 2007  8:09 AM

iSociety fireside chat on VoIP tomorrow



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i software

The iSociety, that MySpace-like Web site for System i devotees, will be holding another of its "fireside" chats tomorrow, this time on the topic of Voice over IP, or


August 22, 2007  2:23 PM

No LN8 support for DB2 on i5? Common to get answers



Posted by: Atrujillo
Databases, System i software

The recent release of Lotus Notes 8 was cause for celebration for many, but not for i5/OS users looking to do some DB2 work with it. According to Domino Blog blogger and

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