Upcoming Online Educational Events

Complimentary POWERcasts

POWERcasts are sponsored webcasts designed to provide current product or industry information to all audiences. Everyone is welcome to attend.

November 8: RDi and the Sleeping Giants

November 13: IBM PowerHA for IBM i SystemMirror

In-depth Webinars

October 30 and 31, November 1: IBM i Performance

December 11, 12, and 13: IBM i Access Client Solutions

October 30 and 31, November 1, 2018

Webinar: IBM i Performance

Speaker: Dawn May

Price: $249 Members, $349 Nonmembers

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Central Each Day

Session 1: Collection Services Deep Dive
Collection Services is always running on your IBM i partition, collecting valuable performance data. This session is a deep dive into Collection Services, covering all aspects of how the collector works, best practices for the configuration of Collection Services, and an overview of the Db2 files.

Session 2: Don’t Wait! Get in the Fast Lane with IBM i Wait Accounting
IBM i wait accounting is a powerful feature to determine what your jobs are doing when they are not using the CPU. This session will give an overview of what wait accounting is and what wait data can tell you about your system and applications. It will also cover the Job Watcher performance data collector, which excels at gathering the data needed for detailed analysis on wait conditions.

Session 3: IBM i Performance Data Investigator – Analyze your CS and JW Data
This third session will focus on the Performance Data Investigator and show examples of analyzing Collection Services and Job Watcher data with PDI, as well as common issues to look for.

About the Speaker

Dawn May is a leading authority on IBM i performance management, work management, systems management, and general system diagnostics. She has in-depth knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.

As an independent consultant, Dawn assists companies with system performance reviews and recommendations. Dawn also teaches clients on the latest IBM i tools to enable them to get the most out of their IBM i systems.

Dawn is the author of the i Can blog published by IBM Systems Magazine and a frequent speaker at local user group meetings and IBM i conferences around the world.

November 8, 2018

POWERcast: RDi and the Sleeping Giants

How Rational Developer for i Empowers RPG Coders

Speakers: Susan Gantner, Jim Buck, Charlie Guarino, Steve Ferrell, and Tom Huntington

Price: Complimentary courtesy of HelpSystems

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central

In order to modernize your old RPG code and bring applications into the 21st century, you need to mobilize a sleeping giant: the RPG developers!

Rational Developer for i (RDi) is the only editor from IBM that fully supports all that today’s RPG can do. But that’s not the only reason to move from the green screen PDM/SEU editor to RDi.

Don’t miss this live webinar where RDi evangelists and educators Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino demonstrate some of the top features that convince RPG coders to turn to RDi, including:

  • Program outline
  • Hover information
  • Easy location of compiler errors
  • Monitoring variables in debug

HelpSystems will also share a sneak preview of the roadmap for future RDi features.

The future is integrated development environment (IDE) tools like RDi. It’s time to move away from green screen tools and deliver truly modern applications faster than ever.

Tune in on November 8 to find out what you’re missing.

About the Speakers

Susan Gantner | Jim Buck | Charlie Guarino | Steve Ferrell | Tom Huntington

November 13, 2018

POWERcast: IBM PowerHA for IBM i SystemMirror

Live Demo Using SAN Storage and FlashCopy

Speakers: Matt Staddler and Pete Mayhew

Price: Complimentary courtesy of IT Solutions Group

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central

Is your company considering high availability? Perhaps you already have a logical replication HA solution but are thinking about switching to IBM’s PowerHA hardware mirroring? Get the straight scoop! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get a fair and balanced look at IBM PowerHA with Matt Staddler and Pete Mayhew, two seasoned HA veterans who know firsthand that no single technology or brand of HA solution fits all types and sizes of IBM i environment. That’s why this company, IT Solutions Group, offers multiple HA options.

In this webcast, you’ll learn the pros and cons of hardware and logical replication in various IBM i environments, plus you will see a live demo system switch using PowerHA and SAN FlashCopy.

About the Speakers

Matt Staddler is Founder and President of IT Solutions Group (ITSG). As an IBM Advanced Business Partner, ITSG understands, sells, installs, and supports both types of high availability solutions for IBM i. Logical replication solutions use the integrated journaling as well as the remote journaling capabilities of the IBM i OS, while hardware replication uses physical disk mirroring. Each replication technology has advantages and disadvantages, depending on a company’s needs, budget, and skills. Experience the many benefits of working with an unbiased business partner such as Matt when evaluating IBM i High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions.

Pete Mayhew bio coming soon.

December 11, 12, and 13, 2018

Webinar: IBM i Access Client Solutions

Speaker: Wayne Bowers

Price: $249 Members, $349 Nonmembers

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Central Each Day

IBM i Access Client Solutions is the newest member of the IBM i Access Product Family, and it is a platform independent client that is supported running on multiple Operating Systems like Macintosh, Linux, and Windows. It is the strategic direction for IBM i Access workstation client environments. This webinar will explore three topics regarding this client.

Session 1: Meet IBM i Access Client Solutions

Familiarity with IBM i Access Client Solutions is very important as this is the future of the IBM i Access Family software on workstation operating systems. This future looks very bright, and IBM i Access Client Solutions provides ease of deployment and operational improvements in nearly every function the client provides. During this session, we will make a survey of the IBM i Access Client Solutions functions and features that accomplish the tasks and processes we use IBM i Access for. Become familiar and more comfortable with IBM i Access Client Solutions!

Session 2: Deploy IBM i Access Client Solutions

This session will walk though the tooling and capabilities available to deploy IBM i Access Client Solutions and the best practice approaches to get this new client out in your enterprise. This will include topics like staging product images for unique groups of uses, deploying configurations automatically, and more.

Session 3: Administer IBM i Access Client Solutions

This session will specifically focus on the advanced Administration tools and approaches for IBM i Access Client Solutions. This includes topics like advanced deployment, controlling where user’s settings are stored, capabilities to run Access from a command, and more.

About the Speaker

Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Integrated Blade server solutions, and the TCP Telnet communications server. Wayne has been developing and delivering presentations on IBM i Access products since 1999, and at COMMON events since 2009.