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Young i Perspectives › Why IBMi – Research Effort

August 31st, 2012 Comments off
I am putting together a form of research initiative that aims to quantify *why* a non-IBMi tech person should consider or pursue IBMi.  I believe one of the best sources of this information can come from the community, so I’ve setup a GoogleDoc that can be edited by anybody (no Google signup required).
If you are interested in contributing then please head over to this link:http://bit.ly/OyCd3M
The results of this will be placed onto IBM’s IBMi wiki page for all to see and act as a place we can point people.
Here’s a tweet phrase if you are looking to share socially:
Why #IBMi? If you had to convince a #Ruby #PHP #Java dev to run their app on #IBMi what would you say? Comment here: bit.ly/OyCd3M
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Steve Pitcher › 14 Years Ago: Shared Success in the Pairing of AS/400 and Lotus Domino

August 28th, 2012 Comments off
I came across a few great articles from years gone by that really help highlight the importance of the IBM AS/400 in the history of Lotus Domino and vice versa.  Below are a few points that may be of interest to you.

At Lotusphere 1999, only 11 months after IBM supported Lotus Domino on the AS/400, IBM sold "$500 million dollars in AS/400 hardware with Domino running native on it, and more than 20,000 licenses of Domino (server) on the AS/400."


"Twenty-five percent of the customers running Domino native on the AS/400 are new to the AS/400 market."  The AS/400 had been sold for 10 years at that point, yet it had a 25% increase in new sales that year for systems that primarily facilitated Lotus Domino workloads.

In 1998, Lotus Domino only ran on AS/400's with NorthStar and Apache processors, so pre-1997 AS/400's were not an eligible platform.

At that time, IBM sold more Lotus Domino for AS/400 than on all flavors of Unix combined.

And at that time, in just 9 months of launch, the AS/400 grew to the 2nd most popular platform to run Lotus Domino.

There was a reason why the AS/400 model 170 Dedicated Server for Domino came with yellow livery.  The 170 was known to IBM by the code name "Invader," which was incredibly fitting since it displaced many servers that would be deemed redundant or unnecessary. Even IBM found simplicity and cost savings in switching:

"In 1997, the AS/400 Brand IT department had 50 PC servers, and there were around nine administrators. They would come in at 2 a.m. when one of those PCs failed and restart it, because that's what had to be done. And when a fix was needed for the PCs, they'd have to put it on all 50 of them, which is a real pain.  In 1998, during the Domino for AS/400 launch, they migrated those 50 PC servers to three AS/400s. They went from nine full-time administrators to four part-time."

With the yellow stripe, the user community affectionately dubbed it "Bumblebee."  IBM followed suit with the 170's replacements, the iSeries models 270 and 820 Dedicated Servers for Domino, by also giving them a slick yellow stripe.

In 2000, it was stated that in the last two years, Lotus Domino accounted for 25-30% of new AS/400 sales.  These are customers who have never had an AS/400 before.

This is impressive food for thought and the early results of a tremendous pairing.  The reasons why Lotus Domino on AS/400 made sense in 1998 makes even more sense why IBM Collaboration Solutions products are a great fit on IBM i on Power Systems in 2012 and beyond.  The security, scalability and simplicity remain unrivalled.


Additional sources for information here:
http://www2.systeminetwork.com/nwn/printstory.cfm?ID=7372
http://www2.systeminetwork.com/news/nwn/printstory.cfm?ID=15712


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Steve Pitcher › 14 Years Ago: Shared Success in the Pairing of AS/400 and Lotus Domino

August 28th, 2012 Comments off
I came across a few great articles from years gone by that really help highlight the importance of the IBM AS/400 in the history of Lotus Domino and vice versa.  Below are a few points that may be of interest to you.

At Lotusphere 1999, only 11 months after IBM supported Lotus Domino on the AS/400, IBM sold "$500 million dollars in AS/400 hardware with Domino running native on it, and more than 20,000 licenses of Domino (server) on the AS/400."


"Twenty-five percent of the customers running Domino native on the AS/400 are new to the AS/400 market."  The AS/400 had been sold for 10 years at that point, yet it had a 25% increase in new sales that year for systems that primarily facilitated Lotus Domino workloads.

In 1998, Lotus Domino only ran on AS/400's with NorthStar and Apache processors, so pre-1997 AS/400's were not an eligible platform.

At that time, IBM sold more Lotus Domino for AS/400 than on all flavors of Unix combined.

And at that time, in just 9 months of launch, the AS/400 grew to the 2nd most popular platform to run Lotus Domino.

There was a reason why the AS/400 model 170 Dedicated Server for Domino came with yellow livery.  The 170 was known to IBM by the code name "Invader," which was incredibly fitting since it displaced many servers that would be deemed redundant or unnecessary. Even IBM found simplicity and cost savings in switching:

"In 1997, the AS/400 Brand IT department had 50 PC servers, and there were around nine administrators. They would come in at 2 a.m. when one of those PCs failed and restart it, because that's what had to be done. And when a fix was needed for the PCs, they'd have to put it on all 50 of them, which is a real pain.  In 1998, during the Domino for AS/400 launch, they migrated those 50 PC servers to three AS/400s. They went from nine full-time administrators to four part-time."

With the yellow stripe, the user community affectionately dubbed it "Bumblebee."  IBM followed suit with the 170's replacements, the iSeries models 270 and 820 Dedicated Servers for Domino, by also giving them a slick yellow stripe.

In 2000, it was stated that in the last two years, Lotus Domino accounted for 25-30% of new AS/400 sales.  These are customers who have never had an AS/400 before.

This is impressive food for thought and the early results of a tremendous pairing.  The reasons why Lotus Domino on AS/400 made sense in 1998 makes even more sense why IBM Collaboration Solutions products are a great fit on IBM i on Power Systems in 2012 and beyond.  The security, scalability and simplicity remain unrivalled.


Additional sources for information here:
http://www2.systeminetwork.com/nwn/printstory.cfm?ID=7372
http://www2.systeminetwork.com/news/nwn/printstory.cfm?ID=15712


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Steve Pitcher › 14 Years Ago: Shared Success in the Pairing of AS/400 and Lotus Domino

August 28th, 2012 Comments off
I came across a few great articles from years gone by that really help highlight the importance of the IBM AS/400 in the history of Lotus Domino and vice versa.  Below are a few points that may be of interest to you.

At Lotusphere 1999, only 11 months after IBM supported Lotus Domino on the AS/400, IBM sold "$500 million dollars in AS/400 hardware with Domino running native on it, and more than 20,000 licenses of Domino (server) on the AS/400."


"Twenty-five percent of the customers running Domino native on the AS/400 are new to the AS/400 market."  The AS/400 had been sold for 10 years at that point, yet it had a 25% increase in new sales that year for systems that primarily facilitated Lotus Domino workloads.

In 1998, Lotus Domino only ran on AS/400's with NorthStar and Apache processors, so pre-1997 AS/400's were not an eligible platform.

At that time, IBM sold more Lotus Domino for AS/400 than on all flavors of Unix combined.

And at that time, in just 9 months of launch, the AS/400 grew to the 2nd most popular platform to run Lotus Domino.

There was a reason why the AS/400 model 170 Dedicated Server for Domino came with yellow livery.  The 170 was known to IBM by the code name "Invader," which was incredibly fitting since it displaced many servers that would be deemed redundant or unnecessary. Even IBM found simplicity and cost savings in switching:

"In 1997, the AS/400 Brand IT department had 50 PC servers, and there were around nine administrators. They would come in at 2 a.m. when one of those PCs failed and restart it, because that's what had to be done. And when a fix was needed for the PCs, they'd have to put it on all 50 of them, which is a real pain.  In 1998, during the Domino for AS/400 launch, they migrated those 50 PC servers to three AS/400s. They went from nine full-time administrators to four part-time."

With the yellow stripe, the user community affectionately dubbed it "Bumblebee."  IBM followed suit with the 170's replacements, the iSeries models 270 and 820 Dedicated Servers for Domino, by also giving them a slick yellow stripe.

In 2000, it was stated that in the last two years, Lotus Domino accounted for 25-30% of new AS/400 sales.  These are customers who have never had an AS/400 before.

This is impressive food for thought and the early results of a tremendous pairing.  The reasons why Lotus Domino on AS/400 made sense in 1998 makes even more sense why IBM Collaboration Solutions products are a great fit on IBM i on Power Systems in 2012 and beyond.  The security, scalability and simplicity remain unrivalled.


Additional sources for information here:
http://www2.systeminetwork.com/nwn/printstory.cfm?ID=7372
http://www2.systeminetwork.com/news/nwn/printstory.cfm?ID=15712


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Simply 'i' › Trigger capabilities for new apply process within HA4i

August 23rd, 2012 Comments off
We had not realized the new apply process for HA4i version 7.1 did not have the trigger support built in, the IBM apply which uses the APYJRNCHG commands did not need to be told to ignore trigger requests it just did it! So we had to build a new trigger disable and enable process into [...]


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Simply 'i' › Send the output for affected objects to a DB File

August 23rd, 2012 Comments off
Another request we felt made a lot of sense for the JRNMASTER list affected objects program was to allow the output to be written straight to a file instead of displaying through a panel group. So you can now run the request against a receiver and it will create the output in a DB file [...]


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ile rpg programming: tips and techniques › COPY Append: how to copy more than one screen at a time

August 23rd, 2012 Comments off
Once upon a time not too long ago a warehouse worker was tasked with the tedious job of doing many cut and paste operations during a given work day. When an unnamed consultant showed him 'Copy...

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Simply 'i' › Improved the List of affected objects in a receiver to include IFS entries

August 22nd, 2012 Comments off
I have just updated the JRNMASTER tool which allows the listing of objects that have entries in a journal receiver to include IFS entries. This was part of the original tools design but the implementation was not provided in the initial release. Now you can ask for either library based (*OBJ) or IFS (*IFS) entries [...]


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Simply 'i' › New tool to display the affected objects in a journal receiver

August 22nd, 2012 Comments off
Ever wanted to know what objects have been updated in a particular journal receiver? Well we had a couple of requests from clients saying they would. So we have built a new option in the JRNMASTER tool which will allow you to display the objects as well as some other important information. The tool simply [...]


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Simply 'i' › PHP i5_Toolkit from Aura Equipments and the QSYSOPR messages

August 22nd, 2012 Comments off
One of the questions we are being asked regularly is why am I getting messages in the QSYSOPR message queue when using the i5_toolkit from Aura. The answer is very simple, before Zend upgraded to their latest version (5.6) they had an agreement with Aura equipments for the use and support of the i5_toolkit. Since [...]


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