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The Bang For The Buck Of Entry IBM i Servers

In last Monday’s issue of <i>The Four Hundred</i>, I rounded up the feeds, speeds, and pricing of the new Power S812 Mini system that Big Blue started …

IBM

Copy an Open Spooled File

March 22, 2017<p>In the past, you could not copy a spooled file when it was still open; if you attempted the copy, it would fail with <b>CPF3482</b>, “Copy …

The IBM i Base Not As Jumpy As It Has Been

The backwards compatibility of RPG and COBOL applications on new hardware and new operating systems in the IBM midrange is unheralded in the IT …

System, Partition, and Processor pool information all in one place

I am the first admit I do not know everything about <i>IBM i</i> as, in my opinion, there is just too much to know. Therefore, I am always grateful when …

APIs

The Lowdown On Pricing For The Power S812 Mini

Back on Valentine’s Day, IBM rolled out geared down variant of the entry Power S812 single-socket Power8 system for its IBM i and AIX customer bases, …

Renewable Energy

Managed Services: A Shift in the IT Department Mindset

Career / General<p>Details<p>Parent Category: Career<p>Category: General<p>Written by Steve Pitcher<p>Support MC Press - Visit Our Sponsors<p>FORUMS<p><b>Nine Books from MC</b> …

Cloud Computing

IBM i And Watson: Another Step In The Right Direction

March 13, 2017 Dan Burger<p>One way to understand the future of enterprise computing is to focus on data and systems integration. Not everyone likes …

IBM

Simon Hutchinson on RPG Code and RPGPGM.com

Paul talks to Simon Hutchinson about the why and how of producing the RPGPGM.com blog and he gets unusual insight on a different approach to</b> …

Programming

63 IBMi Predictive Performance Management

IBM Power Systems: The leading platform for deep learning–based AI for the enterprise

Translation<p>by<p>A translation widget is provided for your convenience to facilitate translation of the English language version of this blog into …

Deep Learning

Guru: MiWorkplace As An Alternative To SEU

From time to time somebody will recommend an application to me and it sounds really useful – until I discover that it is <i>Windows Only</i>. Whenever that …

The Feeds And Speeds Of The IBM i Base

Without change, nothing new happens. But change is always difficult, so there is always this push and pull between the way we have always done it and …

Servers Hit The Skids Last Year, This Year Might be No Better

As the first building block of any system is the server, and watching how these are acquired, managed, and disposed of tells you a lot about what is …

Markets

Oops! Five Common Mistakes Newbie Mobile Web App Developers Make

Mobile - Other<p>Details<p>Parent Category: Mobile<p>Category: Mobile - Other<p>Written by Jan Jorgensen<p>Support MC Press - Visit Our Sponsors<p>FORUMS<p><b>Don't Miss the</b> …

Programming

IBM i & RFE – Improving Future Business Value

March 09, 2017<p>For many years, IBM has used several methods to get customer input on the direction of the platform that has grown into today’s IBM i. …

IBM

Using Union to combine data from two files into one View

When, in the ERP application my employer uses, an order is closed and posted to General Ledger the order's data is copied from the live file to the …

Databases

DB2 for IBM i - Database Enhancements IBM i 7.3 TR2 and IBM i 7.2 TR6

DB2 Video<p>Speaker: Scott Forstie<p>During this 40 minute recording, Scott explains the new and enhanced DB2 for i features being delivered on March 31, …

IBM

IBM i License Transfer Deal Comes To The Power S812 Mini

Back in the early days of the AS/400 midrange system, the processor, memory, networking, and disk and tape storage hardware embodied in the system …

Innovation

One Small Program, Two Powerful Messages

March 06, 2017<p>To further explain the value of open source, I wanted to highlight a small, open-source Python program. It shows active connections, …

Databases

Authorization List Misconceptions for IBM i iSeries AS/400 - SecureMyi Security and Systems Management Newsletter for the IBM i, iSeries and AS/400

Authorization Lists - Misconceptions in Object Authority<p>Authorization lists allow you to secure several different objects that have the same …

Practical RPG: Converting to Free-Form RPG, Part 1

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IBM Systems Magazine — March 2017 ... • DECODING DEEP LEARNING - Clients use ...

<b>IBM Systems Magazine — March 2017</b> ...<br>• DECODING DEEP LEARNING - Clients use cognitive computing to solve business challenges<br>• Power Systems clients …

A Youth Movement For IBM i Champions

Don’t look now, but there’s a veritable youth movement afoot in IBM i land. While the platform may not be turning heads on college campuses just yet, …

IBM

RPG 2017 Updates

During the latest round of IBM i Technology Refreshes, TR2 for version 7.3 and TR6 for version 7.2 enhancement, IBM also introduced three enrichments …

What’s Wrong With Modern RPG?

IBM continues to enhance RPG. If it wasn’t being improved on a regular basis, there would be cause for concern, but some people find cause for …

Install IBM i ACS to replace Client Access

Join IBM DB2 for i table with IBM Bluemix Weather web service record set

This article explains how to create a join between REST API (web service) and an IBM DB2 for i table. Examples provided in this article show how to …

Databases

IBM i TRs Bring New Open Source Data Transfer Tools

February 22, 2017 Alex Woodie<p>IBM i shops that adopt the latest Technology Refreshes from IBM will find a trio of new open source tools for moving …