July 2012 Newsletter


i can do anything with iTech Solutions

Go for the Gold. Well perhaps you were thinking I was talking about the Olympics at the end of this month but I was talking about selecting the right business partner. Just like the Olympics the business partner who trains the hardest, spends the time improving themselves, and challenging themselves is going to be the partner that wins your confidence and work. Not all business partners are the same, have the same skills, invest in themselves, and can go the distance. Here at iTech Solutions we are investing in ourselves, our staff, our infrastructure, and our customers. This kind of training doesn’t just happen, it’s a way of life. If you aren’t working with us, perhaps it’s time you give us a call and bring home the gold yourself.


Let iTech Solutions be part of your team, part of your IT infrastructure, and part of your extended staff. Our services and knowledge are second to none, and we look forward to helping you leverage your investment in Power Systems and bringing home the gold for your company. Now back to the Olympics, I hope you get some time this summer to watch and enjoy your favorite summer Olympic sports. I know that I sure will.


Watch this space in August for some very exciting news on IBM i hosting, and additional offerings for running IBM i in the clouds.


This issue of our newsletter has five articles. In the first article, we will discuss the RUNQRY command.  The second article is about what ports are needed to be open in your firewall if you want to use IBM i Access (iSeries Access) from outside the firewall.  The third article lists some of the upcoming events in which iTech Solutions will be participating.  The fourth article is using the Display PTF Cover letter command to find unapplied PTFs on your system. The last article is for your reference with updated PTF information. Please note that we have added a new PTF group to our recommended list, which is the High Availability Group.  If you are an iTech Solutions PTF Maintenance customer, you will receive this on your next application of PTFs.

If you are still on V5R4, send Pete an email and he can help you upgrade to 6.1 or 7.1. With more upgrades than anyone else to 6.1/7.1