Upcoming Online Educational Events

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

June 6:
IBM i Work Management 101

June 12:
Improving Your Document Management Processes

June 4, 11, 18, 25,  2019

POWERcast Series: Step-by-Step IBM i Modernization

Speaker: Ray Bernardi & Floyd Del Muro
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):    Source Code – Convert RPGIV code to modern Free Form RPG
Session #2 (June 11):  Database – Expand field sizes and/or Convert DDS to DDL (SQL)
Session #3 (June 18):  UI/UX – Generate Web and mobile apps
Session #4 (June 25):  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.

With 26 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd Del Muro is currently Business Development Manager for ARCAD Software, managing the IBM relationship and partnership with the IBM Cloud, IBM Systems and product managers for Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Developer for i (RDi) and UrbanCode (UC). In his role at ARCAD Software, Floyd has been directly involved in the management of modernization projects on IBM i, from planning stages through to delivery, spanning modernization of the database, business logic and UI. Drawing on his experience in project rollout and the introduction of agile methods, Floyd is a trusted advisor and speaker on the subjects of DevOps, continuous delivery and test automation.

June 6, 2019

POWERcast: IBM i Work Management 101

Speaker: Tom Huntington & Chuck Losinski
Price: Free courtesy of HelpSystems
June 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. CST

Work management is essential for establishing an efficient, run-time environment on IBM i. It controls your processing and makes it possible to run multiple applications in a single partition, but the art form is losing out to system defaults.

Even as IBM Power servers grow in their processing capabilities, you can get more out of your system—provided you configure it properly using work management best practices.

This webinar is your chance to give your system performance the edge with smart management. Join IBM i experts Tom Huntington and Ash Giddings as they discuss key aspects of work management, including:

  • How memory is allocated
  • Assigning jobs to the proper memory pools
  • Subsystems, job queues, and more
  • Monitoring job performance once they are in the system

You’ll also learn about monitoring and notification tools available from HelpSystems and other tips using commands and Access Client Solutions (ACS) to manage your work management environment.

We look forward to having you join us on June 6!

About the Speakers

Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems and has been named an IBM Champion for the last four 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, Director of Technical Solutions, has been with HelpSystems for nearly 20 years. He has over 30 years of experience in IT, including 25+ years on the IBM i platform. Chuck’s background covers a wide variety of technical responsibilities, involving system implementation, programming, operations, and support.  Currently he is the co-president of the local IBM i user group, QUSER.

June 12, 2019

POWERcast: Improving Your Document Management Processes

POWERcast – Improving Your Document Management Processes
Speaker: Andy Hughes
Price: Free courtesy of Symtrax
June 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. CST

Every business has to deal with invoices, delivery notes, contracts, and other important documents. Reformatting these items can cost valuable time and resources. In this webinar, we will show you how to go from raw data to easy-to-read documents for a more complete approach.

We’ll cover such topics as:

  • Modernizing IBM Batch reports creation and distribution
  • Reformatting spool files into enriched business documents
  • Adapting to a paperless workflow
  • Using digital signatures as SaaS

About the Speakers

Andy Hughes manages North American marketing operations for Symtrax. He is an experienced technical writer and marketing professional who is passionate about innovative software solutions.