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Webcast:
BI on IBM i: The Door You Open Makes a Difference

Posted on December 14, 2021 by Teresa Moy

This webcast highlights NGS-IQ's advanced functions and a wide range of output formats and interfaces for various users - without the cost or complexity of many of today's best known BI solutions. Read more arrow


Webcast: Taking Advantage of NGS-IQ Date Functions
and IBM i Job Scheduling

Posted on November 22, 2021 by Teresa Moy

Check out this webcast about NGS-IQ’s many date functions to simplify date arithmetic, sorting, and record selection. Also, Russ Afton from Arbor Solutions explains IBM i’s built-in job scheduling features. The webinar includes tips for writing queries to show your company’s schedule and history to satisfy auditors and managers.


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Understanding the Capabilities
of Your IBM i Job Scheduling Utilities

Posted on September 29, 2021 by Bill Langston

Since the earliest days of OS/400, job scheduling has been practiced in IBM i environments, its functionality improving in recent releases. And while you have a great collection of built-in job scheduling features at your disposal, you can do even more if you license the IBM i Advanced Job Scheduler or a third-party utility. Read more arrow


NGS and Connectria Announce Partnership
to Help IBM i Customers

Posted on July 8, 2021 by Bill Langston

We talk to more and more IBM i customers who are evaluating hybrid cloud, co-location, managed services, and third-party hosting options. Our advice to any NGS customer? Make sure you choose a provider with a successful track record of supporting more than just a few IBM i customers. Read more arrow


What Should an IBM i Programmer Know About Excel?

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Teresa Moy

Many IBM i IT professionals don’t use Excel but provide technical support to business users who do. These users need timely data they can analyze in Excel to present to their staff or customers. Read more arrow


The NGS Poem

Posted on April 13, 2021 by Bill Langston


You're here in search of answers, and many files you have,
You join them up, you pick some fields, and then you click a tab. Read more arrow


Query and Report Writing Opened Doors
for the First Generation of Women in Information Technology

Posted on March 10, 2021 by Bill Langston


Today, it’s not hard to find a female IT director or software developer. But as we celebrate Women’s History Month, let's recall that for many years women with a technical skillset and a desire to work in IT were often steered into technical support, training, and frequently, query and report writing. Read more arrow


Growing Your Own Power Users

Posted on January 25, 2021 by Bill Langston

IT Managers, IBM i programmers, and operators often express frustration over the challenge of supporting non-technical software users. Many shops succeed thanks to only one or two non-IT staff members who learn quickly and informally. They become the office “power users.”

What? You don’t think you have any of those kinds of people? We say grow your own. Read more arrow

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