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2015 Fall Conference & Expo

October 5 - 7, 2015 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The COMMON 2015 Fall Conference & Expo is the conference event designed to satisfy the needs and demands of the COMMON community.

  • Three days of in-depth education on a broad range of relevant IBM i, Linux and AIX topics.
  • Over 100 sessions plus pre-conference workshops tailored for your needs.
  • Vendor-led sessions on the products and solutions you want.
  • Numerous networking events and opportunities to meet peers and experts.
  • Tabletop-style Expo of leading solution providers ready to meet your needs.
  • Opportunity for credentials via COMMON's independent certification exams.
  • Great value and ROI – cost effective, with minimized time out of the office.
  • Unprecedented opportunity to learn and share with fellow members of the COMMON community.
  • Great location with a Hotel rate starting at only $129 per night

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COMMON Requirements

Welcome to COMMON’s Requirements Portal, your resource to share and enhance the IBM i and AIX operating systems by submitting feature requests and requirements to IBM. Part of COMMON’s advocacy efforts, this is your opportunity to make the operating system better for the entire community and provide a voice to IBM.
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Featured Articles:
President's Message: Onwards and Upwards
Kevin Mort discusses how COMMON is continuing to move forward and accelerating our pace to deliver value and benefits to worldwide COMMON community.
2015 Fall Conference Preview
Haven't yet registered for the 2015 Fall Conference in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL? Not to worry, this article provides you with an overview of why you can't miss this leading education event from COMMON. Sun, Fun and Learn!
Pete's Perspective: When Does Technology Expire?
In this popular feature, Pete Massiello discusses when good, working technology need to be replaced - what is that tipping point? He provides an example of the impending demise of FM radio in the coming years across the world.
Geek's Corner
A must-read popular feature with cool and quirky items for the functional and modern geek.
COMMON Education Foundation: Scholarships
Michelle August provides an update on recipients of the various scholarships awarded by the COMMON Education Foundation, and discusses plans for the Student Initiative scholarships available for the upcoming Fall Conference.
Computing of Business: Not Much of an Einstein
Randy Dufault discusses the security breach allowed by the EINSTEIN system that was supposed to protect the U.S. Government's Office of Personnel Management.

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COMMON 2015 Buyer's Guide

Your 2015 guide to the latest products and services from leading Power Systems solution providers.