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In the Wheelhouse: IBM Verse Leaves Many Questions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Pitcher   
Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00

Last week, IBM unveiled IBM Verse, formerly IBM Mail Next. Although impressive, we still need clarification of plan.

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I've written about IBM Mail Next before. The last few weeks featured a major buildup to two web conferences. The first webcast appeared geared for analysts, and the second was something else entirely, featuring a panel discussion about the state of email and how IBM's vision of it would ultimately make end users' lives much better by adding predictive analytics.

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00
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iBelieve Reminds Us Just What We Have PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Pitcher   
Monday, 03 November 2014 00:00

iBelieve is inspirational. When you go home, the action is up to you.

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In an age of nonstop Internet feeds hitting your browser, mobile phone, tablets, and inboxes, the value of getting out to speak with colleagues in the IBM i world is more important than ever. We can certainly get trapped in our own bubble of sorts. iBelieve, the popular IBM i road show, is back for a six-date run through Europe.

 

iBelieve will run on the following dates:

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Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 16:14
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In the Wheelhouse: SSL Concerns Met With Silence PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Pitcher   
Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

IBM Domino customers continue to kick and scream about security. Will there be a supported solution in the near future?

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Author's Note: After publication of this article, IBM announced support for SHA-2 hashed SSL certificates via an upcoming Interim Fix.

 

Two months ago, I was literally on a 17-hour ferry ride in the North Atlantic writing a piece entitled "IBM, We Have an SSL Problem." It was one of those pieces that just came together the way musicians sometimes write complete songs in about a half hour.

 

Today's piece kind of fell out of me in just over an hour. It means something. It essentially wrote itself because it needed to be written.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:56
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In the Wheelhouse: Heavy Metal for Halloween PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Pitcher   
Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

IBM announces smokin' new hardware plus Technology Refreshes for IBM i 7.1 and 7.2.

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Today's set of announcements for both IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 9 and IBM i 7.2 Technology Refresh 1 are pretty cool. What you have to remember is that most updates for IBM i 7.2 TR1 are included in IBM i 7.1 TR9. More details will follow. From what I understand, everything I'm writing about today is included in both TRs.

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Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 14:21
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In the Wheelhouse: Apple, IBM, and a Missed Opportunity PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Pitcher   
Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

Today, I'm talking about the deal between Apple and IBM and how it could affect BlackBerry. Sadly, my take on it isn't all roses.

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This week, IBM and Apple teamed up to provide mobile solutions for the enterprise market.

 

As per the agreement:

 

The landmark partnership aims to redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change—grounded in four core capabilities:

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 12:47
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In the Wheelhouse: Navigator Shines in IBM i 7.2 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 May 2014 00:00

IBM i 7.2 isn't short on cool features by any means, but IBM Navigator for i keeps getting smarter, better, and faster.

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About two weeks ago, I was at the COMMON User Group Conference in Orlando, Florida, where I previewed some of the great stuff coming in IBM i 7.2 and beyond. "And beyond?" you may ask. I'm on the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC), and we're lucky enough to have great dialogue for two jam-packed days before the COMMON Conference with the IBMers who design and influence the future of IBM i and Power Systems.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 13:45
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In the Wheelhouse: IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 8 Announced PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 April 2014 00:00

On the cusp of the expected IBM i 7.2 announcement, IBM announces IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 8, which contains updates for hardware, DB2, the Integrated Application Server, and specifically IBM i HTTP Administration.

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While it's the last bullet point of the entire TR8 announcement, don't think that the Integrated Application Server on IBM i 7.1 now being based on the WebSphere Application Server 8.5 Liberty Profile is a less-important announcement than the others. Liberty is an ultra-lightweight and dynamic application server environment that allows applications to run with bare minimum support from the underlying Java architecture. In layman's terms, when a Liberty application runs, it loads only what it needs to do the job at hand and then loads anything else it needs on-demand.

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 12:49
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In the Wheelhouse: Redbooks and Polar Bears PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 07 April 2014 00:00

Systems evolution needs to be a constant effort. The new Redbook entitled Modernize IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between is a must-read for every IBM i developer.

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125,000 years ago, scientists believe that a group of brown bears (ursus arctos) were isolated from their ancestors and began to evolve into a separate subspecies: what we know as the modern polar bear. Over many generations, the descendants of these bears evolved and inherited the trait of a white, thicker coatideal protection and camouflage in the snow and ice, making the bear more successful to hunt and kill prey. The molar teeth and digestive system of the polar bear also changed over time, adapting to the demands of a new diet of seal meat rather than plants and berries. Their stomachs changed to accommodate larger and unexpected amounts of food, taking advantage of a big kill and allowing them to survive on it for weeks at a time during months when food wasn't plentiful. Their necks grew much longer than the modern brown bear, making it easier to keep their heads above water when swimming and when reaching into the sea from the ice to catch food from above. The forepaws grew larger in order to operate like paddles in the water.

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Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 06:43
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