The iSeries Blog:

April, 2008


April 23, 2008  6:00 PM

More user feedback on the i operating system name change

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

So far the feedback on renaming the operating system from i5/OS to i or IBM i has overall been mixed, although there are some detractors who have some strong opinions. This one comes directly from an IT employee from an Arizona-based general contracting company:

April 21, 2008  9:40 AM

Remembering Mr. 400

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

As most first days go, my first day at Search400.com was a whirlwind of activity. In the mix was my discovery of the passing of AS/400 guru Al Barsa. I perused the Common website for information on what products had been released at the recent event and came across a


April 17, 2008  3:13 PM

T-shirt kickin’ it AS/400 old school

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Ken Jack, a software engineer at trucking software company TMW Systems, has created the T-shirt you see to the right. He has it on his


April 16, 2008  6:11 PM

Nortel, IBM release VoIP for i

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Last year IBM and Nortel announced that it would collaborate on a Voice over IP product targeted for smaller customers -- 1,000 users maximum. This would compete with


April 16, 2008  5:32 PM

System i revenues down 21% in first quarter

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

This may be the last time IBM reports System i hardware revenues on their own. Seeing as the platform is now officially merged with System p into a new Power Systems, future hardware revenue figures will probably reflect...


April 14, 2008  3:43 PM

Singing the System i security song

Jbeltran Jeannette Beltran Profile: Jbeltran

A recent PowerTech Group study of System i shops concludes that many companies are lagging behind when it comes to implementing proper security measures on their systems. Rich Loeber, president of iSeries security product...


April 14, 2008  11:14 AM

Adding data from DB2 to Excel

Leah Rosin Leah Rosin Profile: Leah Rosin

On Friday, I saw an unanswered iSeries-related question posted to IT Knowledge Exchange, and thought I'd shoot the question straight to one of our experts at Search400 to see if they could help.


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