- October 23, 2009
IBM merged the System i and p platforms more than a year ago, which brought concerns about System i's future viability. System i users weigh in with mixed opinions on the results.
- February 05, 2009
IBM will pre-load Zend's PHP software stack on IBM System i operating system shipments, as IBM looks encourage open source on the platform.
- July 17, 2008
Rather than upgrade to a costly new enterprise resource planning package, Pinnacle Foods updated its legacy BPCS application with a new Web front end.
- April 16, 2008
System i users are happy with the System p/System i merger, saying Power Systems could bring more visibility to System i. Not everyone's thrilled about the name change, though.
- April 09, 2008
Attendees at this year's Common user group conference learned about IBM's big announcement that System i and System p will together become Power Systems. The merger has some wondering how to draw the AIX and Linux communities into the i family.
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- April 02, 2008
IBM's new Power Systems platform combines System i and System p. But the merger and name change may also mean better pricing -- and greater longevity -- for System i.
- January 31, 2008
Big Blue has announced the new i5/OS V6R1 and its various features, including the ability to run on blade servers.
- December 20, 2007
System i high-availability (HA) software vendor Vision Solutions recently added former Procter & Gamble and Microsoft technologist Bob Herbold to its board of directors. We talked with Herbold about his role at Vision, the importance of HA software,...
- December 18, 2007
@46007 In July 2007, IBM Corp. split its System i division into two parts: the higher-end Power Systems unit, and the lower-end Business Systems unit. It soon became clear that the Business Systems unit would be crucial in the survival of the System...
- December 06, 2007
Dividing System i into enterprise- and SMB-focused units was an attempt to acquire new SMB customers. But do IBM application development tools support the platform well enough?
- November 29, 2007
Duncan Kenzie of BCD demonstrates how to use WebSmart PHP and answers questions in a recent webinar on rapid PHP application development for System i.
- November 15, 2007
A natural Web interface for System i and further development of RPG could promote the platform, says System i user Brian Kelly.
- November 08, 2007
With System i sales continuing to decline, users have suggested that IBM promote the platform by offering free development tools. Some disagree, however, citing better Web functionality as the best strategy.
- September 28, 2007
IBM System i user group Common recently held elections to fill three posts on their board of directors. Long-time active iSeries and IBM midrange software development professional Dan Kimmel was re-elected to fill one of those posts. In this email Q...
- September 28, 2007
IBM System i user group Common recently held elections to fill three posts on their board of directors. Wayne Madden, who was up for re-election, was among those chosen. Wayne is vice president, group publisher and editor-in-chief of the IBM ...