- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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- 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?
- 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 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 ...
- 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 ...
- August 08, 2007
IBM System i will soon be able to act as iSCSI storage for connected IBM System x servers running VMware ESX Server, and VMotion support will come next year.
- July 25, 2007
IBM's new i5/OS, the System i operating system, has new security and virtualization capabilities, and features can be purchased a la carte.
- July 20, 2007
Big Blue will split the midrange System i server platform into two pieces: one that is enterprise focused and aligned with System p and another that's geared toward SMBs.
- June 13, 2007
IBM and Nortel are collaborating on IP telephony software and hardware that competes with the System i package 3Com announced last year.