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IT Jungle: How to automatically answer IBM i record locks

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From my latest IT Jungle tip:

My Power i system is driving me crazy with RPG1218 record lock messages. We receive RPG1218 messages several times a day. Is there any way to auto-answer these record locks? Continue reading

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Three Things to Do When Blogging and Publishing On-line

One of the problems with accessing on-line publications (including blogs) is that it’s hard for readers to verify the accuracy, reliability, and freshness of the content you’re reading. Especially in a technical article where a solution written for one version … Continue reading

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And then someone gets fired: IBM i ERP Implementations Gone Bad

Here’s two cautionary tales and lessons learned when migrating to a new IBM i ERP system, and some ideas on what to do when things don’t happen as planned Continue reading

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Community Post: List of IBM i High Availability Vendors

This post is intended as an in-process centralized shared list of all the companies that offer Power system IBM i high availability solutions. Feel free to pull the information from this post into other posts to disseminate to the broader IBM i community. Continue reading

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LinkedIn’s New Blogging Option: Everyone’s a Blogger, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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On Wednesday this week, LinkedIn announced that they will start allowing users to publish original long-form content to their user profiles. While more details are still coming out, here’s some links you can check out to get more information and my initial reactions to the move.
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An IBM Technical Delivery Assessment Primer

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When you buy an IBM hardware product, the business partner or IBM will generally perform a Technical Delivery Assessment (TDA) meeting with you to insure that the solution you’re going to buy is appropriate for your environment and meets your needs. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Saying Goodbye to an Old Power i

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IT Jungle just posted my latest article covering the steps to take when returning a Power i system (Power systems hardware running the IBM i operating system) to a leasing company. Continue reading

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