COMMON 2013 Virtual Conference & Expo
Providing Leading Power Systems Education Virtually
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Central Time
FREE to Everyone
Register today for COMMON’s newest virtual education event, our second Virtual Conference & Expo. This all-day event allows you to take advantage of leading Power Systems education right from your own computer, and at no cost.
- Industry expert speakers
- Education on new and exciting topics related to the industry
- Vendor sessions on products and solutions that will add value to your organization
- Attend sessions as your schedule allows
- No cost to attend
Educational Sessions will include:
DB2 for i and TR7 - What's in It for You?
Scott Forstie, IBM
Similar to previous Technology Refreshes, the DB2 for i team is delivering enhancements to IBM i 6.1 and 7.1 in the same time frame as the Technology Refresh PTF Group delivers hardware, firmware and virtualization enhancements. Attend this session to learn about database enhancements becoming available with DB2 for i PTF Groups which are timed to be released with the TR enhancements.
More Freedom for RPG: Free-form H, F, D, and P Specs
Barbara Morris, IBM
Find out all about the additional support for free-form coding in RPG.
- The syntax for free-form H F D and P specs
- How some of the new features will help you write more robust code
- The gotchas that experienced RPG programmers might run into at first
IBM i Technology Refresh Overview
Steve Will, IBM
What is a Technology Refresh? Why did IBM create them? How do I best use them and keep track of what they give me? Come to this session and Steve Will, Chief Architect for IBM i, will answer all these questions, and show you some of the capabilities that were delivered in the first four IBM i 7.1 Technology Refreshes.
Business Continuity for 21st Century (IBMi and Data Center Recovery)
Richard Dolewski, Maxava
Complacent DR thinking is a classic risk management mistake that will cost your organization dearly in a disaster. People, Technology and Geography are common critical points of failure in a regional disaster. Now organizations can choose from a host of technologies to incrementally improve or completely transform their backup, recovery, and enhance availability requirements for the Data Center. Data protection techniques have made great strides as it relates to recovery of IBM Power and other DC platforms.
The seminar will provide the attendee an overview of the following fundamentals:
1. Backup & Recovery Best Practices
2. Cloud - Virtualization for DR
3 Systems Availability
On the Move! Overview of Mobile Technologies on IBM i
Tim Rowe, IBM
Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, tablet, and on and on. So many mobile devices, so many applications. Employees want to work 24X7! They want access to email, to development, to data, to the system. They want to use their own interface from where ever they happen to be! How can you deliver the right interface to the right person at the right time? What is available to make the job easier? We will explore the various IBM i solutions that can help you deliver on the request to "Make Mine to Go".
Build Native Mobile Apps with RPG and LongRange
David Brault; Madan Divaker, LANSA
Interested in building native mobile apps for Apple and Android devices? Attend this workshop to learn about LongRange’s architecture and the anatomy of a LongRange app, watch a live demonstration, and deconstruct a native app to review its code. Attendees will also discover how LongRange brings your mobile apps alive by allowing you to use your existing RPG or COBOL skills to access your mobile device’s native GUI controls and built-in features.
GAMECHANGE: IBM i Direct Attached External Storage
Jeff Carey, Catamaran
The IBM i has always lead in visualization in all areas, save one: disk storage. While external disk has been supported for a while, it was economically only feasible for the largest IBM i customers.
Now with some recent announcements, that has changed. The power and flexibility of direct attached SAN storage is a possibility for more and more IBM i customers.
By the end of this session, attendees will understand:
- If they are a good fit for external storage
- What benefits can there be for external storage
- What new options are there for direct attached external storage
Best Practices for Security - Why You Need to Run at a High Security Level
Jeff Uehling, IBM
Discover the best practices necessary to secure your system. In this presentation you’ll learn why you need to run at security level 50, and examine examples of exposures that exist at the lower security levels. Also how to detect & prevent programs that could compromise security on your system and the necessary system value settings and security recommendations when developing applications, and more. This is definitely a must-attend session for System Administrators and System Security Officers.