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Joseph Gulla

JOSEPH GULLA | IT Trendz | RSS

Three Rs in Context

In this post, I finish up this series on the three Rs. In the first post in this series, I asked, “Is there a model that will help us analyze and begin to address difficult obstacles regarding needed change, expansion of method or complexity?” The model I proposed involved three Rs: renew, refresh and rework. 

Jesse Gorzinski Photo

JESSE GORZINSKI | Open Your i | RSS

The Top 3 Reasons System Admins Should Care about Open Source on IBM i

For today’s blog, I am very happy to partner with guest writer Valerie Smith. Valerie is one of the published “Fresh Faces of IBM i,”  and you can check out her bio in the May 2017 issue. I’ve often mentioned that open source is “not just for the programmer.” In today’s post, Valerie shares three great reasons system administrators should be watching the open source space!

Michael AM Felt

MICHAEL AM FELT | SecuringAIX | RSS

Back to Basics: aixpert

On the road again. Nothing surprising about that because I travel internationally two or more times a month. What is unusual is that this year about half of my trips are security related (the other main topic is performance although I prefer the term resource optimization).

Dawn May

DAWN MAY | i Can | RSS

IBM i QSYS2.Services_Info and Navigator for i

The QSYS2.Services_Info service is an easy way to see all of the available services  along with an example of each. It shows both the IBM i Services and the Db2 for i Services, which are the ones specifically related to the database. This service was made available with 7.3 and added to 7.2 via PTF.

Jon Paris and Susan Gantner

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER | iDevelop | RSS

An Update on DATA-INTO and More News

We mentioned in our second article on DATA-INTO that " ... we look forward to seeing what third parties and open-source groups can do with it." Well soon after that piece was published we received good news and bad news. The good news was that Scott Klement had added a DATA-INTO JSON parser to his port of YAJL. That’s also the bad news: Now Jon has to come up with a new project as that was number one on his to-do list!

Steve Will

STEVE WILL | You and i | RSS

The Future of IBM i at COMMON POWERUp18

COMMON’s POWERUp18 conference is just around the corner. A large contingent of the IBM i community is in our final preparations for the event.  I’m excited, and one of the best things about this particular annual conference is the focus it will have on the future: the future of IBM i as a platform, and the future of the professionals, like you, who are in the IBM i community.  

Troy Coleman

TROY COLEMAN | DB2utor | RSS

Extended Plan Management and Migration

I’ve written often about plan management over the years. Most recently I wrote about a study of how customers are setting Db2 zparm.

Rob McNelly

ROB MCNELLY | AIXchange | RSS

Getting Hands on With AIX on a Nutanix Cluster

Ever since IBM's intriguing statement of direction about AIX running on POWER-based Nutanix clusters, I've eagerly awaited the real thing. The wait ended last week, when availability of the hyperconverged systems was made official at the Nutanix .NEXT conference in New Orleans.

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