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August 19, 2013 Volume 8 Issue 15


TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: The PTF 10-Ton Hammer
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: Issues and Offerings in IBM i Cloud Services
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Simplify Security and Data Access
ARTICLE: Military-Strength Disaster Recovery
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Jelastic Releases 1.9.2 Version of Its Cloud Platform
EVENT: Go Beyond Tape Backup - Explore MIMIX DR

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Feature Article - Analysis
In the Wheelhouse: The PTF 10-Ton Hammer

This week, we're talking about a new IBM i PTF to help you get all your Group PTF processing done in one step. Plus, COMMON is reaching out into social media with COMMON Chats.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

OK, I totally found a neat way to tell how well you keep up to date with IBM i PTF processing. Want to know? Here's the secret: I ordered brand new PTF SF99711.


What's SF99711? Well, it's comprised of these:


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Feature Article - Application Software
Technology Focus: Issues and Offerings in IBM i Cloud Services

Looking to the cloud to augment or replace selected IT functions provides numerous service options to choose from for IBM i users.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

As the strategy of choosing the cloud to supplement or displace enterprise IT infrastructure expands, so do the issues surrounding making such a decision. While the expense and implied surrender of some measure of control over IT operations remain as stumbling blocks for many, the expansion of service providers and service options is making cloud services more and more attractive to others.


Advertorial - SEQUEL Software
Partner TechTip: Simplify Security and Data Access

Protect your data; protect your business.

mike stegemanWritten by Mike Stegeman
People have always had to protect their assets or belongings from attackers or thieves. In the virtual world, data is our most protected asset, especially since attackers can steal data without it ever leaving the computer it's stored on.

Businesses today are aware of the potential threat of losing their data to outside hackers. Your list of clients, their demographics and credit card information, product specifications, and employee data are all types of data that are valuable to others outside of your organization.


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Feature Article - Application Software
Military-Strength Disaster Recovery

Having the right DR plan enables IT managers to focus on their core business.

Written by Maxava

Busy IT managers sure do have a lot on their plate; it's a fulltime job trying to match up the latest technology options with the endless demands of the business users in a way that keeps everybody happy. The last thing you really want to think about is disaster preparedness, but if a disaster does strike your organization, you know that everyone will be looking to you to get the machines up and running again as quickly as possible and without any dreaded data loss. Have you ever considered Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)?


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