High Availability

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Written by: Tricia Fuller, General | 04th May | 0 Comment(s)

No one ever wants to face a situation where their system is down for any amount of time especially long term. This could  mean the end for their business.   There is lots of talk in the industry [...]

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Sunset iSeries or Archive

Sunset iSeries – Archive

Written by: Tricia Fuller, General | 16th March | 0 Comment(s)

Here's something we are hearing more about these days, "Sunset iSeries or Archive data" What does this mean exactly?  Some companies have decided to get off the iSeries platform but need to store t [...]

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iSeries Application Development

Case Study – iSeries Application Development

Written by: Tricia Fuller, General | 10th December | 0 Comment(s)

iSeries Application Development   Challenge: A leading provider of laundry facilities management services to both multi-family and academic housing sectors acquired another company in the sa [...]

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Cloud Hosting

Top Four Reasons to go to Cloud Hosting

Written by: Tricia Fuller, Hosted Customers | 10th September | 0 Comment(s)

  First, peace of mind - With Cloud Hosting, your system is up and running 24/7 by 365 except for scheduled maintenance. Even with the threat of hurricane Sandy, First Option's iSeries server re [...]

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iSeries Monitoring

iSeries Monitoring Software

Written by: Tricia Fuller, General | 01st March | 0 Comment(s)

iSeries Monitoring Software - Watchdog New Enhancements First Option has rolled out new reporting features for our iSeries monitoring software! See below for a couple examples: CPU Utilization Sys [...]

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Cloud Hosting

Your IBM i Administrator is Retiring – Time for Cloud Hosting?

Written by: Tricia Fuller, General | 05th February | 0 Comment(s)

Time for Cloud Hosting and Disaster Recovery Services?   Your IBM i administrator/programmer has just announced retirement.  She is a 30 year veteran that performs your backups, server management, [...]

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IBM i Modernization

Don’t Rebuild – IBM i Application Modernization Will Save You Money

Written by: William Chase, General | 12th December | 0 Comment(s)

IBM i Application Modernization Most companies still use legacy applications – applications that were of an older version – and legacy software still forms a critical component of the operations [...]

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Hosting Services

First Option Improves Hosting Services With Collaboration – written by Jim Utsler

Written by: Tricia Fuller, General | 05th November | 0 Comment(s)

Hosting Services The one thing most successful companies have in common? Foresight—whether that’s offering diversified solutions, improving back-end processing, cultivating an increasingly differ [...]

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IBMi Software Development

IBM i Software Development

Written by: Tricia Fuller, General | 09th October | 0 Comment(s)

Need Help with IBM i Software Development Projects? First Option is an IBM i software development company with a passion for solving critical business needs.  For the past 20 years we have hoste [...]

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iSeries Cloud Hosting

IBM i Hosting

Written by: Tricia Fuller, Hosted Customers | 14th March | 0 Comment(s)

IBM i Hosting may be in your future!   As many of you already know, IBM plans to discontinue Hardware Support for Power 5 Systems as well as any older systems. The date is scheduled for J [...]

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