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IT Trendz

JOSEPH GULLA
Exploring DevOps Process and Tools

In last week’s post, “Exploring Enterprise DevOps,” I wrote that it’s often useful to look at DevOps solutions that IT companies are promoting and intuit the problems that they are addressing. I listed four main areas centered on modernization, testing, speed, risk and language.


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
Let’s Learn About Ublu

Have you heard about Ublu? It’s a programming language created specifically for IBM i tasks. That notion alone makes for an exciting story! On top of that, the language runtime is now an open-source project, which adds a level of “cool.” It also happens to be a very useful language. You can see why I chose to put a spotlight on this technology today: It’s a useful, cool invention built for IBM i!


i Can

DAWN MAY
Client Advisory Council Meetings in June 2017

If you have wondered why you haven’t seen a new blog published recently, it’s because my day job consumed my time for the past month. I’ve written before about how I work with the Large User Group (LUG), the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC), and the COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC).  All three of these groups had face-to-face meetings in June that left me with little time for other work.


iDevelop

JON PARIS AND SUSAN GANTNER
The IT Skills Gap

Last week we went to see our friend Jim Buck speak at TUG, our local user group. Our major interest in attending was to hear Jim speak on the subject "Failure to Modernize–The Real Cost" a topic that regular readers will recognize as near and dear to our hearts. We weren't disappointed, and we would like to share some of Jim's insights with you.


You and i

STEVE WILL
Promoting IBM i—Buzzwords & Hot Buttons

In my last blog, I started a series to help you prepare yourself, if your organization is going to evaluate the future of your IBM i on Power infrastructure. I want to help people avoid panic, and instead move into “promotion” mode—explaining the value of IBM i to your company. Last time, I wrote about Triggering Events—things that can happen in your company which often result in re-evaluation. But in addition to those events, organizations can initiate a platform evaluation when certain hot button issues or buzzwords become big in a company. Let’s think about each of those.


DB2utor

TROY COLEMAN
New and Changed Subsystem Parameters in DB2 11

Even though DB2 12 is now available, a fair number of customers are now or have recently migrated from DB2 10 to DB2 11. I know this because I've been getting queries about subsystem parameters (zparms) default changes in DB2 11. So I'll share with you what I've been telling them: IBM, thankfully, documents this information in the Knowledge Center's What’s New guide.


AIXchange

ROB MCNELLY
PowerHA Now Includes HTML Reporting Capability

This blog post is about PowerHA and its new HTML reporting capability.