This week, a woebegone IT Pro is in a tech spiral trying to move IBM System 36/36 data and applications to IBM System I / iSeries. We also discuss low cost internet failover in your pocket – using 3G to keep the company going. When you’re looking to replace a switch this year, will you go chalk with Cisco or consider HP/Dell/Juniper switches? Was there really a billion dollar mistake within Target when they went for Canada or is this corporate finger pointing? Lastly, we look into a customer service case at Spicworks, where a DOA return nearly resolved. Good job, good effort.
Moving IBM System 36/38 to System I:
Low Cost Internet Failover
If you were given a choice for buying new network switches…..
Billion-dollar mistake: How inferior IT killed Target Canada (via Reddit)
DOA Return Issue and (almost) finding help in online communities:
– Quick discussion on how valuable communities & social are for getting IT support today.