RPG & DB2 Spring 2020 Summit: Cancelled

March 18th, 2020

We have  been informed by the conference organizers that they will not hold the Summit in Dallas from March 24th – 26th as scheduled.  We’re sure this must have been a difficult decision for Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, and Paul Tuohy.  The System i Developer folks care deeply about the iSeries community and we know this must have been a hard choice to make, but the right one for sure.

But stay tuned! When we learn any new details, you’ll be the first to hear about them!

COMMON POWERUp 2020: Rescheduled

March 18th, 2020

The COMMON POWERUp 2020 has been rescheduled…

The conference originally planned for Atlanta April 20th through 23rd 2020 will not go forward as scheduled. COMMON POWERUp 2020 has been rescheduled for August 31st through September 3rd in Tampa, Florida.

We know everyone understands how difficult a decision this must have been for show organizers.  We hope everyone will be able to travel then and take part in this great conference!

For more information, please visit https://www.common.org/education-events/powerup

 

AS/400 Education: COMMON Fall 2019 and Silveredge Consulting

July 23rd, 2019

We’re starting to get excited as we look forward to the COMMON Fall 2019 Conference! This year’s conference is in Indianapolis, IN from September 9th- 11th. Additionally, there will be preconference sessions on September 8th. If you’re involved in AS/400 in any way, this is the place to be!

 

Overview

The COMMON Fall 2019 Conference features nearly 40 speakers presenting over 125 sessions covering nearly 20 areas of focus to help your company get the most from your investment in the AS/400 system and for you to advance your IT skills and career.

In addition, there’ll be sessions to enhance your technical skills, such as: Application Development; Database; Hardware; High Availability Resilience; IT Strategy; Lotus Collaboration; Middleware; Mobile and Modernization; Open Source Languages; RPG; Security; Systems Management; Virtualization; and Web Applications.

As always, there will be courses to improve your some other less tactical skills, such as Client Connectivity, Developing Business Skills, Networking, and Personal Development. Participants can focus on a single area or participate in sessions from multiple areas, whichever option best fits your needs.

Think of all the networking opportunities! During this year’s conference, you have lots of chances during breaks, lunches, dinners, and the expo segments to talk with the guest instructors, vendors, and your peers in a personal and highly educational setting.

EXPO

This year’s EXPO is going to be even more exciting this year! At EXPO, you can meet with IBM i vendors including Silveredge. Our consultants would love it if you’d stop by and say hi! Register for our raffle and let us know where we can help! Chances are – we’ve done that!

For more detailed information including registration info, please visit COMMON Fall 2019 Conference & Expo – IBM Power Systems Education.

We can’t wait to see you there!

AS/400 Future: IBM i Strategy and Roadmap

April 15th, 2019

Need information from IBM regarding the IBM i Strategy?

Overview

Curious about the IBMi or the AS/400?  Are you an IT Executive planning for your critical business applications?

While this came out a while ago, it makes sense to read this if you missed it.

IBM published this in 2016 as a white paper for IT Execs to understand the IBM i and where it is headed.  It may not answer all of your questions for sure.  But is makes sense to keep an eye on their published information.  It does help strengthen low cost of ownership argument.  There’s good information on server consolidation and other movement happening in the IBMi world.

Regardless, read it and keep in in mind as you strategize your critical business applications.  You will find support  from IBM.

The link:  IBM i Strategy and Roadmap

AS/400 Education: COMMON POWERUp19 and Silveredge Consulting

March 4th, 2019

Spring is well on it’s way, which means the COMMON POWERUp19 Conference is fast approaching! This year’s conference is in Anaheim, CA from May 19th through 22nd. Additionally, there will be preconference sessions on May 18th. Take advantage of this great opportunity for AS/400 education!

Overview

This year’s conference features nearly 100 speakers presenting over 300 sessions covering at least 21 areas to help your company get the most from your investment in the AS/400 system and for you to advance your IT skills and career.

There’ll be sessions to enhance your technical skills, such as: Application Development; Database (DB2);  High Availability Resilience; IT Leadership and Management; IT Strategy; Linux; Lotus Collaboration; Mobile and Modernization; Open Source Languages; RPG; Security; Systems Management; Virtualization; and Web Applications.

Additionally, there are courses to improve your “soft” skills, such as Client Connectivity, Developing Business Skills, and Networking. Participants may focus on a single area or participate in sessions from multiple areas, whichever option best fits your needs.

EXPO

This year’s EXPO promises to be very busy this year as well! EXPO is an incredible networking opportunity to meet with IBM i vendors, including Silveredge. Stop by and say hi to Lou Boers, VP-Technical Services and at least one of our consultants. Don’t forget to register for our raffle, and let us know where we can help. Chances are – we’ve done that!

Certifications

Furthermore, the COMMON POWERUp19 Conference will also be offering participants the chance to take COMMON certification exams that will allow you to demonstrate to others your commitment to your IT development. These exams include:  Associate AIX 7; Business Computing Associate; Business Computing Professional; Associate IBM i 7.1 Administrator; Certified Associate Application Developer – ILE RPG Programmer; and COMMON Certified Application Developer – ILE RPG on IBMi.

For more detailed information including registration info, please visit COMMON POWERUp19 Conference & Expo – IBM Power Systems Education.

We look forward to seeing you there!