Volume 26, Number 55 -- December 12, 2016
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Talking Change Management With Chrono-Logic
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There is, we think, a bit of a resurgence in the IBM i community when it comes to software change management tools, which have always been one of the workhorse pillars of the vendor community and one of the key functions that need to be automated in the datacenter. READ MORE >

New LUG Spreads 'MAGIC' In The Mid-Atlantic
by Alex Woodie

Starting next month, a broad swath of IBM i professionals along the eastern seaboard will have their very own local user group (LUG) to call home. Dubbed the Mid-Atlantic Group of IBM i Collaborators, or MAGIC, the group hopes to create a sense of IBM i community across a large region of the country where visible support for the platform was lagging. READ MORE >

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Escape From The Tape Trap
by Dan Burger

IBM i storage strategy remains heavily dependent on tape. Even beyond the IBM midrange, around 75 percent of all data is stored on tape. Old habits die hard, even when alternatives become easier and less expensive to manage. A good example is the Universal Backup Device designed by LaserVault. In its original form, it's an IBM i backup appliance that appears as a tape device. Now it works in VM environments as well. READ MORE >

As I See It: History Repeating
by Victor Rozek

It was a known problem 16 years ago. And for 16 years it was largely ignored, even though it poses a direct threat to representative democracy. It is a problem well understood by IT professionals and cyber security experts, and it haunts the entire spectrum of computer-dependent users from the military and political establishment, to corporations and the public. It was the subject of debate, accusation, and investigation during the recent election, and it has the power to cast doubt on its legitimacy. READ MORE >

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IT Spending And Staffing Show The Effects Of Managed Services
by Dan Burger

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Editors: Timothy Prickett Morgan and Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Victor Rozek,
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As I See It: History Repeating

IT Spending And Staffing Show The Effects Of Managed Services

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