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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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Joe to Appear on Camp IT Panel on February 26th

CampConfLogoI’ll be part of a panel on Avoiding the Pitfalls to IT Operations Management Success at the CampIT IT Infrastructure & Operations Management in Rosemont, IL on February 26, 2014. Continue reading

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WordPress 3.8.1 Maintenance Release Now Available

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Nine weeks after releasing the latest version of its WordPress 3.8 environment, WordPress has issued a new maintenance release for its software, WordPress 3.8.1. This release was available as of January 23, 2014. 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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IT Jungle: IBM Winds Down Older Power6 CPUs and Memory in Advance of Power8

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IT Jungle reports that IBM is prepping customers about impending withdrawals of Power6 CPU and memory in advance of the upcoming Power8 announcement Continue reading

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IT Jungle: IBM i Q&A with Terri Virnig, IBM VP of Power Ecosystem & Strategy

I_information_blanc_rouge_Dan Burger from IT Jungle published a series of IBM i Q&A emails with Terri Virnig, IBM’s VP of Power Ecosystem Strategy about the status and future of IBM i on Power systems Continue reading

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Having Problems Accessing the WideOpenWest Email Portal?

Contacted WideOpenWest (WOW) technical support today when I could no longer reach my email over the Internet through the portal.wideopenwest.com URL. It turns out that WOW’s portal.wideopenwest.com URL no longer works for accessing email over the Web. If you’ve been using … Continue reading

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IBM Updates External Storage Summary for IBM i on Power & PureFlex

IBM recently updated its IBM i on Power Systems External Storage Support matrix summary, during the 12-3-13 to 12-5-13 timeframe. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: IBM to Release IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 7 Tomorrow (October 8, 2013)

Dan Burger over at IT Jungle has the scoop. You can read his article by clicking here. According to IT Jungle, The following enhancements are available in TR 7, available 10/8/13: RPG enhancements, including new free format options Database enhancements … Continue reading

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Heard on the Street: IBM i Business Partners Busy Writing Extended Support Contracts for V5R4

Maybe not a groundswell but… I’m hearing that some business partners are doing a good business writing extended maintenance contracts for customers who haven’t yet migrated off i5/OS V5R4 before the V5R4 end of support date of this Monday, September 30, … Continue reading

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IBM Natively Supporting i 6.1.1 on Power7+ Machines

With today’s (2-5-13) announcements, IBM announced new Power7+ systems that included Power7+ 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, and 760 machines. One of the big questions for shops looking to upgrade this year was whether IBM would natively support the IBM … Continue reading

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IBM Power i Hardware Announcements Coming on February 5th

Tim Prickett Morgan has an idea on what could be in the February 5th announcement. At the very least, I’m expecting Power7+ versions of the 710, 720, 730, 740, and 750 machines. If they come, I’d also guess that they’d … Continue reading

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Joe Hertvik Presenting at WMCPA tomorrow (1-10-13)

I’ll be presenting one session on IBM i Future Directions and another session on IBM i administration techniques tomorrow night at the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professionals Association (WMCPA). The meeting will be held at Klemmer’s Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: IBM Announces Power 7+ Upgrade Paths for High-End Power 7 & Power 6 Machines

IBM announced the upgrade paths last for Power 6 570, Power7 770, and Power 7 780 machines. While these announcements may not affect the majority of IBM i customers who are running in the 520, 550, 720, 730, etc class … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: The Tick, Tick, Ticking of IBM i 7.1 Technology Refreshes and the TR5 Rundown

Tim Prickett Morgan has more on technology refresh 5 (TR5) for IBM i 7.1. Or in Tim’s very poetic words: Last week at the iBelieve NY event hosted by looksoftware, Allison Butterill, the IBM i product offering manager, was hinting … Continue reading

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