One of the most common questions people ask me is “What’s the future for IBM i?”
I think I’ve gotten that question 20 or more times since the start of the year--via e-mail, LinkedIn messages, customer briefings, Twitter direct messages--and as I write this, I have only been at work for eight days in 2017. And this is the slow part of the year.
Posted: January 16, 2017 |
Today I’d like you to use your imagination a little. Today I want you to imagine you run a business – you’re an executive. This is not hard for some of you readers, because you do, and you are. But for many of my readers, you are not upper level executives, so I’m asking you to put yourself in the position of those “bosses” in your company. OK, so, imagine it.
Posted: December 14, 2016 |
Here we go again – Announce Day! Today, we are announcing IBM i Technology Refresh 1 (TR1), which has its GA date on November 11, 2016. As usual, I’ll take the opportunity to highlight some of what we’re announcing here on my blog, and then encourage you to go find out more from other bloggers and from the developerWorks site.
Posted: October 11, 2016 |
Last time I covered the first three of the five “lessons” I tweeted after the COMMON Annual conference. Today, we’ll wrap it up. Here are the final two, with some comments.
Posted: August 19, 2016 |
As I was sitting in the airport after the COMMON Conference a few weeks ago, I tweeted a few thoughts: a few lessons I felt one could take away from the largest gathering of IBM i people in the western hemisphere in 2016 (and perhaps the world depending on how big the conference in Japan is this year).
Posted: July 12, 2016 |
In the few months since the IBM i 7.3 announcement, many of us have been traveling to conferences and user group meetings, participating in virtual conferences or hosting webinars, and some of us have even been writing blogs. (OK, not me so much on that last one, but the rest of it, for sure.)
Posted: June 29, 2016 |
Today’s the day! As I hinted a couple of months ago, we have big news. Today, we are announcing the IBM i 7.3 release, which will be generally available on April 15, 2016.
Posted: April 12, 2016 |
Remember last week’s blog? In it, I mentioned I had recently asked for topic ideas. Well, today’s blog is–in a way–a response to another suggestion I received in reply. But also, it’s something we planned to do anyway. I think you’ll see what I mean.
Posted: February 16, 2016 |
I recently decided to solicit some ideas for blog topics from the community. I tweeted my invitation for comments and received several replies–some via Twitter and even more via Facebook (which posts my tweets as status updates).
Posted: February 09, 2016 |
One of the best things about the world of blogging is that the readers of a blog have a chance to comment on the subject. In the past year, several posts have generated significant comments, and even discussions between commenters. This was the case for my previous post, where I discussed part of my approach to IBM i strategy—the need to focus on more than one aspect of the user base with our strategic decisions. Several readers took time to write thoughtful responses. I read each of them, several times. I truly appreciate the effort and time it took to write those comments. And after reading them, I decided a follow-up to my previous post would help continue the discussion.
Posted: December 08, 2015 |