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RPG & DB2 Fall 2019 Summit. Discount Available!

September 23rd, 2019

This fall’s RPG & DB2 Summit is almost here! System i Developer has made a new discount code available now for our friends and customers now that the early registration discounts have passed. Use the code “SILVER” to save $200 on registration! Stop by and say hi to Lou! We always love hearing what’s new! The dates are October 15-17 in Minneapolis. We’ll see you there!



RPG DB2 Fall 2019 Summit – Meet Silveredge Consulting

July 23rd, 2019


With fall fast approaching, we’re turning our focus toward the RPG DB2 Fall 2019 Summit in Minneapolis, MN from October 15th – October 17th. In addition, a “headstart” day of several hands-on workshops will be offered on October 14th.


The RPG DB2 Fall 2019 Summit is a great opportunity for developers to complement their IBM i knowledge and skills. Susan Gantner, Jon Paris, and Paul Tuohy will be joined by many industry renowned guest instructors who’ll present nearly 50 sessions over three days in a vast array of pertinent IBM i subjects. These will include the latest methods and best practices for immediate use in IBM i application innovation, web development, and mobile apps. More precisely, the topics will include: RPG IV; ILE; Free Form RPG; SQL; DB2 for i strategies; Application Modernization; Leveraging RPG for Web and Mobile Apps; Open Source for IBM i; IBM i Data Analytics; Web Services; ACS, RDi, Git and other modern tools.

In addition to the formal presentations, 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 more personal, interactive, and highly educational setting.  This experience is energizing and impossible to gain through online information.


In addition to all of the informative sessions, the EXPO becomes the center of an exchange of information! The vendors who support the EXPO work with a wide variety of companies like yours.  Please join us at the Silveredge booth to chat with our incredible consultants. We always look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Sign up for our raffle and let us know how we can help you. Chances are – we’ve done that!


You’ll save $300 if you register before August 30, 2019!

For more detailed information and registration information on the Summit, please visit System i Developer – The RPG & DB2 2019 Summit. You’ll be glad you did!

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!



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.


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!

IBM Announces 7.4 for IBMi! IBMi 7.4 almost here!

April 24th, 2019

After waiting three years, IBM has announced the new release for IBMi 7.4, on April 23.  Features include security, application development enhancements, and additional functionality for accessing the IBMi itself.

IBM believes the strongest and most awaited enhancement in IBMi 7.4 is Db2 Mirror for i.  Long known for reliability, IBMi has added a “continuous availability” feature for those in the community that cannot rely on traditional availability models.  This model leverages two i instances likely across two Power Systems using a super high speed connection, RoCE.  Applications can access both systems interchangeably if configured as such.  Seamless integration is the result by updating both data sets simultaneously.

We found the general overview of the security enhancement “Authority Collection” intriguing.  Establishing proper authority is complex, often meaning the default is to provide more  authority than required to ease the burden of analysis.  This tool traces through the processes and identifies the minimum level of authority required to accomplish a task.   This type of analysis may be too arduous or too technical for many application development teams to undertake and should help lock down applications and data more appropriately.  We are interested!

General availability of the release is expected June 21, 2019.  Read the initial announcement here:

IBM Announcement

The COMMON conference in Annaheim, Power Up 2019, will have plenty of IBM presence and further information!  Remember to visit us at our booth!

POWERUp 2019

AS/400 Future: IBM i Strategy and Roadmap

April 15th, 2019

Need information from IBM regarding the IBM i Strategy?


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