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Demand for blades and x86 systems leads the way, according to IDC.

According to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market declined 3.9 percent year over year to $13.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 (4Q09). Although this was the sixth consecutive quarter with a year-over-year revenue decline, it was the second consecutive quarter with sequential quarter-over-quarter revenue growth. Worldwide server shipments increased 1.9 percent to 1.9 million units in 4Q09 when compared with the year-ago period. For the full year 2009, worldwide server revenue declined 18.9 percent to $43.2 billion when compared to 2008, while worldwide unit shipments declined 18.6 percent to 6.6 million units.

On a year-over-year basis, volume systems experienced the sharpest rebound with 9.9 percent revenue growth. Demand for midrange servers (servers priced $25,000 to $250,000) improved with a year-over-year factory revenue decline of 5.3 percent. The slowdown extended to the high-end segment where factory revenue declined 23.6 percent when compared to 4Q08 as several product refresh cycles planned for early 2010 stalled market demand. This is the first time since 3Q08 that all three server segments have not experienced a year-over-year revenue decline in the same quarter, offering further evidence that a recovery is underway.

"Market conditions improved significantly in the fourth quarter as the marketplace transitioned from recent stability to growth in several critical server segments. Customers are actively re-evaluating their IT needs and refreshing their infrastructures, and the fourth quarter represents the beginning of a market inflection," said Matt Eastwood, group vice president of IDC's Enterprise Servers group. "While many customers sat on the sidelines during 2009, significant innovation continued as server vendors prepared for an expanding market opportunity in 2010 and beyond. Optimal conditions for market inflection occur only once a decade and IDC believes that market shares could shift dramatically as the winners and losers of this new market cycle are determined, with those who are best positioned to meet increasingly sophisticated IT needs across the market gaining share."

Overall Server Market Standings by Vendor

IBM held onto the number 1 spot in the worldwide server systems market with 35.4 percent market share in factory revenue for 4Q09, as revenue declined 6.5 percent year over year. Although IBM experienced weakness in its System z mainframe system, demand for x86-based System x servers improved significantly in the quarter. HP held the number 2 spot with 30.5 percent share for the quarter as revenue increased 0.8 percent compared to 4Q08. HP was helped by strength in demand for its x86-based ProLiant servers. Dell maintained third place with 11.5 percent factory revenue market share in 4Q09. Dell experienced 4.5 percent revenue growth compared with 4Q08 due to strength in demand from enterprise, public sector, and its datacenter solutions customers. Fourth place Sun Microsystems experienced a year-over-year revenue decline of 17.3 percent in 4Q09 to 8.0 percent market share while Fujitsu, experienced a 7.2 percent increase in factory revenue holding 4.6 percent revenue share in 4Q09.

Top Server Market Findings

  • Microsoft Windows server demand was positively impacted by the accelerating x86 server market as hardware revenue increased 13.7 percent and unit shipments increased 5.5 percent year over year. Quarterly revenue of $5.4 billion for Windows servers represented 41.6 percent of overall quarterly factory revenue. This is the highest Windows server hardware revenue in two years.
  • Linux server demand also improved in 4Q09 with revenue growing 6.1 percent to $1.9 billion when compared with the fourth quarter of 2008. Linux servers now represent 14.7 percent of all server revenue, up 1.4 points over 4Q08.
  • Unix servers experienced 18.1 percent revenue decline year over year when compared with 4Q08 as customers waited for additional detail on the Sun-Oracle server roadmap as well as new IBM POWER7 and HP Integrity servers based on Intel Itanium 9300 processors. Worldwide Unix revenues were $3.9 billion for the quarter, representing 29.9 percent of quarterly server spending (down from 36.2 percent of quarterly server spending in 4Q08).

x86 Industry Standard Server Market Dynamics

The x86 server market accelerated sharply in 4Q09, growing 12.6 percent in the quarter to $7.3 billion worldwide as unit shipments increased 3.8 percent to 1.9 million servers. Each of the top 5 server vendors experienced positive x86 server revenue growth in the quarter. HP led the market with 39.3 percent revenue share. Dell retained second place securing 20.3 percent revenue share while IBM experienced the sharpest growth and now holds 19.6 percent revenue share – a 3.5 point year-over-year share gain. As a result of a particularly weak first half of the year, worldwide x86 server revenue for 2009 declined 14.6 percent to $23.7 billion, while worldwide x86 unit shipments decreased 17.8 percent to 6.4 million units.

"In 2009, x86 servers captured more than 55 percent of all server revenue and more than 96 percent of all server units shipped worldwide," said Dan Harrington, research analyst, IDC's Enterprise Server group. "This represents a continuation of the aggressive share gains that x86 technology has enjoyed over the last five years. Interestingly, x86 captured more than 57 percent revenue share in the fourth quarter of 2009. Because the fourth quarter is typically the strongest quarter for high-end non-x86 systems, this represents a significant shift in trends for the market, as non-x86 servers have never held less than 50 percent of revenue in the fourth quarter. IDC expects this trend to continue as users became more cost conscious than ever in 2010 and look to x86 servers for relief from capital and operational expenditures.”

Bladed Server Market Shows Strong Shipment and Revenue Growth

The blade market continued to grow in the quarter, reaching a new quarterly revenue high. The segment accelerated sharply with factory revenue increasing 30.9 percent year over year with shipment growth increasing by 8.3 percent compared to 4Q08. Overall, bladed servers, including x86, EPIC and RISC blades, accounted for $1.8 billion in the fourth quarter, representing 13.9 percent of quarterly server market revenue. More than 87 percent of all blade revenue is driven by x86 systems where blades now represent 21.4 percent of all x86 server revenue. HP maintained the number 1 spot in the server blade market in 4Q09 with 52.4 percent revenue share and IBM finished with 28.4 percent revenue share. IBM significantly outperformed the market with year-over-year revenue growth of 64.1 percent, gaining 5.7 points of blade market share in the process. For the full year 2009, worldwide blade server revenue grew 2.0 percent year over year to $5.4 billion, the only major server market segment to experience growth in 2009.

“Blades remained a bright spot in the server vendors’ portfolios," said Jed Scaramella, senior research analyst, IDC's Enterprise Server group. “They were able to grow blade revenue throughout the year while maintaining their average selling prices. Customers recognize the benefits extend beyond consolidation and density, and are leveraging the platform to deliver a dynamic IT environment. Vendors consider blades strategic to their business due to the strong loyalty customers develop for their blade vendor as well as the higher level of pull-through revenue associated with blades.”

Top Five Corporate Family, Worldwide Server Systems Factory Revenue,
Fourth Quarter of 2009

(Revenues are in Millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor

Q4 2009
Revenue

Market
Share

Q4 2008
Revenue

Market
Share

Revenue
Growth
Q409/Q408

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBM

$4,590

35.4%

$4,910

36.4%

-6.5%

HP

$3,950

30.5%

$3,920

29.1%

0.8%

Dell

$1,489

11.5%

$1,425

10.6%

4.5%

Sun

$1,032

8.0%

$1,247

9.3%

-17.3%

Fujitsu

$595

4.6%

$556

4.1%

7.2%

Others

$1,296

10.0%

$1,422

10.5%

-8.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Vendors

$12,952

100%

$13,480

100%

-3.9%

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, February 2010

 

Top 5 Corporate Family, Worldwide Server Systems Factory Revenue, FullYear 2009(Revenues are in Millions)

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor

2009
Revenue

Market
Share

2008
Revenue

Market
Share

Revenue
Growth
2009/2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBM

$14,191

32.9%

$16,937

31.8%

-16.2%

HP

$12,885

29.9%

$15,759

29.6%

-18.2%

Dell

$5,226

12.1%

$6,196

11.6%

-15.6%

Sun

$3,825

8.9%

$5,373

10.1%

-28.8%

Fujitsu

$2,186

5.1%

$2,508

4.7%

-12.8%

Others

$4,848

11.2%

$6,453

12.1%

-24.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Vendors

$43,162

100%

$53,226

100%

-18.9%

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, February 2010

IDC's Server Taxonomy

IDC's Server Taxonomy maps the eleven price bands within the server market into three price ranges: volume servers, midrange servers and high-end servers. The revenue data presented in this release is stated as factory revenue for a server system. IDC presents data in factory revenue to determine market share position. Factory revenue represents those dollars recognized by multi-user system and server vendors for ISS and upgrade units sold through direct and indirect channels and includes the following embedded server components: Frame or cabinet and all cables, processors, memory, communications boards, operating system software, other bundled software and initial internal and external disk shipments.

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker is a quantitative tool for analyzing the global server market on a quarterly basis. The Tracker includes quarterly shipments (both ISS and upgrades) and revenues (both customer and factory), segmented by vendor, family, model, region, operating system, price band, CPU type, and architecture. For more information, please contact Hoang Nguyen at 508-935-4718 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 46 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

International Data Corporation (IDC) is a premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help its clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

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According to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market declined 3.9 percent year over year to $13.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 (4Q09). Although this was the sixth consecutive quarter with a year-over-year revenue decline, it was the second consecutive quarter with sequential quarter-over-quarter revenue growth. Worldwide server shipments increased 1.9 percent to 1.9 million units in 4Q09 when compared with the year-ago period. For the full year 2009, worldwide server revenue declined 18.9 percent to $43.2 billion when compared to 2008, while worldwide unit shipments declined 18.6 percent to 6.6 million units.

On a year-over-year basis, volume systems experienced the sharpest rebound with 9.9 percent revenue growth. Demand for midrange servers (servers priced $25,000 to $250,000) improved with a year-over-year factory revenue decline of 5.3 percent. The slowdown extended to the high-end segment where factory revenue declined 23.6 percent when compared to 4Q08 as several product refresh cycles planned for early 2010 stalled market demand. This is the first time since 3Q08 that all three server segments have not experienced a year-over-year revenue decline in the same quarter, offering further evidence that a recovery is underway.

"Market conditions improved significantly in the fourth quarter as the marketplace transitioned from recent stability to growth in several critical server segments. Customers are actively re-evaluating their IT needs and refreshing their infrastructures, and the fourth quarter represents the beginning of a market inflection," said Matt Eastwood, group vice president of IDC's Enterprise Servers group. "While many customers sat on the sidelines during 2009, significant innovation continued as server vendors prepared for an expanding market opportunity in 2010 and beyond. Optimal conditions for market inflection occur only once a decade and IDC believes that market shares could shift dramatically as the winners and losers of this new market cycle are determined, with those who are best positioned to meet increasingly sophisticated IT needs across the market gaining share."

Overall Server Market Standings by Vendor

IBM held onto the number 1 spot in the worldwide server systems market with 35.4 percent market share in factory revenue for 4Q09, as revenue declined 6.5 percent year over year. Although IBM experienced weakness in its System z mainframe system, demand for x86-based System x servers improved significantly in the quarter. HP held the number 2 spot with 30.5 percent share for the quarter as revenue increased 0.8 percent compared to 4Q08. HP was helped by strength in demand for its x86-based ProLiant servers. Dell maintained third place with 11.5 percent factory revenue market share in 4Q09. Dell experienced 4.5 percent revenue growth compared with 4Q08 due to strength in demand from enterprise, public sector, and its datacenter solutions customers. Fourth place Sun Microsystems experienced a year-over-year revenue decline of 17.3 percent in 4Q09 to 8.0 percent market share while Fujitsu, experienced a 7.2 percent increase in factory revenue holding 4.6 percent revenue share in 4Q09.

Top Server Market Findings

  • Microsoft Windows server demand was positively impacted by the accelerating x86 server market as hardware revenue increased 13.7 percent and unit shipments increased 5.5 percent year over year. Quarterly revenue of $5.4 billion for Windows servers represented 41.6 percent of overall quarterly factory revenue. This is the highest Windows server hardware revenue in two years.
  • Linux server demand also improved in 4Q09 with revenue growing 6.1 percent to $1.9 billion when compared with the fourth quarter of 2008. Linux servers now represent 14.7 percent of all server revenue, up 1.4 points over 4Q08.
  • Unix servers experienced 18.1 percent revenue decline year over year when compared with 4Q08 as customers waited for additional detail on the Sun-Oracle server roadmap as well as new IBM POWER7 and HP Integrity servers based on Intel Itanium 9300 processors. Worldwide Unix revenues were $3.9 billion for the quarter, representing 29.9 percent of quarterly server spending (down from 36.2 percent of quarterly server spending in 4Q08).

x86 Industry Standard Server Market Dynamics

The x86 server market accelerated sharply in 4Q09, growing 12.6 percent in the quarter to $7.3 billion worldwide as unit shipments increased 3.8 percent to 1.9 million servers. Each of the top 5 server vendors experienced positive x86 server revenue growth in the quarter. HP led the market with 39.3 percent revenue share. Dell retained second place securing 20.3 percent revenue share while IBM experienced the sharpest growth and now holds 19.6 percent revenue share – a 3.5 point year-over-year share gain. As a result of a particularly weak first half of the year, worldwide x86 server revenue for 2009 declined 14.6 percent to $23.7 billion, while worldwide x86 unit shipments decreased 17.8 percent to 6.4 million units.

"In 2009, x86 servers captured more than 55 percent of all server revenue and more than 96 percent of all server units shipped worldwide," said Dan Harrington, research analyst, IDC's Enterprise Server group. "This represents a continuation of the aggressive share gains that x86 technology has enjoyed over the last five years. Interestingly, x86 captured more than 57 percent revenue share in the fourth quarter of 2009. Because the fourth quarter is typically the strongest quarter for high-end non-x86 systems, this represents a significant shift in trends for the market, as non-x86 servers have never held less than 50 percent of revenue in the fourth quarter. IDC expects this trend to continue as users became more cost conscious than ever in 2010 and look to x86 servers for relief from capital and operational expenditures.”

Bladed Server Market Shows Strong Shipment and Revenue Growth

The blade market continued to grow in the quarter, reaching a new quarterly revenue high. The segment accelerated sharply with factory revenue increasing 30.9 percent year over year with shipment growth increasing by 8.3 percent compared to 4Q08. Overall, bladed servers, including x86, EPIC and RISC blades, accounted for $1.8 billion in the fourth quarter, representing 13.9 percent of quarterly server market revenue. More than 87 percent of all blade revenue is driven by x86 systems where blades now represent 21.4 percent of all x86 server revenue. HP maintained the number 1 spot in the server blade market in 4Q09 with 52.4 percent revenue share and IBM finished with 28.4 percent revenue share. IBM significantly outperformed the market with year-over-year revenue growth of 64.1 percent, gaining 5.7 points of blade market share in the process. For the full year 2009, worldwide blade server revenue grew 2.0 percent year over year to $5.4 billion, the only major server market segment to experience growth in 2009.

“Blades remained a bright spot in the server vendors’ portfolios," said Jed Scaramella, senior research analyst, IDC's Enterprise Server group. “They were able to grow blade revenue throughout the year while maintaining their average selling prices. Customers recognize the benefits extend beyond consolidation and density, and are leveraging the platform to deliver a dynamic IT environment. Vendors consider blades strategic to their business due to the strong loyalty customers develop for their blade vendor as well as the higher level of pull-through revenue associated with blades.”

Top Five Corporate Family, Worldwide Server Systems Factory Revenue,
Fourth Quarter of 2009

(Revenues are in Millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor

Q4 2009
Revenue

Market
Share

Q4 2008
Revenue

Market
Share

Revenue
Growth
Q409/Q408

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBM

$4,590

35.4%

$4,910

36.4%

-6.5%

HP

$3,950

30.5%

$3,920

29.1%

0.8%

Dell

$1,489

11.5%

$1,425

10.6%

4.5%

Sun

$1,032

8.0%

$1,247

9.3%

-17.3%

Fujitsu

$595

4.6%

$556

4.1%

7.2%

Others

$1,296

10.0%

$1,422

10.5%

-8.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Vendors

$12,952

100%

$13,480

100%

-3.9%

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, February 2010

 

Top 5 Corporate Family, Worldwide Server Systems Factory Revenue, FullYear 2009(Revenues are in Millions)

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor

2009
Revenue

Market
Share

2008
Revenue

Market
Share

Revenue
Growth
2009/2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBM

$14,191

32.9%

$16,937

31.8%

-16.2%

HP

$12,885

29.9%

$15,759

29.6%

-18.2%

Dell

$5,226

12.1%

$6,196

11.6%

-15.6%

Sun

$3,825

8.9%

$5,373

10.1%

-28.8%

Fujitsu

$2,186

5.1%

$2,508

4.7%

-12.8%

Others

$4,848

11.2%

$6,453

12.1%

-24.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Vendors

$43,162

100%

$53,226

100%

-18.9%

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, February 2010

IDC's Server Taxonomy

IDC's Server Taxonomy maps the eleven price bands within the server market into three price ranges: volume servers, midrange servers and high-end servers. The revenue data presented in this release is stated as factory revenue for a server system. IDC presents data in factory revenue to determine market share position. Factory revenue represents those dollars recognized by multi-user system and server vendors for ISS and upgrade units sold through direct and indirect channels and includes the following embedded server components: Frame or cabinet and all cables, processors, memory, communications boards, operating system software, other bundled software and initial internal and external disk shipments.

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker is a quantitative tool for analyzing the global server market on a quarterly basis. The Tracker includes quarterly shipments (both ISS and upgrades) and revenues (both customer and factory), segmented by vendor, family, model, region, operating system, price band, CPU type, and architecture. For more information, please contact Hoang Nguyen at 508-935-4718 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 46 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

International Data Corporation (IDC) is a premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help its clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

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    SB Profound WC 5541In this Webinar, we'll demonstrate how Profound.js 2.0 enables you to easily adopt Node.js in your business, and to take advantage of the many benefits of Node, including access to a much larger pool of developers for IBM i and access to countless reusable open source code packages on npm (Node Package Manager).
    You will see how Profound.js 2.0 allows you to:

    • Provide RPG-like capabilities for server-side JavaScript.
    • Easily create web and mobile application interfaces for Node on IBM i.
    • Let existing RPG programs call Node.js modules directly, and vice versa.
    • Automatically generate code for Node.js.
    • Automatically converts existing RPGLE code into clean, simplified Node.js code.

    Download and watch today!

     

  • Make Modern Apps You'll Love with Profound UI & Profound.js

    SB Profound WC 5541Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools.
    Profound Logic's Alex Roytman and Liam Allan are here to show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver applications your whole business will love:

    • Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js
    • Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI
    • Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js

     

  • Accelerating Programmer Productivity with Sequel

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    Most business intelligence tools are just that: tools, a means to an end but not an accelerator. Yours could even be slowing you down. But what if your BI tool didn't just give you a platform for query-writing but also improved programmer productivity?
    Watch the recorded webinar to see how Sequel:

    • Makes creating complex results simple
    • Eliminates barriers to data sources
    • Increases flexibility with data usage and distribution

    Accelerated productivity makes everyone happy, from programmer to business user.

  • Business Intelligence is Changing: Make Your Game Plan

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIt’s time to develop a strategy that will help you meet your informational challenges head-on. Watch the webinar to learn how to set your IT department up for business intelligence success. You’ll learn how the right data access tool will help you:

    • Access IBM i data faster
    • Deliver useful information to executives and business users
    • Empower users with secure data access

    Ready to make your game plan and finally keep up with your data access requests?

     

  • Controlling Insider Threats on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericLet’s face facts: servers don’t hack other servers. Despite the avalanche of regulations, news headlines remain chock full of stories about data breaches, all initiated by insiders or intruders masquerading as insiders.
    User profiles are often duplicated or restored and are rarely reviewed for the appropriateness of their current configuration. This increases the risk of the profile being able to access data without the intended authority or having privileges that should be reserved for administrators.
    Watch security expert Robin Tatam as he discusses a new approach for onboarding new users on IBM i and best-practices techniques for managing and monitoring activities after they sign on.

  • Don't Just Settle for Query/400...

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWhile introducing Sequel Data Access, we’ll address common frustrations with Query/400, discuss major data access, distribution trends, and more advanced query tools. Plus, you’ll learn how a tool like Sequel lightens IT’s load by:

    - Accessing real-time data, so you can make real-time decisions
    - Providing run-time prompts, so users can help themselves
    - Delivering instant results in Microsoft Excel and PDF, without the wait
    - Automating the query process with on-demand data, dashboards, and scheduled jobs

  • How to Manage Documents the Easy Way

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWhat happens when your company depends on an outdated document management strategy?
    Everything is harder.
    You don’t need to stick with status quo anymore.
    Watch the webinar to learn how to put effective document management into practice and:

    • Capture documents faster, instead of wasting everyone’s time
    • Manage documents easily, so you can always find them
    • Distribute documents automatically, and move on to the next task

     

  • Lessons Learned from the AS/400 Breach

    SB_PowerTech_WC_GenericGet actionable info to avoid becoming the next cyberattack victim.
    In “Data breach digest—Scenarios from the field,” Verizon documented an AS/400 security breach. Whether you call it AS/400, iSeries, or IBM i, you now have proof that the system has been breached.
    Watch IBM i security expert Robin Tatam give an insightful discussion of the issues surrounding this specific scenario.
    Robin will also draw on his extensive cybersecurity experience to discuss policies, processes, and configuration details that you can implement to help reduce the risk of your system being the next victim of an attack.

  • Overwhelmed by Operating Systems?

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this 30-minute recorded webinar, our experts demonstrate how you can:

    • Manage multiple platforms from a central location
    • View monitoring results in a single pane of glass on your desktop or mobile device
    • Take advantage of best practice, plug-and-play monitoring templates
    • Create rules to automate daily checks across your entire infrastructure
    • Receive notification if something is wrong or about to go wrong

    This presentation includes a live demo of Network Server Suite.

     

  • Real-Time Disk Monitoring with Robot Monitor

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericYou need to know when IBM i disk space starts to disappear and where it has gone before system performance and productivity start to suffer. Our experts will show you how Robot Monitor can help you pinpoint exactly when your auxiliary storage starts to disappear and why, so you can start taking a proactive approach to disk monitoring and analysis. You’ll also get insight into:

    • The main sources of disk consumption
    • How to monitor temporary storage and QTEMP objects in real time
    • How to monitor objects and libraries in real time and near-real time
    • How to track long-term disk trends

     

     

  • Stop Re-keying Data Between IBM I and Other Applications

    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

     

  • 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

     

     

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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.