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Throwback Thursday: Psychology of a Bad Password

Throwback Thursday: Psychology of a Bad Password


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Join us for a showing of a previously recorded session in honor of World Password Day, ended with a Live Q&A with Steve Pitcher


Are you struggling with users who make poor password choices? You’re not alone. But what you might not be aware of is why users make poor choices when it comes to passwords. Steve will help you understand why users do what they do and provide insight on how to help change that behavior.


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Throwback Thursday: What You Need to Know to Upgrade to IBM i 7.4

Join us for a showing of a previously recorded session in honor of Throwback Thursday


What You Need to Know to Successfully Upgrade to IBM i 7.4
On- Demand, Previously Recorded April 29th

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When doing an upgrade to IBM i, there is more work involved in the planning of the upgrade than in the actual upgrade itself. When you have done the planning, the actual upgrade is simple.

We will cover planning tips, pre-requisites, and then post-installation requirements. Your upgrade isn’t complete until this last step is done.

IBM i Announcements: Pete’s Perspective


IBM i Announcements: Pete’s Perspective

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Join us Tuesday, April 13th at 1PM ET for Pete Massiello’s Perspective on the latest IBM i announcements from IBM.

As IBM i is continuously enhancing and evolving, we’re not surprised more announcements are in store for IBM i on April 13th.

What do these mean, and how do they apply to you?

Join us for a full overview of the recently announced IBM i enhancements and how they apply to the IBM i Roadmap.



May 24th – May 26th
Columbus, Ohio & Virtually 

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A new Hybrid event is coming to COMMON! Taking place in Columbus, OH, as well as virtually, on May 24 – 26, 2021, the IBM i community will enjoy 2.5 days of leading education on latest IBM i and related topics. 


NAViGATE will feature 250+ sessions presented by industry expert speakers presenting live, and will feature both an in-person Expo and Virtual Expo. Unique in-person and virtual networking opportunities will take place to allow attendees to interact and share knowledge.


Stop by our in-person or Virtual Booth

Our staff will be there to answer all your IBM i questions for Systems Management, OS Upgrades, Security Monitoring, PTFs, Virtual Tapes, migrations, High Availability, Cloud Hosting, and Power Hardware. 

Visit Booth #8 in the Expo Hall, or virtually.


The iTech Solutions team will be presenting a total of 22 sessions at NAViGATE!

Pete Massiello:

  • Options for Encryption
  • Understanding Save and Restore
  • Office Hours: Systems Operations and Management 
  • How to Get More Out of Your IBM i
  • PTFs – What You Need to Know
  • Checking Your HMC Firmware

Yvonne Enselman:

  • Powerful Professionalism
  • Agile Concepts and Integration for IBM i Environments
  • Introduction to Quality Assurance and Software Testing

Steven McIver:

  • IBM i Ethernet Options: What are the Differences?

Richie Palma:

  • IBM i Just Makes Dollars and Cents: The Business Value of IBM i
  • Google Search Tips for IBM i Professionals
  • Office Hours: Business Value of the IBM i with Steve Wolk
  • IBM FlashSystems Overview for Small to Mid-Sized IBM i Shop
  • Disk Options From Tape to HDD, to SCM & Everything in Between

Steve Pitcher:

  • Using Digital Certificates
  • No, Not Yes.
  • Benefits of Upgrading and Installing Domino 10 and 11
  • How to Get More Out of Your IBM i
  • Best Practices for Using OpenSSH

Marc Vadeboncoeur:

  • Managing NetServer from a Command Line Interface
  • Hidden Gems in IBM’s QMGTOOLS Utility Library
  • Office Hours: NetServer and QMPGTOOLS

Nathan Williams:

  • Switching from Physical Tape to VT

March 2021 Newsletter

This newsletter includes:

I hope that you and your families have been safe and healthy over the last year. It’s been just over a year now that the pandemic forced an abrupt, radical work-from-home experiment upon the entire world. One way or another, we figured out the irksome logistics with laptops propped on stacks of books, office phones forwarded to cell phones, GoTo Meeting calls, kids and pets in the background of our videos, and bedrooms becoming makeshift home offices. Most companies retreated and were looking inwardly.…

iBasics | Basics of CL Programming


iBasics: Basics of CL Programming
Wednesday, April 14th, 11 AM ET


Let’s get back to the basics. These sessions are designed for anyone starting out as an IBM i sys admin, looking to refresh their knowledge, or looking to learn more.

In this session we’ll cover:

  • History/origins of IBM i Control Language
  • Basic anatomy of a CL program
  • Using variables & string handling in CL

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