• April 12, 2005 12 Apr'05

    IBM steps up iSeries, pSeries overlap

    IBM announced Tuesday the latest in a series improvements to its iSeries line, which analysts say is evidence of a trend towards an increased overlap with the pSeries.

  • 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.

  • March 31, 2005 31 Mar'05

    How IT managers can win the SLA game

    With today's high-availability software, IT managers can embrace SLAs. How? By removing both planned and unplanned downtime, which can affect SLA compliance.

  • March 29, 2005 29 Mar'05

    Life after migration

    Two years after San Francisco's Asian Art Museum migrated to new iSeries servers, life is good for the museum's IT staff these days -- both for the present and the near future.

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Blunder #1: How not to make a lengthy backup take even longer

    What happens when you drop a "Mini-Mag" flash light during a lengthy backup? Click over and member Jim will tell you all about it.

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  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Blunder #6: Thankfully it was an APPN-enabled SNA network

    One of the advantages of using an APPN-enabled SNA network became quite obvious to this user.

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Blunder #10: Rushing a batch job may not be the best idea

    Here's one way NOT to change the priority of a batch job to rush it. Lesson learned, the hard way!

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Blunder #3: That ever-dreaded "panic" call

    It's never pleasant when you receive that "panic" call in the middle of the night. "All of the jobs are "bombing! What should I we do?" At the time this user's shop was using the Mapics system and a product that allowed them to create multiple ...

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Blunder #5: Are you sure you want to power down?

    You may think if you've hear one 'PWRDWNSYS' story, you've heard them all. Not quite. Read how this user made a quick decision and possibly saved the day.

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Blunder #9: Ending a Telnet session

    How do you end a Telnet session? Not by using ENDTCP *IMMED. Unfortunately, this user found out the hard way.

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Blunder #7: Please DO NOT Lean on the UPS

    It all started out so innocently, two coworkers conversing by the UPS box, and then wham... it all went down hill from there!

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Blunder #2: Using the prompter on the PWRDWNSYS command

    Have you ever used the prompter on the PWRDWNSYS command and inadvertently hit enter? Well you're not alone. Fortunately, this user can still laugh over what his coworker did.

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Blunder #4: Never mix alcohol and tape drives

    What do you get when you mix alcohol with a tape drive? Found out here. Thankfully this story has a happy ending.

  • March 28, 2005 28 Mar'05

    Blunder #8: Think twice before you change public authority

    This person learned quickly what happens when you change the public authority of a library on the system library list to *EXCLUDE.

  • March 24, 2005 24 Mar'05

    King for a day

    Application service provider, Kingland Systems Corp., gets high marks for availability policies.