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IBM i 7.3 Arrives April 15; 7.2 TR4 Follows in May
by Dan Burger

It's here. Today is IBM's announcement day for i 7.3, which becomes available Friday, April 15. The Technology Refresh, TR4 for i 7.2, arrives May 20. A new OS release is a glimpse of the future. For some of you, the future is now. You're the early adopters--the people who put the bug in IBM's ear several years ago about expanding analytical capabilities and help getting a handle on the security problem that is crying for attention. READ MORE >

IBM Puts Future Power Chip Stakes In The Ground
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Two important things happened at the OpenPower Summit last week. One of them concerns IBM i shops directly and the other one affects them indirectly and perhaps more importantly. The first is that IBM rolled out an official roadmap for Power chip development for the next five-plus years. The second was that search engine giant Google and cloud operator Rackspace Hosting said that they were collaborating on a design of a future system based on the Power9 chip. READ MORE >

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Spreading A Wider IT Net At UCG Technologies
by Alex Woodie

Selling boxes in the midrange isn't easy. A shrinking customer base, falling margins on hardware sales, and tight IT budgets combine to put the squeeze on even the best-run reseller outfits. For longtime IBM business partner Jim Kandrac, the shift was palpable enough to lead him to rename his Cleveland, Ohio-based company from United Computer Group to UCG Technologies. READ MORE >

Testing For Security Inadequacies
by Dan Burger

Organizations are often reluctant to admit that they have inadequate system security. Quite possibly they may not even realize it. That's not uncommon, particularly in the IBM midrange community, where we know there's a false sense of security deeply rooted in the conviction that IBM i is inherently secure. Nothing could be further from the truth, although thinking any system is inherently secure is an equally foolish mistake. It's all a matter of understanding how to manage security on a system. READ MORE >

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Thank You, IBM
by Brian Kelly

The IBM Corporation was run as a benevolent dictatorship through 1971. Thomas Watson Senior, and then Thomas Junior, ran IBM as if they owned it. They both had an entrepreneurial flair and few would deny that when they were in charge of IBM, they ran the company as if it were a sole proprietorship. They had many wonderful policies such as taking care of the people so that the people would take care of the business. READ MORE >

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