Virtual Conference

Enjoy this easy way to update your knowledge without ever having to leave your desk. On July 23-24 join us as we hear from industry experts on a wide variety of topics. Best part is, it’s free. Read more.


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

June 4, 11, 18, & 25:
Step-by-step IBM i Modernization – POWERcast Series

October 24:
Inside the Integrated File System

June 4, 11, 18, 25,  2019

POWERcast Series: Step-by-Step IBM i Modernization

Speaker: Ray Bernardi, Nick Blamey, & Torsten Klinge
Price: Free courtesy of ARCAD
June 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. CST

Whether you are planning an end-to-end modernization project, or modernizing phase by phase, there are ways to make the job easier, and safer.

Using customer case studies, we examine the do’s and don’ts of automation in each aspect of IBM i modernization, in 4 dedicated sessions:

Session #1 (June 4 – Ray Bernardi & Nick Blamey):    Source Code – Convert RPGIV code to modern Free Form RPG
Session #2 (June 11 – Ray Bernardi):  Database – Expand field sizes and/or Convert DDS to DDL (SQL)
Session #3 (June 18 – Nick Blamey & Torsten Klinge):  UI/UX – Generate Web and mobile apps
Session #4 (June 25 – Ray Bernardi):  Process – Use DevOps to accelerate and secure the delivery of changes

Take the risk out of IBM i modernization – register today!

About the Speakers

Ray Bernardi is a 30-year veteran involved in the System 38/AS/400/iSeries/IBM i development and currently is a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner.  Ray has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps.  In addition, Ray is a frequent speaker at COMMON and many other technical conferences around the world and has authored articles in several IBM i publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, SQL, and business intelligence.

Nick Blamey is ARCAD’s Director of Northern European Operations has been involved in Software Development tools since 1993 working most recently for IBM Rational DevOps Team, HP Testing Software Division and a number of Security and Testing related “development tools” organisations. Nick is a respected thought leader and “Common event” Speaker around “DevOps related topics” and recently joined ARCAD to drive the company’s continued growth in Northern Europe.

Torsten Klinge is the CEO of ML Software, the market leader in Modernization of IBM i User Interfaces and Digital Transformation. Torsten has been an expert in this field since completing his studies in Berlin in the early 90s. Before founding ML Software Torsten fulfilled a number of Software Development roles on the IBM i and then joined ML-Software in 1998 responsible for product design, conception and “go to market” strategy. In 2006 Torsten led a management buy-out of ML Software becoming CEO. He is a respected thought leader in this area and presenter at Common events worldwide. Throughout Torsten’ s distinguished career he has been instrumental in helping hundreds of IBM i development teams across the world to rapidly modernize their User Interfaces. ML Software and ARCAD’s recently announced partnership completes both organizations vision of combining UI Modernization with Code, Database and Process (DevOps) modernization.

July 11, 2019

POWERcast: How to Avoid IFS Security Mistakes

Speaker: Sandi Moore
Price: Free courtesy of HelpSystems
July 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. CST

One of the most neglected areas of IBM i security is the Integrated File System (IFS). This powerful feature of the operating system integrates IBM i with other servers and encompasses all other file structures, including \QSYS.LIB. If you’re using IBM i, you’re using the IFS.

What many people don’t realize is that the IFS is not pre-configured in a secure state—and there’s no way to disable the IFS.

In this live webinar, IBM i security expert Sandi Moore will teach you how to correct IFS vulnerabilities that are often overlooked, including one that allows the IFS to spread malware throughout your environment.

You’ll learn:

  • How the IFS is configured
  • Why malware is so devastating to the IFS
  • How to avoid the top 3 IFS security mistakes

If the IBM i operating system is important to your organization, you don’t want to miss this session!

About the Speaker

Sandi Moore has over 15 years of experience helping IBM i pros with their systems monitoring and cybersecurity concerns. Organizations throughout the public and private sectors rely on Sandi’s expertise, whether they’re seeking to proactively protect their systems or improve security controls after a cyber attack.

October 24, 2019

POWERcast: IBM i Work Management 101

Speaker: Tom Huntington, 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

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.

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.