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July 15, 2013 | Volume 8 Issue 13


TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: New Features in Recent HTTP Server Group PTF
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: Solutions for Ratcheting Up Your Supply Chain
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Insight On Demand: One-Click System i Performance Investigations
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Virtualized Encryption Key Management Now Possible with Alliance Key Manager for VMware
EVENT: Get Your FTP Server into Compliance
MC AUTHOR BLOG: Steve Pitcher's Ramblings, Musings, and Tech Tips About Lotus Domino and IBM i on Power Systems

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Feauture Article - Analysis
In the Wheelhouse: New Features in Recent HTTP Server Group PTF

This week, we're talking about some new HTTP Group PTF features. Some are obvious, and some are...well...not so obvious. Plus, IBM withdraws the DAT160 tape drive from marketing in 2014. If you're using it, you need a plan moving forward.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Like any good boy who keeps up to date with his PTFs, I was up late on July 9 downloading and applying the latest HTTP Group package (SF99368) and combing through the fix list when I came upon a few surprises.

The first surprise came by way of the PTF labeled SI49568 - Extended Base Directory Support. What's this?


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Feature Article - Application Software
Technology Focus: Solutions for Ratcheting Up Your Supply Chain

The similarity of supply chain and enterprise resource planning (ERP) apps, particularly given their convergence in the past, can be confusing. However, the differentiators may be stabilizing.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

Any enterprise that's concerned with transforming one kind of material into a different finished good is, on some level, dependent on a supply chain. Supply chains are concerned with directing the flow of products or their components, the flow of information about the products, and payments between suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers.


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kurt thomas.Written by Kurt Thomas

In a manual monitoring environment, for every issue that arises, there's often a multiple-step investigation process to accompany it. Even in the smallest single-system setups, these types of processes require time to sift through what could be hundreds or even thousands of jobs or objects in an effort to identify the one troublemaker that's making its presence felt in the form of a slow system, rapid disk consumption, or some other problem.


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IBM Champion Steve Pitcher's favorite IBM i story (and more)

Published on June 5, 2013

Scott Laningham talks with IBM Champion Steve Pitcher (Enterprise systems manager, Scotsburn Dairy Group) about Steve's role as an IBM Champion, his thoughts on the 25-year anniversary of IBM i, and his favorite i story (teaser: under adverse conditions, the Power systems server prevails!). Read about the IBM Champion program and nominate someone you know:



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