• December 10, 2018

IBM i (AS/400)

IBM i (AS/400)

Why Skills Training Matters for Young Programmers

There is no doubt that millennials have brought great energy and technological advances to the world of business over the last several years. Their contributions have helped lead the rapid transformation of many companies. However, there are times that millennials bypass tried-and-true techniques in favor of their own creative solutions and miss out on foundational […]

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Continuing Education: How Mid-Career IBM i Professionals Can Stay Ahead of the Curve

Perhaps the biggest difference between IBM i and most other platforms is the emphasis on continuity. Unlike, say, the Microsoft operating system, a brand-new IBM Power System can run software that was written more than 30 years ago with little or no changes. In some ways, that’s the platform’s competitive advantage. It means that companies […]

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When Was Your Last SAVSECDTA, SAVSYS, SAVCFG? And Where Are They?

Editor’s note: This blog was previously published on SecureMyi.com and in the SecureMyi Security newsletter. Backup and Recovery is an area that is critical to the security and integrity of our systems. If someone accidentally wipes out a file, or in the event of a large-scale disaster, it’s critical we have all of the pieces […]

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The Real Cost of IBM i System and Application Replacement

Businesses are constantly comparing themselves to one another. That’s a good thing, in most regards: Competitive analysis is after all the key to finding your company’s ideal position in the market. But it’s important to get a balanced perspective, otherwise you might get a false perception. Case in point: The idea that no one uses […]

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5 Tips for Working Under Management Unfamiliar with IBM i

Unless you’re working in a very large shop as an administrator on IBM i, you are likely reporting to management that did not come from an IBM i background. This dynamic can be challenging, but there are ways to approach the situation that can lead to a more rewarding experience. Here are a few tips […]

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Welcome to i: How to Get Younger Programmers up to Speed in the IBM i/Power Systems World

New IBM i-ers? Despite what you may have heard, they do exist. I should know—I’ve been training them for the last 16 years, first in the context of an IBM i-focused curriculum at the college level, and now through my professional IBM i training business. If you’re having trouble finding new employees qualified to work […]

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Making The Case For Longevity: Key Signs That Suggest a Secure Future with IBM i

It’s been close to three decades since IBM launched the AS/400, and in the technology industry, that may just feel like an eternity. But for people wondering about the marketplace for the AS/400’s progenies (Power i and IBM i) — and where things are headed in the future — there’s good news: there are plenty […]

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Using SQL to Query IBM i System Information

When you’re an administrator on IBM i (or any platform) you are constantly looking for ways to do things more efficiently. In many cases, a better way of doing a task is sitting right under your nose. Such was the case for me and the DB2 for i – Services available in library QSYS2. These […]

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Welcome to the World of IBM i: How I Got My Start

Nineteen years ago, when I was 24 years old, I hit a crossroads in my life. I had been managing the lifeguarding operations for a city in Southern California, spending my off hours hanging out at the beach. Although it may seem like the ideal life, it was not paying the bills, and I was […]

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Old Iron, New Tricks: Webinar Survey Results and Question Responses

We recently hosted a webinar entitled “Old Iron, New Tricks” featuring Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx. A recording of the session is available here if you want to view it again or share with colleagues. Before the webinar, we posed a series of questions and we want to share the results with you. Below is a […]