Volume 13, Number 1 -- January 8, 2013
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Top 10 IBM i Tech Trends for 2013
by Alex Woodie

This is a great time to be an IBM i shop. Whether your shop is hands-on with the latest technology or prefers to set it and forget it, there's an abundance of new products and services available that will help your organization run smarter and with more efficiency. Check out Four Hundred Stuff's take on the top 10 IBM i technology trends for the new year. READ MORE >

Data Storage Spins Up an IBM i Cloud
by Alex Woodie

You can add one more name to the growing list of companies providing cloud infrastructure services to IBM i shops. Aegis Technology Services, a joint venture between Data Storage Corp. and Services, is gearing up to run production IBM i and Windows environments through the infrastructure as a service (IAAS) cloud model. The company is expected to be one of the first cloud service providers to run its business with the new IBM PureSystems machines. READ MORE >

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Tax Changes Spur Big Payroll Modifications
by Alex Woodie

Congress suddenly sprang into action last week, handing down dozens of Fiscal Cliff tax changes that affect everything from Medicare and payroll withholding to federal tax rates and inheritance taxes. ERP vendors and third-party maintenance firms, such as HarrisData, Spinnaker Support, and Rimini Street, are taking the changes in stride, and staying on the lookout for more changes that will affect customers. READ MORE >

IBM i Security Expert John Earl Passes On
by Alex Woodie

John Earl, an IBM i security expert who was recently the CEO of Townsend Security, passed away last week after a battle with cancer. Earl will be missed by the midrange community, which is encouraged to support his family by donating to a memorial fund in his name. READ MORE >

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Lamps Plus Goes Lights Out with IBM i Automation from Help/Systems
by Alex Woodie

If you've ever walked into a Lamps Plus store, you may have found yourself donning sunglasses to help shield your eyes from the massive amount of light shining from lamps of every size and type imaginable. But if you were to find yourself in one of Lamps Plus' server rooms, you may find yourself searching for the light switch, because the company has gone lights out during off hours thanks to IBM i automation software from Help/Systems. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• Top 10 Best and/or Worst Top 10 Lists

• EVault Hooks Up with Fujitsu for DR Clouds

• Quantum Unleashes LTO 6 Tape Drives

• Pinnacle Business Systems Buys Minneapolis IT Firm

• Infinite to Migrate IBM i Apps for Department of the Interior

Reader Feedback and Insights

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TPM at The Register
IT sector bumped up jobs in the US in December

EMC backs Iomega up into Lenovo partnership

Imation snaps up Nexsan for $120m

Amazon fluffs up fat EC2 images for big data munching

Red Hat ups cloud control freakage with $104m ManageIQ buy

Cloud Sherpas bags $40m for cloud consulting expansion

Oracle's Ellison wanted an NBA team for Xmas - instead he got Eloqua

IBM taps Red Hat for cut-throat priced Linux on big supers

IBM borgs StoredIQ for big data build-out

Ethernet sales fizzle, but self-aware networks set to explode

Ellison: Oracle will grow hardware biz soon

AMD plunks custom Opteron into SM15000 microservers


New Generation Software
Townsend Security
inFORM Decisions
WorksRight Software

Top 10 IBM i Tech Trends for 2013

Data Storage Spins Up an IBM i Cloud

Tax Changes Spur Big Payroll Modifications

IBM i Security Expert John Earl Passes On

Lamps Plus Goes Lights Out with IBM i Automation from Help/Systems

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Top 10 Best and/or Worst Top 10 Lists . . . EVault Hooks Up with Fujitsu for DR Clouds . . . Quantum Unleashes LTO 6 Tape Drives . . . Pinnacle Business Systems Buys Minneapolis IT Firm . . . Infinite to Migrate IBM i Apps for Department of the Interior . . .

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