Volume 26, Number 39 -- September 19, 2016
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New OpenPower Servers Present Interesting IBM i Possibilities
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It seems increasingly likely to us that over the long haul IBM will get out of manufacturing all but the largest of its Power-based servers and its System z mainframe line, which by definition is big iron. There are a number of implications of this strategy for IBM i shops, of course, but let's be honest here. Connect the dots and this seems inevitable. READ MORE >

What's Ed McVaney Up To Next?
by Alex Woodie

In the IBM i world, no software vendor has found as much as success as JD Edwards. Sold to PeopleSoft for $1.8 billion in 2002 and now a part of Oracle, JD Edwards was the gold standard by which other ERP packages on the platform were measured. Now the principle founder of JD Edwards, Ed McVaney, is involved in another software startup in the Denver, Colorado area called Nextworld. But what does the company do? READ MORE >

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Is It RDi Time Yet?
by Dan Burger

It would be great fun to begin this article with news that IBM i enthusiasts were virtually lined up like box cars on freight trains to download Rational Developer for i (RDi), the modern graphical design tool for application development. It's not that dramatic. Sheer numbers don't tell the entire story, however. There's a bit of detectable momentum. What are the chances IBM will help that momentum grow? It's actually better than the pessimistic answer: slim and none. READ MORE >

As I See It: The Girl Who Liked to Count Things
by Victor Rozek

She was born nearly a century ago in a little town in West Virginia with the unappealing name of White Sulphur Springs. There, the well-healed gathered to escape the summer heat and soak away their ailments at a resort that employed her father. She would not have been welcome there as a guest, however. She is black. READ MORE >

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