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IBM i Pulse: July 12th, 2019

Posted by Tim Losee on Jul 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM


Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we'll take a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. This week we are looking at a major acquisition from IBM and an interview from across the pond with Therese Eaton from IBM UK.

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IBM Closes Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat for $34 Billion; by IBM Corporation

This week IBM and Red Hat announced a massive acquisition that will help define the future of cloud offers from IBM. This acquisition puts IBM in a powerful position of being one of the world's leading technological forefronts... The Cloud. Below are some of the highlights of the deal:

- Acquisition positions IBM as the leading hybrid cloud provider and accelerates IBM's high-value business model, extending Red Hat's open source innovation to a broader range of clients

- IBM preserves Red Hat's independence and neutrality; Red Hat will strengthen its existing partnerships to give customers freedom, choice and flexibility

- Red Hat's unwavering commitment to open source remains unchanged

- Together, IBM and Red Hat will deliver next-generation hybrid multicloud platform

Read more details here

IBMer Therese Eaton on CEAC and Helping Clients by Paul Tuohy

Recently Paul sat down with U.K. based Pre-sales Technical Architect Therese Eaton on her take on CEAC, helping her clients reach their goals and a slue of other topics. Here are some of the highlights of the interview:

"Honestly with IBM i you're becoming more and more software than hardware itself. So if I compare to the other operating systems like AIX and stuff and Linux, with the IBM i, we have the integrated solutions for many products that you need to understand and compare to the other two where they are working a lot with IBM Software Group to get that integration, for example."

"I find it quite humbling that clients and business partners or people who are involved in the IBM i world give up the time to help to improve the product. It's not just once in awhile. They are really committed to it. And also that from an IBM i point of view it gives us so much wealth of information and knowledge that we might not have gotten otherwise. On the personal view point, it's—I learn a lot from you guys as well so it's nice to work with people on top of the game. What we cover in these groups is everything. So it's all the middleware, really, and a bit of hardware as well. So I'm learning from you guys as well."

"Quite often clients would say to me "there's nothing going on with IBM i. Nothing is happening or anything." And I picked that as a bit of a challenge. So I thought, "I'm going to show you." There is a lot of going on, but not necessarily—everything was—you know with all the turmoil we have today, so even more as we move forward but when I started, you know, it was the way, it was the blogs and articles and I just tried to put it all together. It started really to be focused on clients first, and it was my own client set: to keep them informed of what's going on. The challenge is always to keep people informed—and this drip feeding information. But of course this is not an IBM official marketing letter or anything like that, so it's my own thing that I put together. So it really was covert operations with IBM to get the information out to clients."


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