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September 19, 2016 | Volume 11 Issue 15


LEAD ARTICLE: Domino Short and a Fix Pack Late
FEATURED ARTICLE: Eye on the i World: HA/DR Specialist Company Sees the Cloud as the IBM i's Salvation
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: The Weather Company Data Packages Delivers a Set of Cloud-Based Weather Data Services
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Feature Article - Analysis
Domino Short and a Fix Pack Late

Domino is dying. But there is hope.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Last month, I wrote a piece about the future of IBM Notes/Domino called “The Domino 9.0.2 Waiting Game” in which I lamented at the lack of, well, Domino 9.0.2.


Lo and behold, just last week IBM put out an announcement for an update: Notes and Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 7. With a whopping 81 fixes combined between client and server since the last update in May 2016, the collective sigh from the IBM Domino user and ISV community certainly wasn’t heard ‘round the world.


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Feature Article - Application Software
Eye on the i World: HA/DR Specialist Company Sees the Cloud as the IBM i's Salvation

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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