Category Archives: Software acquisition

Community Post: List of IBM i Hosting Companies

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This post is intended as a centralized shared list of all the companies that offer Power system IBM i hosting solutions.
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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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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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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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Testing ManageEngine’s ADSelfService Plus Product for Windows-IBM i Password Synchronization

Besides managing IBM i machines, I also run a PC and network Help Desk for two companies. Both companies use a Windows network combined with multiple IBM i servers. One of our biggest issues is fielding calls from users who … Continue reading

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One More Way to Reduce IBM i 3rd Party Software Maintenance

I recently wrote a post for IT Jungle on auditing and reducing IBM i 3rd party yearly software maintenance costs. In that article, I listed nine steps for determining whether a vendor’s yearly software maintenance cost is fair and how … Continue reading

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