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IBM Rolls Up an i 6.1.1 Dot Release
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The word on the street a little more than a year ago was that Big Blue would be packaging up some feature enhancements and patches and would roll out an interim i 6.1.5 interim release of the venerable OS/400 operating system sometime in the first half of 2009, maybe in May, to be followed up with an i 6.2 full release in early 2010, perhaps in January. This information came out of people attending the i variant of the Power Systems Technical University in Chicago last September, and was reasonably credible. READ MORE >

The Curtain Rises a Bit on the Next i OS, Due in 2010
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Last week was a big week for operating systems. Microsoft delivered Windows 7 for desktops and started shipping Windows Server 2008 R2 for servers. And IBM, as The Four Hundred reports about elsewhere in this issue, put out a dot release of its current i 6.1 platform, which is called i 6.1.1, and started talking about the next major release of the i platform, which is due next year. READ MORE >

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IBM Taps New Server GM in Wake of Scandal
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Last week, in the wake of an insider trading scandal that has implicated Bob Moffat, senior vice president and general manager of IBM's Systems and Technology Group, the company rejiggered its executive ranks after putting Moffat on a leave of absence as he copes with his legal issues. Big Blue quickly named a new head of STG and acted like nothing at all had happened, which is the best and really only course of action that it could take. READ MORE >

As I See It: The Salary Reduction Plan
by Victor Rozek

Jobless recoveries, working retirees, and President Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize. We live in a land of contradictions. For fans of the oxymoron, it's a target rich environment. Leaders who don't lead, lenders that don't lend, and health care so expensive it makes you sick. We're heading toward Halloween and there's plenty of things out there to scare us. Haunted houses worth less than their mortgage, skeletal 401(k)s, and a vampire financial system designed to suck every last dollar from your wallet. Oh, and by the way, the ghouls who helped orchestrate the Great Recession are now running the Treasury Department. READ MORE >

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Various Power Systems I/O and Storage Enhancements
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While the i 6.1.1 interim operating system release and the future i 6.2/7.1 major release was the Power Systems i news as part of the quarterly Dynamic Infrastructure announcements from IBM, there were a bunch of storage and networking announcements that are probably equally important to i shops. READ MORE >

But Wait, There's More:

• IT Spending to Bounce Back Some in 2010, Says Gartner

• Avnet, Infor Join iManifest EMEA Program

• Rolling Thunder Rollout for Power7 Processors Next Year

• YiPsters Open No Cost Education and Training Web Site

• Hitachi Kicks Out Two 15K SAS Disks

Reader Feedback and Insights

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 >

Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Brian Kelly, Shannon O'Donnell,
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Big Blue kills off CSM clustering

Citrix ekes out revenue, profit growth

IBM revs server control freak tool

Sun slashes (another) 3,000 jobs

Fedora 12 beta code is go

IBM slides Voltaire's 10 GE switches into HPC clusters

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IBM Rolls Up an i 6.1.1 Dot Release

The Curtain Rises a Bit on the Next i OS, Due in 2010

IBM Taps New Server GM in Wake of Scandal

As I See It: The Salary Reduction Plan

Various Power Systems I/O and Storage Enhancements

But Wait, There's More:

IT Spending to Bounce Back Some in 2010, Says Gartner . . . Avnet, Infor Join iManifest EMEA Program . . . Rolling Thunder Rollout for Power7 Processors Next Year . . . YiPsters Open No Cost Education and Training Web Site . . . Hitachi Kicks Out Two 15K SAS Disks . . .

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