POWERcasts

POWERcasts are sponsored webcasts designed to provide current product or industry information to all audiences. Everyone can enjoy complimentary registration.

August 22:
Insite Analytics: Browser-Based Business Intelligence and BRMS Dashboards

September 5:
How to Convert from AJS or WRKJOBSCDE to Robot Schedule with Ease

October 24:
Inside the Integrated File System

August 22, 2019

POWERcast: Insite Analytics: Browser-Based Business Intelligence and BRMS Dashboards

Speaker: Mike Stegeman & Stacey Jensen
Price: Free courtesy of HelpSystems
August 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. CST

Executives, business users, and IT teams all need insight into key information to make smart business decisions and keep IT operations running smoothly. Most IT departments are responsible for these data requests but struggle to keep them under control.

IT tries to keep a close watch on data for accuracy and security’s sake. But the tighter they hold on, the more likely they are to drive business users toward getting their information by unapproved means—like old data files—which take longer and are less accurate.

There’s a better way for business users and IT teams to access, visualize, and share data. It’s called Insite Analytics, available from HelpSystems.

Join us for a live webinar on August 22 to hear all about how Insite Analytics can make data access easier through:

  • Dashboards for operational information, including BRMS
  • At-a-glance data to empower business users with key information

About the Speakers

Mike Stegeman is a Senior Data Access Consultant for HelpSystems, working in the Schaumburg Illinois office, outside of Chicago. He has been working with Sequel for over 10 years. Before joining the Sequel team, Mike spent some time working in public accounting, ERP Software Support, CASE tool support, was a support manager, and also an IT manager. With experience on the IBM System/36 and the AS/400 i-Series Power machines, Mike has all the pieces of the puzzle needed to assess business needs: the software, the database, and the hardware.

 

 Stacy is the Sales Manager for the business intelligence division at HelpSystems and has been working with the BI customers for over 20 years.

September 5, 2019

POWERcast: How to Convert from AJS or WRKJOBSCDE to Robot Schedule with Ease

Speakers: Tom Huntington & Ash Giddings
Price: Free courtesy of HelpSystems
September 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. CST

IBM i processing at your business doesn’t look the same in 2019 as it did when you started 20, 10, or even five years ago. IBM i workload has grown and new technologies make processing more complex.

The free WRKJOBSCDE (Work Job Schedule Entry) command on IBM i allows you to build batch jobs, but it can’t handle dependencies. IBM’s Advanced Job Scheduler (AJS) has more features, but it can’t communicate across other platforms and lacks the reporting you need for today’s regulations and dependencies. It’s time for a change.

Today’s IT teams need automation tools that can help them plan for tomorrow instead of playing catch-up. On this live webinar, IBM i experts introduce you to the final phase of your automation evolution: Robot Schedule. With Robot Schedule, you can easily:

  • Import IBM i schedules into Robot Schedule rules
  • Manage schedules from a GUI or web interface
  • Integrate troubleshooting into a single user interface
  • Monitor files and directories on IBM i, Windows, Linux, and UNIX
  • Report on forecasting and flowcharting for management

It’s time to move away from older IBM tools toward a modern, integrated solution. Robot Schedule is ready to go! Are you?

We look forward to having you join us on September 5!

About the Speakers

 Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems and has been named an IBM Champion for the last three years. He oversees business alliances and large customer relationships and ensures that HelpSystems software works with other major software and hardware vendors worldwide.

 Ash Giddings began his career on IBM Mainframe before moving onto midrange systems such as IBM i and AIX and then Windows and Linux. He has worked for some of the largest data centers in Europe and has advised large companies around the world on way to save costs and improve efficiencies.

October 24, 2019

POWERcast: Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

Speaker: Chuck Losinski, & Ash Giddings
Price: Free courtesy of HelpSystems
October 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. CST

Before AS/400 fans ever even heard the term “iSeries”, IBM had already rolled out the integrated file system (IFS) to give IBM i users the ability to run applications that don’t follow the traditional library structure.

Today, IBM i shops use the IFS regularly for storage, web servers, applications, and more. Even the Windows IT team needs to access the IFS on IBM i for file exchanges! But with great power comes great responsibility—and many don’t have the knowledge or tools necessary to manage this technology.

During this live webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

  • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
  • How do I monitor the IFS?
  • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
  • How do I secure the IFS?

Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i. If you don’t have the time—or the desire—to do it manually, we’ll also show you how HelpSystems tools can make it easy for you.

We look forward to having you join us on October 24!

About the Speakers

Chuck Losinski has over 30 years of experience in IT, including 25+ years on the IBM i platform. His background covers a wide variety of technical responsibilities, involving system implementation, programming, operations, and support. He is certified as an IBM System Administrator and as a HelpSystems Robot Certified Specialist.

Ash Giddings began his career on IBM Mainframe before moving onto midrange systems such as IBM i and AIX and then Windows and Linux. He has worked for some of the largest data centers in Europe and has advised large companies around the world on way to save costs and improve efficiencies.