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Posted on June 25, 2020

This newsletter includes: Hidden Gems in IBM’s QMGTOOLS Utility Library  SSH Public Key Setup Using ACS iTech iTip Videos How to Calculate and Estimate of the Amount of Data On a Tape Cartridge [ Webinar Series ] Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech [Podcast Episode] How to Promote IBM i to Your Business Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs ( June 2020) First, I hope you and your families are healthy, safe, and secure as the virus creates a new “normal” in our daily lives.

Posted on May 28, 2020

This newsletter includes: Saving IFS Objects: How to Specify a Device or Save File Finding Pending Job Logs iTech iTip Videos Startup Program for MIMIX Using Visual Explain in Access Client Solutions to Enhance the Performance of SQL Processing A Simple Case for COBOL [ Webinar Series ] Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech [Podcast Episode] How to Promote IBM i to Your Business Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs ( May 2020) During this time of change, one thing you can depend on is

Posted on April 29, 2020

This newsletter includes: Enhancing IFS Save Performance CIO Review Magazine Feature: iTech Solutions Group: One-Stop Solution Provider for All IBM i Needs [Video] Our Favorite Things About the Latest Technology Refresh IBM i Virtualization Enhancements HMC’s Might a BIOS Flash Before Upgrading Transferring Files Using IBM i Access Client Solutions Why it Matters to Have an IBM i Cloud Expert [ Webinar Series ] Sips & Tricks: Coffee with iTech [Podcast Episode] IBM i Technologies to Know About When Working Remotely Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels

Posted on April 22, 2020

Has your SWMA lapsed?  If yes, we can help you get it reinstated and save you money. Here’s a short video from Laurie LeBlanc explaining what this means:

Posted on April 16, 2020

Tuesday, April 14th was a big day for the IBM i community. It was announcement day for Technology Refreshes for IBM i 7.4 TR2 and IBM i 7.3 TR8. In honor of announcement day, Lifetime IBM Power Systems Champion and President of iTech Solutions, Pete Massiello, wrote The Business Value of Keeping your Hardware and Software Current, which has been featured in the IBM 2020 iSight blog series. There are many resources that go into detail of the refresh itself, including Steve Will’s announcement blog, and events like iTech’s Sips

Posted on April 15, 2020

Working from home was a wish for many over the years, and some companies would allow it, and others wouldn’t.  Many people, upwards of 75% state they would like to work from home, but is it all that it is cracked up to be? With the outbreak of COVID-19, we are all learning rather quickly what it is like to work from home.  There are certainly benefits to working from home, but there are also some disadvantages. I would say it’s not for everyone, but in times like today, we

Posted on March 24, 2020

This newsletter includes: Tracking the Source of a Bad Password How to Set Up Your Home Printer as an IBM i Printer with ACS Pete’s Perspective: Open Source The Effects of COVID-19 on the IBM i Ecosystem ProtecTIER Backup Migration Made Easy Virtual Days of IBM i Education [Podcast Episode] My Company is Moving Off IBM i — Now What? Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs A month ago, we were talking about the end of support for IBM i 7.2, and now today the

Posted on February 26, 2020

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

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System Down with No Coverage It was 9 PM on a Sunday night about a year ago when I received a call on my cell phone from a local IBM i customer. For the purposes of this article, we’ll call him…Gary. I reached out to Gary a couple of times before to introduce myself but never had any return communication until then. Turns out, Gary had a down system. His staff did an IPL and the system just wouldn’t come back online. He did what we all would do and

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This newsletter includes: POWER9 POWERVM Incomplete State During I/O Concurrent Repair or Dynamic LPAR of IBM i owned hardware Should I Upgrade to IBM i 7.3 or 7.4? Open Source is Now Oh So YUMmy.. Costs of IBM i Storage Beyond the CEC: Expansion Drawers vs. V5030E SAN Everything Your IBM Business Partner Should Be Doing for You Upcoming Events IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs End of Marketing and End of Support for IBM i 7.2 As time marches on, sometimes you look back and think

Posted on December 19, 2019

As 2019 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, Webinars, Customer Slack Channel, and Podcasts have been educational and informative for you, and that you have learned from them.  We encourage and like to get feedback on what other things we can add to make them more helpful to our customers, and others who read them. Look for even more to come this year in 2020. We have continued our growth

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