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Volume 14, Number 48 -- December 5, 2005

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iSeries Application Innovation Program Exceeds IBM's Expectations
by Dan Burger

Despite various manic methods to hasten the pace of progress, it most often remains a step-by-step process that seems comparatively slow, especially to those who think impatience is a virtue. Rebuilding the iSeries ecosystem is a good example. This is not a chore of great leaps and bounds, except maybe when viewed in one-year increments. Still, measuring sticks are required to gauge progress. So when IBM says its Application Innovation Program (AIP) will play an important role in reconstructing the iSeries foundation, it's worth measuring. READ MORE >


Server Sales Skyrocket in Q3--But Can It Last?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

There has been much joy in the server business in recent quarters, and the latest market statistics from IDC and Gartner for sales in the third quarter of 2005 are bound to cause even more exuberance among those who sell servers for a living. This is one of the best quarters the market has seen in a long, long time, and there are very good reasons for this. And, sorry to be a killjoy, but I think there are equally good reasons why this will not last for long. READ MORE >

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Major IT Firms Join to Standardize SOA
by Mary Lou Roberts

Services oriented architecture, or SOA, is the up and coming model for creating and implementing applications in diverse environments. And "diverse environments" is a good description of the collection of vendors that have now united in an effort to develop specifications and resulting collaborative technologies that simplify how organizations create and implement applications in a services oriented architecture. READ MORE >


As I See It: RAM, ROM, and Rama Rama Ding Dong
by Victor Rozek

What do Thomas Edison and Monty Python have in common? Give up? They both inadvertently helped to popularize two of the most brilliant stars in the IT jargon firmament: Bug and Spam. Although it is generally believed that the term "bug," as applied to computing, originated in 1947 when Grace Hopper purportedly found a moth in a Harvard Mark II computer, the first references to "bugs" actually emerged from Edison's lab some 70 years earlier and were chronicled in a number of articles about the great man. READ MORE >


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   But Wait, There's More

i5/OS V5R4--January, February, or March 2006? . . . The iSeries Not Hit by Marketing Layoffs at IBM . . . IBM Offers Discounts on Online Training . . . CCSS Partners with i3Tech Group to Conquer the Great White North . . . Evans Data Survey Says Companies Are Developing New Code--Finally! . . . Lakeview Hires New Marketing Top Gun . . . READ MORE >

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, Shannon O'Donnell,
Victor Rozek, Kevin Vandever, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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SoftLanding Systems
Computer Keyes

The Four Hundred


iSeries Application Innovation Program Exceeds IBM's Expectations

Server Sales Skyrocket in Q3--But Can It Last?

Major IT Firms Join to Standardize SOA

As I See It: RAM, ROM, and Rama Rama Ding Dong

But Wait, There's More

The Linux Beacon
The Linux-Windows Warriors Get Better Weapons

Liquid Computing Jumps into the Servers with a Big Splash

HP's Q4 Sales Grow, Profits Hit by Restructuring

Shaking IT Up: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Use Your New Software

The Windows Observer
Applications the Target of Security Attacks, SANS Says

The Linux-Windows Warriors Get Better Weapons

Microsoft Improves Mobile Device Support in Hosted E-Mail Solution

HP's Q4 Sales Grow, Profits Hit by Restructuring

The Unix Guardian
HP Debuts Utility Computing Services

Server Sales Skyrocket in Q3--But Can It Last?

HP's Q4 Sales Grow, Profits Hit by Restructuring

As I See It: Prying the Gazelle from the Lion's Teeth

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