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!

Looking for a New Job?

April 19th, 2016

Forget your concerns about consulting.  It can be for YOU.  Most of our consultants have been with Silveredge at least 10 years.  We enjoy stability that many AS/400 IT departments do not.  So if it’s time for a change, and you are an experienced AS/400 professional, let us know.  We promise that the interview process will be painless and you probably know someone that works here. 

If you are looking for stability and enjoy working on customer challenges, check us out.  If you call in and mention this post, and we hire you, there’s a $3,000 signing bonus in it for you after 60 days on staff.  We’ve been in business almost 29 years.  We are known for our quality of work, attention to detail, and driving business value to our customers.  Appealing to you?  Call us and let’s talk.

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Silveredge Certified as a Woman Business Enterprise

August 22nd, 2013

Silveredge has been re-certified for 2016-2017 as a business owned and controlled by a woman by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), the first national certifier of Women Business Enterprises. Over 700 public and private sector individuals participated in establishing the Standards and Procedures of this rigid certification review.  Silveredge values the relationships we have with customers who support diversity partnerships with vendors, and are happy to help them meet the goals they strive to achieve.  Additionally, we are proud to display the NWBOC and be part of this growing community.   Janet Harris-Lange, the President of NWBOC, works tirelessly with her organization to provide value to the community of businesses represented.

 

 

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WMCPA 2013 Spring Technical Conference

February 7th, 2013

Silveredge was a sponsor and exhibitor at the 28th Annual Spring seminar sponsored by the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA). We enjoyed seeing so many of you at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, WI, March 12-14, 2013.

The WMCPA described the two-day event as the largest in the Midwest and featured more than 30 informative presentations on current topics to IBM i professionals. The bulk of the day was filled with educational sessions and hands on labs. Over 30 sessions across 2 days were conducted by industry experts and professional speakers.

WMCPA serves the Midwest business community of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota.