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!

WMCPA Spring Technical Conference 2019 and Silveredge Consulting

February 11th, 2019

OVERVIEW

For all IBM i Developers…it’s time to start thinking about the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA) Spring 2019 Technical Conference in Delavan, Wisconsin from March 12th – March 14th.

DESCRIPTION

For three days they’ll offer over 50 sessions of technical training in areas ranging from SQL, RPG, Security, and open source. These include the latest tips, techniques, and best practices for immediate use in IBM i application modernization, web development and mobile apps. This group brings together IBM i customers from all over the Midwest. Most importantly, this event is a tremendous educational opportunity and a chance to network and meet with vendors in the IBM i space.

At the conference, you will have a ton of opportunities during lunches, breaks, dinners and cocktails, and the expo portion to interact with the speakers, vendors, and your peers in an informal, and very informative, setting.

THE EXPO

In addition to the sessions, the EXPO is always of interest.  Don’t forget to stop by the Silveredge booth to say hello to our consultants.  We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces, as well as meeting new ones.  While there, take the time to register for our raffle and let us know how we can help you.  Chances are – we’ve done that!

WHERE TO REGISTER for the WMCPA Spring 2019 Technical Conference:

For more information, please visit www.wmcpa.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS/400 Education: Fall COMMON Conference 2018 and Silveredge Consulting

August 29th, 2018

Summer’s coming to an end and fall is on it’s way! Football will be in full swing before we know it, and that means the 2018 Fall COMMON Conference is fast approaching! This year’s conference is in Pittsburgh, PA from October 15th through 17th. Additionally, there will be preconference sessions that are available on October 14th. Take advantage of this great opportunity for AS/400 education!

Overview

This year’s conference features nearly 40 speakers presenting over 100 sessions covering 15 courses of study to help your company get the most from your investment in the system and for you to advance your IT skills and career. The courses of study include sessions to enhance your technical skills, such as: Application Development; Database (DB2); IT Open Source Languages; IT Strategy; Mobile and Modernization; Security; Systems Management; Web Applications; and RPG IV. Additionally, there are courses to improve your “soft” skills, such as Client Connectivity, Developing Business Skills, and Networking. Participants may focus on a single course of study or participate in sessions from multiple areas, whichever option best fits your needs.

EXPO

COMMON is predicting a very busy EXPO as well! This will give you an outstanding 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 fall COMMON 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 Administrator; Business Computing Associate; Business Computing Professional; Associate IBM1 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 2018 Fall Conference & Expo – IBM Power Systems Education.

We look forward to seeing you there!