The IBM i Manifest initiative that started in Japan earlier this year has come to the United States. With the launch of the IBM i Manifest U.S. Web site (www.imanifest-us.com) earlier this month, the initiative has made its official call for participation here in North America. The initiative is made up of IBM i users, customers, resellers and ISVs who have come together to revitalize the IBM i marketplace.
Editor's Note: The head of customer care at Vision Solutions offers his account of events surrounding one of the most financially devastating North American weather-related events of 2011 as told by writer Robert Gast.
By the evening of Friday, August 26, the inhabitants of a long stretch of the eastern seaboard all had something in common: There was a likely chance there lives would be greatly impacted by a destructive hurricane. On that day, a record number of viewers were glued to the Weather Channel to watch the offspring of a distant tropical cyclone swell into a 600 mile-wide hurricane; with prolonged wind speeds in excess of 111 miles per hour.