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July 10, 2012  4:42 PM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: July 10, 2012

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Do any of this week’s most-watched IT questions hold the answer to your most recent tech problems? Come check them out and let us know!

1. CharlieBrowne explains to Anupsshelke how many files can go into a RPGLE program.

2. Once again, CharlieBrowne comes to the rescue as he shows Anupsshelke how to comment on a line in PF, LF, CL and RPG.

3. The trio of Splat, Philpl1jb and CharlieBrowne discuss which command to use hold/kill a program in a job queue.

4. Do you need help finding spool files fast? Don’t worry, CharlieBrowne has the answer for you.

5. Check out Andyhumphreys’s  answer on how to set up a library list for a batch job. Continued »

June 26, 2012  7:15 PM

11 Things you need to know about Oracle Solaris 11 (Sponsored Post)

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It’s no secret that moving to the cloud can help you simplify infrastructure management and realize some impressive resource utilization benefits – but at what cost?

Amid growing data security and manageability concerns, many businesses are starting to worry they’ve bit off more cloud than they can chew.

Check out this brief video today to discover the key features offered in Oracle Solaris 11, an emerging software solution designed to boost the performance, security and success of your cloud, and then tune in tomorrow, June 27th at 11am EST for a live chat where you can get the answers to today’s most pressing cloud questions and challenges. Continue on to get started.

June 20, 2012  12:14 PM

The Most-Watched IT Questions: June 19, 2012

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

It’s that time of the week again when we highlight the Top 10 Most Watched Questions of the week. Take a look at what your fellow IT pros are concerned about this week — and, more importantly, lend a hand if you can! Thanks and have a great week!

1. BigKat and TomLiotta discuss how to add another field to a logical file using AS/400.

2. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta shows SOW the way in finding information for designing a display screen.

3. The trio of Bvining, CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta help Anupsshelke correct an AS/400 code to fetch the current date, time and year.

4. The four horsemen of Splat, TomLiotta, CharlieBrowne and ToddN2000 show Assa how to solve the CPF3309 error message.

5. CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta share their knowledge on how to recompile 250 objects in an existing physical fileContinued »

May 2, 2012  5:07 PM

Information Security Decisions hosts LIVE #ISD12 Tweetchat on Friday, May 4 @ 12:00 PM EST

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Please join us for our #ISD12 TweetChat! As our annual Information Security Decisions New York Conference approaches, we’re excited to get the conversations started! Lindsay Jeanloz (@TT_Edit_Events), Director of Editorial Events, and Mike Mimoso (@Mike_Mimoso), Editorial Director of the Security Media Group, will be hosting this #ISD12 TweetChat “In Real Life” from 12:00-1:00 pm EST this Friday, May 4 in the #ISD12 TweetChat Room. We’re thrilled to have conference speakers Diana Kelley (@securitycurve) and Dan Guido (@dguido) participate in the conversation!

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April 24, 2012  3:49 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: April 24, 2012

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Whether you want to catch up on the latest in IT news or you want information on Oracle vs. Google and EMC’s latest developments, we’ve got just what you need in this week’s IT Blog Top 10.

1. Nathan the IT Guy announces the Transformer Pad Infinity will be ready to ship the week of June 15th.

2. Jack Vaughan reports on the latest details surrounding Oracle’s case against Google.

3. Robin Miller talks to Chris Mader, managing director at Randstad Technologies, about its report that IT workers’ confidence is at an all-time high.

4. Ben Rubenstein brings us the latest announcements about Microsoft’s products including the Deployment Toolkit 2012, Windows Intune and Windows 8 SKUs.

5. Ron Miller talks about his recent trip to an AT&T store to see if the Lumia 900 was receiving special treatment. Continued »

April 17, 2012  12:58 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: April 17, 2012

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Once again, news and views on tablets take top sports as ITKnowledgeExchange bloggers share Google’s latest plans, Asus’ latest gadget and HP’s plunge into the cloud.

1. Ron Miller tries to understand why Google is attempting to sell branded tablets online after its failed phone strategy.

2. Nathan the IT Guy continues his updates on the Transformer Pad Infinity release date.

3. Jack Vaughan speaks to Joyent CTO and co-founder Jason Hoffman about what Node.js is and why his company embraced the JavaScript architecture.

4. The Head in the Clouds blog reports on OpDemand’s integration with GitHub and Puppet Labs.

5. Nathan talks more about Asus Transformer Pad and the mysterious video from Asus. Continued »

April 16, 2012  3:03 AM

The most-watched IT questions: April 12, 2012

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Do any of this week’s most-watched IT questions help you with any of your latest problems? Come check them out!

1. Rechil and Harisheldon1960 explain to Pst25 how many times you can reinstall Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010.

2. The trio of TomLiotta, WoodEngineer and CoderHal help Pt0505 code a RPGLE program.

3. CharlieBrown, Philpl1jb and Carlosdl discuss the ‘BLANKS’ code in a SQL statement.

4. Several community members come together as they try to solve BDLmichael’s problem solving a iSeries command error.

5. CharlieBrown, TomLiotta, and Philpl1jb work together to create an AS/400 printer file with too many records.

6. Are you a XML expert? Come share your knowledge as Sinha20 needs help comparing multiple element values.

7. CharlieBrown and TomLiotta give details on how to get a caller program list.

8. Harisheldon1960 and Rechil come to Pathway71’s rescue by helping create my Window Vista desktop into a file server.

9. Philpl1jb and BigKat have fun discussing how to achieve FULL OUTER JOIN on three files in a SQLRPGLE program.

10. CharlieBrown solves Islander74’s problem about printing libraries from the Operations Navigator in IBM iSeries 6.1.

Michael Tidmarsh is the assistant community editor at He can be reached at

April 11, 2012  1:25 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: April 10, 2012

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

For the third consecutive week, the Transformer Prime Infinity release date reigns supreme in this week’s IT Blog Top 10!

1. Nathan Simon gives updated reports on when the Transformer Prime Infinity pad will be released.

2. Jack Vaughan explains the concept of Node.js and why it’s become an important model for companies such as Linkedin, Yahoo and eBay.

3. Ron Miller suggests Nokia can’t win fighting the iPhone and go after the Android market.

4. Marcia Savage reports TIBCO Software reached an agreement to buy SIEM vendor LogLogic.

5. Michael S. Mimoso discusses Global Payments credit card breach and what that means for the PCI DSS. Continued »

April 3, 2012  3:09 PM

The IT Blog Top 10: April 3, 2012

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

This week’s IT Blog Top 10 highlights the most popular blog posts from the ITKnowledgeExchange community from the past week. From Windows 8 and SQL performance need-to-knows to mobile security and Duqu Trojan news, find out what’s been trending with your IT peers.

1. Nathan the IT guy updates the status of the Transformer Prime Infinity release date.

2. Want to know how HP ended the once promising hopes for Palm? Ed Hardy explains the story.

3. Robert Westervelt reveals NSA’s report on mobile security and its effect on security technology.

4. Mobile security is in the news once again as Jane Wright unveils OWSAP’s top 10 mobile risks list.

5. Do you have SQL performance problems? Mr. Denny discusses the procedure to solve it.

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April 2, 2012  3:52 PM

The most-watched IT questions: April 2, 2012

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Whether you want to show off your Oracle expertise or simply have some handy tricks for the command line, there’s plenty of ways to participate in the community. Here are the most-watched questions in the IT forums over the past week. Have a tricky IT question of your own? Ask our expert community now!

1. The team of CharlieBrowne, TomLiotta and WoodEngineer help Qmaster create a command which would trigger a program.

2. TomLiotta, CharlieBrowne and Philpl1jb are trying to solve 9783444184’s problem of retrieving a list of message files in a subfile.

3. Cursorposition and Splat explain how to update files using different CL programs.

4. TomLiotta saves the day again as he helps Qmaster restore a file from a backup tape to IFS directory.

5. Having trouble using the CLFPRM command? CharlieBrowne and TomLiotta have the answer for you. Continued »

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