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Posted on April 29, 2019

Someone asked me what my favorite item was on IBM i 7.4, and I thought, “Well, that is a tough one”.  I thought instead of picking one, I would start a series over the next few months covering my favorite

Posted on April 25, 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

What You Need to Know About IBM i 7.4
Posted on April 23, 2019

If you remember in a statement about my predictions for 2019, I said that the next release of IBM i would contain some of the biggest enhancements ever put out by IBM for OS/400 or IBM i.  Well, it is

BM Offers Hardware Support Extension
Posted on April 17, 2019

POWER6 machines reached end of support on 3/31/2019, with the end of support for many POWER7 models following in September.  Many companies are still running these models, and they are looking for options.  In the past, IBM has not offered

Why do I need to upgrade my IBM i?
Posted on April 3, 2019

“My system is working fine. Why do I need to upgrade the OS?” I get asked this all the time. Well, there are certainly a few reasons, and without getting too technical let’s explore a few of them.  1. Why

Posted on March 27, 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

COMMON CONNECT: Cognitive Compurting & AI
Posted on March 7, 2019

Pete Massiello and Richie Palma have articles published within the February 2019 COMMON Connect Newsletter with a focus on cognitive computing. Massiello’s article, “Your Company Will Likely Go Out of Business” covers the advantage of cognitive computing, its relation to

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Rapid Fire Admin This overflowing session is designed to help ensure every IBM i administrator and operator has at least a backpack full of valuable tips for when they return home. From command line to shell to IBM Navigator for

Posted on March 5, 2019

What You Need to Know to Successfully Upgrade to 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1 (75 minutes) When doing an upgrade to IBM i, there is more work involved in the planning of the upgrade than in the actual upgrade itself. When

iTech Solutions COMMON 2018 Fall Conference Speaker Awards
Posted on March 1, 2019

iTech Solutions’ Pete Massiello, Yvonne Enselman, Richie Palma, and Steve Pitcher have been recognized for their sessions at Fall 2018 COMMON conference. COMMON speaker awards are designed to recognize speaker excellence. After each session at the COMMON conference, attendees are

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