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Posted on June 16, 2019

Pete Massiello, Laurie LeBlanc, Richie Palma, and Rick Marcotte talk about their time at POWERup 2019, COMMON User Group’s annual spring conference surrounding IBM i and IBM Power Systems. Talking points include the buzz around IBM i 7.4, moving to POWER9, High Availability, hosting and more.

Posted on April 30, 2019

This Newsletter includes: Blog: What You Need to Know About IBM i 7.4 IBM i 7.4 Tip #1: Save Changes Video: New Features of IBM i 7.4 Events Release Levels and PTFs Last Tuesday morning I wrote in a tweet “It’s a good day to be an IBM i customer”. Someone replied, “Isn’t every day a great day to be an IBM i customer?”  I can’t argue with that. But last Tuesday was IBM announcement day, and who doesn’t love announcements? Especially new releases of IBM i. Three years is

Posted on April 2, 2019

This newsletter includes: Can Your IBM i System Phone a Friend? What? You Can’t Remember That Command? Webinar: Rapid Fire Admin With Steve Pitcher In the news: Making the IBM i Bubble Bigger Events March 2019 Release Levels and PTFs One of the best parts of my job is visiting and helping customers.  Recently, one of the salespeople brought me on a sales call to a new prospects office.  The prospect was basically interviewing us. I will summarize our meeting with just a few of his questions.  He asked what

Posted on February 20, 2019

This Newsletter Includes: Five Things to Consider When Looking for a Cloud Provider Questions to Ask Yourself When It Comes to Backup and Recovery Moving a Physical Adapter via HMC using Classic GUI vs. Enhanced+ GUI or HMC V8R8.7.0 and higher version Replication Role switch/swaps vs Virtual Release levels and PTFs As time marches on, sometimes you look back and think “Wow, that didn’t seem that long ago”. Well, that is my thought about Power6 and Power7 servers which are going End of Life this year. Yeah, the POWER6 has

Posted on January 30, 2019

This newsletter includes: Live Interactive POWER9 Q&A, Part 2 Harnessing SQL to Smash Users with Default Passwords Finding Local Ports in use in an IBM i Environment CHANGING A LIBRARY’S OWNER and ALL of its OBJECTS Incorrect Search in the Service Action Log when searching on year 2019 or 2020 The last article is for your reference with updated PTF information 2018 went by very quickly, but what will 2019 bring for IBM i? I think that 2019 is going to be one of the best years ever for the IBM

Posted on December 24, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we wish to thank you for allowing iTech Solutions to be part of your team.  We hope that our IBM i newsletters have been educational and informative for you, and that you have learned from them.  We encourage and like to get feed-back on what other things we can add to make them more helpful to our customers, and others who read them. We have continued our growth this year adding additional employees to improve our services as well as the breadth of our

Posted on December 4, 2018

In this month’s newsletter, you’ll find the following: [eBook] 9 Things You Need to Know About POWER9 (And How it Can Improve Your Business) 5 Ways to Protect Your Sensitive Data on IBM i IBM i Managed Services: System Health The Value of Keeping Your IBM i Current How to Fix WRKPRB: “Software problem data for QYCDCUSG has been logged.” End of Life for IBM POWER6 and POWER7 The last article is for your reference with updated PTF information Thanksgiving has passed, and now Christmas is right around the corner. The

Posted on October 5, 2018

This newsletter includes: [Video] POWER9 & HMC Unpacking, Racking, and Installation and Setup How To: IBM i Services Tools Security Log The Scary Truth About IBM i Security Pushbacks A Disaster Recovery Perfect Storm Managing Firmware: Using UAK Management Feature Upcoming Events Release levels and PTFs As Halloween is approaching us, and we are thinking of scary things, trick or treats, and grave yards, I thought that would be the perfect way to start my article. So, one scary thing that we have come across lately is customers who aren’t

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 August 21, 2018

This newsletter includes: Peripheral Support for MSP Customers by Yvonne Enselman IBM i Support Updates by Steve Pitcher 10 Steps to Prepare for a Security Breach by Phil Pearson Featured Blog: 6 Steps to Execute an IBM i Security Project by Laurie Leblanc Issues with OpenSSH Algorithms on IBM i OS 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2 by Chris Flick Release Levels and PTFs The summer went by way too fast, I hope you were able to enjoy it. I could have had a few more months of summer. I am not

Posted on July 17, 2018

This newsletter includes: HMC Remote Console Settings (and Remote Control Panel, too !!). Frequently we are asked “What are Managed Services?” How much Does a POWER9 Server cost? SQL for IBM i System Admins. Thirty years and still going strong, with a bright future ahead.  Yup, the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i is now 30 years old and they are just getting started bringing even more cool features and functions to this dynamic platform.  For years, I have been hearing that the AS/400 is old technology, well we have been the

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