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IBM Power Systems EXTRA, IBM i Edition
IBM i Edition • November 14, 2018
Colonna Group Brokers a More Modern Computing Environment
Colonna Group Brokers a More Modern Computing Environment 

For many organizations, RPG-based applications are the lynchpin of their everyday mission-critical operations. That’s why many organizations are modernizing those applications, knowing that their RPG code and the essential business logic it represents are core to their businesses. That’s also why they’re stepping beyond 5250 interfaces to expose those applications to a larger world that includes web-like access. 

One such company that recognized the modernization imperative is the Colonna Group. Its core business activity is managed by a home-grown software package called SIRIUS, which has been in continual development for years using Adelia to develop ILE RPG code. SIRIUS is a robust system that serves the company well, but, it had its limitations, including no direct conduits between modern front ends and back-end services.  

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PSAI Equips Students With Tools and Connections for IT Innovation 
With support from the IBM Power Systems* Academic Initiative (PSAI), the new generation of problem-solvers is preparing to take the lead on creating the healthier, collaborative society it envisions through a more transparent use of technology. PSAI equips educators, at no charge, with materials, technology and resources to teach Power Systems skills, including IBM courses, the Power Systems Academic Cloud and job boards. 
Discover how PSAI is teaching the next generation →
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Three Ways Open Source Brings Business Value 
The IBM i development teams have been delivering new open source software at a mind-numbing rate. In this Open Your i blog post, IBMer Jesse Gorzinski shares how IBM i clients around the globe are improving their organizations with open-source solutions.
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Storage Recommendations for AIX: Performance Improvements by Tuning Queue Depth
Storage Recommendations for AIX: Performance Improvements by Tuning Queue Depth 
In this article, AIX expert Jose Ortega discusses the considerations for the queue attribute on the hdisk device. Learning about this attribute is important, since users have lost control over the storage configuration when using LUNs due to the fact that these devices are being provided from some remote location and controlled by someone else.
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Discover how a modern DevOps strategy can accelerate application modernization efforts. You can simplify development operations in a complex environment and make your company more attractive to young engineers. We’ll show you how.
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Simplify Your Multicloud Journey With IBM Power Systems
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Join us as we kick-off the Launchpad to POWER9 Webinar Series! IBM Power Systems enables the most data-intensive and mission critical workloads to leverage the benefits of a multicloud environment. In this webinar, you will learn how cloud solutions on Power Systems simplify your journey to the multicloud.
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IBM i Business Resiliency 101
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The disaster you didn’t consider always does the most damage. Always. These IBM i experts will shine a light on the disruptions that most IT teams overlook and show you the best ways to anticipate them and maintain business resilience.
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Keep Your Business Secure With IBM Power Systems
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Learn about key industry security challenges and trends and how IBM Power Systems provide the end-to-end security management needed to protect data in a dynamic market.
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Virtualization Considerations for Hardware Changes
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As Power Systems servers get stronger, partitioning becomes even more prevalent. Join this live webinar and learn how to handle high availability and wholistic monitoring in you virtualized environment. 
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