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Posted on September 27, 2018

This newsletter includes: 6 Steps to Help Backup Your Data During Hurricane Season Guide: 25 Tips to Prepare your IBM i for the Unexpected iTech iTips from Steve Pitcher Infographic: IBM i Identity & Access Management Featured Blog: How to Evaluate Your Managed Service Needs by Laurie LeBlanc Managed Service vs. Self Service  Release Levels and PTFs A Word from iTech Solutions President, Pete Massiello. I told someone the other day that it was “raining POWER9s”. They said, “What do you mean by that?”. It seems like we are installing

Posted on September 25, 2018

Below are IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs for September 2018. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech Solutions Quarterly Maintenance program.

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Managed Services can be tailored to fit the needs of your business, which means you need to evaluate where a third party provider can provide you with the most benefits. Identifying where you have vulnerabilities or gaps with your system administration is the easiest place to start. When building your case for managed services, we recommend you focus on three key areas: Your resources Their available time Skills gaps Existing System Administrator Resources Do you have only one IBM i System Administrator?  Is this person a dedicated System Administrator? Replacing

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Managing a large and complex server like the IBM i, can be daunting. Add to this the fact that you may have Scaling Up/Down/In/Out, need to control High Availability and Monitoring, Patching, Manage Backups and Restores, you have to ensure the OS is kept up to date. Even the fundamentals such as security and configuration can take significant expertise. To do this, you need the right skills, operational procedures while maintaining a best practice approach while adhering to stringent Internal/external governance. Imagine if all you had to do is manage

Posted on September 10, 2018

This is a special edition of our newsletter due to Hurricane Florence, and our regular monthly newsletter will be delivered in 2 weeks. If you haven’t subscribed, join 15,000 other IBM i professionals by subscribing here. On Thursday of this week, we are bracing for Hurricane Florence to hit the Carolinas with massive flooding and wind damage up and down the eastern seaboard of the United States.  Right after that, we have Hurricanes Isaac and Helene currently forming in the Atlantic, their direction is still indecisive. It’s hurricane season. Of

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