Travel in Time: AS/400 to IBM Power 9 with IBM i

A touch of history! I came across this image while connecting with former colleagues who once worked at IBM Havant, as I did. Within our FaceBook group, this AS/400 provoked many comments. To explain, IBM […]

Compare: High Availability, Disaster Recover or Db2 Mirror for i

As a non-technical supporter of the IBM i platform, when I heard about DB2 Mirror for i, I immediately thought this would be similar to, or replace the need for an High Availability solution. Hearing […]

Shield Advanced Partners with Remain Software

Press release Issued: 3 February 2020 Toronto, Ontario – Announcing Canadian-based Shield Advanced Solutions has become Remain Software’s newest partner providing their software and services in the IBM i marketplace. Shield and Remain technical teams […]

Shield’s Own IBM i “New Face”

We are pleased and proud to announce a New Face of our own at Shield! Charlie Hird, son of Chris and I, has joined the team. After studying Computer Science at Laurentian University, in Sudbury, […]

IBM i – What to Ask?

Listening to technical conversations during the Annual Conference for Mid-Atlantic Group of IBM i Collaborators (MAGiC)…. I heard some common elements….. “You don’t know, what you don’t know!”…… and sometimes, one can discover there are […]

What does Shield Bring to the Availability Table?

Shield Advanced Solutions has quietly been here for more than 22 years – providing independent Availability solutions for the IBM i. Shield’s products are known for being highly effective, and yet simple to use. With […]

Using PHP/NGINX and ODBC to connect to IBM i from Linux

We decided to test out the ability to connect to the IBM i using a NGINX Server with php-fpm and ODBC. We already run NGINX with php-fpm for connecting to our IBMi but we use […]

It’s Time For MAGiC!

Check out the high profile speakers and educators available to the MAGiC Annual Conference! If you missed COMMON and run an IBM i shop…. this might be for you! Mid Atlantic Group of IBM i […]

Setting up SSH Access to IBM i

This is mainly for my reference as I do this operation so few times I can hardly ever remember how to do it. Linux set up is by far a lot easier as most of […]

LODRUN and QINSTAPP

There is a very nice feature that IBM i provides which allows a program to be called from within a Save File which is not well documented. Originally we used the same functionality from Tape […]