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2018 Solutions Edition

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IT Trendz

JOSEPH GULLA
Keeping Up with IT Requires Thoughtful Change and Renewal

In this post, I concentrate on dealing with change by focusing on taking control and managing the key wants and needs that impact specific IT challenges. The framework for this model is a discussion of wants and needs, approaches and tactics, and expected outcomes. 


SecuringAIX

MICHAEL AM FELT
Determining Patching Responsibility

Recent news (and my latest blogs!) have focused on the (sorry) state of patching. While this is a common state, it’s generally not the fault of the IT staff. They would love to patched to within “N-1” and have security patches installed. However, the business is (or claims to be) 25x8 and so interruptions to the business aren’t allowed and maintenance never gets done.


Open Your i

JESSE GORZINSKI
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!


i Can

DAWN MAY
Improved Temporary Storage Tracking for IBM i (Part 9)

IBM continues to enhance temporary storage tracking and management, which was significantly improved beginning with IBM i 7.2.


iDevelop

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER
Thirty Years: Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our beloved system. From its original incarnation as the AS/400 back in 1988 to today's IBM i on Power Systems, it just keeps getting better and better.


You and i

STEVE WILL
Celebrating IBM i at COMMON POWERUp18

One of the biggest events for IBM i professionals every year is the annual conference put on by the COMMON organization.  This year, the event is named POWERUp18, and it’s being held in San Antonio, Texas May 20-23.


DB2utor

TROY COLEMAN
Additional Support for JSON

The JSON_VAL function provides an SQL interface to extract and retrieve JSON data into SQL data types from BSON objects. BSON is a standardized binary representation format for serializing JSON documents. It allows for fast traversal of JSON documents.


AIXchange

ROB MCNELLY
History Bytes

How many of you keep stacks of old computer publications? I did, until I was finally told to get rid of some of my PC Computing magazines from the 90s. Recently though, I was sent back in time when someone on Twitter posted a link to Byte magazine's April 1998 issue.