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  • March 02, 2006 02 Mar'06

    IBM touts iSeries jobs to students

    IBM customers and partners say Big Blue needs to do more to attract new blood to the iSeries. So IBM is bringing customers and partners to the campus and touting entry level hiring and internships.

  • March 02, 2006 02 Mar'06

    COMMON offers discount to Hurricane Katrina victims

    The iSeries user group COMMON is offering deep discounts to IT professionals in Mississippi and Louisiana who wish to attend its Spring 2006 conference, March 26-30, 2006, in Minneapolis, MN.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    Server management costs soar, says IDC

    According to IDC's latest report, server revenues are down while shipments are up. But IT shops are picking up the cost of managing more machines.

  • February 23, 2006 23 Feb'06

    IBM races for clock speed

    IBM offered a sneak peak of its server Power6 chips, slated for release in 2007. IBM is touting gains in clock speed, but experts question whether clock speed matters.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Aging iSeries workforce reopens to newbies

    According to Nate Viall, iSeries recruiter and analyst, the job market looks good for 2006, and the conditions are right for iSeries shops to start hiring entry-level workers again. But after years of stagnancy, where will they come from?

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  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    New tools and services for System i5

    Software vendors roll out high availability services and software, new RPG externalizing and Web-development tools.

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Commentary: Marketing advice from iSeries pros

    Last week, Search400.com interviewed new IBM System i5 marketing vice president, Elaine Lennox. During the interview, Lennox mentioned plans for IBM to tap the iSeries customer base to help market the platform. Several readers responded to Lennox's...

  • February 09, 2006 09 Feb'06

    New iSeries exec answers 'million dollar question,' sort of

    Elaine Lennox, new iSeries marketing chief, is two weeks into her new job. IBM appointed the former small and midsized (SMB) marketing exec quickly after the departure of Peter Bingaman. Search400.com caught up with Lennox this week to talk about...

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06

    IBM purchases IT usage tracking specialist

    IBM acquired CIM Labs, a software provider that helps businesses track the usage of computing resources across complex environments. The software will tie into IBM's director product which ships with the iSeries.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    iSeries upgrades embrace Windows

    As part of a major revamp of the iSeries -- which includes a name change to the System i5 -- IBM is making it easier to integrate the iSeries platform with Windows. A smart move by Big Blue, say analysts, suggesting that anything that brings the ...

  • January 30, 2006 30 Jan'06

    IBM names new iSeries marketing VP

    IBM taps its SMB chief Elaine Lennox to replace Peter Bingaman. The leadership change comes at crucial juncture, but execs voice confidence.

  • January 25, 2006 25 Jan'06

    iSeries marketing exec resigns

    Peter Bingaman, marketing vice president for the iSeries, resigned from his position last week. Hailed as a marketing hero, Bingaman had been instrumental in the iSeries' marketing makeover.

  • January 20, 2006 20 Jan'06

    Oracle further unwraps Fusion, nips at SAP

    Oracle Corp. executives said the company is at the halfway point in building a services-enabled Fusion application suite as the battle of words between Oracle and SAP continues.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Users respond to IBM's call for iSeries modernization

    IBM's pitch to convince die-hard System/36 and AS/400 users to upgrade to an iSeries is beginning to resonate. In fact, an Arkansas-based timber equipment company recently gave up a legacy system it had used for nearly 25 years and significantly ...

  • 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 ...

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