Tag Archives: System i

16 
Feb

Life IT Provides System i Support and more…

System i is a well-known and widely used IBM system found in businesses worldwide. Whilst it is renowned for reliability there are always those times when things could be working more efficiently for your business or upgrading to keep up-to-date with IBM or integrating with your other in-house systems. Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk) are on hand for all these services and more besides.

One IT engineer fits all!

With many years’ experience and a team of technicians who just love the challenges of integrating and improving the efficiency of systems within a variety of environments, Life IT are well equipped to support your IT requirements. Whilst we are specialists in the support of System i, at Life IT our services go beyond IBM technology. Our range of skills and depth of knowledge and experience allows us to support all your IT platforms, applications and hardware, so you only have to contact one IT engineer to help you with all your IT questions.

Choosing your level of System i support

At Life IT we recognise that different operations require a variable amount of IT support, depending on the demand on IT within the company, the level of your in-house IT and the complexity of your set up. That is why we have devised a selection of support packages for you to choose from. You can select ‘Technical Support’ for basic support during office hours, or we also offer ‘enhanced contracts’ and ‘systems down’ support which give you peace of mind by providing round the clock availability. Our engineers will provide advice over the phone, by email or remote dial in or obviously visit your site if required.

Life IT also offer a fixed price annual support contract enabling your company to outsource all System i Support or alternatively we can work in tandem with your own IT team.

Call off contracts offer maximum flexibility, but whatever your requirements we can provide you with a support service and contract to suit your specific IT systems and demands.

Of course Life IT can also assist with any system upgrades, but if you are running a legacy system we will support that too until the time is right for your business to move onto the next version.

To discuss your particular IT system support requirements please contact us on 01625 547979 or you can email us info@lifeit.co.uk and we will be able to advise you on the best package to suit your business operation.

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Published Date: 16th February 2015
Category: General, IBM
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29 
Aug

Why IBM System i training could benefit your business

Do you believe training on system i would be beneficial for your business? Here at Life IT we think it would and here’s the run down on why.

First you may ask what are the benefits of having this type of training?
Not only does it improve the productivity of your business but it also cuts out the need for external support as your employees will be more confident about their skills and know what the System i operating system can really do. This should mean that processes are speeded up and external costs reduced, so training will give your business long term benefits too.

Benefits Summarised:

  • Improved productivity
  • Turn around time improvements
  • Independence
  • Staff motivation and confidence
  • Support cost reductions over the long term

What are some of the courses that are available?
Some of the courses available for your business include Systems Operations, Work Management, CL Programming and many more, meaning you can choose the right course for you individual needs.

We can adapt a range of courses to suit you and your company’s needs in order for you to get the best type of training for your work environment. You can even combine different training courses together thereby saving the company more time and money with a bespoke package.

Who is best suited to these courses?
Any employee who is new to System i or wants to learn how to use the full power of the System i functionality.

If you are interested in investing in System i training for your business then visit our website for more information about the courses that would be suitable for you and your company’s needs at www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/system-i/training, or call us to discuss on +44 (0)1625 548111.

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Published Date: 29th August 2014
Category: IBM
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23 
Oct

How Can ILE RPG & Java Programming Help Your Business?

Does your business run an IBM System i, iSeries or AS400 environment? If so, have there ever been tasks you’d like to perform that your current business application lacks functionality for? For example are there any manual processes which you would like to automate. Developing bespoke applications can help – but where do you begin if you want to keep these applications on the System i server?

Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk) are knowledgeable experts in all things System i – including support, admin and programming. Their IBM ILE RPG and Java programmers can code a tailored solution that’s ideal for your needs. Here’s how…

What is ILE RPG?

RPG is a high-level programming language used for coding business applications. Its history dates back many years – as far as 1959. The latest version, ILE RPG (or RPG IV) is a powerful language used predominantly to code applications for System i.

What could ILE RPG & Java programming do for me?

In a nutshell, using ILE RPG and Java you can code bespoke solutions for your System i environment.

Why do I need bespoke System i applications?

There are lots of potential reasons. Perhaps your business has changed and now works in a way that isn’t handled within the solution you have. Software tailored to your precise needs will help you work more efficiently, saving time and – ultimately – saving money.

What if I’m mostly happy with my current System i applications?

If you’re only “mostly” happy with them, an experienced System i programmer could extend and expand their functionality to the point where your applications are doing everything you need them to.

So if I don’t have the ILE RPG & Java skills , what can I do?

Speak to experts such as Life IT. Their skilled developers have over 20 years’ experience of coding for IBM environments, and they’ve carried out bespoke solution development for the System i server in a variety of programming languages – including ILE RPG & Java.

What can Life IT do for me?

Brief Life IT on what you need and their programmers will develop, test and install your bespoke System i solutions. They also offer a full range of support services for your System i environment – ensuring it’s working to its full potential.

How do I find out more?

Simple… to learn more about Life IT’s System i, AS400 and iSeries solutions – including their expert programming services – visit www.lifeit.co.uk/development.

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Published Date: 23rd October 2013
Category: General
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04 
Sep

International Power Conference

Join us at stand 9 to celebrate twenty five years of System i at the International Power conference, on September 24th 2013 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, UK.

And as a special offer to Life IT guests – register for the conference FREE using the code CSMR20 at the Conference website  www.nccomms.com/International_Power/Home.aspx

 

 

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Published Date: 4th September 2013
Category: General
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19 
Jun

IBM i 25th Anniversary Celebration

 

Welcome to this special IBM i 25th Anniversary blog post dedicated to what
IBM i has given us over the past 25 years and to how its continued
innovation and agility can help define the future.****


It started as a simple idea…
It started as a simple idea: create an application system for midsized
businesses
.” Frank Soltis, AS/400 Chief Architect, and Steve Will, IBM i
Chief Architect, discuss how integration and investment protection were the
foundation for the industry’s most successful midrange system. This is the
first of a series of videos produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of
IBM i. Watch the videohttp://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M8B0V-1/c.aspx and join in the conversation by going to the IBM i facebook page http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M89HG-1/c.aspx
This is “Why i”
We know that many of you have had a long “love affair” with IBM i, but for
those who have not been so fortunate, we think it’s worth highlighting how
the innovation and agility of IBM i has made it such a well loved system.
One of the key strengths of IBM i has always been integration*and Tim
Rowe has written a great article *here 
http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNN-1/c.aspx highlighting how IBM i is integrated by design.

How did “i” do it?*
With its focus on small and midsized businesses, IBM i was the pioneer for
channel marketing within IBM. IBM cooperated with business partners on
marketing, sales, support and education. IBM business partners are the
experts in their local markets and have the skills and expertise to help
clients with industry solutions. They help clients set strategies, deploy
solutions and achieve successful business outcomes. So here’s a big thanks
to you for your part in this success story!

Would it pay for your install base to upgrade?
For a limited time you can now get significant savings on licence fees if
you help your customers upgrade by replacing an older installed AS/400,
iSeries, or System i with a new Power model. You can find out the key
details about what those savings will be by referring to the PLET numbers
ZA13-1160* http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MC2D9-1/c.aspx and ZA13-1161 http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MC2D9-1/c.aspx.
Remember to use the Economic Replacement Tool http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNO-1/c.aspx which is designed to help sellers show customers the potential savings they can realize. This offer ends on *31st December 2013, so be quick!

And here’s another deal to help celebrate!
Make your IBM solution acquisition more affordable and stay ahead of your
competition with the 25 months 0% financing http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M8B8O-1/c.aspx.
The offering is valid for orders shipped with IBM i software between 1st May
2013
 and* 30th September 2013, so make the most of it now!

“i” can see the future now
Find out how the key capabilities of IBM i (integration, reliability,
availability, security) make it ideally placed to respond to the technology
developments of the future. Watch and listen http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNP-1/c.aspx to key speakers from the world of IBM i about what the future holds.***

 

For all 25th anniversary articles and latest news, join in the conversation
by going to the IBM i facebook
page
http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNQ-1/c.aspxor
follow us on Twitter at
#powersystems*http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M85Q5-1/c.aspx
.
**


Are you 25 – like IBM i?****

If you are working with IBM i and are celebrating your 25th birthday this
year, then we would love to hear from you – how*you became involved in the
IBM i platform and *what *you think are its key selling points – a
commemorative gift will be awarded for the *best 10 responses
*received by *28th
June 2013
! Send us your story here info@power-programs.com. ****


Anniversary Quiz****

What was the original development codename for the AS/400?

Was it…

a. **SILVERCAKEhttp://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M894C-1/c.aspx
*
b. SILVERLAKEhttp://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M894D-1/c.aspx
*
c. **SILVERCASE
http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M894C-1/c.aspx
*
10 correct answers drawn will receive a branded reward. Please submit your
answer to us by *28th June 2013!
 **


Have your say on LinkedIn!

Let us know what you and your customers think*about IBM i and leave your
comments on our new LinkedIn group! Join the IBM Power Systems Business
Partner Academy here 
http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M886D-1/c.aspx


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Published Date: 19th June 2013
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