Category Archives: Software Maintenance

Can I Drop 3rd Party Software Maintenance?

Software maintenance contracts usually include the right to technical support, bug patches, and version upgrades. However, a shop can decide they really don’t need to provide maintenance on one or more of their third-party software packages and drop maintenance for a … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Dealing with IBM i Extended Maintenance

At some point in your IBM i Power systems’ life, you may have to extend software and hardware maintenance on your machine. If your current maintenance contract is running out, here are five things to consider when you’re looking at … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Getting Short-Term Maintenance for Your Power i Machine

IT Jungle posted my recent article on how to get short-term maintenance (less than one year) for a Power i machine that will soon be taken out of service and returned to a leasing company. Here’s the situation I answer … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Auditing Your IBM i Software Maintenance

IT Jungle just posted my new article on auditing your IBM i software maintenance bills. In this article, I go over basic IBM i software maintenance, gathering the information you need to make sure you’re not paying more than your … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: A Checklist for Performing IBM i Planned Maintenance

IT Jungle just published my new article that features a checklist for how to perform IBM i planned maintenance. This article contains all kinds of tips for performing pre-system maintenance tasks (including quieting the system); performing the actual system maintenance; … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Seven Things You Should Be Monitoring on Your IBM i System

My new article on IT jungle talks about the things beside error checking you should program your monitoring software to look for. You can read it by clicking here. Read more […]

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IBM i QuickTip: Understanding the Non-Exclusive OR in Robot/SCHEDULE Reactive Jobs

If you’re setting up IBM i reactive jobs in Robot/SCHEDULE, there’s one thing you must know about an entry’s Reactive Jobs’ list. Robot/SCHEDULE Or conditions are not exclusive Ors Here’s why it’s important to understand this fact and how it … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Is Getting Off Oracle JDE/Maintenance an Option?

Dan Burger at IT Jungle has an interesting piece about the burgeoning third-party Oracle JDE maintenance marketplace, and why companies are providing alternatives to and people are getting off of Oracle maintenance. To me, the relevant part of the article … Continue reading

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