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December 28, 2011
The life sciences market is growing, with clinical trials information management being a key driver. But the market contains some cultural challenges for solution providers.
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.
January 31, 2008
Big Blue has announced the new i5/OS V6R1 and its various features, including the ability to run on blade servers.
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.
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When upgrading to V6R1, make sure your software will be supported, your programs will function and the correct PTFs have been installed. Continue Reading
Learn the Linux equivalent to WRKACTJOB and how NETSTAT works on in Linux. This tip continues to translate Linux commands for AS/400 adminstrators who are not familiar with the complexities of the language. Continue Reading
Linux can run on an AS/400 partition, but without understanding the commands, an IBM i admin may give up. Learn about user profile commands on Linux from an IBM i admin, including how to change passwords and assign users to groups and subgroups. Continue Reading
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While more comprehensive services exist, iScore from Vision Solutions offers a free and general introductory analysis of your system's health. Continue Reading
Testing performance of RLA in the IBM Java Toolbox against JDBC and native I/O for the AS/400 revealed that RPG on System i is the most efficient language, and DB2 is taken for granted. Joe Pluta built some benchmarks to compare different aspects of... Continue Reading
Which reads data from i faster: MySQL or IBM Toolbox drivers? Joe Pluta put the drivers to the test in both an AS/400 and a Windows environment. The conclusion: MySQL over its own database performs roughly as well as IBM's Java Toolbox over DB2 data... Continue Reading
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This tip offers an overview of the process for securing production files on IBM i. Learn how to best secure native objects, including data files, on the AS/400. Walk through the steps from setting system security, access strategy, object level ... Continue Reading
Learn how OpenOffice Write compares to Word, as well as how OpenBase compares to Access. Get advice on how to work with departments in your company to make the switch from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice. Helpful tips are offered, like letting the ... Continue Reading
As more companies look to save money in their IT operations, Sun's OpenOffice may be more attractive. Key features of the multi-platform supported open source software are described. The software can be used in Windows or Linux environments with ... Continue Reading
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With the AS/400, use the performance tools to collect data during a busy part of the day and then analyze it to see if your disk performance is impacting overall system performance. Continue Reading
Connecting the iSeries in AS/400, issue STRHOSTSVR *ALL. Make sure the as-signon port is in listen state and check the firewall settings. Continue Reading
Sending the file binary to the AS/400 after defining the destination file tagged with CCSID of 1200 may solve the problem of incorrect CCSID numbers on FTP transfers. Continue Reading