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What A Trump Presidency Might Mean For IBM Rochester
by Alex Woodie

Big changes are expected in national policy when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017. From healthcare and climate change to tariffs and international trade, Trump has promised to do things that will help to 'make America great again.' But what will this mean for IBM, one of the most American of success stories, and specifically its Rochester, Minnesota, plant, home of the IBM i server? READ MORE >

Server Sales Slow Across The Board
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The major suppliers of servers to the datacenters of the world that are public have turned in their financial results in recent weeks, and those numbers do not look good even though they are nothing as alarming as what we saw ahead of the recession in 2001 through 2003 or the Great Recession that started at the end of 2007 and we think ended maybe two and a half years later. We may or may not be heading into a national or global recession in the coming year or maybe the one after that, but as far as the server market is concerned, we are halfway there right now. READ MORE >

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Spending Energy, Buying Results
by Dan Burger

If all you ever do is all you've ever done, then all you'll ever get is all you ever got. Some people do more with what they've got. Some businesses do more with what they've got. Ake Olsson is a 'do more' guy and the energy he puts into IBM i modernization projects has resulted in multiple successes. He loves to learn and travels great distances to do that . . . and to change. READ MORE >

Hidden Deals Related To Power Systems In The IBM System
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM is a big organization and when it comes to the IBM i business, it has been focused on selling through the channel, and has had control of the top several thousand key accounts, for so long that making deals formally and vocally is not something it feels it needs to do. But if you poke around inside Big Blue, you can find all kinds of weird things. READ MORE >

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Backup And Recovery Options Proliferate With New Storage Director
by Dan Burger

You just escaped from a meeting on IT objectives and your backup strategy took a beating. Slow, inefficient, antiquated, completely lacking a recovery plan were just some of the stones that were thrown. So, what's your next move? One option is virtual tape backup. If high speed, multiple server and multiple storage technology capabilities, and a redundant data recovery strategy sound good. Storage Director from Tributary Systems deserves investigation. READ MORE >

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OpenHPC Pedal Put To The Compute Metal

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Backup And Recovery Options Proliferate With New Storage Director

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