August 30, 2017

Webcast: 10 Reasons for Replacing Your Stand-alone Shipping Systems

Brought to you by Varsity Logistics

Speaker: Mike Parrilli, Varsity Logistics

Price: Free for Members, Free for Nonmembers

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central

In this presentation, Mike Parrilli, Vice President of Sales, will discuss how Varsity shipping software integrated with your ERP can help reduce freight costs, increase efficiency, reduce errors and allow companies to better service their customers.

About the Speaker

As Vice President of Sales, Mike Parrilli leads the team responsible for making Varsity’s transportation management software a household name in the IBM i Series. When he joined Varsity in 2001, Mike brought with him a long history of sales success. Mike’s prior experience includes sales and sales management positions with Lanier Business Products, Datapoint, Micro General, Alternative Mailing Systems and Pitney Bowes.

Mike’s commitment to the IBM i Series platform and deep understanding of the transportation management industry make him a trusted partner for companies that ship all types of goods. Mike holds a BS Degree from St Norbert College.

September 7, 2017

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

Speaker: Barbara Morris, IBM

Price: Free for Members, $99 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.

September 12 and 14, 2017

Webinar: Integrated File Systems Overview

Speakers: R.J. Traff and Charles Emig, IBM

Price: $149 for Members, $249 for Nonmembers

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Each Day

Session 1 – September 12

Integrated File System Principles, Practices and Problems

Speaker: R.J. Traff

This presentation will cover various basic and advanced features of the integrated file system, describe best practices (especially in relation to performance and security) and offer tips on analyzing and handling common file system problems.

Session 2 – September 14

Real-time Access to Integrated File System Data Across the Network

Speaker: Charles Emig

The green screen isn’t the only place where users can interact with IBM i file system data. Find out how and when to share your integrated file system to other platforms to let your users get more done with less effort.

About the Speakers

R.J. Traff: R.J. came to IBM Rochester in 1987 to work on the first release of the IBM AS/400. He has been a member of the integrated file system team since 1994 and has had a variety of development and support responsibilities.

Charles Emig: Chuck is an Advisory Software Engineer at IBM. He has focused on IBM i client and server file sharing technologies for the last 18 years. He dabbles in Windows, Linux, and Open Source to stay current on industry standards. Chuck enjoys photography, video games and reading the analysis of novel hacks in his spare time.

September 26, 2017

Webcast: IBM i Security: It’s Simple!

Brought to you by Vision Solutions

Speaker: Richard Marko, Vision Solutions

Price: Free for Members, Free for Nonmembers

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central

When it comes to managing the security and compliance of your Enterprise Wide IBM i environment, there’s no need to complicate things. Simple and safe solutions that powerfully solve problems is the key to confidence. The Enforcive Enterprise Security Suite offers that and much more.

Join Vision Solutions security expert Richard Marko as he demonstrates the most comprehensive and easy to use security and compliance solution for IBM i. Learn how over 25 fully integrated GUI-controlled security, auditing and compliance models makes the task of IT security effective and efficient.

About the Speaker

Richard Marko is the Director of Technical Services – Security Products for Vision Solutions. He has over 30 years of experience on the IBM i platform in the following disciplines – Security, Customer Support, Operations, and Software Development. Rich has been working with the Enforcive package for the last 10 years.

October 19, 2017

Webcast: 7 Habits of Highly Secure Organizations

Speaker: Robin Tatam, HelpSystems

Price: Free for Members, $99 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.