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Power Systems Turns In A Full Year Of Growth
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

There have been worse years in the Power Systems business than 2015, and in fact, 2014 was one of them. In its latest financial reports, IBM said that that it has turned in four quarters of revenue growth for the Power server unit, no doubt helped by an uptake of Power8 systems as customers do their inevitable upgrades. As the year wound down, IBM was running on its entry and high-end cylinders, the first time in a while when that happened. READ MORE >

What To Do With All Those Spare CPWs
by Alex Woodie

If there's one thing that the average IBM i shop with a typical business forecast doesn't need, it's more CPW. The latest generation of Power8 servers offer more than enough computational oomph to get the job done, which raises the question: What should one do with those spare CPWs? With some forward thinking, the average IBM i shop maybe doesn't have to be so average anymore. READ MORE >

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Web Portal Not An IBM i Modernization Bit Player
by Dan Burger

The portal piece of modernization projects seldom gets top billing. All eyes are on the graphical user interface and efforts to scour the green screen out of sight from those who believe it is the work of the devil. But dagnabbit, it's the portal that unifies information and applications from a galaxy of diverse sources and displays it in an orderly fashion. It's the key to proprietary information that's shared among authorized users. READ MORE >

Mad Dog 21/21: Pythia And The Two-Legged Pig
by Hesh Wiener

The great temple of Apollo stands at Delphi on Mt. Parnassus. Centuries ago, an elder priestess at this temple, yclept Pythia, was an oracle, offering prophecies to those able to correctly interpret her words. Today, Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway is IBM's largest shareholder, is called the Oracle of Omaha. READ MORE >

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Baseline Data Boss Predicts Steady Stream Of Outsourced Production Environments
by Dan Burger

If there is a demand for managed services in the IBM midrange market, you can begin measuring it 20 years ago. It's not a new thing, but some of the services are new. For many companies, those contracting for managed services as well as those that provide the services, the managed services relationship has been long established. Usually it's based on a disaster recovery service. But what about the new demand? READ MORE >

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Editors: Timothy Prickett Morgan and Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Victor Rozek,
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