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Cross-Company Marketing Pieces for the Technical Marketplace

tracks crossingThere are a lot of benefits when companies partner together to get more value for their promotional pieces by producing cross-company marketing materials. 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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IBM’s Damaged Object Detection (DOD) Tool for i 6.1 & 7.1

IBM is delivering a Damaged Object Detection (DOD) tool via PTF for IBM i 6.1 and 7.1. If you’ve ever had a backup stop dead in its tracks because of a damaged object, you’ll be interested in this puppy. The PTF … Continue reading

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Viewing Joe’s Blog on Pinterest

My Pinterest message board is growing nicely. We’re pinning every new article I put out so it’s an alternate way to view our new content. Click here or on the image if you want to check it out.   … Continue reading

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Editing MS Word 2010 Docs in Two Places with Split Screen

Sometimes when you’re editing a MS Word 2010 document, you need to work in two different sections of the document at the same time. I ran into this recently when I was writing up a software review and I needed … Continue reading

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Is It Me or is IE 9 Just Not Doing the Job Anymore?

In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed Internet Explorer starting to choke on Web sites that it used to handle with ease. Here’s some examples I’ve recently run into where IE isn’t quite up to snuff. I use IE 9 at … Continue reading

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IBM i QuickTip: IBM i 6.1 Fix for When You Can’t Start an FTP Session after a 6.1 Upgrade

During a recent IBM i high availability exercise, we found that we couldn’t use FTP on our Capacity BackUp server (CBU). Every time, we tried to start a FTP session to the CBU, the server would close the session and … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: A Complete Primer for Setting Up PC5250 SSL Connectivity

IT Jungle just finished posting the second part of my two-part series on setting IBM i Access for Windows 7.1 for PC5250 SSL connectivity. The big push these days is to dump PC5250 sessions for your IBM i access and … 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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Five Simple Ways to Promote a Blog Post

Being a writer, marketer, and blogger, I’m always interested in the best ways to promote content: to put it out in front of the people I’d like to see read it. I look at every new blog post and article … Continue reading

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IBM i: Do You Own Your Power System’s Enterprise Enablement Licenses?

In IBM parlance, Enterprise Enablement is the “…Capacity on Demand Advanced function that enables the system for 5250 online transaction processing.” It’s basically what allows you to run interactive green-screen applications on IBM i machines, and it is a machine … Continue reading

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Working on List of IBM i High Availability Vendors–Who Should be on it?

I’m working on a community post listing out all the vendors that provide high availability software or services for the IBM i platform (sometimes called AS/400…don’t tell you know who;-). I have a starter list but if you know of any … Continue reading

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Pinterest: An Alternate Way to View Content

I’ve been slowly building up the Pinterest version of the web site. Every time I put up a new post, I also pin it to my on pinterest board. And slowly, it’s growing into an alternate way to … Continue reading

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Speeding Up IBM i Access Path Rebuilds–A Handy Technique

Here’s a handy technique I wrote up for IT Jungle in 2010 that I just reused again today. It shows you a simple way to speed up logical file access rebuilds when they are holding up system processing. Here’s the reader email and situation … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: A Primer for Setting Up PC5250 SSL Connectivity, Part 1

IT Jungle just published part one of my two part article on how to set up PC5250 Telnet SSL connectivity between your PCs and your IBM i partition. In Part 1, I look at how to set up your IBM … Continue reading

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