IT Leadership Summit on Security - February 16th in Dallas, TX!

An IBM i Security Event for IT Leaders and Decision Makers 

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2 Days of In-Depth Workshops... Exclusively FREE to Members  |  February 14 - 15  |  Virtual

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POWERUp 2023

The leading and largest IBM i Education and Networking Event  |  April 24 - 27  |  Denver, CO

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Online Education

POWERcast: Malware on Power Servers: Breaking Down the Myth

Speaker: Sandi Moore, Fortra
January 31, 2023 at 1:00 PM CT | FREE to Everyone courtesy of Fortra
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POWERcast: 5 Ways to Modernize IBM i Monitoring

Speaker: Lloyd Ramdarie, Software Engineering of America
 February 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM CT | FREE to Everyone courtesy of  Software Engineering of America
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N2i: Getting Started with Understanding IBM i Security

Date: February 13, 2023 at 4:30 PM CT
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