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AI on Your Laptop: Part 1

Mark J. Ray

April 15, 2024

AI expert Mark Ray kicks off a new series in which he’ll explain how to set up an AI on your personal computer

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Introducing the New TechChannel.com

Emma Pitzl

March 29, 2024

TechChannel’s redesigned website features a sleek design, simple navigation and streamlined search capabilities—and the same expert IT content you know and trust

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How an ERP System Can Boost Your Business’s Digital Transformation

Craig Skonieczny

February 16, 2024

One of the key enablers of digital transformation is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. ERP systems are not just a software application that integrates and automates various business functions—such as finance, accounting, supply chain, human resources, customer relationship management and more. They also provide a single, centralized platform for managing and analyzing business data, processes […]

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Essential Factors for ERP Success in 2024

Craig Skonieczny

January 10, 2024

If you desire to enhance your business processes and performance, diminish your IT expenses and labor costs, and furnish real-time data and reporting capabilities, you should contemplate implementing an ERP system. These are some of the top reasons enterprises pursue ERP systems, which gather various functions and departments, such as finance, operations, and human resources, […]

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A Student’s Journey Into Artificial Intelligence | Part 3: GPUs Change the Game

Mark J. Ray

September 28, 2023

In part 3 of this series, Mark Ray highlights the start of the GPU age and sets the stage for future advancements in AI

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POSIX-tivity and IBM Z

Reg Harbeck

August 17, 2023

“Standard,” according to en.wiktionary.org, can be used as a noun that means, “Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations; a model.” The history of standards is a deeply interwoven thread through the history of humanity. But the emergence of computing and IT over the past century has been a somewhat special yarn. On one […]

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Hashes and How to Create Them on z/OS

David Stephens

January 10, 2022

Hashes can be really handy. Want to confirm that a file was received intact? Compare sender and receiver hashes. Want to see if a file has been updated recently? Compare hashes generated over time. Want a fast key for a lookup table? Use a hash as the key. But what are hashes, and how can […]

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The History of Business Computing Part 1: Counting the Benefits

Reg Harbeck

December 20, 2021

How did we go from the joy of the freedom that personal, commodity computing brought us, to unidimensional cynicism about industrial-strength computing, valuing everything by gross costs without a consideration of the nature and amount of what was being delivered?   For that matter, how did we get to a place where requests for proposals […]

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Are Containers on Mainframes Safe?

Trevor Eddolls

December 20, 2021

Let’s just start with some basics: What is a container? A container is a standard unit of software that packages up code and all of its dependencies, so the application runs quickly and reliably in different computing environments. In effect, this container can be taken from one computing platform to another, and it will still […]

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Learning AIX and IBM i: Courses, Tracks and Certifications

Rob McNelly

December 7, 2021

As I made my way across the country from the ocean, to a campsite in the woods, to a cabin along a lake during my latest camping adventures, I realized that I had not answered a question I had received.  I was asked “Are there some courses or tracks or certifications you would recommend if […]