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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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?

  • 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: 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • August 08, 2007 08 Aug'07

    VMware expounds on ESX support for IBM System i

    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 25 Jul'07

    IBM previews new version of i5/OS for System i

    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 20 Jul'07

    IBM System i division filing for divorce

    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 13 Jun'07

    IBM System i gets VoIP via Nortel

    IBM and Nortel are collaborating on IP telephony software and hardware that competes with the System i package 3Com announced last year.

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