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  • Feb 12, 2014

    IBM Brings Power Systems Servers to the Cloud for No-Charge App Dev Access  

    Software developers can tap into IBM's new cloud-based Power Development Platform to build, port, and test apps running on AIX, IBM i, and Linux....More
  • Feb 10, 2014

    PowerLinux is red hot for high-frequency trading, says specialist  

    An IBM i specialist is making waves in the City of London with PowerLinux. iSys specialises in infrastructure optimisation, mainly with Power technology, and the financial and capital markets where it counts the London Stock Exchange among its customers....More
  • Feb 10, 2014

    German firm offers backup with a Tivoli twist  

    A German specialist is offering a new twist on backups with a solution based on an extension to IBM's Tivoli software built by Danish developer Front-safe....More
  • Feb 10, 2014

    Blue Chip runs world's biggest IBM i cloud  

    A British managed services provider is operating the world's largest IBM i cloud. That was the bold claim made by Lee Bailey, client director at Bedford-based Blue Chip, on his blog and across social media last month. So far, he says, no one has been in touch to refute it....More
  • Jan 23, 2014

    Good Riddance, System x: IBM Sells x86 Server Business to Lenovo  

    The rumors were true: IBM and Lenovo announced today that both companies have entered a definitive agreement for Lenovo to acquire IBM's x86 server business for $2.3 billion.   It's about time.    Any way I look at it, the IBM System x and x86 business has just hampered IBM's ability to market and promote IBM Power Systems....More
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    Jan 22, 2014

    IBM Systems and Technology Group Takes Hard Hit in Q4  

    IBM released its Q4 2013 financial report yesterday, and wow, the Systems & Technology Group (STG) took a hard hit. To put this into football terms, if hardware were a running back, STG got tackled in the backfield so hard it lost its helmet on the way to the ground. Right now, IBM is looking at third and long.   So to speak, of course.   To put it another way, the IBM Power business declined 31 percent....More
  • Jan 15, 2014

    IBM Continues to Crank Out Patents  

    IBM continuously spends on research and development, and its ability to crank out patents continuously proves it: In 2013, IBM was awarded 6,809 patents, marking the 21st consecutive year the company topped the annual list of U.S. patent leaders....More
  • Jan 14, 2014

    Global strategy boss talks Linux on Power  

    IBM said last year that it would bet an extra billion dollars on promoting use of the Linux open source operating system on its multi-faceted Power System server hardware. But what does this really mean for the platform and what, exactly, is IBM doing with this firepower?...More
  • Jan 13, 2014

    Events: free VIOS workshop from IBM UK and NiSUG convenes in Rochdale  

    Two important dates this month for UK readers: NiSUG is convening its first meeting of the year on February 6 in Rochdale and Big Blue is holding a VIOS workshop for IBM i users on February 19 at Bedfont Lakes....More
  • Jan 13, 2014

    Austria's Federal Computing Centre ditches Solaris  

    A huge Austrian IT services provider has ditched its Oracle Solaris-based infrastructure in favour of 22 AIX-flavoured Power Systems....More
  • Worldwide Server Market Revenues Decline 3.7 Percent in 3Q
    Dec 18, 2013

    Worldwide Server Market Revenues Decline 3.7 Percent in 3Q, IDC Reports  

    Not a lot to love in this report, unfortunately. Here's the most relevant points of interest from IDC for the third quarter of 2013 for server action:   According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market decreased 3.7 percent year over year to $12.1 billion in the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13)....More
  • Beware Migration by Stealth
    Dec 9, 2013

    Beware Migration by Stealth  

    What if you were the subject of a migration that, on the surface, preserved the status quo? Beware this kind of stealth migration—it can be a quite a nightmare....More
  • Dec 9, 2013

    IBM i-based ISV wins UK export award  

    An IBM i-oriented sports venue ticketing specialist has won an export award from the UK government....More
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Working without Windows
Mar 24, 2014

Working in a World Without Windows  

For a long time there have been few options when it comes to the desktop. But tablets, smartphones, and web-based services/applications have made people think twice about their reliance on Windows. Erwin Earley recently moved to a Linux-based desktop; in this blog, he shares his thoughts (both good and bad) on the experience....More
Mar 10, 2014

Indian exchange shows scale of IBM's cloud ambition  

Anyone seeking evidence of IBM's accelerating commitment to cloud-based business offerings need look no further than a massive project it launched in India last week....More
Mar 10, 2014

Halcyon tour highlights strength of Infor M3  

British systems management specialist Halcyon Software is setting off on a tour of M3 user group events this month that will take in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway....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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