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March 31, 2009  11:49 PM

SunGard Looks for Growth with New Reseller Program

Posted by: David Vasta
High Availability, IBM i, IBM i HA, SunGard, System i

I like what SunGard brings to the table. I like the idea that they are doing well right now too.

"SunGard's Availability Services business unit last week launched a new reseller partner program to augment its direct-sales...

March 31, 2009  5:34 PM

Open Ended Question – What are you going to do?

Posted by: David Vasta
IBM i, System i

The owners of this site hate it when I put up open ended questions hoping for some feedback. And to make them happy I am going to keep doing it. It's just that I hope to get some answers and I do from time to time.

  1. How large an IBM i do you have now?
  2. Does your company or...

March 12, 2009  5:45 PM

I spoke to soon, IBM is discounting…

Posted by: David Vasta
IBM, IBM i, Selling IBM i, System i

I just posted that IBM is not doing anything, and I have to take some of that back now. According to THE FOUR HUNDRED they are offering iLoyalty Blitz for all current IBM i owners. LINK :: IT Jungle - THE FOUR HUNDRED -...

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February 19, 2009  7:43 PM

COMMON giving back – 5K Race/Walk & Blood Drive

Posted by: David Vasta
COMMON Cares, COMMON in RENO,, IBM, IBM i, NV, Reno, Users Groups

You will not catch me at the blood drive. I have a fear of needles and blood and while I am typing this I am breaking out in a cold sweat. I know it's ok to see blood and needles are just medicines great technological advances, but I must have been a CIVIL WAR solider reincarnate who had one of...

February 19, 2009  7:37 PM

Public Service :: COMMON is coming to RENO

Posted by: David Vasta
AiX, COMMON, COMMON Anuual Meeting, COMMON in RENO,, IBM, IBM i, NV, POWER Systems, Reno, Users Groups

Are you going to be in RENO? I am! COMMON is having it's convenetion in RENO and you need to be there. If you are an IBM i or an AIX person looking for POWER solutions, please come to the COMMON Annual Meeting in RENO, NV this year. We would love to have you. LINK ::

January 31, 2009  3:43 AM

January 2009 – Wrap up and Thoughts

Posted by: David Vasta
Bad Economy, IBM, IBM i

Well January 2009 is over. Time is flying and the economy is not getting much better is it? It's getting harder to work harder when you are seeing people loose their jobs. I hate it when the economy goes to the crapper. I don't like it one bit, and the media, in my opinion, is not helping. They are...

January 23, 2009  1:20 PM

COMMON – Please Register Now for RENO

Posted by: David Vasta
COMMON - A users group,

LINK :: To register for COMMON in 2009 in RENO, NV Save the date for the COMMON's 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Reno, Nevada, taking place from April 26 - 30, 2009 - the largest gathering of the...

January 9, 2009  4:51 PM

USB Flash Support for AiX

Posted by: David Vasta
AiX, AIX on Power, POWER Systems, USB Flash Support

<!-- div.lotusnotesemailheader{display: none;} --><!-- div.lotusnotesemailheader{display: inline;} --> This feature has been available in Linux on POWER, but is now available in AIX:

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January 5, 2009  7:11 PM

David Vasta – Linux for IBM i: Introducing Linux to IBM i people-PART 1

Posted by: David Vasta
David on Linux, David on the IBM i, IBM i, Linux, Linux on POWER, POWER Systems,

The IBM i is a great platform. Not many of you out there will argue that point. It's solid, robust and very powerful. Part of that power is just that power or the hardware that we now call Power. The operating system (OS) is...

January 2, 2009  4:21 PM

Biased CIOs spend more money and don’t solve problems, they create them

Posted by: David Vasta
Bad CIO, Bias, Consolidation, David on IBM i, David on Windows, i on Power, IBM, IBM i, Linux in System i, Linux on POWER, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Save Money, Stupid CIO, System i

What happens when an IBM AS/400, iSeries, System i, i5/OS, POWER System, Lotus Domino/Notes) IT shop doing fine, keeping the company running and is stable, has happy employees, happy users and then out of no where a new CIO or IT Manager is hired who:

  1. Does not understand IBMs offering...

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