Upcoming Online Educational Events

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

April 4:
Spring your IBM i Data into Excel with Sequel

April 16:
Ensuring API Success on IBM i: Why Creating a RESTful API Isn’t Enough

April 23:
IBM i – Latest Announcements

MEMBERcasts are webcasts hosted by COMMON, designed to help hone skills and provide industry and product information. These webcasts free COMMON members and nonmembers are welcome to attend for a small fee.

March 28:
Designing Responsive IBM i Mobile Web Applications

April 4, 2019

POWERcast: Spring your IBM i Data into Excel with Sequel

Speaker: Mike Stegeman
Price: Complimentary courtesy of HelpSystems
April 4, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. CST

April showers bring May flowers. What do May flowers bring? IBM i data access requests! (Wait…maybe that’s not how the rhyme goes.)

Regardless of the day, month, or season, you’re likely being asked for access to IBM i data. And, your organization uses Microsoft Excel for just about everything, right? Business users often prefer to access, analyze, and report on data in Excel. The problem is that traditional IBM i data access tools, like Query/400, don’t play nicely with Excel.

Give the people what they want: IBM i data and Microsoft Excel.

Join us and you’ll learn how to:

  • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
  • Use an Excel Add-In to directly access IBM i data
  • Use an Excel workbook as a data source
  • Quickly deliver data to business users in Excel through a browser or via a scheduled job

Ready to spring your IBM i Data into Excel? Now you can with Sequel.

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 15 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.

April 16, 2019

POWERcast: Ensuring API Success on IBM i: Why Creating a RESTful API Isn’t Enough

Speaker: Robert Young
Price: Complimentary courtesy of Rocket Software
April 16, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST

Today’s customers expect to interact with your business through newer, more engaging web and mobile experiences. To address this, development teams must deliver innovation at a faster pace than ever before. Enter APIs and the promise of faster, simpler application development.

But it isn’t that simple, and without some form of orchestration or API management, you could undermine the integrity of your new digital applications.

Join us for this special COMMON webinar where we explain how to best leverage the benefits of APIs on IBM i. Learn how to create, orchestrate and manage your APIs to expand functionality, enhance security and optimize quality of service for your web and mobile applications. We’ll show you how to:

  • Use APIs to transform screen-based applications into RESTful services
  • Monitor and manage APIs for better security and performance
  • Orchestrate new optimized workflows that improve productivity
  • Deliver applications faster without errors by automating multi-platform deployments

Don’t miss out – register today!

About the Speakers

Robert Young is responsible for the Sales Engineering Team at Rocket Software and has more than 25 years of experience in Modernization Solutions for the IBM i platform. Robert is a leading authority on Modernization Solutions helping customers to understand how to take their critical business applications and extend them into the modern Web technologies.

April 23, 2019

POWERcast: IBM i – Latest Announcements

Speaker: Scott Forstie, Tim Rowe, Steve Will
April 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. CST

Hear about the latest new features for IBM i and how these features can help your business today and into the future, as described by IBM i architects Scott Forstie, Tim Rowe and Steve Will.

About the Speakers

Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989.

Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of ‘Normal’.

Steve Will has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.

March 28, 2019

MEMBERcast: Designing Responsive IBM i Mobile Web Applications

Speakers: Greg Patterson
March 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST

IBM i organizations benefit when users can access web applications from both desktops and mobile devices, all from the same code base. Learn how Bootstrap, the most popular framework for developing responsive web and mobile applications accommodates different device types without spending valuable time developing multiple versions of your applications. You’ll also see case studies of real-world IBM i responsive mobile applications.

About the Speakers

Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for 18 years, the last 10 with Fresche Solutions where he is currently a Modernization Specialist. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business analysis and is sometimes involved at the coding level for specific projects. Greg has a deep knowledge of Fresche products from his time spent in support as a Senior Technical Support Specialist.