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TechTip: Building Charts with Highcharts, Part 1

Create your first charts using the best chart tool ever!

jan jorgensenWritten by Jan Jorgensen

During the last few months, I have been working on a project to present web-based reports as charts. When we started the project, no chart tool was selected and we had a few rules that had to be taken into account:

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Partner TechTip: Data Visualization: Three Keys to Enhancing Business Insight with SEQUEL

Giving users data in a modern, usable format helps them work more efficiently, and SEQUEL makes this happen without even leaving IBM i.

mike stegemanWritten by Mike Stegeman

IBM i costs 45 percent less than running Linux servers and 54 percent less than Windows servers, according to a 2014 study by ITG. These calculations are based on the average cost of hardware, licenses, support, personnel, and facilities over a three-year period.

 

While the DB2 database on IBM i is proven to be the most cost-effective platform, some companies are still moving to or adding others. Ease of use is a major factor. Organizations need their members to work effectively, and seeing data in modern, straightforward formats improves productivity.

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What's Wrong with the RPG World?

Do you ever kind of get sick of the way RPG is kicked around? I do too, but I guess in this article I'll do some of the kicking because, in some ways, it's our own fault.

david shireyWritten by David Shirey

Maybe it's the weather. It's really hot today, hot and muggy, and last week it was so cold I was back to wearing sweatshirts. So I'm not prepared for this hot weather, and it always takes me a bit of time to adjust. And what do I do when I'm in the slow process of adjusting? I get cranky.

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The API Corner: What's the Status of My Data Queue?

Find out by using the Retrieve Data Queue APIs.

bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

In the past month or so, I've received two requests related to accessing data queue (*DTAQ) information. The first request concerned finding out how many messages were currently on a *DTAQ and how long the oldest message had been on the queue. These questions, to me anyway, suggest a management application to periodically poll *DTAQs and determine whether they are backlogged and in need of additional readers to be started and/or are stuck for some reason, for instance an outstanding inquiry message.

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In the Wheelhouse: Analysis of IBM i Community Feedback

Sometimes the best advice you can find is from watching what your peers are doing.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Back in March, HelpSystems released its first annual IBM i Marketplace Survey report. 344 of our peers in the IBM i and Power Systems world explained how they use the platform, highlighting the good, the bad, the challenges, and the concerns. This is great news, especially as an annual survey, because it's great to know what other people are doing with Power Systems and IBM i and how they're doing it. You can download it free from the MC White Paper Center.

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Technology Focus: Handling Backup and Recovery Chores In-House

If you need a better answer for in-house data backup services but can't afford full-blown high-availability solutions, here are some other options.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

Thirty years ago (or maybe as recently as last night at some small businesses), a "typical" in-house backup and recovery strategy was to back up all the hard drives on the server and hang the tape in a library until next week, when it would be time to overwrite "Monday's" tape with next Monday's backup.

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INDUSTRY NEWS >>

IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3 and IBM Workload Automation V9.3

IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3 and IBM Workload Automation V9.3 unleash full governance for enterprise business processes and scheduling optimization for hybrid IT.

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IBM Workload Automation on Cloud, Formerly Known as IBM Workload Automation (SaaS)

IBM Workload Automation on Cloud delivers self-service automation and scheduling optimization for hybrid IT.

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Cognos Express V10.2.2 Delivers Business Intelligence Reporting, Analysis, and Planning Capabilities

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.2 is a complete solution for business intelligence and performance management, targeted for mid-size organizations.

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IBM Sterling Configure, Price, Quote V9.4 Media and License Updates

The products in this release run on selected levels of the IBM AIX, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Sun Solaris, and SUSE Linux Enterprise operating systems.

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ProData Announces New Release SQL/Pro 5.0

ProData Computer Services, Inc. announced the new release of a powerful query language product that allows users to exploit the DB2 relational database.

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IBM Software Announcements for May 12, 2015

PureApplication V2.1, FlashSystem, PowerVM, PowerHA SystemMirror, Cloud Manager with OpenStack, and more.

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UBD Replacador Delivers Dedupe & Replication Functionality to IBM i and Storwize V3700

LaserVault’s newest solution makes deduplication with replication affordable for the SMB.

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IBM Hardware Announcements for May 12, 2015

SAN Volume Controller, Storwize, Power System E850, PurePower System Solution, Data Engine for Analytics, and more.

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