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IBM i Strategist Sets Priorities, Balances Resources
by Dan Burger

IBM is a company with a boatload of resources. How those resources are applied to its large and prosperous IBM i market segment is a topic that we like to discuss from the perspective of you can't do enough for IBM i and, by the way, we think you are doing too little. Chief architect for IBM i, Steve Will, bristles at the accusation. IBM i strategy is his domain. Resource allocation is his tight rope to walk. READ MORE >

Keeping Up With Security Threats To IBM i
by Alex Woodie

When it comes to security, the IBM i server is a different beast, as you well know. It's not subject to the same sorts of malware attacks that afflict Windows, Linux, and Unix systems. But thanks to its unique architecture, it has its own peccadillos when it comes to security, and understanding those strengths and weaknesses is critical for keeping up with security on the platform. A new tool from Skyview Partners should ease the work. READ MORE >

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Strong Dollar Hurts Power Systems Sales In Q2
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It is a story that every big multinational public organization is telling as they reveal their financial results for the second quarter of the year. Economic uncertainty in parts of Europe, South America, and Asia have pushed up the value of the U.S. dollar relative to the other currencies, which is great if you are an American traveling. But if you are an American corporation bringing a big chunk of your overseas sales back home for financial reporting, it is not so much fun. READ MORE >

Mad Dog 21/21: If It Ducks Like A Quack, Part 2
by Hesh Wiener

A century ago, Thomas J. Watson's IBM prohibited employees from drinking alcohol, even in off hours. Yet IBM was hardly alone in its penchant for probity. In 1920, America amended its Constitution to usher in Prohibition. But there was an unintended consequence: organized crime, fueled by the booze biz, metathesized. READ MORE >

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Legacy ERP Conversion Under Way At Dietz & Watson
by Dan Burger

When an ERP system becomes a drag on business efficiency, it's time to make a change. Inefficiencies increase costs and get in the way of expanding production and customer bases. An ERP system, particularly those that are 20-something years old and of the home-grown variety, are seldom equipped for modern business demands. What's the strategy for companies facing this dilemma? Keeping a lid on costs and disruption are priorities and understanding what works for your company cannot be sacrificed for a one-size-fits-all solution. 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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