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Eye on the i World: HA/DR Specialist Company Sees the Cloud as the IBM i's Salvation PDF Print E-mail
Application Software - Managed Services / SaaS
Written by John Ghrist   
Sunday, 18 September 2016 23:00

Paying attention to the best uses of cloud computing, the business benefits of the IBM i, and shrewd use of the platform can keep the i relevant into the future.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

While there are possibly many people who think the IBM i has already seen its best days as a platform, there are also others who don't agree with that assessment. While there are some negative-sounding statistics, there are also hopeful signs that developing technology and services, particularly cloud-related, can revive the platform's outlook.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 18 September 2016 23:00
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The Domino 9.0.2 Waiting Game PDF Print E-mail
Application Software - Collaboration & Messaging
Written by Steve Pitcher   
Sunday, 31 July 2016 23:00

The IBM Domino on-premises user community is waiting. But it won’t wait forever.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

It’s been over 1,000 days since the last point release of IBM Notes and Domino (9.0.1). Since then, we’ve seen plans for 9.0.2 on the horizon, yet we seem to be no closer to a release date. I’m not sure why IBM isn’t releasing an on-premises IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.2 any time soon.

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Last Updated on Friday, 29 July 2016 15:10
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To Make Shopping Experiences Exceptional, Brick and Click Retailers Must Innovate PDF Print E-mail
Application Software - Customer Relationship Management
Written by Vish Ganapathy   
Sunday, 31 July 2016 23:00

These days, consumers expect retailers to provide information tailored personally just for them.

vish ganapathyWritten by Vish Ganapathy
In the industry’s current disruptive environment, retail and consumer product companies are competing with new business models and being forced to refresh their consumer experiences and brand engagements to be more relevant.

A new IBM study finds retailers' current strategies to deliver engaging brand experiences are not keeping pace with what customers’ expect and want out of their brick and click shopping experiences.

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Last Updated on Friday, 29 July 2016 15:12
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Hybrid Cloud Overview PDF Print E-mail
Application Software - Managed Services / SaaS
Written by Ashok Iyengar   
Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

A hybrid solution is created when private (on-premises) and public (off-premises) services are used together.

 Ashok IyengarWritten by Ashok K. Iyengar

Editor’s note: This article is an excerpt from the book IBM Cloud Platform Primer.

 

A hybrid is a mixture or fusion of two different elements. Hybrid cars, for example, are a combination of a gasoline engine and an electric motor, with both having the ability to propel the vehicle. A hybrid cloud combines the resources available in a private cloud with those in the public cloud while both continue to function as independent and unique entities. Thus, a hybrid cloud offers the benefits of multiple deployment models. Why not use just a public cloud or a private cloud? The answer lies in economics, speed, and privacy, which are the major forces that drive enterprises to hybrid cloud solutions.

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Last Updated on Friday, 01 April 2016 13:17
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ERP Implementation Strategies That Yield Ultimate ROI PDF Print E-mail
Application Software - Enterprise Resource Planning / Financial
Written by Robert Vormittag   
Monday, 21 March 2016 00:00

With the tools and process put forth in this article, hopefully you'll feel armed and ready to make ERP decisions for ultimate ROI.

bob vormittagWritten by Bob Vormittag Jr.

Considering that an ERP solution is one of the biggest IT investments, organizations must work closely and collaboratively with their ERP partner during implementation. The litany of high-profile failures that squandered significant resources can be blamed on implementation challenges. To yield the ultimate return on investment (ROI), ERP solution implementation success starts with proper planning, open communication, and careful selection of the best technical features that fits the organization.  

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 March 2016 14:56
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Technology Focus: Cloud Managed Services for IBM i Offer IT More Options PDF Print E-mail
Application Software - Managed Services / SaaS
Written by John Ghrist   
Monday, 21 December 2015 00:00

Unlike cloud hosting services, cloud managed services leave the hardware at the customer site. However, many of the issues potential customers have are similar.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

Last month's Technology Focus looked at cloud-hosting services for the IBM i and some of the issues that have impeded more widespread adoption of hosting services use. A strong alternative to cloud hosting providers is offered by managed service providers (MSPs), which also use the cloud or Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for connectivity, but that instead offer administrative and other services for servers remaining on customer premises.

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 00:00
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CAMSS in Conversation: Cloud PDF Print E-mail
Application Software - Managed Services / SaaS
Written by Steve Pitcher   
Monday, 07 December 2015 00:00

IBM Power Systems in the cloud is bigger than you might think. And it's a growing ecosystem.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher
Joining me this week to talk about the cloud component of CAMSS (Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social, and Security) is IBM's Alise Spence, IBM's Power Systems Cloud Offerings Product Manager. Alise is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the offerings IBM brings to market for public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions.

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Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015 14:41
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Technology Focus: The Ranks of Cloud Hosting Providers for IBM i Continue to Burgeon PDF Print E-mail
Application Software - Managed Services / SaaS
Written by John Ghrist   
Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

It can be tempting to save on systems operations costs by turning to a cloud hosting service. However, connectivity, security, and loss of control remain significant issues.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

Cloud hosting is one of those ideas whose time seems to have arrived. The cost savings of managing in-house servers combined with the economies of scale that hosting providers can enjoy by offering such services to many companies on their own in-house systems, coupled with the ubiquity of the Internet, make hosting an attractive option on both sides of the table.

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Last Updated on Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00
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