Archive

Posts Tagged ‘IBM i’

iDevelop › Programming Highs and Tire Lows

July 15th, 2014 Comments off
Last week we experienced an interesting mix of high and low points. The big high for us was teaching a class of Java programmers about...


Read the original at iDevelop.

Angus' Blog › Another challenge to step up

July 9th, 2014 Comments off

I received an email today titled “I Know Your Password” from IBM i iSeries & AS/400 Security News . You can read the web version of the email here:

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=b85bbed4-f6e4-4923-a4b5-7761ad3030d5&c=e3344840-62f9-11e3-b628-d4ae52844372&ch=e3d93ad0-62f9-11e3-b6f9-d4ae52844372

I was taken aback by the utter branding confusion throughout the email, and having talked to Dan in the past, I thought it was time for another attempt at reason.

Here is the response I emailed…
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It’s time….

Now that it is 20i4, and IBM i has been with us for 6 years, it is time to start leading with the current and future platform branding – that is, IBM i.

While you continue to send emails out with iSeries and AS/400 as the subject, you are propagating the myth that there is some kind of question about the branding. And there is not. The platform is IBM i. It was, in the past, System i – then before that, iSeries – and before that, AS/400. And while some customers still think mistakenly that they have an old branded server, this is usually not the case.

Can I encourage you to step up to the platform’s future and start using the correct branding? That is, IBM i.

It is not “IBM i (iSeries and AS/400)”. It is not “iSeries and AS/400”. It is not “AS/400, iSeries, IBM i”. It is also not “IBM i, iSeries AS/400”. It is not “IBM i AS/400”. It is not “IBM i, iSeries”. All of these are found in this one email. It truly is adding to the confusion.

And, if you are the “Top IBM i Security Expert”, why would you be promoting old platforms that are considered out of date and dead now.

I understand the marketing requirement to attract the audience who thinks it is an AS/400 or an iSeries, but using those terms ONCE in your email or web page is sufficient for the search terms to be found. It is, in 20i4, no longer necessary to feed the backward thinking of that part of the community lost in the dark green ages.

It is time to step up to IBM i. Can you do it? The challenge is laid down…
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

How about you – have you a favorite brand abuser you would like to contact? If you are not up to it personally, feel free to comment the link/s here, and I will address the abuse.


Read the original at Angus' Blog.

Categories: Blogs Tags: ,

Simply i › Who would have thought! I am starting to use RPG!

July 4th, 2014 Comments off
I have always said that I did not need to learn or use ‘RPG’ on the IBM i as I always found that ‘C’ could do all that I needed. Recently I was asked by a friend to help them … Continue reading


Read the original at Simply i.

Simply i › New RDX Drive not supported by the BACKUP menu commands on our V7R1 Power 720

June 24th, 2014 Comments off
When we read that IBM was recommending users who are currently using the DAT160GB tape system move to the RDX drive system for backup purposes, we decided we would give it a try. First of all we checked with a … Continue reading


Read the original at Simply i.

Simply i › Annoying CPF9E7F message fixed

June 23rd, 2014 Comments off
After the attempted migration from i-hosting-i to a VIOS based partition configuration and subsequent rebuild of the i-hosting-i partitions, we found that the QSYSOPR message queue was being sent CPF9E7F messages constantly. We checked the HMC configurations and everything looked … Continue reading


Read the original at Simply i.

iDevelop › Time to get iThusiastic!

June 17th, 2014 Comments off
Rousing the IBM i community spirit is not a new theme for us (check out "Kindred Spirits in the IBM i Community" among other posts...


Read the original at iDevelop.

Categories: Blogs, IBM Systems Magazine Tags:

Simply i › Issue with ‘restore 21′ resolved, everything running

June 12th, 2014 Comments off
The problems with the restore 21 of the partition data have been resolved and all of the partitions are now up and running. The problem which gave us the most grief was the update to the content of the partition … Continue reading


Read the original at Simply i.

Simply i › Rebuild of the i-hosting-i underway.

June 11th, 2014 Comments off
We have finally started the rebuild of the data for the i-hosting-i partitions and came across a few problems. First problem was to do with the system plan. Before we started down the VIOS route we created a system plan … Continue reading


Read the original at Simply i.

Simply i › Its a bust!

June 10th, 2014 Comments off
Finally we get the answer we have been looking for.. Generally we don’t recommend VIOS and virtualised partitions using internal disks. Usually organisations are using VIOS with external storage. There are many reasons – performance, benefits, etc. Yep, mostly for … Continue reading


Read the original at Simply i.

Angus' Blog › AS/400 Programmers are lazy!

June 9th, 2014 Comments off

Arguing with another set of suspects on LinkedIn IBM i Professionals, I discovered that people who continue to use the AS/400 branding are lazy. They don’t care to spend a small amount of effort to learn something new about their own platform. They see branding as “I don’t care” or “it doesn’t matter”. And then they spend hours arguing about why “I don’t care” or “it doesn’t matter”. Imagine how amazing our platform would be if the lazy AS/400 programmers spent their time learning, education, and promoting the IBM i platform rather than defending their laziness.

OK, so ‘lazy’ is harsh. It is just fear – them being afraid of change. No. Wait. Lazy is not so much of a stigma as fear. Lazy it is.

What is your experience when trying to get a died-in-the-wool AS/400 programmer to up their game and modernize their (a) use of branding, and (b) skill set??


Read the original at Angus' Blog.

Categories: Blogs Tags: , ,
css.php