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Posted on May 31, 2019

A Word from iTech Solutions President, Pete Massiello. Hectic. That is what the month of May has certainly been.  Well, perhaps hectic isn’t even close, it was “uber-hectic”. It seems like I was traveling more this month than I was home

Posted on May 30, 2019

At each release, IBM tightens up the security of the system, which is a good thing for many shops.  There are two system values, which while you might have set to *OPSYS, the underlying security will change when you upgrade

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Hectic. That is what the month of May has certainly been.  Well, perhaps hectic isn’t even close, it was “uber-hectic”. It seems like I was traveling more this month than I was home between conferences and customer visits. The good

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Pete Massiello Well, it has been a hell of a week, which seemed to start even on the way to the airport with getting in a few last minute calls.  So, how was my week at COMMON’s premier event, POWERUp

Posted on May 29, 2019

Last month, I talked about how you can make sure your system has the ability to report problems back to IBM in the event of a failure. That functionality can be invaluable for keeping your system running, but what happens

Posted on May 28, 2019

On April 23rd, 2019, IBM announced the newest release of the operating system IBM i 7.4. The announcement contained hundreds of updates to the OS and licensed programs.  One new licensed program, DB2 Mirror for i was also announced. It

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Now that I have your attention, I want to discuss a serious topic; disaster recovery.  In the event of an actual disaster, you want to be able to recover as quickly as possible to reduce the number of transactions that

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We recently had a customer with a power outage and the HMC and AS400 went down hard.  When the power was restored the AS400 was ready to come up, but the HMC had a hard drive crash. If your HMC

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People are always asking me how often they should be performing PTF maintenance, and when is the right time to upgrade their operating system. I updated this article from last month with the current levels of PTFs. Let’s look at

Posted on May 15, 2019

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