Volume 15, Number 23 -- July 2, 2015
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Top IBM i Stories from Around the Web

(IT Jungle) IBM continues to invest in the IBM i. And here's the evidence to back up that statement. These aren't investments to maintain the status quo. This is technology that modern business computers must have and savvy businesses put to use. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Some things never change, but a growing business must change. The trick is to integrate the past with the present to prepare for the future. There will be disruptions. Technology is almost always disruptive. How you deal with that is an on-going challenge. Take these insights and begin the preparedness process. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) It's been a year since the Power8 chips first came to market and no Flex System nodes have arrived. What does that tell you about IBM's interest in converged infrastructure? IBM watchdog Timothy Prickett Morgan is barking about how IBM's Power-based converged systems will be based on clusters comprised of traditional rack-based, scale-out systems. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Infor, the giant ERP software vendor with enough IBM i-based customers to populate a good size city, is about to introduce a cloud environment for the users of its three most popular ERP packages for manufacturers. Providing managed services for companies that no longer want the day-to-day responsibilities is expected to be a growing business, but most shops will continue to manage their own ERP systems as they always have. READ MORE >


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Vendor Announcements, Promotions, and Deals

(IT Jungle) How old is too old in the IT business? That's a good question. The answer depends on who you ask. But who decides when usefulness fades and legacy begins? And what attributes are really more valuable than reliable, dependable, and trustworthy? READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) It seems like International Business Systems has been bought and sold more often than a Hollywood starlet. What does it have that everyone wants, but nobody wants to keep? Marlin Equity Partners is the latest suitor to put its arm around IBS. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Promise me anything, but give me better analytics. And don't try to fool me with faster access to data. I need better data before I worry about how fast it arrives. And if you can't deliver stability and scalability, don't even talk to me. Like I said, give me better analytics. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) IBM i shops may not be doing all they can to secure their environments, but they're usually pretty good about applying integrity PTFs from IBM and loading them onto their Power Systems servers. But when it comes to applying security updates and patches for secondary systems--such as the Linux- and Windows-based appliances that are used to back up production databases, for example--they're not nearly as consistent. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) Software licensing hits companies with some bruising up-front costs. To side-step that blow, some companies like the idea of software subscription pricing. The start-up company Cozzi Productions, maker of the SQL Query File software, is offering a monthly software license option with a cancel anytime feature in hopes of gaining new business. READ MORE >



Redbooks, White Papers, and Other OS/400 Resources

(Halcyon Software) This report explores the management and monitoring challenges that companies face when implementing ERP and HA applications within their organization and demonstrates how, by automating complex and resource-hungry monitoring activities, you can help your business realize the full potential of its investment and remain competitive. READ MORE >


(SystemObjects) Deliver important information from IBM i or Windows applications to any authorized subscriber or mobile device. Up to 10 users at no cost. Send emails or text messages only to approved people and devices. READ MORE >


(Maxava) This IBM i guide for disaster recovery covers implementation plans, periodic testing, backups that don't bring down your system, cloud-based DR, and tips on choosing a DR provider. READ MORE >


(Botz & Associates) The Guide to Practical Single Sign-On explains how a huge chunk of most organizations' password management costs can be eliminated using technology you already own. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) This repository of technical tips and advice related to application and database development, system administration, and more comes from many of brightest minds in the IBM i community including Ted Holt, Mike Sansoterra, Aaron Bartell, Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, Paul Tuohy, and others. This is a free resource--no registration necessary--and it's Google searchable. READ MORE >


Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

See our full calendar of events at


July 17 & 18 -- Costa Mesa, California - The annual IBM i Technical Conference hosted by the Ocean User Group of Southern California will be held at National University. This two-day training event includes approximately 35 technical presentations on Friday, plus a vendor expo, and a keynote presentation by IBM i Chief Scientist Steve Will. Friday sessions include node.js, development strategies, upgrading to IBM i 7.2, cloud technologies, PHP, JavaScript, mobile development, security, and plenty more. The Saturday agenda includes workshops and lab sessions on IBM i system management, DB2 and SQL, and PHP application development. The impressive list of speakers includes Paul Tuohy, Mike Pavlak, Pete Massiello, Robin Tatam, Tony Cairns and many others. National University is located at 3390 Harbor Boulevard. LEARN MORE >


October 5-7 -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida - The COMMON 2015 Fall Conference & Expo features two and one-half days of in-depth education on a broad range of relevant IBM i, Linux, and AIX topics. The agenda includes more than 100 sessions including vendor-led sessions on products. Pre-conference workshops are also available. Compared to COMMON's Annual Meeting each spring, this conference is shorter and less expensive. Register by August 10 and save $350. LEARN MORE >


October 5-9 -- Orlando, Florida - The 2015 IBM Systems Technical University event features IBM Power Systems and z Systems. The IBM Power Systems sessions focus on Power8 processor-based systems, software and solutions for IBM i, AIX, and Linux. Technical content, skill-building sessions, and hands-on labs are led by product experts. Topics include: Power8 scale-out and enterprise servers; analytics, cloud and hybrid cloud deployments; NoSQL, CAPI technology, and flash storage; mobile infrastructure; and Linux on Power/KVM implementation and best practices. LEARN MORE >


October 20-22 -- Chicago, Illinois -The RPG & DB2 Summit includes sessions on modern IBM i code, UIs, Web and mobile apps, and new integrations--all using practical, use-it-today tips and techniques based on RPG IV, SQL, DB2 for i, RSE/RDi, Web Services, PHP, CL and more. Get one-on-one advice from top experts such as Jon Paris, Susan Gantner, Paul Tuohy, Scott Klement, Barbara Morris, and Ted Holt in a highly interactive, fun environment. An online agenda of seminars, workshops, and sessions is now available. LEARN MORE >

Editor: Dan Burger
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
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