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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • September 28, 2007 28 Sep'07

    Common board member: x86-based education threatens System i

    IBM System i user group Common welcomes Bob Krzeczowski to its board of directors as a newly-elected member. Bob has been a volunteer with Common as a speaker and a member of the Education Team for over 15 years. In this email Q&A, he discusses how ...

  • May 16, 2007 16 May'07

    COMMON product round-up: Modernizing the IBM System i

    IBM System i product releases at the COMMON users conference in Anaheim include PHP, VoIP and upgrading your green-screen applications so they look like a typical Internet browser.

  • September 19, 2006 19 Sep'06

    iSeries shop talk with IBM executives

    IBM executives Mark Shearer, Elaine Lennox and Jim Herring answer questions about the iSeries, from marketing to the broad view to the technical future of the server platform.

  • September 13, 2006 13 Sep'06

    Disaster recovery to lead Common iSeries user group conference

    The focus of Common's fall conference, being held in Miami next week, will be disaster recovery. The 6,500-member iSeries user group, representing more than 23,000 IT professionals, has had Beverly Russell as president since the fall of 2004.

  • March 30, 2006 30 Mar'06

    All eyes on SOA at COMMON conference

    The rise of virtualization is paving the way for what analysts say is the next wave of server efficiency: Service Oriented Architecture. Users got a primer at this year's Common conference.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Reporter's notebook: Spring 2006 Common conference

    Common conference experts drop the ball at the town hall meeting, letting Mark Shearer and the System i team get off easy by asking the same question over and over again.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Introducing new products from Spring COMMON 2006

    Search400.com editors were on hand to gather the latest buzz on new iSeries products at the Spring COMMON in Minneapolis. Check out the latest product news from SystemObjects Corp., Looksoftware, LANSA and more.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Q&A with Mark Shearer, Common Spring 2006

    System i users kicked off this year's COMMON conference by peppering executives with 'direct, candid feedback' Sunday night in Minneapolis. Bemoaning recent name changes (AS400, iSeries, i5, System i) and ambiguous advertising, techies did mix in...

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    iSeries user group COMMON previews conference

    As IBM's iSeries server platform stands on a cusp of sorts, with rollercoaster revenues and shifting execs, many iSeries pros turn to the user group COMMON for information. Search400.com recently traded e-mails with officials at the System i5 ...

  • January 11, 2006 11 Jan'06

    COMMON evaluates curriculum

    The iSeries user group COMMON recently surveyed members and non-members to find the future trends in IT education and get a better idea of what that audience wants. The survey included 900 iSeries users, of which 561 were COMMON attendees. The ...

  • March 31, 2005 31 Mar'05

    iSeries execs give users renewed hope

    Will the iSeries be successful again? After hearing what iSeries executives had to say at the spring COMMON conference, columnist and author Brian Kelly is more encouraged than ever that things will turn around.

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