Volume 26, Number 49 -- November 9, 2016
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Is the IBM i Skills Shortage Accelerating Platform Migrations?
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There are a lot of headwinds working against the IBM i platform, including a high up-front cost, a legacy perception, and executives who automatically default to X64 technology with technology decisions. These are all external challenges that the IBM i community can't do much about. But there's one headwind that's internal to the IBM i community: A growing lack of personnel with the requisite IBM i skills. READ MORE >

Iowa MSP Teams with Vision for Hosted HA
by Alex Woodie

In the market for hosted high availability? There's a new IBM i offering now available from Iowa managed service provider (MSP) LightEdge Solutions, which teamed up recently with Vision Solutions to put MIMIX and iTERA Availability on its private Power Cloud. READ MORE >

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DSI Tries Virtualized Backup and Recovery for Power Systems
by Dan Burger

Dynamic Solutions International, a company known for its line of virtual tape library (VTL) systems designed specifically for IBM i shops, just released virtualized backup and recovery software pre-built to handle deduplication, replication and encryption. It's called DSI Restore and it's implemented onto a VMware environment. DSI says it new backup and recovery virtual appliance is aimed at companies that find traditional cloud-based solutions cost prohibitive. READ MORE >

How IBM i Fared in Top ERP List
by Alex Woodie

Every year, Panorama Consulting comes out with a list of the top ERP systems and vendors. The list for 2016 has the usual suspects in it, as well as a decent representation of ERP systems that run on the IBM i platform. READ MORE >

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Cybersecurity Is Hot, But Don't Overlook Physical Security
by Alex Woodie

Cybersecurity played a major role in the run-up to yesterday's presidential election, as Russian hackers leaked private communications and attempted to influence the outcome of the election. They weren't successful, largely because elections remain mostly a manual affair in United States. But it did serve as a reminder of the need to protect critical American institutions in both the cyber and physical worlds. READ MORE >

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