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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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What Happens to the Giving IBM i When You Terminate a Lease?

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In my February 12th IT Jungle article on returning your IBM i machines to the leasing company, I discussed why it’s important to inventory your Power i box (an IBM Power system machine running the IBM i operating system) before returning it to the vendor. This is because it’s common practice to perform in-lease upgrades to Power i machines, where equipment is removed and replaced to add new capabilities.
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Comparing the PureSystems #10Kandcounting Standard Versus the Power i Standard and Vice Versa

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With IBM recently announcing that “IBM PureSystems family of expert integrated systems…have now shipped more than 10,000 units through the 4th Quarter of 2013″, is this a significant number compared against the number of existing accounts and installations for the IBM i family (Power 4 and above)? Continue reading

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ZD Net: IBM Q4 Mixed, Power Systems Sales Down 31%, Server Sales Tank

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ZDNet is reporting that while IBM earnings were better than expected, revenue sales missed their target, and Power Systems revenue decreased by 31% from a year ago and overall server revenue decreased by 25%.
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Six Rules of Thumb for Buying IBM i 3rd Party Software

Keep these things in mind when planning to buy IBM i 3rd party software for your shop Continue reading

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Getting a Discount with IBM i Solution Edition Machines

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If you’re looking to reduce acquisition costs on your next Power systems machine, be sure to look at IBM i Solution Edition boxes.

IBM i Solution Edition boxes are specially packaged and priced Power 720 and 740 machines that can only be purchased in combination with third-party applications from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Through the program, if you already own one of the ISV’s packages or are purchasing a package with a new machine, IBM offers a discount for the Power systems hardware that will run your software. Continue reading

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What Does an IBM i OS License cost?

If you’re looking to add another IBM i (AS/400) operating system license to your Power systems box, here’s a rough guide for what you might expect to pay for your new OS from IBM. For P10 boxes, an OS licenses … Continue reading

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