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October 19, 2008  2:56 AM

Yike – IBM i down 82%



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

LINK :: System i Blog on Search400 - System i down 82% "As I wrote yesterday before the revenue numbers came out, this was precisely the reason why Ross Mauri, the Power Systems...

August 18, 2008  10:54 AM

Help/Systems acquires PowerTech



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

The Four Hundred is reporting that Help/Systems has acquired PowerTech, an large security firm and software developer, in a move that shows the IBM i space is still active and changing. "The consolidation of the midrange continued last month when The PowerTech Group, a leading developer of i...


August 8, 2008  1:59 PM

Practical Web Services on the System i – Elena Lowery



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

In this article I outline two ways of creating web services from existing System i programs. The first approach is to deploy RPG programs in the new IBM Integrated Web Services Server for i, and the second is to create web services in Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction (RDi SOA)....


July 18, 2008  7:38 AM

IT Job Flexibillity – Josh Barr



Posted by: David Vasta
Employment on System i, i, IBM i, IBM News, Salaries on System i, System i

Mr. Barr writes a great article about the current IT Jobs and how we handle them as IT folks. It's an interesting read, please take some time, you  might find yourself in the article. Link to...

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June 22, 2008  2:48 AM

New Site is coming



Posted by: David Vasta
AIX on Power, Apple, David on System i, Domino on System i, FreeBSD, i, i for business, i on Power, IBM i, Linux, Linux in System i, Linux on POWER, Lotus, Lotus News, OpenSolaris, POWER Systems, SUN, System i, Ubuntu Linux

I am working on a new site, so between work, this site, writting for Search400 (which I hope they change the name of soon) and family, I have also found little time to start building a new site that will in the end be a hub for all things POWER based. I have to bring the community together under...


June 13, 2008  12:49 PM

IBM i Power Blades not selling….YET?



Posted by: David Vasta
AIX on Power, David on System i, i, i on Power, IBM i, IBM POWER Blades, Linux, News, POWER Systems, System i

BladeCenterSCOMMON 2008 announced the...


June 5, 2008  2:40 PM

IBM Eye



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, i, i on Power, IBM News, Other Blogs, System i

I found this blog the other day and find it interesting. I just wanted to share it with you and hope you all enjoy it too. LINK - IBM Eye 


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 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...


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