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  • IBM Issues Statement on U.S. Government Regulatory Approval of x86-Based Server Divestiture to Lenovo

    IBM Press Releases - All Topics - United States
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    IBM today is pleased to announce it has received notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) of the successful conclusion of the committee’s review of the divestiture of its x86-based server business to Lenovo. The clearance by CFIUS of this transaction is good news for both IBM and Lenovo, and for our customers and employees. The parties now look forward to closing the transaction. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 1

    IBM Redbooks | Just Published
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 - Get an introduction to z/OS and storage concepts - Learn about TSO/E, ISPF, JCL, and SDSF - Understand z/OS delivery and installation The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is a 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture.
  • Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM Announce Supercomputing Center

    IBM Business Partners News
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group, and IBM today announced a new supercomputing center at the University composed of IBM high performance systems, software and cloud-based storage, to help educate students in emerging technology fields. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Issues Statement on U.S. Government Regulatory Approval of x86-Based Server Divestiture to Lenovo

    IBM Press Releases - Corporate - United States
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    IBM today is pleased to announce it has received notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) of the successful conclusion of the committee’s review of the divestiture of its x86-based server business to Lenovo. The clearance by CFIUS of this transaction is good news for both IBM and Lenovo, and for our customers and employees. The parties now look forward to closing the transaction. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Issues Statement on U.S. Government Regulatory Approval of x86-Based Server Divestiture to Lenovo

    IBM Press Releases - Servers - United States
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    IBM today is pleased to announce it has received notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) of the successful conclusion of the committee’s review of the divestiture of its x86-based server business to Lenovo. The clearance by CFIUS of this transaction is good news for both IBM and Lenovo, and for our customers and employees. The parties now look forward to closing the transaction. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
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    IBM Press Releases - All Topics - United States

  • IBM Issues Statement on U.S. Government Regulatory Approval of x86-Based Server Divestiture to Lenovo

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    IBM today is pleased to announce it has received notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) of the successful conclusion of the committee’s review of the divestiture of its x86-based server business to Lenovo. The clearance by CFIUS of this transaction is good news for both IBM and Lenovo, and for our customers and employees. The parties now look forward to closing the transaction. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM Announce Supercomputing Center

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group, and IBM today announced a new supercomputing center at the University composed of IBM high performance systems, software and cloud-based storage, to help educate students in emerging technology fields. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Opens First SoftLayer Data Center in Canada

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    IBM today announced the opening of a new SoftLayer data center in Toronto to meet the growing demand for hybrid cloud solutions that encompass open integration, data control and unique industry expertise. The data center follows recent launches in London and Hong Kong, and is part of IBM Cloud’s broader $1.2 billion investment aimed at extending its cloud services capabilities in Canada and throughout the world. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Acquires Cloud Security Services Provider Lighthouse Security Group

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    IBM today announced it has acquired the business operations of Lighthouse Security Group, LLC, a premier cloud security services provider. Lighthouse Security Group’s Gateway platform protects identity and data in an increasingly complex IT environment where more company information is being stored in the cloud and accessed from mobile devices. Lighthouse Security Group is a subsidiary of long-time IBM Business Partner Lighthouse Computer Services, Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Made in IBM Labs: Governing Geographically Dispersed Cloud Data

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    IBM inventors have patented a technique that helps clients automatically analyze and manage the location where their public and private cloud data is stored, thereby enabling companies to comply with regulations governing where data can be stored in different countries and continents. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
 
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    IBM Redbooks | Just Published

  • ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 1

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 - Get an introduction to z/OS and storage concepts - Learn about TSO/E, ISPF, JCL, and SDSF - Understand z/OS delivery and installation The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is a 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture.
  • JES3 to JES2 Migration Considerations

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 - History of the JESs - Differences between JES2 and JES3 - Migration considerations This IBM Redbooks publication provides information to help clients that have JES3 and are considering a migration to JES2.
  • An Architect's Guide to New Java Workloads in CICS (Transaction Server)

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 - Value Unit Edition family of products allows a choice on how to budget for new projects - IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition running on a zNALC LPAR is a one time charge - Use Value Unit Edition products to provide an environment to develop and deploy net new Java based workload This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the System z® New Application License Charge (zNALC) pricing structure and examples of zNALC workload scenarios which is the focus of this book.
  • IBM ProtecTIER Implementation and Best Practices Guide

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 - Implement scenarios for backup recovery applications with ProtecTIER - Optimize data deduplication and storage efficiency - Exploit the File System Interface using CIFS and NFS This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practice guidance for planning, installing, and configuring the IBM System Storage® TS7600 ProtecTIER® family of products.
  • Implementing IBM FlashSystem 840

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 - Accelerate 24/7/365 business performance with IBM MicroLatency - Implement Fibre Channel, iSCSI, InfiniBand, and FCoE interfaces - Minimize downtime with concurrent code load Almost all technological components in the data center are getting faster; central processing units, network, storage area networks (SAN), and memory.
 
 
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    IBM Press Releases - Services and solutions - United States

  • IBM Acquires Cloud Security Services Provider Lighthouse Security Group

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    IBM today announced it has acquired the business operations of Lighthouse Security Group, LLC, a premier cloud security services provider. Lighthouse Security Group’s Gateway platform protects identity and data in an increasingly complex IT environment where more company information is being stored in the cloud and accessed from mobile devices. Lighthouse Security Group is a subsidiary of long-time IBM Business Partner Lighthouse Computer Services, Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Named the Only Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    IBM today announced that Gartner, Inc. has recognized IBM as a leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services (MMS). E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Chosen to Manage Global SAP Infrastructure for Leading Swiss Healthcare Company

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    IBM today announced that it signed a multi-year agreement with Novartis, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies, to manage their global SAP infrastructure operations. The agreement will provide Novartis the highest availability, performance and system security for the mission critical business applications that run their global business. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Extends Consulting to New and Existing Clients with Click-to-Buy Services

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    IBM today announced an innovative move to extend its consulting services by offering clients simple, direct access to analytics assessments and other click-to-buy services. The new offerings -- called IBM Global Business Services Online -- make IBM the first major IT consultancy to offer both new and existing clients this kind of immediate access to its capabilities and expertise. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • At U.S. - Africa Business Forum, Ghana’s Fidelity Bank Chooses IBM to Drive Transformation Agenda

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    At the U.S. Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C today, Ghana’s Fidelity Bank announced its choice of IBM to manage its technology infrastructure and services. The five year deal will help the bank deliver advanced customer services and secure its reputation as a dynamic financial services institution in West Africa. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
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    IBM Press Releases - Research - United States

  • New IBM SyNAPSE Chip Could Open Era of Vast Neural Networks

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Scientists from IBM today unveiled the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an unprecedented scale of one million programmable neurons, 256 million programmable synapses and 46 billion synaptic operations per second per watt. At 5.4 billion transistors, this fully functional and production-scale chip is currently one of the largest CMOS chips ever built, yet, while running at biological real time, it consumes a minuscule 70mW—orders of magnitude less power than a modern microprocessor. A neurosynaptic supercomputer the size of a postage stamp that runs on the energy equivalent of a…
  • IBM to make free supercomputing power available to sustainability scientists

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:35 pm
    In support of the updated Climate Data Initiative announced by the White House today, IBM will provide eligible scientists studying climate change-related issues with free access to dedicated virtual supercomputing and a platform to engage the public in their research. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Breakthrough Elastic Cloud-to Cloud Networking Unveiled by AT&T, IBM Research and ACS

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    cientists from AT&T, IBM and Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) announced a proof-of-concept technology that reduces set up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity from days to seconds. This advance is a major step forward that could one day lead to sub-second provisioning time with IP and next generation optical networking equipment and enables elastic bandwidth between clouds at high connection request rates using intelligent cloud data center orchestrators, instead of requiring static provisioning for peak demand. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Announces $3 Billion Research Initiative to Tackle Chip Grand Challenges for Cloud and Big Data Systems

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    IBM today announced it is investing $3 billion over the next 5 years in two broad research and early stage development programs to push the limits of chip technology needed to meet the emerging demands of cloud computing and Big Data systems. These investments will push IBM's semiconductor innovations from today’s breakthroughs into the advanced technology leadership required for the future. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

    6 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    IBM has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
 
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    IBM Research

  • The energy to innovate

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    IBMer and MIT TR35 honoree is making electricity accessible and available Tanuja Ganu grew up in a small town in India about 400 kilometers south of Mumbai, where – like much of the country – energy outages happen all the time. “The voltage was often so low that the lights were dim and the refrigerator would burn out,” Tanuja said. Now an engineer at IBM Research, MIT is recognizing her as
  • Oil Applies Brakes to Molecules under STM at Room Temp

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    IBM scientist Peter Nirmalraj Since the first microscope was invented, researchers and scientists around the world have searched for new ways to stretch their understanding of the microscopic world. In 1981, two IBM researchers, who went on to become Nobel Laureates, Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer, broke new ground in the science of the miniscule with their invention of the scanning tunneling
  • Cloud-to-Cloud Connectivity Becomes Elastic

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s note: This article is by Douglas Freimuth, Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor at IBM Research. The true power of cloud computing is in its ability to connect between clouds and share resources and compute power. Clouds make large cloud-to-cloud data transfers for critical administrative functions like data center backups and workload balancing. But a typical private
  • Smaller chip with bigger bandwidth, thanks to E-Band and SiGe

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Dr. Danny Elad Editor’s note: This article is by Danny Elad, Manager of Analog and Mixed Signal Technologies at IBM Research – Haifa. Backhaul, bottlenecks, integrated circuits, and high-speed streaming are all concepts that refer to traffic – mobile device data traffic, to be precise. As the number of smartphones and tablets increases alongside a host of new cloud services, bandwidth
  • Profile of an IBM Scientist: Giorgio Signorello

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:24 am
    Who: Giorgio SignorelloLocation: IBM Research - ZurichNationality: ItalianFocus: Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices“Some kids grow up and want to be a fireman or police officer - When I was kid, I wanted to be a scientist. Later on I wanted to become an architect or a designer - I loved the creative side of both - but my parents suggested that I should be a chemist or physicist. They
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    IBM Press Releases - Technologies - United States

  • Made in IBM Labs: Governing Geographically Dispersed Cloud Data

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    IBM inventors have patented a technique that helps clients automatically analyze and manage the location where their public and private cloud data is stored, thereby enabling companies to comply with regulations governing where data can be stored in different countries and continents. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • New IBM SyNAPSE Chip Could Open Era of Vast Neural Networks

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Scientists from IBM today unveiled the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an unprecedented scale of one million programmable neurons, 256 million programmable synapses and 46 billion synaptic operations per second per watt. At 5.4 billion transistors, this fully functional and production-scale chip is currently one of the largest CMOS chips ever built, yet, while running at biological real time, it consumes a minuscule 70mW—orders of magnitude less power than a modern microprocessor. A neurosynaptic supercomputer the size of a postage stamp that runs on the energy equivalent of a…
  • IBM Delivers Analytics and Workforce Science to Help Clients Improve Organizational Performance

    3 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    IBM today announced new cloud-based solutions and a Talent and Change consulting practice to enable organizations to use analytics and workforce science to identify top talent, deepen employee engagement and manage transformational change to provide differentiated client experiences. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • Bundamedik Healthcare Transforms Administration and Finance Management Systems with IBM Big Data and Analytics

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:05 pm
    IBM announced today that Bundamedik Healthcare System, the leading healthcare operator in Indonesia, is using its Big Data and Analytics technology to transform the administration and financial management systems of the first hospital in its network -- RSIA Bunda Jakarta. By integrating these data systems, the hospital can now use analytics to assist in decision making for critical financial business processes, such as budgeting, reporting, scorecarding, analysis and forecasting. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
  • IBM Delivers New Big Data Capabilities on IBM Cloud Marketplace

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:01 pm
    IBM today announced that it is transforming how organizations engage with business content and make it more usable and interactive across the enterprise to deliver better results and improve decision making. Through a new Big Data service available on the IBM Cloud marketplace, organizations can now easily secure, access and manage content from anywhere and on any device. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this
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    Bob's Blog

  • We all start at zero

    Bob Balfe
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    Had to pass this great video and cause on to everyone. I love Khan Academy and I think its cause is the future of learning. Join the cause today! You Can Learn Anything!
  • Taxonomy matters and colorful attribute names

    Bob Balfe
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    The taxonomy, or often called navigation, of a site is probably one of the most important pieces of an online commerce system. Being able to narrow down to a product through search and a faceted navigation system is very important to the … Continue reading →
  • One of THE best new features in WebSphere Commerce Feature Pack (FEP) 7

    Bob Balfe
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    In Feature Pack 7, the advanced configuration allows you to federate and cluster WebSphere Commerce search. This means you can now scale your servers more inline with your sites demand – separating transactional operations and search operations independently.  Marco Fabbri … Continue reading →
  • BlueMix URL Rating widget on WebSphere Commerce for product ratings

    Bob Balfe
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    Ok, this is really just a teaser post as I will divulge the process used to get my Blue Mix URL rating widget into the WebSphere Commerce Composer framework a bit later. I will say, now that the widget is in … Continue reading →
  • URL Rating application on BlueMix – Part 2 – the user interface

    Bob Balfe
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    The next step in my Node-RED application on BlueMix is to create some user interface that calls the services I defined in my Node-RED flow sheet. If you recall from the last post, I created two services: /postrating – which … Continue reading →
 
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  • Design and Deployment of a BlueMix Dev/Ops Log Solution: Progressing towards Milestone 1

    doug
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    To catch up on this series, start back here. We started with a simple deployment planning activity – get some servers built so we can get the necessary software installed and then and start hacking some configurations together to allow sample data to be collected and indexed and some simple searches and visualizations from that data to be available. Enter fun activity #1 – SoftLayer and associated VPNs. I would do anything for some way to stay logged into my SoftLayer VPN for longer than a day! Nothing pains me more than having 20 more more putty sessions up and then getting…
  • IBM Log Analysis (SCALA) Tuning App v1

    doug
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    As part of this BlueMix Fabric Log Solution project, getting visibility into everything in my log solution architecture is pretty important. I’ve got a lot of instrumentation across the end-to-end pipeline so metrics are overflowing in my environment. I started to work on a simple app to pull all of this together so I can trend and visualize it over time and be able to see the impacts of tuning activities. This is a first cut at pulling some of the metrics out of the Distributed EIF Receiver / Unity Generic Receiver logs. I’m shipping them with the logstash-forwarder, parsing them…
  • Swimming in the BIG BlueMix Sea – Design and Deployment of a Log Analysis Solution for IBM’s BlueMix Cloud Foundry PaaS

    doug
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    A few months back, I was asked to help deploy our Log Analysis solution for our BlueMix Fabric Dev/Ops team. Their pain point – getting value and insights from massive amounts of Cloud Foundry (CF) log data across multiple development, staging and production environments in order to provide a highly available BlueMix offering. No problem I thought. A log is a log is a log. I’d done this a number of times for various applications or technologies using our Log Analysis solution. Three months later as we move this into an environment most closely resembling our production…
  • Bookmarks for March 25th through June 18th

    delicious
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    These are my links for March 25th through June 18th: OpenStack LumberJack – Part 1 rsyslog | Professional OpenStack – Logging for OpenStack has come quite a ways. What I’m going to attempt to do over a few posts, is recreate and expand a bit on what was discussed at this last OpenStack Summit with regard to Log Management and Mining in OpenStack. For now, that means installing rsyslogd and setting it up to accept remote connections. rsyslog.conf file – FailoverSyslogServer – rsyslog wiki – How to configure failover for rsyslog in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6?
  • Extending Netcool Operations Insight Event Search

    doug
    6 May 2014 | 7:43 am
    The initial offering of Netcool Operations Insight (NOI) v1.1 provides a good starting point with some neat event search use cases for front line IT Ops support teams and some basic event analysis support for the Netcool Administrator. The NOI-SCALA integration provides a primary entry point for searching across events via the event list tool menu. In my opinion, the ability to search and interact with events is far more valuable using the search and apps concepts within SCALA. After I talk about some plumbing foundations, I’ll share some of my Event Analysis apps that can get you jump…
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    E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez

  • #LeadWithRespect Meme: a Challenge for 21st Century Management

    Luis Suarez
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    I can’t remember the last time that I participated on a blog carnival or meme blog series for that matter. I guess it’s been far too long, so when my good friend Cecil Dijoux launched a meme invitation to a group of us around #LeadWithRespect : a Challenge for 21st Century Management, based on a recent blog post he published upon embarking himself on reading the book “Lead With Respect” by Freddy and Michael Ballé (Already got my Kindle copy, by the way, although I haven’t gotten started with it just yet…), I just couldn’t help diving in and see where it would take us all…
  • The Magic of That First Client Engagement

    Luis Suarez
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    A little while ago I mentioned over here how I would be starting to work out loud more often, through making extensive use of Google Plus, to share additional thoughts and insights on what it is like being an independent trusted advisor on Social Business & Digital Transformation, specially, with the induced massive learning curve, now that the so-called transition period was almost over and I was about to get down to business, i.e. doing client work. Well, I guess G+ is not going to be the only place where I will be working out loud, since I know I will be using this blog as well to…
  • The Soothing Effect of Blogging

    Luis Suarez
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. However, it doesn’t even feel totally awkward, as it used to be in the past, whenever I embarked on a longish blogging hiatus of sorts. Not even embarrassing anymore. I know, I am still trying to find an answer for that one, too. Go figure. I guess that’s what happens when a frenzy of activities both personal life and work related take over the daily blogging routines to the point they fall off to the bottom of the list of priorities and at some point they drop out…
  • Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace

    Luis Suarez
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:23 am
    A couple of weeks ago the smart and talented folks from Bloomfire approached me through Twitter to ask me whether I would be willing to participate on an interview around Social Business and be featured on the series of bloggers and influencers they have got going on for a little while now. Of course, I couldn’t deny it such a generous offer, but even more so when the whole entire conversation and the follow-up interview happened through social tools (Twitter and Google Plus) and not a single email was exchanged throughout the entire process! That’s right! Here is a vendor that truly…
  • Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off

    Luis Suarez
    9 Jun 2014 | 10:59 am
    My goodness! Can you believe it’s now a bit over 5 months since I left IBM and moved on to my next adventure as a trusted advisor around Social Business and Digital Transformation? Yes, I know, me neither! It’s just gone so fast it’s been a bit of a challenge keeping up with the pace into this whole new life of being an independent freelancer. Pretty much like when I posted the last blog entry over here in this blog a couple of weeks ago, before I disappeared into a business trip to Barcelona, followed by a long weekend break in the same city, to then come back and embark on my next…
 
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    wissel.net

  • Long Term Storage and Retention

    Stephan H Wissel
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Not just since Einstein time is relative. For a human brain anything above 3 seconds is long term. In IT this is a little more complex. Once a work artefact is completed, it runs through a legal vetting and it either goes to medium or long term storage. I'll explain the difference in a second. This logical flow manifests itself in multiple ways in concrete implementations: Journaling (both eMail and databases), archival, backups, write-once copies. Quite often all artifacts go to medium term storage anyway and only make it into long term storage when the legal criteria are met. Criteria can…
  • Time stamped encrypted archives

    Stephan H Wissel
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Developers use Version Control, business users Document management and consultants ZIP files. From time to time I feel the need to safeguard a snapshot in time outside the machine I'm working with. Since "storage out of my control" isn't trustworthy, I encrypt data. This is the script I use: #!/bin/bash ############################################################################ # Saves the given directory (%1) in an SSL encrypted zip file (%2) within # the personalFiles folder. The name of the ZIP file needs to be without zip # extension but might already contain the date. Destination might…
  • Designing a REST API for eMail

    Stephan H Wissel
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    Unencumbered by standards designed by committees I'm musing how a REST API would look like. A REST API consists of 3 parts: the URI (~ URL for browser access), the verb and the payload. Since I'm looking at browser only access, the structured data payload format clearly will be JSON with the prose payload delivered in MIME format. I will worry about calendar and social data later on. The verbs in REST are defined by the HTTP standard: , PUT, and DELETE. My base url would be http://localhost:8888/email and then continue with an additional part. Combined with the 4 horsemen verbs I envision the…
  • Running vert.x with the OpenNTF Domino API

    Stephan H Wissel
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    In the first part I got vert.x 3.0 running with my local Notes client. The mastered challenges there were 32 Bit Java for the Notes client and the usual adjustment for the path variables. The adoption of the OpenNTF Domino API required a few steps more: Set 2 evironment variables: DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/ibm/notesLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/ibm/notes Add the following parameter to your Java command line: -Dnotes.binary=/opt/ibm/notes -Duser.dir=/home/stw/lotus/notes/data -Djava.library.path=/opt/ibm/notes Make sure that it is one line only. (Of course you will adjust the path to your environment,…
  • Workflow for beginners, Standards, Concepts and Confusion

    Stephan H Wissel
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:02 pm
    The nature of collaboration is the flow of information. So naturally I get asked about Workflows and its incarnation in IT systems a lot. Many of the question point to a fundamental confusion what Worflow is, and what it isn't. This entry will attempt to clarify concepts and terminology Wikipedia sums it up nicely: "A workflow consists of an orchestrated and repeatable pattern of business activity enabled by the systematic organization of resources into processes that transform materials, provide services, or process information. It can be depicted as a sequence of operations, declared as…
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    Irving Wladawsky-Berger

  • The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations

    IWB
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    Killer-app is the name we give to those IT applications that turn out to be unexpectedly useful and help propel the success of a new product or service in the marketplace.  Most everyone will agree, for example, that spreadsheet and word processing were the first killer-apps of the PC era, helping transform PCs into must-have business and personal productivity tools. Customer self-service is my preferred candidate for the killer-app of the early days of the Web.  These kinds of apps were relatively easy to implement, yet so useful that they helped convince companies that the Web…
  • What’s the Key Economic Challenge of the Future?

    IWB
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    The US economy is confronting a number of serious challenges as it transitions from the industrial to the digital age.  Two in particular have commanded our attention in the recent past: job creation, especially the kind of mid-wage, mid-skills jobs that’ve been particularly hard hit by technology and globalization; and the rising financial inequality between the rich and superrich, - the 1% and .1%, - and everybody else.  Most everyone agrees that these are both important challenges, but of the two, which should be at the top of our policy priorities?  The best discussion…
  • Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

    IWB
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Lean principles is the name given to a group of production techniques developed by Japanese manufacturing companies around the 1970s-1980s to maximize customer value while reducing wasteful resource.  Lean production methods have also been described as aiming “to combine the flexibility and quality of craftsmanship with the low costs of mass production.”  Such methods include quality control of the processes involved in production; just-in-time production to reduce the costs associated with excess inventory; and continuous improvement involving everyone in the organization in…
  • What Will Digital Life Be Like in 2025?

    IWB
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    The Pew Research Center is marking the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web with a number of reports on the current state and potential future of our digital lives.  Last week I discussed the first such report, The Web at 25 in the US, which looked at the fast growth of the Internet and mobile usage and presented the findings of a national survey on their impact on everyday life.  “The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users,” was the survey’s overall verdict.  But what about the future?  A second report,…
  • How Has the Internet Worked Out So Far?

    IWB
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    The Internet started out as a DARPA sponsored experimental project to develop a fault-tolerant computer network.  ARPANET was launched in 1969, and by the mid-1980s, it had evolved into NSFNET, a network widely used in the academic and research communities.  Then, with the advent of the World Wide Web, the Internet began its transformation from a network used primarily by research communities to the commercial platform it has become, now being used by billions around the world.  The Web and the Internet have become so intertwined that most people use the terms…
 
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    IBM developerWorks : Java technology

  • Build a data mining app using Java, Weka, and the Analytics Warehouse service

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Analytics Warehouse (formerly BLU Acceleration) service provides data warehousing and analytics as a service on IBM Bluemix. Developers can develop and deploy a heavy-duty analytic application using blazing-fast IBM BLU database technology offered in the cloud. Learn how to develop a data mining application using the Weka statistical analysis tool and leveraging the IBM BLU columnar database.
  • Unlock your on-premises translated content in the cloud

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Enterprise software developers making the transition to cloud computing often ask how they can use the existing translated content in their on-premises databases from the cloud. Find out how to use the Cloud Integration add-on in Bluemix to unlock your translated content from systems of record and access it from the cloud even if the database is behind a secure firewall.
  • Improving performance and scalability for IBM Sterling Order Management

    6 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This article discusses the design best practices that are important for the performance and scalability of the IBM Sterling Order Management solution. Adopting these design best practices during implementation, helps eliminate the common performance bottlenecks that are introduced with custom design or code.
  • Java multitenancy: Configuration options, tenant lifecycle, and isolation in action

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The multitenant JVM is available with the IBM SDK Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1 as a tech preview. By running multiple applications within a single multitenant JVM, a cloud system can speed applications' start times and reduce their memory footprint. Examine the tenant lifecycle, learn some of the available configuration options, and see the benefits of isolation of statics in tenant applications. This article builds on a previous developerWorks article, "Introduction to Java multitenancy."
  • JVM concurrency: To block, or not to block?

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The CompletableFuture class added in Java 8 gives you new ways to handle the completion of asynchronous processing, including nonblocking ways to compose and combine events. This article helps you understand the differences between blocking and nonblocking approaches to handling completions and gives you some reasons to prefer nonblocking approaches.
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  • Mapping JPA entities to successfully transcode them using XML

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If you work with entity designs and modeling, you are familiar with the Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) cycle error that is a result of bidirectional relationships. This article gives methods to resolve the JAXB cycle error. It includes benefits, shortfalls, and implementation details for each method. It offers a workable solution that addresses persistence and serialization of the data.
  • Discover cross-project reporting with the IBM Jazz Reporting Service

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) is a set of seamlessly integrated applications that work together as one platform for managing the complete lifecycle of your development projects. The application and lifecycle data that your teams create collaboratively for their projects is provided to you for reporting by CLM in a data warehouse. This article introduces an all new set of capabilities and reports that allow you to set-up dashboards that show you the status of your entire project portfolio, aggregating data cross-applications, cross-projects, and even…
  • Design and develop a more effective SOA, Part 2: Confidently define and design your service-oriented solutions using Rational SOMA 2.9

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the second article in a five-part series on IBM's commercial solution for service-oriented systems design and development. This article describes IBM's commercially available best practices – Rational SOMA -- for identifying, specifying, and realizing services. It describes both the method – which is tool-agnostic – and specific guidance that is included with Rational SOMA for using Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software to perform the steps of the method.
  • Use code coverage tools in Rational Developer for i

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Code coverage supports the common IBM i compiled languages such as RPG, COBOL, C/C++, and CL. This article uses RPG programs to describe the code coverage features on IBM i.
  • Integrating BPMN and SoaML, Part 1.

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    BPMN and SoaML are two recent standards adopted by OMG. The standards overlap significantly, but each provides a particular emphasis on service and process modeling. This article describes how to use their unique features together.
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  • Build a data mining app using Java, Weka, and the Analytics Warehouse service

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Analytics Warehouse (formerly BLU Acceleration) service provides data warehousing and analytics as a service on IBM Bluemix. Developers can develop and deploy a heavy-duty analytic application using blazing-fast IBM BLU database technology offered in the cloud. Learn how to develop a data mining application using the Weka statistical analysis tool and leveraging the IBM BLU columnar database.
  • (Blue)mixing IoT and GPS services for your health

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This article uses a straightforward Node.js application example to show how to develop an app that uses two services provided in the Bluemix ecosystem: Wearable Fitness and the Pitney Bowes Travel Boundary Service. It also discusses the challenges inherent in developing this particular application idea and some of the intricacies of working with maps and map data.
  • Spot the International Space Station using third-party APIs and the Liberty runtime

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky -- and if you know when to look up, it's easy to see. The SPOT ISS application gives details on sightings by city and country. It consumes third-party APIs such as the NASA RSS feed and the Open Notify JSON API service to create a unique system of engagement. The app is deployed on IBM Bluemix.
  • Build your first Node.js website, Part 1

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Do you want to build a dynamic website with Node.js but are unsure where to start? This three-part article introduces you to Node.js development step by step, with no software installation required. Using only a web browser, you create a Node.js application, write server-side JavaScript, display dynamic data on HTML pages, and store data in a Redis database.
  • Build your first Node.js website, Part 3

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Do you want to build a dynamic website with Node.js but are unsure where to start? This three-part article introduces you to Node.js development step by step, with no software installation required. Using only a web browser, you create a Node.js application, write server-side JavaScript, display dynamic data on HTML pages, and store data in a Redis database.
 
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    IBM Redbooks | BladeCenter

  • Using IBM Features on Demand

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 - Introduces IBM Features on Demand and the products that use it - Explains how to activate, install and deploy the license keys - Provides troubleshooting hints and tips Just about any IT infrastructure investment that you make will have capabilities well beyond those you will initially need.
  • Advanced Format HDD Technology Overview

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 Historically, a hard disk drive (HDD) media was physically formatted by using a sector size of 512 bytes.
  • IBM Flex System Interconnect Fabric Technical Overview and Planning Considerations

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 To respond to the pressures of change in today’s business environment, organizations need more flexible and cost-effective IT infrastructures.
  • IBM PureFlex System and IBM Flex System Products and Technology

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 - Describes the IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis and compute node technology - Provides details about available I/O modules and expansion options - Explains networking and storage configurations To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources.
  • In-memory Computing with SAP HANA on IBM eX5 and X6 Systems

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 - IBM System x solutionfor SAP HANA - SAP HANA overview and use cases - Operational aspects for SAP HANA appliances The third edition of this IBM® Redbooks® publication describes in-memory computing appliances from IBM and SAP that are based on IBM eX5 and X6 flagship systems and SAP HANA.
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    IBM Redbooks | IBM System Storage

  • IBM ProtecTIER Implementation and Best Practices Guide

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 - Implement scenarios for backup recovery applications with ProtecTIER - Optimize data deduplication and storage efficiency - Exploit the File System Interface using CIFS and NFS This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practice guidance for planning, installing, and configuring the IBM System Storage® TS7600 ProtecTIER® family of products.
  • Implementing IBM FlashSystem 840

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 - Accelerate 24/7/365 business performance with IBM MicroLatency - Implement Fibre Channel, iSCSI, InfiniBand, and FCoE interfaces - Minimize downtime with concurrent code load Almost all technological components in the data center are getting faster; central processing units, network, storage area networks (SAN), and memory.
  • IBM XIV Storage System Business Continuity Functions

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 - Details of the copy services and migration functions - Multi-Site Mirroring - Data migration scenarios The XIV Storage System has a rich set of copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios, which enables clients to enhance their business continuance, disaster recovery, data migration, and online backup solutions.
  • XIV Multi-Site Mirroring Solution

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 Introduced with the IBM XIV Storage System software v11.5 the multi-site mirroring function, also referred to as the 3-way mirroring in the XIV GUI, enables world-class high availability and disaster recovery capabilities.
  • IBM XIV Storage System Architecture and Implementation

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 - Multi-tenancy gives more flexibility for XIV in Cloud environments - Enhanced performance classes allow virtual tiers of storage - Mobile device notifications for real-time alertse This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM XIV® Storage System.
 
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    IBM Redbooks | IBM System x™

  • Using IBM Features on Demand

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 - Introduces IBM Features on Demand and the products that use it - Explains how to activate, install and deploy the license keys - Provides troubleshooting hints and tips Just about any IT infrastructure investment that you make will have capabilities well beyond those you will initially need.
  • Advanced Format HDD Technology Overview

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 Historically, a hard disk drive (HDD) media was physically formatted by using a sector size of 512 bytes.
  • SAP HANA on IBM X6 Systems Reference Architecture

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 - Introduces IBM System x solution for SAP HANA - Provides SAP HANA overview and deployment scenarios - Discusses SAP HANA business continuity aspects This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to provide the planning and design considerations for implementing SAP HANA on IBM X6 servers.
  • In-memory Computing with SAP HANA on IBM eX5 and X6 Systems

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 - IBM System x solutionfor SAP HANA - SAP HANA overview and use cases - Operational aspects for SAP HANA appliances The third edition of this IBM® Redbooks® publication describes in-memory computing appliances from IBM and SAP that are based on IBM eX5 and X6 flagship systems and SAP HANA.
  • IBM Storwize V5000 and Windows Storage Server

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 With the introduction of the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 offering via the IBM® Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program, clients can now get customized unified storage solutions that precisely match their specific needs.
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  • ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 1

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 - Get an introduction to z/OS and storage concepts - Learn about TSO/E, ISPF, JCL, and SDSF - Understand z/OS delivery and installation The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is a 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture.
  • JES3 to JES2 Migration Considerations

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 - History of the JESs - Differences between JES2 and JES3 - Migration considerations This IBM Redbooks publication provides information to help clients that have JES3 and are considering a migration to JES2.
  • An Architect's Guide to New Java Workloads in CICS (Transaction Server)

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 - Value Unit Edition family of products allows a choice on how to budget for new projects - IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition running on a zNALC LPAR is a one time charge - Use Value Unit Edition products to provide an environment to develop and deploy net new Java based workload This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the System z® New Application License Charge (zNALC) pricing structure and examples of zNALC workload scenarios which is the focus of this book.
  • Understanding Mainframe Economics

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 The cost of running a workload can be lower on the mainframe than on other platforms you may be considering.
  • Reliability and Performance with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 - Leverage your investment in IBM System z for business analytics - Transparently accelerate DB2 complex queries - Implement highly available analytics The IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator for IBM z/OS® (simply called Accelerator in this book) is a high-performance appliance which integrates the IBM zEnterprise infrastructure and the IBM Netezza® technology to accelerate data intensive and complex queries in a DB2 for z/OS highly secure and available environment.
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    IBM Redbooks | Application Development

  • The Complete Guide to CICS Transaction Gateway Volume 1 Configuration and Administration

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 - A practical guide to the capabilities and usage of the CICS TG product suite - Incremental setup from basic connectivity through to security and high availability - Focus on IPIC connectivity, high availability, WebSphere Application Server, and CICS Explorer In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, you will gain an appreciation of the IBM CICS® Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) product suite, based on key criteria, such as capabilities, scalability, platform, CICS server support, application language support, and licensing model.
  • Customizing and Extending IBM Content Navigator

    30 May 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 30 May 2014 - Understand extension points and customization options - Create an action, service, feature, and custom step processor - Use widgets in apps, mobile development, and more IBM® Content Navigator provides a unified user interface for your Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions.
  • Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile

    18 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 - Learn about Liberty profile to develop and and test your web and OSGi applications - Install and configure several open source technologies with Liberty profile - Deploy Liberty with Chef framework This IBM® Redbook®s publication explains the capabilities of IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile, which is extremely lightweight, easy to install, and fast to use.
  • Managing Enterprise-wide Deployment of IBM Explorer for z/OS or CICS Explorer

    10 Jan 2014 | 5:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 - Get an overview of the options for deploying Explorer software - Review the advantages and disadvantages of each technique - Learn how to customize your Explorer installation This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the set of features that IBM clients use to simplify deployment of the IBM Explorer products in their operating environments.
  • Elastic Caching with IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale

    19 Dec 2013 | 5:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 IBM® WebSphere® eXtreme Scale provides a solution to scalability issues through caching and grid technology.
 
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    IBM Redbooks | Information Management software

  • Reliability and Performance with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 - Leverage your investment in IBM System z for business analytics - Transparently accelerate DB2 complex queries - Implement highly available analytics The IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator for IBM z/OS® (simply called Accelerator in this book) is a high-performance appliance which integrates the IBM zEnterprise infrastructure and the IBM Netezza® technology to accelerate data intensive and complex queries in a DB2 for z/OS highly secure and available environment.
  • Exploring Data Insights with IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management and IBM Watson Explorer

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 Today’s businesses, applications, social media, and online transactions generate more data than ever before.
  • IMS Version 13 Technical Overview

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 - Explore the features and functions of IMS 13 - Understand advantages and applicability of IMS 13 - Plan for installation of or migration to IMS 13 IBM Information Management System (IMS™) provides leadership in performance, reliability, and security to help you implement the most strategic and critical enterprise applications.
  • IBM DB2 11 for z/OS Performance Topics

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 - Reduce processor time in CM and NFM - Improve scalability and availability - Evaluate impact of new functions IBM® DB2® 10 for z/OS® provided a strong performance improvement that drove great value for IBM clients.
  • DB2 for z/OS: Configuring TLS/SSL for Secure Client-Server Communications

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about how to set up and configure DB2® for z/OS® with Transport Layer Security (TLS), the modern version of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), using the z/OS Communications Server Application Transparent - Transport Layer Security (AT-TLS) services.
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    IBM Redbooks | Linux

  • IBM Power Systems S814 and S824 Technical Overview and Introduction

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 - Outstanding performance based on POWER8 processor technology - 4U scale-out desktop and rack-mount servers - Improved reliability, availability, and serviceability features This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S814 (8286-41A) and IBM Power System S824 (8286-42A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems.
  • IBM Power System S822 Technical Overview and Introduction

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 - Outstanding performance based on POWER8 processor technology - 2U scale-out rack-mount server - Improved reliability, availability, and serviceability features This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server that supports the IBM AIX® and Linux operating systems (OSes).
  • IBM Power Systems S812L and S822L Technical Overview and Introduction

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 - Outstanding performance based on POWER8 processor technology - 2U scale-out rack-mount Linux server - Improved reliability, availability, and serviceability features This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S812L (8247-21L) and IBM Power System S822L (8247-22L) servers that support the Linux operating system (OS).
  • IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console Version 8 Release 8.1.0 Enhancements

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 - HMC V8..1.0 enhancements - Performance and capacity monitor - Upgrade changes in HMC V8.8.1.0 The IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) provides systems administrators a tool for planning, deploying, and managing IBM Power Systems™ servers.
  • IBM PowerVC Version 1.2.1 Introduction and Configuration

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 - PowerVM virtualization management - Server and Storage virtualization integration - OpenStack compatible for integration with cloud IBM® Power Virtualization Center (PowerVC™) is an advanced enterprise virtualization management offering for IBM® Power Systems™ based on the OpenStack technology.
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    IBM Redbooks | Infrastructure Solutions

  • An IBM Academy of Technology Perspective about FirstNet, a Public Safety Network

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 This IBM® Redpaper™ describes the middleware infrastructure that is required to ensure the successful implementation of a public safety network for first responders.
  • Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V7.2

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 - Install, use, and troubleshoot the SAN Volume Controller - Become familiar with the exciting new GUI - Learn how to use the Easy Tier function This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller Version 7.2.
  • Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 V7.2

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 - Discover the exciting new version of the IBM virtualization family - Become familiar with the leading edge intuitive GUI - See how simple IBM virtualization really is Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution, an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price.
  • Supporting Mobile and Sensing Solutions with IBM Intelligent Pervasive Platform

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 - Understand the Intelligent Pervasive Platform (IPP) and its architecture - Learn how to handle sensing data with IPP Sensor Extender - Interface IBM solutions with IPP and IPP Sensor Extender This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the IBM Intelligent Pervasive Platform and IBM Intelligent Pervasive Platform Sensor Extender.
  • Always On: Assess, Design, Implement, and Manage Continuous Availability

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 Continuous availability’s principles encompass the ability to transparently withstand component failures, the ability to introduce changes nondisruptively, and the ability to withstand a catastrophe transparently or nearly transparently.
 
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    IBM Redbooks | Tivoli

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager as a Data Protection Solution

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 - Provides solutions for common data protection challenges - Includes business and technical challenges and solution matrices - Describes use of the Tivoli Storage Manager Toolkit When you hear IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager, the first thing that you typically think of is data backup.
  • Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware Solution Design Considerations

    14 May 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Wed, 14 May 2014 IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (referred to as Data Protection for VMware) provides a comprehensive solution for protecting virtual machines (VMs).
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 Technical Guide

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 - Install and use Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 - Learn to effectively use the new web-based GUI - Use IBM Cognos to create custom reports IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.1 products offer storage infrastructure management that helps optimize storage management by centralizing, simplifying, automating, and optimizing storage tasks associated with storage systems, data disaster recovery, storage networks, and capacity management.
  • Performance Tuning for IBM Security Directory Server

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 - Directory Server performance tuning for very large user environments - Complete coverage from operating system to database tuning - Extensive scripts and checklists In today’s highly connected world, directory servers are the IT cornerstone of many businesses.
  • IT Service Management Best Practices Using IBM SmartCloud Control Desk

    12 Dec 2013 | 5:30 am
    Redbook, published: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 - Automation using response plans, scripting, escalations, actions, and workflows - Best practices configuration and customization examples - Implementation of typical real-world use cases SmartCloud Control Desk is a comprehensive IT Asset and Service Management solution that helps reduce cost and minimize service disruptions.
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    IBM Redbooks | WebSphere

  • An Architect's Guide to New Java Workloads in CICS (Transaction Server)

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 - Value Unit Edition family of products allows a choice on how to budget for new projects - IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition running on a zNALC LPAR is a one time charge - Use Value Unit Edition products to provide an environment to develop and deploy net new Java based workload This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the System z® New Application License Charge (zNALC) pricing structure and examples of zNALC workload scenarios which is the focus of this book.
  • Managing Your WebSphere Application Server Licenses Using IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT)

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 Virtually every aspect of managing an IT environment has drastically increased in complexity as new technologies and business shifts have altered the way businesses organize their IT infrastructure.
  • IBM Software for SAP Solutions

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 - How IBM Software adds value to SAP solutions - How IBM Software capabilities for SAP should be used - IBM Reference Architecture for SAP SAP is a market leader in enterprise business application software.
  • IBM CICS Performance Series: FiTeq Authenticator Benchmark

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redpaper, published: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 - Performance and scalability benchmark methodology explained - Multiple configurations tested and the results compared - Benchmark driven to 8,000 CICS transactions per second FiTeq is an IBM® Business Partner that specializes in fraud prevention technologies for the payments industry.
  • The Complete Guide to CICS Transaction Gateway Volume 1 Configuration and Administration

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Redbook, published: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 - A practical guide to the capabilities and usage of the CICS TG product suite - Incremental setup from basic connectivity through to security and high availability - Focus on IPIC connectivity, high availability, WebSphere Application Server, and CICS Explorer In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, you will gain an appreciation of the IBM CICS® Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) product suite, based on key criteria, such as capabilities, scalability, platform, CICS server support, application language support, and licensing model.
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    IBM Redbooks | IBM System x™

  • Using IBM Features on Demand

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 - Introduces IBM Features on Demand and the products that use it - Explains how to activate, install and deploy the license keys - Provides troubleshooting hints and tips Just about any IT infrastructure investment that you make will have capabilities well beyond those you will initially need.
  • Advanced Format HDD Technology Overview

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redpaper, last updated: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 Historically, a hard disk drive (HDD) media was physically formatted by using a sector size of 512 bytes.
  • SAP HANA on IBM X6 Systems Reference Architecture

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 - Introduces IBM System x solution for SAP HANA - Provides SAP HANA overview and deployment scenarios - Discusses SAP HANA business continuity aspects This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to provide the planning and design considerations for implementing SAP HANA on IBM X6 servers.
  • In-memory Computing with SAP HANA on IBM eX5 and X6 Systems

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Draft Redbook, last updated: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 - IBM System x solutionfor SAP HANA - SAP HANA overview and use cases - Operational aspects for SAP HANA appliances The third edition of this IBM® Redbooks® publication describes in-memory computing appliances from IBM and SAP that are based on IBM eX5 and X6 flagship systems and SAP HANA.
  • IBM Storwize V5000 and Windows Storage Server

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Web Doc, published: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 With the introduction of the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 offering via the IBM® Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program, clients can now get customized unified storage solutions that precisely match their specific needs.
 
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  • Network Monitoring – Environmental Hazards to Peak Performance

    5 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Sponsored by: CCSS IT managers must prepare for every disaster scenario to ensure that—even when IBM i jobs and processes are running perfectly—some unforeseen network element doesn’t pop up and destroy their efforts. While no one can be aware of every potential problem that may affect the system, you can reduce the impact of issues by proactively monitoring the areas where IBM i and the network overlap. Download this white paper and learn how to: • Calculate the cost of problem resolution • Anticipate communication issues read more
  • Keep Your IBM Network Humming With Instrumentation

    28 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    Sponsored by: Robot Tuesday, May 20th, 2014@ Noon ET A lot of IBM IT shops only respond to system issues after they cause problems for the end user, not before. Even small problems left unattended can lead to catastrophe. Well-run data centers monitor their servers and networks for early signs of impending issues, but doing this requires the proper tools. Monitoring and automation tools let you establish baseline normal performance profiles, and then automatically generate alerts when abnormal conditions are detected. read more
  • In Love with the Doc

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    A fresh approach to creating documentation can win you lots of friends You may not think writing documentation is the most glamorous part of IT, but if you take a fresh approach to it, it can be fun. Content Classification:  influencer read more
  • Manage Your Time on AIX

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Both Olson and POSIX formats allow for Daylight Saving changes On AIX environments, time zones can be managed using one of two formats. Anthony English explains the Olson and the original POSIX formats. Content Classification:  influencer read more
  • Why Didn’t My Cron Job Run?

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Simple steps to troubleshoot scheduled jobs When your scheduled cron jobs don’t seem to run properly, a few simple checks can save you a lot of time in the long run Content Classification:  influencer read more
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  • DB2 COALESCE Function

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    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The DB2 COALESCE function returns the value of the first non-NULL expression. The COALESCE function takes a comma separated list of arguments which are evaluated in the order in which they are specified and returns the first non-NULL value found. The syntax for the COALESCE function is shown here: -- NUMERIC EXAMPLE SELECT COALESCE({field1}, {default_value}) FROM {table_name}; -- CHARACTER EXAMPLE SELECT COALESCE({field1}, '{default_value}') FROM {table_name}; To show an example statement in use: SELECT COALESCE(MFPARTNUMBER, PARTNUMBER) AS PART_NUM FROM CATENTRY; The above query will first…
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    daharveyjr
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Every had need to do a MySQL find and replace to quickly replace some data in your database? Fear not, MySQL has a nifty little string function, REPLACE, that allows a user to find and replace instances of a search string with a substitution string. The REPLACE function performs a case-sensitive search of a field replacing all instances of the search string found with the substitution string. The following variables are referenced in the example REPLACE function below: {table_name} : The table name to update. {field_name} : The field name to update. {search_string} : The search string that…
  • Restore a WordPress Database to Localhost

    daharveyjr
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Working with WordPress, I often will take a production database and restore it to my local server to verify changes and further aid in development. When doing so, I will always run WordPress under a named virtual host, with frequent production backups allowing me to mimic the production environment. This article will discuss the steps necessary to backup and restore a production MySQL database to a local development environment, and configure it to run against a local named virtual host or URL. NOTE: This post assumes that a localhost web server and MySQL instance has been setup, and that the…
  • Magento Newsletter Subscribers Import Script

    daharveyjr
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    I was recently helping a client setup and configure their Magento newsletter module, and worked to help them get a large part of their subscriber base imported into Magento from external sources. To accomplish this, I created a newsletter subscribers import script for Magento that helped them accomplish a quick import of their subscriber base that existed outside of their Magento installation. This script can handle one-off additions, as well as take a file upload, the format being one email address per line. It will also add the emails to the newsletter without sending a confirmation email…
  • How to Setup the Magento Cron Job

    daharveyjr
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    I’ve encountered way too many Magento installations that were never configured to execute the Magento cron job, ultimately causing confusion and problems. This post is meant to be a tutorial to help people enable and setup the cron job to execute as required by Magento, as well as answer some questions as to why the Magento cron job should be enabled. What Is a Cron Job? A cron job is an automated event that is triggered by the server. Cron jobs are used to run periodic maintenance or scheduled activities. What Does Magento Use Its Cron Job For? By default, the cron job in Magento is…
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