Attend the Help/Systems User Conference for Computer Operations.
Do you find it difficult to obtain good computer operations education? When was the last time you had the opportunity to network with other computer operations analysts? Do you feel your team has kept up with the latest in computer operations software and hardware?
As computer systems evolve, it becomes harder and harder to keep up with the ever-changing world of managing them. The technology has changed dramatically, and the strategies that worked 10 years ago no longer apply. Ask yourself if you're operating in a similar mode year after year. Or is your team executing more and more procedures manually since regulations like SOX and PCI have cropped up?
Maybe it's time to attend some education to catch up on the latest information: IBM just announced the combining of the System p and System i. V6R1 shipped at the end of March. And new versions of the Robot products are being released every year.
Camp Help/Systems, Help/Systems' conference for the System i user, is scheduled for June 17-20, 2008. The conference is being held in the greater Minneapolis area and offers a variety of topics that you'll find both interesting and useful. But if you peel away all the product education sessions and study what else occurs, you'll find that the No. 1 benefit of attending is the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with your peers from all industries and all parts of the world.
Some of the exciting speakers you'll want to hear include:
Dr. Frank Soltis, the father of the AS/400, will discuss what comes next after the Power Systems announcements in March. If you've heard Dr. Frank speak in the past, you know that he's been a huge proponent for merging the i and the p platforms for many years. What's next? You'll have to come to the event to find out.
Are you planning or getting ready for disaster testing? If so, you're in great luck. Richard Dolewski, Silver Award winner at COMMON, can help you prepare for the success of your planning and testing in this area. Richard has over 20 years of IT experience and can offer suggestions and techniques you need to know before proceeding.
And if you missed the Power System announcements, Ian Jarman, from the IBM Server Division, will cover this information in detail. He'll also be available for questions.
But there's much more. If you're responsible for meeting government regulations and industry standards, you'll be interested in our session on Navigating the Compliance Maze. Learn some tips on how you can meet requirements and avoid falling out of compliance. Then, attend a session on Robot/SCHEDULE and see how easy it is to automate your tracking and reporting.
If you worry about the security of your System i, start with a session on De-Mystifying i5/OS Security. Add a couple of sessions on Robot/SECURITY, the i5/OS security monitoring and auditing software, and you'll find that managing the security of your System i is easier than you think.
Connect with Fellow Users
That's just the beginning. Camp Help/Systems offers many hands-on opportunities for you and your staff. All of the sessions are designed to give you the opportunity to network with your peers and talk with our experts. And check out Help/Systems' other offerings in the MC Showcase Buyer's Guide.