IBM i is an integrated operating environment with a reputation for robust architecture, exceptional security and business resilience for over 25 years. Running applications based on IBM i has helped companies over many years to focus on innovation and delivering new value to their business.

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Announcing IBM i 7.3 TR 2

IBM i 7.3 is a highly scalable and virus resistant architecture with a proven reputation for exception business resiliency. And now the IBM i 7.3 Technology Refresh 2, announced on February 14, features four key enhancements:

  • A new model of the IBM Power System S812 designed for smaller organizations that do not need system virtualization.
  • Enhanced JSON environment and new built-in functions to improve ease-of-use for SQL programmers.
  • Open Source portfolio expansion including a "zero-configuration" database and new tools – wget, curl, rsync, sqlite.
  • IBM i Access Client Solutions to improve filtering of spool files, SQL Scripts and CL prompter to improve flexibility and speed of development.
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steve will

You and i — IBM i Trends and Strategies
by Steve WIll, IBM i Chief Architect

Steve Will

Chief Architect: IBM i Operating System

Steve Will Steve is the Chief Architect for IBM i, a Power Systems operating system used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises world wide. He is a frequent speaker at client events, collects requirements from customer advisory groups, and works with professionals inside and outside IBM on future technology.

Steve's blog: You and i

This blog is used to discuss topics related to IBM i, including our strategy, benefits of the architecture, announcements, and news. It allows the large and passionate IBM i client community the ability to respond, have conversations about what we say, and make the blog really be about you and i.

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dawn may

i Can — Technical Tips for i
by Dawn May, Client Programs Manager

Dawn May

i Can, IBM i, Client Programs Manager

Dawn May

Dawn May has worked on IBM i and its predecessors during her entire career at IBM, where she spent many years as part of the IBM i development team. Currently, she is the program manager for the IBM i advisory councils, which include the Large User Group (LUG), the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC), and the COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC). In this position she works with these client groups to organize and lead meetings and manage the requirements process. Dawn is also a frequent speaker on IBM i topics and the author of the "i Can" blog.

Dawn's blog - i Can

The "i Can" blog is to share the "hidden gems" within IBM i. The name "i Can" is to convey the fact that IBM i can do more than most realize. The updates to this blog will generally be information about the latest features in the most current releases.

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* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Fresh faces of IBM i

Fresh Faces is a new marketing initiative that showcases the next generation of IBM i innovators who push the boundaries of what is possible with IBM Power Systems.

Stephanie Rabbani

Stephanie Rabbani

Stephanie is an independent consultant working with the Seiden Group. She writes PHP as her primary language, and has been developing web applications on the IBM i platform for over 14 years.

Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Liam is a Product Developer for Profound Logic Software in the UK. He is the recipient of the 2016 COMMON Student Innovation Award. Liam is a new IBM Champion for Power Power Systems.

Kody Robinson

Kody Robinson

Kody works for Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation, where he develops on the IBM i platform and uses a variety of languages to deliver applications to his clients. Kody is a new IBM Champion for Power Systems.

User groups for IBM i


Connect with fellow members who are interested in IBM Power Systems. Great educational and networking opportunities to enhance your career and build great relationships within the IBM i community.


Interested in learning about IBM’s plans and future directions for IBM i? Join the Large User Group (LUG) of over one hundred large companies to get the latest scoop. Meet with other LUG members and work directly with the IBM i development team.


Get engaged with the European IBM Power Systems community! Learn more about the latest architecture and new solutions all while connecting with fellow members.

Why IBM i on POWER8?

IBM Champion Enterprise Systems Manager for Scotsburn Ice Cream Steve Pitcher shares his experience in upgrading to POWER8 with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will.

Discussion includes how the company:

  • Modernized its existing web interface
  • Optimized efficiency and functionality
  • Easily accessed new insights from data
Reshaping, extending, expanding


IBM i — An efficient, resilient platform for business

The IBM i operating environment provides a broad and highly stable middleware foundation for efficiently deploying business applications on IBM Power Systems platforms. Support exists for over 3,000 solutions from more than 2,500 ISVs.

IBM i CBU with PowerHA

A packaged solution designed to improve and automate your High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) environment. Combines the strengths of IBM Power Systems, IBM i, PowerHA SystemMirror for i and the CBU for IBM i.

IBM i Solution Editions

Integrated solutions for midsize businesses through partnership with IBM industry-leading independent software vendors (ISVs), all backed by superior services and support.