• October 23, 2009 23 Oct'09

    IBM's System i and System p merger: Users weigh in

    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 05 Feb'09

    Zend Web software teams up with IBM System i

    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 17 Jul'08

    RPG application gets a Web revamp at Pinnacle Foods

    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 16 Apr'08

    System i users: Power Systems merger good, OS name change mixed

    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 09 Apr'08

    Power Systems announcement shines at Common

    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 02 Apr'08

    IBM merges System i and System p platforms

    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 31 Jan'08

    System i5/OS operating system due out in March

    Big Blue has announced the new i5/OS V6R1 and its various features, including the ability to run on blade servers.

  • December 20, 2007 20 Dec'07

    Vision board member guarantees high-availability satisfaction

    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 18 Dec'07

    Q&A: IBM System i Business Systems' Marc Dupaquier

    @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 06 Dec'07

    IBM's strategy to lure SMBs to System i cast in doubt

    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 29 Nov'07

    System i PHP authoring tool tries to fill void in Web-coding know-how

    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 15 Nov'07

    System i Web interface could boost the platform

    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 08 Nov'07

    Free System i development tools rebuttal

    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 28 Sep'07

    Common board member discusses open source on System i

    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 28 Sep'07

    Common board member highlights collaboration

    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 ...