July 18, 2017

Webcast: What’s New with Backup Recovery on IBM i – Including Virtual Tape and Encryption

Speaker: Debbie Saugen, HelpSystems 

Price: Free for Members, $99.00 for Nonmembers

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central

Find out what you need to know regarding the latest releases to ensure you have a good backup strategy. Learn what changes need to be made to update your disaster recovery plans. New and exciting changes for Backup and Recovery are highlighted including Virtual Tape support and Backup Encryption.

Objectives:

  • Learn about the latest enhancements to incorporate into your backup and recovery plans to ensure you have a comprehensive strategy
  • Learn new backup technologies and how to encrypt your backups

About the Speaker

Debbie is recognized worldwide as an expert on IBM i Backup/Recovery, Disaster Recovery and High Availability solutions. Prior to joining HelpSystems, Debbie’s IBM career spanned 37 years serving as the Technical Owner of IBM i Backup/Recovery and the IBM i National Lead for IBM Resiliency Services.

As a COMMON Gold Medal Speaker, she enjoys sharing her knowledge by speaking at conferences and user groups, in addition to publishing articles. Debbie is passionate about solving business continuity issues and providing the best solution for customers.

August 8, 2017

Webcast: Developer Productivity – Playbook for Moving to RPG Subprocedures and Locally Scoped Variables

Speaker: Ray Everhart, Fresche Solutions

Price: Free for Members, $99.00 for Nonmembers

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central

Developers can benefit greatly from creating reusable procedures. This webcast reinforces the benefits of locally scoped variables and walks step by step through the process needed to create reusable procedures and how to publish the procedure interface.

About the Speaker

Ray has spent years helping IBM i companies by assessing their RPG, COBOL and CA 2E (Synon) applications and processes to improve business outcomes. As Product Manager for X-Analysis, he works closely with IBM i customers to understand their business goals and technical needs in order to drive innovation within the product suite.

September 7, 2017

Webcast: What’s New for RPG in 7.3 and Later TRs

Speaker: Barbara Morris, IBM

Price: Free for Members, $99.00 for Nonmembers

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central

Find out what’s new in RPG for 7.3, including enhancements for 7.2 and 7.3 delivered through PTFs after 7.3 was shipped. Enhancements discussed include:

  • How RPG code can be written completely free of column limitations
  • Those that will make it easier to do your I/O code
  • Some related to null-capable fields
  • ON-EXIT opcode which lets you code “cleanup” code that will always run no matter how your procedure ends

About the Speaker

Barbara is the lead developer for the RPG compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab. She has been working on the RPG compilers since she started at IBM in 1989 after receiving a Computing Science degree from the University of Alberta. The first enhancement she developed was the ENDIF/ENDDO opcodes for RPG/400 in V2R1. Her most recent enhancement was fully-free-form RPG. A few of the other notable enhancements that she developed for RPG include subprocedures, qualified data structures, call-interaction with Java, Open Access: RPG Edition, and free-form H F D and P specs.

October 19, 2017

Webcast: 7 Habits of Highly Secure Organizations

Speaker: Robin Tatum, HelpSystems

Price: Free for Members, $99.00 for Nonmembers

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central

We all desire “best-practice” security, but what are the best organizations doing? Attend this session to learn details about how to accomplish the 7 habits that are part of daily life for secure organizations.

We’ll dig into what each of the seven habits means to IBM i to make sure that you don’t become the next statistic.

  • Break the Ostrich Syndrome
  • Develop a Security Policy
  • Assess Current Standing
  • Perform Event Logging and Notification
  • Utilize Best-of-Breed Technologies
  • Monitor for Ongoing Compliance
  • Plan For The Future

About the Speaker

Robin is Director of Security Technologies for HelpSystems. He joined HelpSystems’ PowerTech division in 2009, extending an AS/400 and IBM i consulting career that extends more than a quarter century. Since 2003, Mr. Tatam has consulted with domestic and international clients on security and compliance issues, rising rapidly to the top tier of IBM i security experts. He also has a strong background in midrange application development (RPG, CL, CGI) as well as systems administration.