October 2015 Newsletter

This newsletter includes:

  • Keeping your Flexible Service Processor (FSP) Firmware up to date
  • IBM i Access Client Solutions: Customization and deployment made easy
  • My default version of Java?
  • Release levels and PTFs


Well, I could be talking about not upgrading from V5R4 or 6.1, having a business partner who can’t help you with your questions/requirements, or maybe just Halloween.  I guess they are all equally as scary.  It is amazing how many clients are still having us upgrade them from V5R4 and 6.1 to 7.1 and 7.2. The good news is we are getting people on a supported release, and they are able to take advantage of everything IBM has put into these new releases.  In some cases, we have also been able to move them to a Power8 machine and realize the performance benefits. So, getting current is a great exercise.  You certainly want to get all the new features and functions of the new OS releases, but who wants to run their company on an unsupported release? What about a business partner who you can’t just call and they will pick up the phone and answer a question? Hey, you don’t even have to be an iTech Solutions customer and we will answer your questions. Give us a call or send us an email.…