System i Blogger:

May, 2008


May 30, 2008  3:04 PM

Lotus 8.5 Beta is out for everyone to test and tinker



Posted by: David Vasta
Lotus, Lotus 8, Lotus Domino, Lotus News, Lotus Notes, Lotus Sametime, Lotus Symphony, Redhat Linux, Ubuntu Linux

I am excited about the new 8.5 client and other Lotus stuff that is out today. While 8.0.1 is nice, it still has some issues. The Linux and Mac Lotus Notes Clients are out as well so this should be one of those "steps in the right direction" things.

May 29, 2008  8:23 PM

What’s in a name? More from the front to change the name



Posted by: David Vasta
i, i for business, i on Power, POWER Systems, System i

After what has been a pretty quiet week, and a few weeks of nothing much from IBM about anything at all and more over not much in the way of the i. I was reading around the web and found a nice little article about


May 26, 2008  6:56 PM

Memorial Day – Say THANK YOU!



Posted by: David Vasta
Offtopic

I would like all of my wonderful readers in the US to take a minute or two to think about Memorial Day. For all the brave soldiers, sailors, airmen & marines who did their job so that you and I today can be proud Americans. This blog is proof of that in  it's the most simple example of free...


May 23, 2008  12:37 AM

Feeding IT – you should never let it starve



Posted by: David Vasta
DataCenter, Offtopic

Feeding IT  I was talking to someone just the other day who works for a large company with a nice set of offerings for sale and a hearty market, short for they have money to spend, but the "C" level people in the company still see IT as a bottomless pit of money. Something they...


May 23, 2008  12:36 AM

Planning for the perfect data center – It’s not possible



Posted by: David Vasta
DataCenter, Offtopic

The Data Center I have been in big IT for over 18 years. I have seen data centers grow from back rooms and basements to multi-million dollar facilities with fences, security, and other features. With all this planning there is still something that can go wrong and lately I have...


May 20, 2008  1:11 AM

What do you call your AS/System iSeries 400 in your IT shop?



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, i, i for business, i on Power, System i

I like every one still call the i all kinds of things. Which is of course bad but I like others in the industry want to know the following things?

  1. What do you call the i now?
  2. What do you call the i in conversations with peers?
  3. What do you call the i in...


May 20, 2008  1:03 AM

2008 IT Leaders Forum in Denver, CO



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, i, i for business, i on Power, IBM News, System i

Link to Site Make sure you reserve your place at the 2008 IT Leaders Forum in Denver. If you are in Denver, and I know some of you are, this would be a great place to meet other IT Leaders from around the country. It...


May 16, 2008  2:45 PM

Slow Tech Week



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, i, Just Blogging, Linux, System i, Ubuntu Linux

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. It's been a slow boring tech week for me here and I have been pondering what I should post about all week and I have a big empty bag of nothing to post about. At least not much in the POWER or i arena. I am now living in Charlotte, NC and it's kind of the...


May 7, 2008  3:07 PM

Is your workspace important?



Posted by: David Vasta
Just Blogging

I think there is something to be said for a company that can create  a workspace for it's employees that is fun and functional. I liked this article:


May 7, 2008  2:04 PM

OpenSolaris released in time to die?



Posted by: David Vasta
Linux, Open source, OpenSolaris, SUN, UNIX

OpenSolarisSun has never been buddies with IBM...


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