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October 20, 2008 | Vol 3 Issue 18


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Analysis
Reading Between the Lines of IBM's Third-Quarter Report

Though reported revenues of older System i servers are down, the replacement Power Systems servers are doing well.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

IBM announced new hardware and software offerings this month just before it released its third-quarter financial results. On all fronts, the company appears to be doing well, but there continues to be a question regarding sales of servers running IBM i, or the good old AS/400 to industry vets.


Just to recap, the company's total revenues for the quarter were up 5 percent over the same period last year to $25.3 billion....



Feature Article - Analysis
On Becoming Indispensible

IT employees must develop multiple strategies to protect their jobs during this economic upheaval.

maria_degiglio.gifBy Maria A. DeGiglio

Cathie Black--media mogul, president of Hearst Magazines, and author of the book Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)--was interviewed recently on NBC's Weekend Today (remember, folks, I only watch the best on TV; I am also a devotee of South Park and Family Guy) for tips on how to avoid losing one's job during the economic crisis. "Be essential," was her reply.

Also, be indispensible and/or irreplaceable.


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