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Many IT professionals still use the term AS/400. But can a platform that was introduced in 1988 still be relevant today? The answers typically surprise people.
PM400 is dead, now what? Don’t worry! HelpSystems has a ready-made replacement in Performance Navigator. Read on to learn more.
Automation means more than efficiency, accuracy, and ROI. It has a real impact on the people who love and work with the platform every day, as well as those who will fill their shoes in days to come.
Here are five tips from Tom Huntington on how best to move your IBM i automation project along the path to success.
Don’t let fear of the unknown decide your fate. Familiarize yourself with the facts about automation before you spend another minute on manual AS400 operations.
In this short video, Tom Huntington, Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions, provides a comprehensive tour of Insite.
Are you ready to report your NIST 800-171 compliance status by the end of the year? If you do business with the federal government, you need to comply with SP NIST 800-171 by the end of the year. Now is the time to implement your compliance plan.
IT process automation software helps Heartland Financial do processing for nine different banks in a narrow timeframe. Listen the audio Q&A!
IT personnel naturally have their fingers on the pulse of today's innovations and one eye fixed on the future. As a result, each rising generation of systems administrators and application developers seems convinced...
Wondering what new features IBM i 7.3 (V7R3) has in store for system administrators? See our list of top picks in this blog post.
Several months ago, I was visiting customers and reviewing their computer operations. A question that comes up more than I can believe is, "What do we do with all of the reports that are sitting on output queues?"...
For the last two weeks I’ve been on vacation to Cuba with my family. I thought I would share some experiences on life over there from an IT guy’s perspective.
Where managed services providers once delivered self-service and after-hours support for beleaguered IT teams, most have now evolved to offer remote monitoring and hosting. But has their technology been keeping pace?
Disk space is amongst the most precious of all IBM i resources. Inherently expensive and often susceptible to rapid consumption when problems arise, disk dramas, and how to avoid them, are always top of mind for managers of demanding systems environments.
With any security implementation, established rules become less effective as time passes. Because your security requirements and your systems aren’t static, you must continually audit and adapt your security plan to stay current. Be aware that your system is constantly changing.
What you don’t know (or notice) can hurt your system. That’s the reality for administrators struggling with a reactive approach to systems management.
I had a very interesting conversation recently with a manager responsible for IT operations in his organization. He prompted me to think about the difference between reactive and proactive IT management. The IT manager described reactive management as “keeping the status quo”.
My father had a firm belief in labour-saving devices as the answer to making life easier. Now by today’s standards this doesn’t seem like a big deal.
Are your system replication requirements up-to-date and being adequately monitored? Are you confident all of your critical business applications are operating as expected? How would you cope if you (or your entire team) were stranded away from the office? Can you monitor your systems remotely and take automatic actions should any issues arise?
May 2, 2014 marked another milestone for the IBM i OS. IBM continues to expand its technology support with its latest release, IBM i 7.2. Take a closer look at the new features you’ll want to know about.
After reading an interesting article on IT Jungle by Joe Hertvik (link below), it got me thinking about how much the role of the IT Administrator has changed in that time.
What Should An IBM i Administrator...