Volume 26, Number 30 -- July 11, 2016
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What Price Power (Eight And Maybe Nine)?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Call me old school if you want, but I believe in Moore's Law and I believe that IT vendors have to keep giving customers more bang for the buck if they want organizations to keep investing in technology. There are basically only two levers to help push a new technology into the market, and that is increasing the performance of a device or lowering its price, the latter hopefully occurring if the cost of production comes down but sometimes not as vendors seek to maximize their profits and make it up with performance leaps. READ MORE >

IBM i Skills Shortage A Barrier To Digital Transformation
by Alex Woodie

Quick--what's the top barrier to achieving digital transformation in your shop? If you said 'IBM i skills,' then you're in good company. In a recent informal poll conducted by SoftLanding Systems, a majority of IBM i professionals cited a lack of IBM i skills (taken to mean RPG programming expertise in particular) as the number one impediment to implementing projects such as development of Web and mobile interfaces and electronic document management. READ MORE >

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IBM i Open Sourcerers
by Dan Burger

Who will inherit the IBM i? And what will that business computer look like? My crystal ball is in the shop, so I'll have to rely on what is currently going on and make some projections based on that. Collaboration would seem to be the key. Even without my crystal ball, I see new technologies being explored and applied. For IBM i to be relevant to future generations, open source software and the collaboration with other innovation teams needs to take place. READ MORE >

Cloud-Based Email Migrations Keep IBM i Vendor Busy
by Dan Burger

As more businesses migrate email services from desktops to the cloud, users at IBM i shops look for the tools that allow them to work quickly, efficiently, and securely. You can't stay mired in the past. You have to adapt. That's what BVSTools has done with its latest enhancement of GreenTools, which integrate with Microsoft Office 365's Outlook and Google's Gmail for Business, two popular business email options. READ MORE >

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Maxava Opens Up Bidding For iFoundation Grants
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

For the sixth year running now, high availability software maker Maxava is putting its money where its mouth is in the IBM i community and donating a big bag of cash through its Maxava iFoundation to causes that benefit the maintenance and expansion of the IBM i community. 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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