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Posted on December 9, 2020
 
In Episode 26, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solutions’ Steve Pitcher about everything your IBM i business partner should be doing for you.

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Posted on November 12, 2020
 
In Episode 25, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc take a deep dive into NVMe; how it works, the advantages of NVMe, and what OS NVMe works with.

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Posted on October 16, 2020
 
In Episode 24, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solutions’ Patrick Nip about the benefits, features and functions of external storage.

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Posted on September 28, 2020
 
In Episode 23, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solutions’ Amal MacDonald about the industry trends and challenges we are seeing with IBM i security.

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Posted on August 24, 2020
 
In Episode 22, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solutions’ Paul Rogers about the risks and repercussions of not keeping your hardware current.

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Posted on July 23, 2020
 
In Episode 21, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solutions’ Rick Marcotte about Disaster Recovery and the difference between the various components that make up each DR solution.

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Posted on June 25, 2020
 
In Episode 20 Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solutions’ Richie Palma about navigating the new virtual space and the impact that it has had on events, customer engagement, and overall industry education.

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Posted on May 13, 2020
 
In Episode 19 Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solutions’ Richie Palma about How to Promote IBM i to Your Business.

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Posted on April 1, 2020
 
In Episode 18 Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk about IBM i technologies to know about while working remotely and some of the best practices to follow.

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Posted on March 20, 2020
 
In Episode 17 Laurie LeBlanc talks to Ron Dolan and Richie Palma from iTech Solutions about if your company starts talking about going off platform, what you can do and what you need to think about.

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Posted on February 26, 2020

Laurie Leblanc

Laurie LeBlanc, iTech Solutions

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding the IBM i OS is, should I upgrade to 7.3 or 7.4? The answer is: it depends.  When it comes to deciding whether you should go to 7.3 or 7.4 you have to take dependencies, features and life expectancy into consideration.

Identify which versions of IBM i your hardware can support

Before you decide, you need to verify which IBM i versions your hardware can support. There are dependencies between the hardware you are running and what OS level it can support.  If you are limited by your hardware, then you don’t have much choice in the matter.  We suggest you upgrade to the highest OS level that is compatible with your Power System.

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Posted on February 19, 2020
 
Maybe you’ve seen the Power Roadmaps, or have even asked: “What’s the future of IBM i and Power Systems”? In Episode 16, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc answer this question and talk about the Staying Power of Power Systems and the future of IBM i. 

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Posted on January 22, 2020
 
In this episode, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with Carl Novit, Vice President and owner of Foodservice & Restaurant Supply (FRS), about his experience with iTech Solutions and how iTech was able to reduce his recovery time objectives when doing his DR and HA.

Interested in learning more? Click here to read the full case study.

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Posted on December 19, 2019
 
In this episode, Laurie LeBlanc talks with some of the next generation IBM i professionals; Richie Palma from iTech Solutions, Steven McIver from O’Reilly Auto Parts, Marina Schwenk from Everbrite, and Ajay Gomez from Profound Logic. Listen as they discuss how they ended up working on IBM i, challenges faced on the platform and advice they would other young professionals just starting out in this industry.

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Posted on December 3, 2019
 
In this episode, guest host Heather Dinho talks to some of the women on the team at iTech Solutions (Amy Upton, Laurie LeBlanc, Peg Tuttle and Yvonne Enselman) on what it means to be a woman in tech.

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