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IBM announced fourth-quarter 2014 diluted earnings from continuing operations of $5.54 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $5.76 per share in the fourth-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 4 percent.  Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings from continuing operations were $5.81 per share compared with operating diluted earnings of $6.16 per share in the fourth-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 6 percent.

Fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations was $5.5 billion compared with $6.2 billion in the fourth-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 11 percent.  Operating (non-GAAP) net income from continuing operations was $5.8 billion, as compared with $6.6 billion in the fourth-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 13 percent.

For the fourth-quarter of 2014, IBM reported consolidated net income of $5.5 billion or $5.51 of diluted earnings per share, including operating net losses in discontinued operations related to the microelectronics manufacturing business.

Total revenues from continuing operations for the fourth-quarter of 2014 of $24.1 billion were down 12 percent (down 2 percent, adjusting for the impact of the divested customer care outsourcing and System x businesses and for currency) from the fourth-quarter of 2013 and were down 1 percent for the full year 2014, adjusting for the impact of the divested businesses and for currency.     

“We are making significant progress in our transformation, continuing to shift IBM’s business to higher value, and investing and positioning ourselves for the longer term," said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer.

"In 2014, we repositioned our hardware portfolio for higher value, maintained a services backlog of $128 billion and achieved strong revenue growth across cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security.  Together these strategic imperatives grew 16 percent in 2014 and now represent $25 billion and 27 percent of our revenue.”  

Fourth-Quarter GAAP – Operating (non-GAAP) Reconciliation

Fourth-quarter operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings from continuing operations exclude $0.27 per share of charges; $0.19 per share for the amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related charges; and $0.08 per share for retirement-related charges driven by changes to plan assets and liabilities primarily related to market performance.

Full-Year 2015 Expectations

The company will provide 2015 earnings expectations during today’s quarterly earnings conference call.

Geographic Regions

The Americas’ fourth-quarter revenues were $11.1 billion, a decrease of 9 percent (down 4 percent, adjusting for divested businesses and currency) from the 2013 period.  Revenues from Europe/Middle East/Africa were down 13 percent to $8.0 billion (down 1 percent, adjusting for divested businesses and currency).  Asia-Pacific revenues decreased 17 percent (down 2 percent, adjusting for divested businesses and currency) to $4.9 billion.                                    

Growth Markets and Major Markets

Revenues from the company’s growth markets were down 16 percent (down 2 percent, adjusting for divested businesses and currency).  Revenues in the BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — were down 21 percent (down 8 percent, adjusting for divested businesses and currency). China revenues were down 1 percent, adjusting for divested businesses and currency.  Revenues from the company’s major markets were down 11 percent (down 2 percent, adjusting for divested businesses and currency).

Services

Global Services segment revenues decreased 8 percent (flat adjusting for the impact of the divested customer care outsourcing and System x businesses and for currency) to $13.5 billion.  Global Technology Services segment revenues decreased 8 percent (up 2 percent adjusting for the impact of the divested customer care outsourcing and System x businesses and for currency) to $9.2 billion.  Global Business Services segment revenues were down 8 percent (down 3 percent, adjusting for currency) to $4.3 billion.  

Pre-tax income from Global Technology Services decreased 26 percent and pre-tax margin decreased to 15.6 percent.  Global Business Services pre-tax income decreased 22 percent and pre-tax margin decreased to 16.4 percent.  Pre-tax income and margin include the impact of the fourth-quarter workforce rebalancing charge.                          

The estimated services backlog at December 31, 2014 was $128 billion, flat year to year adjusting for the divested customer care outsourcing and System x businesses and currency. 

Software

Revenues from the Software segment were $7.6 billion, down 7 percent (down 3 percent, adjusting for currency) compared with the fourth-quarter of 2013.   Software pre-tax income decreased 11 percent and pre-tax margin decreased to 44.7 percent.  Pre-tax income and margin include the impact of the fourth-quarter workforce rebalancing charge. 

Revenues from IBM’s key middleware products, which include WebSphere, Information Management, Tivoli, Workforce Solutions and Rational products, were $5.4 billion, down 6 percent (down 3 percent, adjusting for currency) versus the fourth-quarter of 2013.  Operating systems revenues of $557 million were down 19 percent (down 16 percent, adjusting for currency) compared with the prior-year quarter.

Financing

Global Financing segment revenues were flat (up 5 percent, adjusting for currency) in the fourth-quarter to $532 million.  Pre-tax income for the segment decreased 11 percent to $526 million.

Hardware

Revenues from continuing operations for the Systems and Technology segment totaled $2.4 billion for the quarter, down 39 percent (down 12 percent, adjusting for the impact of the divested System x business and currency) from the fourth-quarter of 2013.  Systems and Technology pre-tax income increased 12 percent and pre-tax margin increased to 15.5 percent.  Pre-tax income and margin include the impact of the fourth-quarter workforce rebalancing charge.    

Revenues from Power Systems were down 13 percent (down 11 percent, adjusting for currency) compared with the 2013 period.  Revenues from System z mainframe server products decreased 26 percent (down 23 percent, adjusting for currency).  Revenues from System Storage decreased 8 percent (down 5 percent, adjusting for currency).  

Gross Profit

The company’s total gross profit margin from continuing operations was 53.3 percent in the 2014 fourth-quarter period compared with 52.4 percent in the 2013 fourth-quarter period.  Total operating (non-GAAP) gross profit margin from continuing operations was 53.9 percent in the 2014 fourth-quarter compared with 53.3 percent in the 2013 fourth-quarter period.                       

Expense

Total reported expense and other income from continuing operations declined 20 percent to $5.8 billion compared with the prior year period.  The reported reduction was driven by the gain of $1.4 billion ($1.1 billion pre-tax income benefit, net of related transaction and performance-based costs) from the divestiture of the System x business and the elimination of the expense for the System x business from the company’s run rate.  Without these items, expense and other income would have been up approximately 2 percent.  S,G&A expense of $6.0 billion was up 1 percent from the prior-year period and includes the workforce rebalancing charge of approximately $580 million.  R,D&E expense of $1.3 billion decreased 9 percent compared with the year-ago period, reflecting the divestiture of the System x business and currency impact.  Intellectual property and custom development income decreased to $199 million compared with $201 million a year ago.  Other (income) and expense was income of $1.5 billion, including the gain from the divested System x business, compared with prior-year income of $116 million.  Interest expense increased to $117 million compared with $113 million in the prior-year period.

Total operating (non-GAAP) expense and other income from continuing operations decreased 20 percent to $5.6 billion compared with the prior-year period, including the gain from the divestiture of the System x business.  Operating (non-GAAP) S,G&A expense increased 1 percent to $5.8 billion compared with the prior-year period and includes the workforce rebalancing charge.  Operating (non-GAAP) R,D&E expense of $1.3 billion was down 7 percent compared with the year-ago period, reflecting the divestiture of the System x business and currency impact.                          

Pre-Tax Income

Pre-tax income from continuing operations was flat year over year at $7.1 billion; pre-tax margin of 29.4 percent was up 3.5 points compared with the prior-year period. Operating (non-GAAP) pre-tax income from continuing operations decreased 2 percent to $7.4 billion and pre-tax margin was 30.7 percent, up 3.0 points, compared to the year-ago period.

                                   

IBM’s tax rate from continuing operations was 22.3 percent, up 9.8 points year over year; operating (non-GAAP) tax rate was 21.8 percent, up 9.6 points compared to the year-ago period.  The change in the fourth-quarter tax rate is driven by prior year discrete tax items, including benefits from tax audit settlements.                                  

Net income margin from continuing operations increased 0.2 points to 22.9 percent.  Total operating (non-GAAP) net income margin from continuing operations decreased 0.3 points to 24.0 percent.

The weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding in the fourth-quarter 2014 was 995 million, a decrease of 8 percent compared with the same period of 2013.  As of December 31, 2014, there were 991 million basic common shares outstanding.

Debt, including Global Financing, totaled $40.8 billion, compared with $39.7 billion at year-end 2013, and down $4.9 billion from the third quarter of 2014.  From a management segment view, Global Financing debt totaled $29.1 billion versus $27.5 billion at year-end 2013, resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.2 to 1.  Core (non-global financing) debt totaled $11.7 billion, a decrease of $0.5 billion since year-end 2013, resulting in a debt-to-capitalization ratio of 59 percent, which includes impacts from retirement plan remeasurement that take into account changes in discount rates and recently released U.S. mortality tables, the announced Microelectronics business divestiture and foreign exchange translation.                     

IBM ended the fourth-quarter 2014 with $8.5 billion of cash on hand and generated free cash flow of $6.6 billion, excluding Global Financing receivables, down approximately $1.8 billion year over year.  In the fourth quarter of 2014, the company returned $1.2 billion to shareholders through $1.1 billion in dividends and $0.1 billion of gross share repurchases.

At the end of December 2014, IBM had approximately $6.3 billion remaining from the current share repurchase authorization. 

Full-Year 2014 Results

Net income from continuing operations for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 was $15.8 billion compared with $16.9 billion in the year-ago period, a decrease of 7 percent.  Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $15.59, up 2 percent compared to the 2013 period.

The consolidated diluted earnings per share were $11.90 as compared to $14.94 per share in 2013, down 20 percent. Revenues from continuing operations for the twelve-month period totaled $92.8 billion, a decrease of 6 percent (down 1 percent, adjusting for divested businesses and currency) compared with $98.4 billion for the twelve months of 2013.

Full year results include a non-recurring pre-tax charge of $4.7 billion, or $3.4 billion, net of tax.  The charge includes an impairment to reflect fair value less estimated costs to sell the Microelectronics manufacturing business assets, which the company has classified as held for sale at December 31, 2014.  The charge also includes other estimated costs related to the transaction, including cash consideration expected to be transferred to GLOBALFOUNDRIES of approximately $1.5 billion.                                                                                                          

Operating (non-GAAP) net income from continuing operations for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014 was $16.7 billion compared with $18.4 billion in the year-ago period, a decrease of 9 percent.  Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $16.53 compared with $16.64 per diluted share for the 2013 period, a decrease of less than 1 percent. 

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements contained in this release may constitute forward-looking statements  within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.   Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current assumptions regarding future business and financial performance.  These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: a downturn in economic environment and client spending budgets; the company’s failure to meet growth and productivity objectives; a failure of the company’s innovation initiatives; risks from investing in growth opportunities; failure of the company’s intellectual property portfolio to prevent competitive offerings and the failure of the company to obtain necessary licenses; cybersecurity and data privacy considerations; fluctuations in financial results, impact of local legal, economic, political and health conditions; adverse effects from environmental matters, tax matters and the company’s pension plans; ineffective internal controls; the company’s use of accounting estimates; the company’s ability to attract and retain key personnel and its reliance on critical skills; impacts of relationships with critical suppliers and business with government clients; currency fluctuations and customer financing risks; impact of changes in market liquidity conditions and customer credit risk on receivables; reliance on third party distribution channels; the company’s ability to successfully manage acquisitions, alliances and dispositions; risks from legal proceedings; risk factors related to IBM securities; and other risks, uncertainties and factors discussed in the company’s Form 10-Qs, Form 10-K and in the company’s other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or in materials incorporated therein by reference.  Any forward-looking statement in this release speaks only as of the date on which it is made.  The company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Presentation of Information in this Press Release

In an effort to provide investors with additional information regarding the company’s results as determined by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the company has also disclosed in this press release the following non-GAAP information which management believes provides useful information to investors:

IBM results and expectations --

o  presenting operating (non-GAAP) earnings per share from continuing operations amounts and related income statement items;             

o  presenting non-global financing debt-to-capitalization ratio;

o  adjusting for free cash flow;

o  adjusting for currency (i.e., at constant currency);

adjusting for the divestiture of the System x and the customer care outsourcing businesses.

The rationale for management’s use of non-GAAP measures is included as part    of the supplemental materials presented within the fourth-quarter earnings materials.  These materials are available on the IBM investor relations Web site at www.ibm.com/investor and are being included in Attachment II (“Non-GAAP Supplemental Materials”) to the Form 8-K that includes this press release and is being submitted today to the SEC.

 

Fourth-Quarter 2014:

o  Diluted EPS from continuing operations:

   - GAAP: $5.54, down 4 percent;

   - Operating (non-GAAP): $5.81, down 6 percent;

o  Pre-tax income from continuing operations:

   - GAAP: $7.1 billion, flat year-to-year;

   - Operating (non-GAAP): $7.4 billion, down 2 percent;

o  Net income from continuing operations:

      - GAAP: $5.5 billion, down 11 percent;

      - Operating (non-GAAP): $5.8 billion, down 13 percent;

o  Gross profit margin from continuing operations:

      - GAAP: 53.3 percent, up 100 basis points;

      - Operating (non-GAAP): 53.9 percent, up 60 basis points;

o  Revenue from continuing operations: $24.1 billion:

      - Down 12 percent; down 2 percent adjusting for divested businesses and currency.

 

Full-Year 2014:

o  Diluted EPS from continuing operations:

   - GAAP: $15.59, up 2 percent;

   - Operating (non-GAAP): $16.53, down 1 percent;

o  Pre-tax income from continuing operations:

- GAAP: $20.0 billion, down 1 percent;

      - Operating (non-GAAP): $21.1 billion, down 4 percent;

o  Net income from continuing operations:

      - GAAP: $15.8 billion, down 7 percent;

      - Operating (non-GAAP): $16.7 billion, down 9 percent;

o  Gross profit margin from continuing operations:

      - GAAP: 50.0 percent, up 50 basis points;

      - Operating (non-GAAP): 50.6 percent, up 10 basis points;

o  Revenue from continuing operations: $92.8 billion:

      - Down 6 percent; down 1 percent adjusting for divested businesses and currency;

Strategic imperatives grew 16 percent to $25 billion, and now represent 27 percent of total IBM revenue:

     - Total Cloud revenue of $7 billion, up 60 percent;

       -- Cloud delivered as a service revenues of $3 billion, up approximately 75 percent;

       -- Year-end annual run rate of $3.5 billion for cloud delivered as a service;

   - Business analytics revenue up 7 percent to nearly $17 billion;

   - Mobile revenue more than tripled;

   - Security revenue up 19 percent.

 

IBM is the global leader in hybrid cloud and AI, serving clients in more than 170 countries. More than 3,500 clients use our hybrid cloud platform to accelerate their digital transformation journeys and, in total, more than 30,000 of them have turned to IBM to unlock value from their data — this client list includes nine out of ten of the world's largest banks. With this foundation, we continue to leverage Red Hat OpenShift as the leading platform to address our clients' business needs: A hybrid cloud platform that is open, flexible and secure. Guided by principles of trust, transparency and support for a more inclusive society, IBM also is committed to being a responsible steward of technology and a force for good in the world. For more information, visit: www.ibm.com.

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    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericMany business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying? It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

    • The data dilemma
    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, see how HelpSystems data automation software will help you stop re-keying data.

     

  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

    SB_Profound_WC_GenericWhen it comes to IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"

     

  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericToo much paper is wasted. Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets.And distributing documents is expensive and takes up far too much time.
    These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
    Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

    • Capture
    • Manage
    • And distribute documents digitally

     

  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400

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    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

    Are there still companies that use AS400? Of course!

    IBM i was built on the same foundation.
    Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

    • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
    • Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i
    • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days

     

  • Ask the RDi Experts

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWatch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, including:

    • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
    • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
    • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
    • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
    • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?

    This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi.

     

  • Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. In Part 2, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Attend this webinar to learn:

    • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
    • Debugging Node.js
    • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
    • Using NodeRun.com as a pre-built development environment

     

     

  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.

     

  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.

     

     

  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption

     

     

  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.

     

     

  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

     

     

     

  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.

     

  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.

     

     

  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.

     

     

  • Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i

    SB Profound WC GenericHave you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
    Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
    In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
    Watch Now.

  • The Biggest Mistakes in IBM i Security

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    Here’s the harsh reality: cybersecurity pros have to get their jobs right every single day, while an attacker only has to succeed once to do incredible damage.
    Whether that’s thousands of exposed records, millions of dollars in fines and legal fees, or diminished share value, it’s easy to judge organizations that fall victim. IBM i enjoys an enviable reputation for security, but no system is impervious to mistakes.
    Join this webinar to learn about the biggest errors made when securing a Power Systems server.
    This knowledge is critical for ensuring integrity of your application data and preventing you from becoming the next Equifax. It’s also essential for complying with all formal regulations, including SOX, PCI, GDPR, and HIPAA
    Watch Now.

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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
    - Simplified backup procedures
    - Easy data encryption
    - Save media management
    - Guided restoration
    - Seamless product integration
    Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Try the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

    - Automated report distribution
    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated batch, interactive, and cross-platform scheduling
    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
    Scale your software, not your staff. Try the Robot Job Scheduling Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • ACO MONITOR Manages your IBM i 24/7 and Notifies You When Your IBM i Needs Assistance!

    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.