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PowerWire Europe reborn as

PowerWire Europe reborn as

Cue Communications today relaunches the email newsletter formerly known as PowerWire Europe as, with a new associated website of the same name. started as NEWSWire UK in 2000. Since 2008, it was published jointly by ourselves and America’s Penton Media. In April, Penton moved away from active publishing in this market, so we are marching forward with the only pan-European publication that serves IBM i, AIX and Power Linux users.

Many readers have been with us since our inception as a newsletter for British AS/400 users. As IBM’s midrange business turned into today’s Power Systems ecosystem, we widened our audience. 

While the newsletter (and, now, new mobile-friendly website) will always have its roots in the UK’s midrange scene, today’s subscribers are based throughout Europe and beyond. In the just the last few months, we’ve covered news from Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and France. 

We also featured stories from India and China and you can expect to see more coverage how IBM Power Systems are faring in the BRIC countries in future issues. will continue to be edited by myself, and I am delighted to already be welcoming regular contributors like Steve Bradshaw, technical director of NiSUG, and looksoftware’s Nick Hampson. Both have been established as readers’ favourites for some time. I hope to announce the inclusion of other popular writers in the weeks to come.

Remember, if you are member of the IBM Power Systems community, this is your news site. The majority of our best stories have always come from our readers, so whether you are a system user or a solution vendor, we are always interested to hear about your work. 

And if you are involved in a Power Systems-related user group anywhere in Europe, please get in touch so we can feature your events here. I’m at

If you’re not already a regular reader, why not subscribe today (see the subscriptions box on the right-hand side of this page)? And if you have a colleague who you think could do with keeping in touch with all things Power i, Power p or Power Linux, why not point them in the way of a free subscription too?

A big shout goes out to the ever-growing team at Cue Communications and to Manchester’s Red Noise Media for helping out. A massive thank you to all those of you in the industry who have been so helpful and so encouraging so far. You know who you are.

Here’s to another 14 years.

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