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Posted on April 29, 2020

On Tuesday, June 23rd, choose from over 45 sessions covering topics such as System Architecture, Application Development, Mobile Applications, RPG, Python, Business Intelligence, Disaster Recovery, Performance Monitoring and more! This will be a power-packed day of education featuring World Class Presenters. Extraordinary networking opportunities – have fun, learn and share with your peers, renowned speakers, IBM developers, executives, and fellow members. Visit the Vendor Expo. This event will power you into the future. [REGISTER]

Posted on July 30, 2019

Are you on a POWER7? This webinar will make a case on why moving to POWER9 could be a good move for business, and tips on how to get you there. This webinar will cover: Key differences between POWER7 and POWER9 POWER9 specifications and details to know about What to look out for when moving from POWER7 to POWER9, including compatibility, LAN consoles, HMCs, and more Upcoming dates for End of Support to be aware of

Posted on June 7, 2019

What You Need to Know to Successfully Upgrade to IBM i 7.4On-Demand Webinar 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.  [WATCH NOW]

Posted on May 15, 2019

One full day of complimentary IBM i education Get access to sessions that are presented at conferences such as COMMON, NEUGC, IBM Tech U, and more. Join us for as many sessions as you like — with just one registration. One full day of complimentary IBM i education  Learn tips, tricks, and information you need to know to successfully run your IBM i shop. Attend any sessions of your choice with just one registration. [Watch the Replays] Sessions include: IBM i and Our False Sense of Security Cool Things in Navigator to

Posted on May 10, 2019

Join Pete Massiello as he gives you a heads up on some of the things you need to be aware of with IBM i 7.4 Topics include: What machines support 7.4 Which Consoles are supported on 7.4 Increasing License Internal Code Space – how to get ready Preparation PTFs that would be needed on 7.2 & 7.3 to upgrade your machine NetServer file share issues to be aware of Changes to SSL & TLS to start thinking about What supported version of the following work with 7.4 Java Domino WebSphere MQ

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Posted on April 25, 2019

Quick Crucial Tips for IBM i Operators and Administrators This overflowing session is designed to help ensure every IBM i administrator and operator has at least a backpack full of valuable tips for when they return home. From command line to shell to IBM Navigator for i, Steve will sprint through these tips at a pace of at least two tips per minute, for at least 150 tips! This session is updated every quarter with new and relevant information so that you don’t miss good foundational tips but are keeping up with

Posted on January 23, 2019

Sure you can use ANZDFTPWD (Analyze Default Passwords) to get a list of IBM i users with default passwords. You can also use some simple SQL in conjunction with the USER_INFO IBM i service in QSYS2 to do the same thing…but better. To get the standard ANZDFTPWD report you can run the following statement: So why use SQL? ANZDFTPWD gets you everything you really need to determine who has a default password right? Well, yes. However, ANZDFTPWD doesn’t give you the full picture or allow you to be proactive. It

Posted on March 5, 2013

We’re going to go out on a limb here and guess that of all the activities that keep your IT staff busy, putting out fires is at the top of the list. After all, when business systems go down, so does the business. In fact, even a relatively brief server outage can mean missed connections and lost opportunities – both of which translate to lower revenue. When CA Technologies ran a study to measure the impact of downtime, they found that this dreaded problem costs North American businesses $26.5 billion

Posted on February 12, 2013

IBM System i Support Strategies When you stop and think about it, adding more IT talent to your staff is easy. You post ads on all the major IT job websites. You get the word out in your social networks that you’re hiring in IT. You collect, review, and categorize the hundreds of resumes that come in. You hold several rounds of interviews and hire the most qualified people. And then you set them up in your payroll system, give them network credentials, and let them loose on your IT

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