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Outsourcing Your IT Staff Vs. Staying In-House

Outsourcing Your IT Staff Vs. Staying In-House

It’s a question that every department in every company must face at one point or another: should we hire and retain full-time staff, or should we source our needs to outside vendors? One of the most common areas of business in which this question seems to emerge is...

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V7R3 and IBMi Trends and Directions

V7R3 and IBMi Trends and Directions

I had the opportunity to hear Steve Will, Chief Architect IBM i at IBM, present “IBM i Trends and Directions” and “V7R3 Overview” at NESTU in Parsippany, NJ recently. The AS400 was announced in 1988.   Since then, IBM has continued to improve...

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IBMi – I thought it was backed up!

IBMi – I thought it was backed up!

You may be doing incremental or even full application backups periodically, but have you checked the tapes to make sure the content is what you need to be backed up ?  To do this, insert a statement in your CL program that runs the backup to...

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IBMi Modernization

IBMi Modernization

Many IBMi customers purchased their system in the 80s and 90s and are dedicated to that system. These are some of the reasons : 1. Reliability – almost never goes down. 2. Security – no known virus. 3. A lower TCO (total cost of ownership) than...

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IBMi Security and Server Documentation

IBMi Security and Server Documentation

This topic describes very important system and security documentation to retain for auditing. 1. Computer room access.  Who has access and how is the room secured ? 2. The IBMi OS Version and Release PTF  levels. The recommendation is that the...

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