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IT Trendz

JOSEPH GULLA
Simple and Lasting Ideas

Years ago, when I was a student I was assigned a textbook. It was an introduction to Business Computer Systems. The author’s—David M. Kroenke—books were (and still are) used in undergraduate computer information systems and master’s level business courses in management information systems.


SecuringAIX

MICHAEL AM FELT
RBAC and SUDO on AIX

I have a confession to make: Whenever I thought about SUDO I always thought in terms of SUDO versus RBAC, rather than RBAC and SUDO.


Open Your i

JESSE GORZINSKI
A Tale of Two Web Servers

It was the best of times, it was the first of times. At least, it was the first time I announced a new open source delivery in a COMMON session! In a crowded room in Orlando, I declared a fresh addition to 5733-OPS: the nginx web server, to be delivered into option 11 of the product.


i Can

DAWN MAY
Graph History – Stacked Charts

With the 7.3 release, IBM introduced historical performance data collection and the ability to view your historical data graphically with Graph History.


iDevelop

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER
SEU Was Holding Me Back

We recently ran into a fabulous description of the value of RDi as seen from the perspective of one specific RPG developer. His name is Buck Calabro. With Buck's permission we are posting his thoughts in his own words because we feel they deserve wider circulation and we certainly couldn't improve on them.


You and i

STEVE WILL
IBM i Thoughts: COMMON Conference

The COMMON Annual Conference this year was a great experience. I’ve been trying to summarize for people why this particular event was even better than the usual excellent conferences we have when IBM i folks get together. I keep coming up with more and more reasons.  For example, the IBM team was finally recognized as the Wizards they are.


DB2utor

TROY COLEMAN
Parameter Places Retry Claims on Stopped Objects

This should be obvious to anyone who reads this blog, but each DB2 release has literally dozens of new features and enhancements. I write about them on a weekly basis, but occasionally even I miss something. For instance, I recently learned about a new parameter introduced in DB2 10 that's designed to improve productivity (and reduce frustration) in your test and development environment.


AIXchange

ROB MCNELLY
CoD Remains an Under-Utilized Option

Although Capacity on Demand has been around for years, I still encounter customers who are unaware of this option. So here's a primer/reminder.