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Chris Maxcer is POWER IT Pro Content Strategy Director for Penton and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter @PowerMaxcer.

IBM to Infuse Power Systems into SoftLayer Cloud Services 
IBM is working to bring its Power Systems set of hardware and software solutions to SoftLayer's cloud services portfolio, starting with Watson, DB2 BLU, Cognos, and bare metal IaaS options.
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Samsung Electronics Joins OpenPOWER Foundation  1
IBM's OpenPOWER Foundation initiative is building steam. The latest key company to join the open development alliance is Samsung Electronics.
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Suzhou PowerCore to Start Using IBM POWER Tech for New Chip Design in China 
The IBM-backed OpenPOWER Foundation has taken a major step forward this week: Two Chinese organizations, Suzhou PowerCore Technology Company and the Research Institute of Jiangsu Industrial Technology, will join the OpenPOWER Foundation.
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Introducing the New Power Trends Virtual Conference 
Save Nov. 14 for the Power Trends virtual conference, covering IBM Power Systems trends and directions, five reasons IBM’s PowerLinux is the best Linux hosting platform, proof points for Power's security advantages, and much more.
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IBM Releases IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 7 
IBM has released IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 7 with a several great new enhancements to DB2 for i, a new Java Runtime Engine, new free format features for RPG IV, as well as extensions to the Integrated Web Application Server.
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Check Out the Power 710 and 730 Video 
Haven't seen this kind of YouTube video detail yet -- thought you might like it: IBM's Redbooks team has posted a new video that details the IBM Power 710 and 730 server.
IBM Pours $1 Billion into Refreshed Linux on Power Systems Strategy 

This year IBM accelerated its Linux on Power and PowerLinux server hardware strategy by introducing powerful and price-competitive PowerLinux servers, but the company is just shifting into third gear: Over the next five years, IBM is promising to pour another $1 billion into its Linux on Power initiative.

IBM Power Systems Serve Up and Share U.S. Open Tennis 
As the 2013 U.S. Open tennis Grand Slam tournament serves up aces and wicked forehand winners for fans around the world, IBM Power Systems servers deliver the digital experience.
IBM Uses Big Data for US Open Tennis Players
IBM Uses Big Data to Identify "Keys to the Match" for US Open Tennis Players 
At this year's US Open tennis tournament, IBM has redesigned its SlamTracker analytics dashboard, which delivers real-time insights into match data and statistics.
IBM i Cloud Summit for ISVs and MSPs to Illuminate Everything i 
Basically, IBM is seeing that the buying behavior for mid-market companies is moving toward cloud and managed services . . . and recognizes that IBM's IBM i-loving Business Partners need some help enabling their applications and services to take advantage of these opportunities.
What's IBM Doing Snapping Up IBM i Experts and Flying Them Off to Rochester? 
Something fishy has been going on at IBM, so we reached out to Alison Butterill, IBM's worldwide IBM i product offering manager, to get some answers.
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IBM to Launch OpenPOWER Consortium with Google, NVIDIA, and Others  3

IBM, Google, NVIDIA, Mellanox, and Tyan are planning to bring the POWER hardware and software stack to the world through a new OpenPOWER Consortium. The open development alliance will base it efforts on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture with the intent to help other companies build advanced server, networking, storage, and GPU-acceleration technology into a whole new generation of hyper-scalable cloud data centers. 

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IBM Goes BIG with New PowerLinux 7R4 Server 
After delivering smaller PowerLinux servers for the x86-based tradition of scale out computing, IBM has gone big: Today the company released the new high-end PowerLinux 7R4 server, which scales to 4 sockets, 32 cores, and 1 TB of memory. Is that big?
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Wimbledon Runs with IBM Power Systems, Big Data, and SlamTracker 

The world's biggest and most prestigious tennis and golf championship tournaments all need an intensely reliable and forward-thinking Internet, mobile, and data-delivery partner, and for Wimbledon, the partner is IBM.

QNB Bank Taps Halcyon's Authority Swapper for Security and Audit Trail 
Like many businesses -- and certainly financial institutions -- QNB Bank has to grant IT and help desk personnel powerful IBM i system authority to do their everyday jobs, even seemingly innocuous tasks like unlocking users if they get locked out, making changes to their profiles, or even adding printers.
AIX User-Related Commands

Download AIX User-Related Commands (Infographic) today! This quick guide highlights differences between user administration commands on AIX and other UNIX-derived operating systems.

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Mar 10, 2014

NiSUG to merge with CUA and hold Europe's biggest conference  

The UK's NiSUG is to hold Europe's biggest Power Systems user group conference of the year and is to merge with another British institution, the IBM Computer Users Association (CUA)....More
Mar 5, 2014

IBM's UNIX War Is Far From Over   1

In The Art Of War, Sun Tzu wrote that the winning strategist only seeks battle after victory has been won. To turn this maxim on its head, I would also suggest that the successful warrior does not declare defeat before any battle has been lost....More
LPI 104.1: Create Partitions and Filesystems
Feb 24, 2014

LPI Exam 104.1: Create Partitions and Filesystems  

Erwin Earley dives into LPI certification exam Objective 104.1, which covers the creation of partitions and filesystems and is the first objective in the Devices, Linux Filesystems, and Filesystem Hierarchy Standard topic....More
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Dec 3, 2012

AIX Security

IBM i has extremely robust intrinsic security, and Linux, although much less secure than either AIX or IBM i, has many more eyes watching for problems. But AIX has some significant corner cases where security can be breached if you're not careful....More

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