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Links to Power i system-related (#IBMi) white papers, case studies, brochures, and other marketing materials. Please contact joe@joehertvik.com to suggest links for this page or to inquire about having Hertvik Business Services create technical marketing material for your company.

Patrick Botz White Paper: A Guide to Practical Single Sign-On

Patrick Botz, the father of IBM i Single Sign-On (SSO) has put out a white paper called A Guide to Practial Single Sign-On. Continue reading

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Large Advantages Found in Power VM Versus VMware vSphere White Paper (Edison Group)

IBM has an interesting white paper posted comparing the Power VM Virtualization technology found on IBM Power 7 servers against VMware vSphere 4.1 & 5.0 Virtualization Performance on Intel x86 platforms. Big Blue engaged the Edison Group to do this … Continue reading

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Ring of Truth: UNIT4 CODA White Paper on How Big ERP Costs > $1.2 Million a Year

I just ran across a 2009 White Paper from Unit4 CODA on the high cost of running Big ERP systems. Titled the The High Cost of Change for ERP, the paper touts these sobering statistics:

  • Many companies spend more than $1 million a year to continue to modify and update their ERP systems
  • The complexity of effort in modifying an ERP system can range anywhere from 3-25 person days for minor modifications; 7-90 person days for moderate modifications; and 16.5 to 190 days for substantial modifications
  • Complexity and cost of ERP system modification are major obstacles in customizing an ERP system

And it’s just as ugly when you’re talking about swapping out an existing system for a new system. Continue reading

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Cool White Paper: Why IBM i for SAP

I’ve always wondered why IBM hasn’t pushed IBM i for SAP more. I’ve always heard its performance is increadible, they have the built-in database, they have partitioning technology that is second to none, and like most IBM i shops, you don’t need a big staff to administer a large setup.

Well somebody at IBM is thinking about SAP on IBM i. In November 2011, Walter Lang published a White Paper called Why IBM i for SAP – The Benefits of IBM i and IBM POWER Technology for SAP Business Solutions. It’s not an ultra-slick White Paper (for some reason known only to God, it’s submitted as a Word Doc, not a PDF)…. Continue reading

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Extol White Paper Series on Design-Time Automation for Business Integration Availble

Extol is offering two white papers on Design Time Automation for Business Integration on its Whitepaper Library Web site. (Registration required) Extol’s white papers cover the challenge of cutting the cost of business integration activities, which can be one of … Continue reading

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Halcyon White Paper available: 101 Things You Can Automate on Your System i

Just ran across Halcyon’s downloadable white paper called 101 Things You Can Automate on Your System i (iSeries) & 10 Top Tips for Peace of Mind. You can download it here. Registration required.

Please let me know if you see any other Power i/System i White Papers for downloading.

Also, if you’re looking for professionally written white papers, case studies, brochures, email campaigns, and other downloadable marketing material, please email me at Hertvik Business Services. We’d love to help you market your product.
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Call for Power i/System i white papers

I’m compiling a Web page for IBM Power i-related white papers, case studies, and brochures.

To include your material, please email me here.

Also, if you’re looking for professionally written white papers, case studies, brochures, email campaigns, and other written or downloadable marketing material, please email Hertvik Business Services. Continue reading

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