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The Grass is Always Greener Over The Septic Field - An Argument for Modernization Over Replacement

The Grass is Always Greener Over The Septic Field – An Argument for Modernization Over Replacement

Let’s talk a little bit about migrating off the platform. Hang on a second. What? That’s right. Let’s talk about moving away from IBM i....

IBM i, FSP, and HMC Release Levels and PTFs (October 2022)

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (October 2022)

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech...

Five costly mistakes that IBM i companies make

Five Costly Mistakes That IBM i Companies Make

IBM Power Systems are the most reliable, available, and securable systems in the world, and IBM i is hands down the best Operating System. This...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (September 2022)

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (September 2022)

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech...

Read: https://www.itechsol.com/utilizing-leasing-for-technology-acquisitions

Utilizing Leasing for Technology Acquisitions

With the recent IBM Power 10 and FlashSystem Storage announcements, IT departments have been evaluating their installed technology assets, reviewing hardware budgets, and determining when...

Read: https://www.itechsol.com/utilizing-leasing-for-technology-acquisitions

IT Infrastructure – Hardware and Software Maintenance Considerations

There are several considerations when evaluating maintenance options for your IT infrastructure.  When you order new servers they generally include a three, four or five-year...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (August 2022)

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech...

Do You Want It All in Life? You Probably Already Do

Often, we are put in a position where a life evaluation is needed. It is important to ask ourselves questions to really understand where we...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (July 2022)

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech...

Are You Staying Current?

We at iTech are asking our customers if they are ready to receive the next set of PTFs or upgrade their OS to something newer....

Four Reasons to implement MFA for your IBM i

Four Reasons to Implement MFA For Your IBM i

As I like to say, “IBM i runs the world.” The major industries such as Financials, Manufacturing, Distribution, Trucking, Healthcare, and Insurance all run their...

The Economic Cost of Falling Behind

The Economic Cost of Falling Behind

We have talked on many occasions about the negative results of companies on this platform that are simply not doing their due diligence to ensure...

How Do We Fix The Great IBM i Resource Shortage

How Do We Fix The Great IBM i Resource Shortage?

I’ve had the chance to get out and meet with people from the IBM i community lately at COMMON and the NHMUG meeting. After two...

Deploying Access Client Solutions Centrally with Java Included

Deploying Access Client Solutions Centrally with Java Included

The IBM i Access Client Solutions tool is the de facto standard for managing your IBM i systems. It allows you to start 5250 telnet...

Reimagining Your IBM i Backup Strategy With External Storage

Reimagining Your IBM i Backup Strategy With External Storage

These days I spend a fair amount of my time working with IBM i clients of all sizes to enhance their backup strategy.  Or in...