Volume 26, Number 33 -- August 8, 2016
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DR solutions overview
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IBM i Fundamental Strategy Unchanged, Always Changing
by Dan Burger

The IBM i Strategy white paper, a document designed to explain how the platform is advancing in conjunction with long-term planning at IBM and how it takes into account the feedback from end users, has been revised. The modifications reflect changes that have occurred since the white paper was originally released approximately 18 months ago. Those changes include the release of IBM i 7.3, the IBM i roadmap as planned through 2028, and areas of investment that have yielded results. READ MORE >

Big Blue Adds IBM i To EasyScale MSP Deal
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Back in January, when IBM announced a new deal to help make it easier for managed service providers--what we used to call hosting companies and sometimes incorrectly call cloud builders even if they are not building truly cloudy infrastructure--to build out their gear based on Power Systems iron. We complained at the time that the deal was only available for AIX and Linux systems, and should be extended to those who want to build IBM i clouds. READ MORE >

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Youth, Talent, Creativity Ported To IBM i
by Dan Burger

Liam Allan doesn't tell stories about the AS/400s he has known. He's never worked on an iSeries or even a System i. At just 19 years of age, his brief adventures in the IBM midrange, he knows only the IBM i. The 2016 COMMON conference gave him a stage. Two weeks ago, he started a new job with Profound Logic, an IBM i vendor with a knack for hiring high profile talent. READ MORE >

As I See It: Boob Job
by Victor Rozek

It's no secret that attractive people have an advantage when interviewing for a job. Studies show that appealing people are assumed to be more intelligent and better educated. They are believed to possess superior motivation and greater capability. If hired, they will almost certainly earn more money than their less attractive counterparts, and are more likely to be promoted. It's a form of genetic favoritism, amplified by the preferences of the observer. And while a face may no longer launch a thousand ships, it sure can quick start a career. READ MORE >

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Get Your Git On, IBM i
by Alex Woodie

Git has officially come to IBM i. Last week, IBM released a program temporary fix (PTF) that includes binaries for an IBM i version of the popular open source change management tool that was announced as part of IBM i 7.3 earlier this year. Along with Git, IBM also released a PTF for Orion, a new Web-based IDE that works with Git and can be used to code free-form RPG from a tablet. READ MORE >

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We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >

Editors: Timothy Prickett Morgan and Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Victor Rozek,
Jenny Thomas, Hesh Wiener
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