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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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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...


December 25, 2008  4:37 AM

Running Domino on the IBM i – Please update



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

Dear IBM, Please update this page for 2009. (LINK TO PAGE:: IBM i Benchmarks) If you plan on making sales of hardware and software you need to keep your stats current. This web page you provide was...


December 22, 2008  3:00 AM

IT Jungle – IBM Cuts Deals on CPU and i5/OS for 550, 570, and 595 Boxes



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

Link :: IBM Cuts Deals on CPU and i5/OS for 550, 570, and 595 Boxes "We're almost into the fourth quarter and just finishing up the last couple of business days in the third quarter, and that means


December 22, 2008  2:57 AM

IT Jungle – IBM Starts Cutting Deals on Power Systems i for Q4



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

Link :: IBM Starts Cutting Deals on Power Systems i for Q4

"Last week, I was talking to a downstream Power Systems reseller, one of the guys with a few hundred customers that he tends to with new...


October 28, 2008  3:29 AM

Redbook – Hardware Management Console V7 Handbook



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

The IBM Hardware Management Console provides systems administrators a tool for planning, deploying, and managing IBM System p and IBM System i servers. This IBM Redbooks publication is designed for system administrators to use as a desk-side reference when managing partition-capable System i and...


October 28, 2008  3:16 AM

The Little Extras in IBM Director – System i Network – Greg Hintermeister



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, i, IBM Director, IBM i, System i

Greg Hintermeister over at the System i Network points out all the littel extra fun stuff in what s going to be a great product for managing your POWER platform. IBM Director Site. LINKĀ  ::


October 23, 2008  12:54 AM

20 Years of the “AS/400″ Road Map from IBM



Posted by: David Vasta
AS/400, Happy Birthday AS/400, i, IBM i, System i

So it's been 20 years of the old AS/400, iSeries, System i, and now the IBM i. Over the last 20 years lots has changed along with the name. LINK :: IBM PDF about the last 20 Years of AS/400


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