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Posted on July 31, 2019

We get asked this question all the time: “how can I protect IBM i against ransomware?” Ransomware is a hot button topic. It should be. The average ransom that companies paid in Q1 2019 rose to $12,762 from $6,733 the

Posted on July 30, 2019

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

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The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a strange beast. Anyone with a partitioned system needs one, and it can be an indispensable tool for anyone whose desk isn’t within 100 yards of the machine room…but it isn’t part of the

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Found and interesting option the other day I wanted to share, it is not new but something I think most people don’t know.  IBM created a program that you can run to display the status of all your cache batteries. 

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On July 2, 2019, IBM announced that 15K RPM hard disk drives would no longer be available for new orders of its Storwize V5000 and V7000 storage systems, US announcement letter 119-048.  Why did IBM make this announcement and what

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It’s that time of year again, hurricanes, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are back again.  Which means you’re at risk, especially if you haven’t done a recovery test of your backups recently.  What are you waiting for, a natural disaster? To

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Are you on a POWER7? This webinar will make a case on why moving to POWER9 could be a good move for business, and tips on how to get you there. This webinar will cover: Key differences between POWER7 and

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I am writing this as I sit in my hotel room in northern California, my 2nd of 3 trips to California over the course of 4 weeks. The team and I have been flying around the country installing new POWER9

Posted on July 8, 2019

Combining High Availability with Security to Protect Your Data Join Pete Massiello from iTech Solutions and Becky Hjellming from Syncsort, a leader in IBM i high availability and security, as they discuss the challenges companies struggle with when protecting data

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