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IBM: Systematic Layoffs and the Concept of Selling Concepts

It's time to look at layoffs again. Also, contrary to what some analysts believe, a full-scale transformation of IBM into a company that sells concepts is not the answer.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

It's been about two months since I wrote about the new round of IBM layoffs that could potentially see the U.S. workforce reduced by 14,000 out of approximately 70,000 employees. Since IBM of course doesn't publish its employee counts by country, it's hard to say exactly how deep each round of layoffs actually goes. There's a heck of a lot of smoke to be no fire.

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Three Compelling Drivers for Implementing a High Availability Solution on an IBM i Cloud with MIMIX

 

The emergence of the IBM i Cloud along with dramatic changes in costs have made downtime-reducing solutions accessible for companies of all sizes.

 

Written by Connectria Hosting

 

Until recently, high availability solutions for IBM Power Systems servers running IBM i were reserved mostly for larger enterprises with on-premise or dedicated hosting solutions. Given the emergence of the IBM i Cloud, high availability is now dramatically easier to use and a less expensive alternative for organizations of all sizes. Today, just about anyone running an IBM i environment can now afford the “luxury” of real-time, offsite data protection, as well as rapid and complete data recovery in the cloud.

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TechTip: C# for RPGers – C# and RPG Basic Data Types Compared, Part 1

Time to start learning about the C# language itself! Learn which basic data types you can use and how they relate to their RPG counterparts in the first hands-on TechTip of this series.

rafael victoria preiraWritten by Rafael Victória-Pereira

This is probably the moment you’re waiting for if you’ve been following this series of TechTips since its inception. It’s time for some hands-on work. So fire up Visual Studio and get ready to write some C# code!

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Book Review: DB2 10.1/10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Guide

This is a practical book for everyday use. If you'll be working with DB2 for LUW Version 10.1 or 10.5, you should have a copy on your desk.

troy colemanReviewed by Troy L. Coleman

If you’re looking for a book that presents a well-rounded overview of DB2 for LUW and you’d like to know what’s new in versions 10.1 and 10.5, look no further. DB2 10.1/10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Study Guide (Exams 611 and 311) can serve as a training guide for a beginner, a DB2 certification preparation tool for an advancing professional, or a reference guide for a database expert.

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TechTip: i Illuminate 7.3 – Time-Turner

Traveling back in time is easy and can answer important questions. Take the next step with Scott on this journey through the castle.

Written by Scott Forstie

Glad you could join me for episode two of this series. When I last talked to you, I had just learned what house the Sorting Hat had chosen for me. In an unexpected turn of events, I am bound for the house of Slytherin. Unlike some before me, I don’t resist the decision, bowing to the wisdom of the enchanted hat. Perhaps I’m comforted by the knowledge that my path will be influenced by future decisions that I can control.

 

My housemates welcome me with open arms and wary looks. After some time has passed, I have settled into a routine of training and competition. I am intrigued by the possibilities that lie before me. Much like my life here in the castle, DB2 for i on IBM i 7.3 provides similar opportunities for new adventures.

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INDUSTRY NEWS >>

Kisco Releases Update for IBM i Audit Security Product

Kisco Information Systems announces Release 6 of its popular iFileAudit security product for the IBM i family of servers.

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Field Encryption for IBM i Announced by Raz-Lee Security

Raz-Lee Security Inc., a major vendor of security, auditing & compliance software solutions for IBM i systems, is announcing Field (Column) Encryption, an important addition to its current iSecurity product suite.

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IBM Performance Management on Cloud

IBM Performance Management on Cloud provides additional monitoring coverage to continue eliminating blind spots when identifying and resolving application performance issues.

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IBM Sametime Complete V9.0.1

IBM Sametime Complete V9.0.1 provides advanced conferencing and rich communications capabilities that leverage existing IT and UC infrastructures, mobile devices, applications, and social business environments.

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IBM Security Access Manager Appliance Updated

IBM Security Access Manager Appliance is updated to include the IBM Security Directory Suite Standard Edition component.

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IBM cloudMatrix Offers a New Operating Model

IBM cloudMatrix can enable enterprises to adopt a new operating model in order to personalize IT service consumption.

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IBM Security Guardium V10.1

IBM Security Guardium V10.1 enhances analytics, protection, and adaptability for data activity monitoring, vulnerability assessment, and file security modules.

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IBM Sterling and IBM Call Center Enhancements

IBM Sterling Order Management V9.5, IBM Sterling Configure, Price, Quote V9.5, and IBM Call Center for Commerce V9.5 enhance the capabilities that drive more differentiating customer interactions in selling and order fulfillment.

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