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Partner TechTip: Hit a Home Run with Your Financial Reporting PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Mike Stegeman   
Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

Want to streamline your budgeting and financial analysis?

mike_stegemanWritten by Mike Stegeman

When your general ledger and transaction files are on your IBM i system and your budget data is in Excel, comparing the two can be a real challenge. Does your team have the right equipment to stay in championship form so you can streamline your budgeting and financial analysis?

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Last Updated on Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00
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Partner TechTip: How Can You Sleep at Night Without It? PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00

Automate your job scheduling and eliminate sleepless nights.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

What keeps you up at night? Imagine being a data center manager and having to worry each night whether your team will run processes in the correct order, whether they might miss an event, or whether they'll forget that there is a special process to run.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:31
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Partner TechTip: Manage by Exception! Get Rid of the Noise! PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00

Automate by eliminating the unnecessary messages.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

Does your Operations team complain that many of the events they look at aren't important? Does your Operations team miss important events because they are hidden within the "noise" of the other messages (like a needle in a haystack)? Do you need a separate console for each partition or server they manage?

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Last Updated on Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
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Partner TechTip: Combine and Automate MS SQL Server and IBM i Processes PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 16 March 2012 00:00

Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise runs your SSIS packages automatically.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

More than 90 percent of the servers running next to IBM i servers are running Windows. And more than 50 percent of these Windows servers run MS SQL Server to perform some form of reporting against data that was stored on the IBM i system. This reporting process uses SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages to bundle data and generate business reports.

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Last Updated on Friday, 16 March 2012 00:00
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TechTip: Analyze Your Programs and Applications, Part II PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Jean-Paul Lamontre   
Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00

The first part of this article series showed how DSPOBJD can easily provide statistics to manage a general recompilation project. But it only touched the surface of all the things you get with the DSPxxx commands.

jean-paul_lamontreWritten by Jean-Paul Lamontre

Let's start with a review of the information we gathered in Part I by just using DSPOBJD.

Objects by Type and Year

This data is concerned with counting objects by type and by year of source update (for those that have a source, of course).

 

If we had used ODCCEN plus ODCDAT (i.e., the object creation date) instead of ODSRCC plus ODSRCD, we'd have gotten a report on recompilation instead of a report on source update.

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Partner TechTip: Old Reports Sitting on an Output Queue? PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00

Not a good idea!

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

Several months ago, I was visiting customers and reviewing their computer operations. A question that comes up more than I can believe is, "What do we do with all of the reports that are sitting on output queues?" This question always amazes me. There are companies with reports that have been sitting on output queues for five years or more!

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QuickLook: Rocket Software Servergraph Professional V6.2 PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Rocket Software   
Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00

For anyone whose backed up data couldn't be restored when needed, Servergraph Professional offers assurance that you will not suffer that experience—ever again.

Written by Rocket Software, Inc.

Servergraph Professional is an agentless Web-based backup reporting, alerting, and monitoring tool that identifies—and even prevents—missed backups while it finds wasted space, boosts performance, and improves the reliability of backup servers. It also can create compliance reports and, optionally, charge-back reports showing the relative costs of storage and data protection services. Servergraph identifies storage and backup problems before they affect operations.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 18:29
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Partner TechTip: Coordinate Business Processes Across Windows, Linux, UNIX, and IBM i Servers PDF Print E-mail
Tips & Techniques - System Administration
Written by Tom Huntington   
Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00

Monitor and control your data warehouse processes.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

One great thing about my job is that I get to speak to thousands of customers each year and discuss the issues they encounter automating, monitoring, and managing their servers. Often people are unaware they even have an issue because they don't know that anything better is available.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 January 2012 15:52
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