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For Sale: IBM i Is A Buyer's Market
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

There is an old adage that it is 10 times as expensive to acquire a new customer as it is to keep an existing one happy. I think that whoever lived in those times and coined that phrase did not live in an economic period dominated by the cheap money that was made available--some would say necessary--to keep the global economy humming along or recovering relatively quickly when it falters. READ MORE >

HelpSystems Fills Encryption Gap With Linoma Buy
by Alex Woodie

Despite all the IBM i security vendors that HelpSystems has bought over the years--and there have been at least five of them--the company has lacked one key security capability valued by enterprises: encryption. With last week's deal to acquire Linoma Software, the Minneapolis software vendor has finally obtained that encryption capability for IBM i. READ MORE >


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Modernization Prioritization Based On Observation
by Dan Burger

Amidst all the chatter in the IBM midrange community, nothing rises above the catch-all category of modernization. Just about anything that's done to the system, including brushing the dust off an old AS/400, seems to qualify as modernization. But, after separating the wheat from the chaff, there is real modernization being done and with it comes the realization that the IBM i is as modern as you allow it to be. READ MORE >


Mad Dog 21/21: Qubit's Rubes
by Hesh Weiner

In May, IBM said it would give the public a free taste of quantum computing: IBM is providing free access to a five-qubit quantum processor in the cloud, surrounded by support facilities to enable friendly experimentation. READ MORE >


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Learning From Experience
by Dan Burger

I've got good news and bad news. I'll give you the good news first. We're never too old to learn something new. The bad news? Don't ever expect to graduate. Learning is a never-ending process, or at least is should be. Taking breaks from learning is a good idea, but calling it quits is not. My mother used to tell me: What counts most is what you allow yourself to learn after you think you know enough. 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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eBay Taps Dell Triton Systems To Overclock Search Engines

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The Age of the GPU is Upon Us

HPE Hunkers Down On Datacenter Hardware

The Hyperscale Effect: Tracking the Newest High-Growth IT Segment

Large-Scale Weather Prediction at the Edge of Moore's Law

Driving Compute And Storage Scale Independently

Cray Sharpens Approach to Large-Scale Graph Analytics

Samsung Experts Put Kubernetes Through The Paces


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
For Sale: IBM i Is A Buyer's Market

HelpSystems Fills Encryption Gap With Linoma Buy

Modernization Prioritization Based On Observation

Mad Dog 21/21: Qubit's Rubes

Learning From Experience


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