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Joseph Gulla

JOSEPH GULLA | IT Trendz | RSS

Trend Watch: Digital Business

This is the last post in a multi-part series with a focus on trends that are interesting and important, specifically in enterprise computing. I’ll continue my point-in-time analysis with a focus on digital business and how new systems of engagement (e.g., cloud and mobile devices) are changing the ways business is conducted through IT.

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JESSE GORZINSKI | Open Your i | RSS

Why Contribute Code to the Open-Source Community?

The benefits of using open-source technologies are easy to see. Open source software helps you create and deliver solutions quickly and efficiently. It makes system administration easier. It allows a broader range of languages to be used, provides change control and adds security. Indeed, the consumption of open source technologies has a variety of advantages.

Michael AM Felt

MICHAEL AM FELT | SecuringAIX | RSS

Getting Back to RBAC

Five years ago I was writing a lot more about RBAC—and I had a theme to "test" RBAC. I called the theme "Never look back" and I installed a few sandbox systems and ran a few "crazy" commands to see where things broke.

Dawn May

DAWN MAY | i Can | RSS

Subsystem Configuration Documentation

Some of you may have read the subsystem configuration experience reports that were written way back in 2004, which was about when V5R3 became available. The experience reports were under the related information section of the Work Management topic.

Jon Paris and Susan Gantner

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER | iDevelop | RSS

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.

Steve Will

STEVE WILL | You and i | RSS

IBM i & RFE – Improving Future Business Value

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. The COMMON organizations in North America and Europe have been instrumental over the past two decades in providing processes for their members to submit requirements for new function to IBM, and those two organizations use their Advisory Councils (CAAC and CEAC) to advocate for the requirements that come from their members. Similarly, the Large Users Group submits requirements to IBM related to IBM i.  These requirement sources, and the groups that help us work with them, have been invaluable as we’ve jointly worked to ensure that IBM i satisfies the needs of our users.

Troy Coleman

TROY COLEMAN | DB2utor | RSS

Improved EDM Pool Management in DB2 12

Environmental descriptor manager (EDM) pools  contain skeleton application plans and packages, database descriptors, and cached dynamic SQL statements.

Rob McNelly

ROB MCNELLY | AIXchange | RSS

A Different Way to Look at Systems

Sure, I enjoy reading about new systems. I've also done my share of writing about them. But for me, there's nothing better than being able to actually visualize hardware. Of course speeds and feeds are helpful, but I want to see where the different cables plug in, or how a server or expansion drawer fits in the rack. It's just easier to understand how things go together when you can give it the eye test.

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