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The Value Of Things That Don't Change--And Those That Must
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The wide expectation is that IBM will announce the next iteration of the IBM i operating system, up until now known as iNext and now thought to be IBM i 7.3, at its TechU conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 12. That is a week ahead of when COMMON is hosting a webinar with IBM i chief architect Steve Will to talk about new features in the platform, so the cat is out of the bag. READ MORE >

A Peek At Upcoming Open Source Enhancements In IBM i
by Alex Woodie

Over the past 15 years, the open source community has driven a massive amount of innovation in IT. It has gotten to the point where IBM and Microsoft--two bastions of proprietary development--are now champions of open source. The open source wave is not quite as strong on the IBM i platform, but it appears that wave will gain momentum with the upcoming new release of the OS. READ MORE >

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Observing i: An IBM Power Systems Champion Perspective
by Dan Burger

Pete Massiello is an IBM i advocate, a past president of COMMON the world's largest IBM i user group, and owner and CEO of a consultancy that specializes in system upgrades, performance tuning, and hosted services. The IBM midrange is his bread and butter. Massiello recently wrote a report he calls IBM i State of the Union, a perspective on the landscape based on what he has seen and what he expects to see. READ MORE >

Mad Dog 21/21: Her Master's Voice
by Hesh Wiener

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Healthcare Tech Trends Shape Industry And IBM i
by Dan Burger

The future of IBM i won't be found in any crystal balls. And references to omens always seem so ominous, mostly because they are connected to end of the world scenarios. Predictions, in my opinion, have a greater chance of coming true when based on real world observations. What's happening in the IBM midrange is the best indicator, but what's happening includes all kinds of things--some good and some bad. Here's an example. READ MORE >

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Editors: Timothy Prickett Morgan and Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Victor Rozek,
Jenny Thomas, Hesh Wiener
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Construction Zones On The Ethernet Roadmap

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Innovation For Rent Is The Heart Of Google's Cloud

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The Road To 200G Networks Starts With The Transceiver

A Decade Of Container Control At Google

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Photon Container Platform Closer To Prime Time

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Observing i: An IBM Power Systems Champion Perspective

Mad Dog 21/21: Her Master's Voice

Healthcare Tech Trends Shape Industry And IBM i

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