IBM i Trends for 2017 – Help Systems Marketplace Survey Released

Every year, Help Systems surveys the IBM i Marketplace to determine trends for the platform. Over 500 people from around the world participated in the third annual survey, and the results were just released and can be found here: 3rd Annual Help Systems IBM i Marketplace Survey One of the highlights for this year is indicated in the chart below …

The Impact of Business Continuity Management on Data Breaches

Sadly data breaches have become a fact of life in our interconnected world. The most recent data breach hit close to home when Casino Rama, a popular gaming resort about 2 hrs north of Toronto near Orillia, contacted the IPC about a data breach on Nov 4, 2016. The casino said customer credit inquiries and collection and debt information were …

GDPR is Coming – Time to Prepare!

Much of the interesting news this year, especially if you discount the never ending circus that is the US election, concerned the UK decision to leave the European Union. Commonly referred to as Brexit, this vote on June 23rd was won by 52% to 48% for the leave the EU side. The fallout has been a drop in value of …

Did You Attend Veeam’s “NEXT BIG THING” Announcement?

If you are well connected with the world of technology and are tuned in to social media, if you live for Buzzfeed, Reddit, and tech blogs like Gizmodo, ZDNet etc. or even if you just have an interest in data protection, you could not escape the buzz over Veeam’s “Next Big Thing” announcement on Aug 23, 2016. Estimates are that …

Blog: The Importance of Testing

By now everyone is aware of the power failure at Delta Airlines Atlanta Technology Center. According to the COO Giles West, a critical power control module failed, which caused a surge to a transformer and resultant loss of power. When this happened, critical networks and systems did not switch over to backups. According to Georgia Power, the problem was failed …

Blog: Magic Quadrant for DRaaS for 2016

In June, Gartner released its 2016 Edition of the Magic Quadrant for DRaas (Disaster Recovery as a service). The Magic Quadrant rates offerings on 2 key criteria, Ability to Execute, and Completeness of Vision. Ability to execute includes factors such as product capabilities, feature sets, skills etc., and customer experience, while Completeness of Vision includes factors like market understanding and …

Blog: Ransomware and IBM i

A recent study from the Cyber Threat Alliance paints a nasty picture of the current threats to businesses from ransomware. Since the CryptoWall 3 virus was identified in January of 2015, cyber criminals have extorted more than an estimated $325 million US in ransom from businesses and individuals. Ransomware is a virus usually embedded in phishing EMAILs, where an attachment, …

Blog: Have You Upgraded to Mimix 8.1?

Vision Solutions released Version 8.1 of Mimix on Jan 26, 2016, but of course many customers are still on older versions like 7.1. There are a number of very nice enhancements in 8.1 that may drive you consider an upgrade, such as Continuous Autofix which provides intelligent fixing of issues discovered during replication and audits, disabling of constraints on the …

Blog: Get S.M.A.R.T. with Mid-Range and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 Applications & Tools Release

Announcing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 Application & Tools Release   Strategic, Mobile, Architected for Real Time change. Get S.M.A.R.T. and get up to speed on JD Edwards Enterprise One 9.2:  IoT Orchestrator – filter, act and analyze real time data 80+ Enterprise One Mobile Enterprise Applications Pre-built out of the box orchestrations User defined objects Advanced job forecasting Outbound inventory …

HP and Mid-Range Computer Group announce Strategic Partnership through Project Smartchoice

August 4, 2015 – Markham, ON — Mid-Range Computer Group Inc., leading provider of IT managed services,  hosting, disaster recovery,  JD Edwards ERP, hardware and software services to organizations throughout Canada, announced their newest Partnership with Hewlett Packard as a Smartchoice Gold Level Reseller.  HP and Mid-Range Computer Group today announced a strategic partnership to help address the critical infrastructure …