Volume 26, Number 35 -- August 17, 2016
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Ublu: A Modern Band-Aid for Legacy i Ills
by Alex Woodie

In a perfect world, companies would hire and retain technology professionals who possess the requisite skills for working on the IBM i server. However, that is clearly not the case, as an IBM i skills shortage has bubbled up as one of the platform's most pressing issues. For those jack-of-all-trades who are struggling with this thing called the IBM i, the open source tool Ublu offers a bridge to familiarity. READ MORE >

Inside Infor's Data Science Lab
by Alex Woodie

If you've noticed subtle improvements to your enterprise software lately, you're not alone. For the past two years, IBM i ERP giant Infor has been using data science techniques to optimize various business processes that are automated by its software. And the best part may be that Infor is offering its Dynamic Science Labs expertise to customers for free and that improvements get wrapped back into the product. READ MORE >

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Bank Says 'HA' to System i Hardware Failure
by Alex Woodie

When the New Zealand bank Westpac experienced a rare backplane failure in its System i server last year, it took a critical wholesale trading application completely offline. IBM immediately put a replacement on a plane, but the best case scenario called for three days of downtime. But thanks to its use of a high availability solution from Maxava, not a single transaction was lost. READ MORE >

TEMBO Adds Development Tool to Database Modernization Kit
by Alex Woodie

TEMBO Technology Lab is beefing up its DB2 for i modernization solution. The South African provider of DB2 for i database modernization solutions has reached an agreement with Relational Data to resell its rapid application development tool for IBM i as part of its core Adsero Optima (AO) suite. READ MORE >

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Cilasoft Offers No Cost Job Log Exploration Tool
by Dan Burger

The IBM i equivalent of a mountain avalanche is the job queue file. It's a mass of files with the potential to eventually bury system admins as they search for good jobs that have gone bad. When job logs are thousands of pages in length and contain many similar entries, the search for specific troublesome job logs can become tedious, aggravating, and time consuming. About this time, users start wishing for a tool that efficiently sorts job log information. READ MORE >

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