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Posted on November 20, 2018

As I wrap up my Managed Services series for 2018 and prepare for 2019, I want to end by talking about system health. A common misperception about MSP is that all the hardware being used by our customers is hosted. In fact, the vast majority of the systems under our care are the existing hardware in the shops we support. As we all know, the IBM i runs well and can be trusted to do so with little intervention. Consequently, there are many factors that aren’t analyzed regularly that can

Posted on September 25, 2018

Managed Services can be tailored to fit the needs of your business, which means you need to evaluate where a third party provider can provide you with the most benefits. Identifying where you have vulnerabilities or gaps with your system administration is the easiest place to start. When building your case for managed services, we recommend you focus on three key areas: Your resources Their available time Skills gaps Existing System Administrator Resources Do you have only one IBM i System Administrator?  Is this person a dedicated System Administrator? Replacing

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Managing a large and complex server like the IBM i, can be daunting. Add to this the fact that you may have Scaling Up/Down/In/Out, need to control High Availability and Monitoring, Patching, Manage Backups and Restores, you have to ensure the OS is kept up to date. Even the fundamentals such as security and configuration can take significant expertise. To do this, you need the right skills, operational procedures while maintaining a best practice approach while adhering to stringent Internal/external governance. Imagine if all you had to do is manage

Posted on August 28, 2018

This blog was written as part of the iTech Monthly Newsletter, August 2018, by Yvonne Enselman. Yyvonne will be speaking at the COMMON Fall Conference in Pittsburgh. Join her for her session, Basics of Testing for Programmers. To join 20,000 other IBM i professionals that receive our newsletter, click here.  For this installment of my Managed Administration Services series, I am going to talk about the peripheral support services our customers have availed themselves of from iTech certified administrators. As always, all services are standalone projects as well.

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