IBM i Systems Management Workshop

Date:Tuesday September 15Larry Bolhuis
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: BrassCraft Manufacturing Company
39600 Orchard Hill Place
Novi, MI 48375-5331 (map)
Speaker:Larry Bolhuis

This workshop will focus on key items that should be set up and managed on your system to assure it is running well and stays that way! (more...)

From the President

Dear Members:

We're excited to have "Mobile Access to IBM i" presented by Wayne Bowers, Advisory Software Engineer, from IBM Rochester.

Access for Web has been updated to provide Mobile Access. Now you will be able to access your IBM i through a mobile application that runs natively on IBM i. From your mobile device you'll be able to work with active sessions, work with printer output, job logs, spool files, system operator messages, message queues and the DB2 database. Join us Tuesday night on site at the Bloomfield Hills library or remotely in webinar format. This is sure to be a great tool that will help greatly with system support. No need to lug the laptop around to monitor your system? It will be exciting to hear what will be provided and how to attain the tool.

It's that time of year again we will hold elections during Tuesday's meeting. We will have members vote immediately following the meeting. There's still time to run for the board. It doesn't take much time commitment and makes a big difference. If you are interested you can contact .

A special thanks to the 2014/2015 board. We had a wonderful SEMIUG year and were able to bring great current topics and presentations to local (and some remote) local i colleagues. Our student game activity was a great success. We were also added some new meeting locations to our mix thanks to member organizations stepping forward to allow SEMIUG to hold meetings and thanks to members helping align facilities. Thank you Vice President Jim Thompson, Secretary Amanda Walsh, Treasurer Charles Nalbandian, Directors; Joy Chen, Gelita Maxwell, Doug Rezanka and Andy Davison and webmaster Dale Thieme.

MITEC 2015 was a great success. The preconference workshops were well attended with great feedback so we will include them again next year. The conference was well attended and the day was packed full, starting with the opening session with Steve Will, vendor expo, student meet and greet, over 50 sessions to choose from. Rdi and SQL were the big draws this year. We had 15 students at the event. The students helped and also added a great positive buzz at the event. We have been asked to include HTML 5, CSS and JavaScript at MITEC 2016. If there are topics/presentations that you would like to see included you may contact .

Please put your thinking cap on. During the June meeting we will also ask members for feedback on topics that you would like to see included within the 2015/2016 SEMIUG calendar. Be prepared to share your thoughts and feedback. See you Tuesday!

President Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Phone: 248-701-7410

Letter from
Power Systems Initiative

Dear Power User Group:

Recently, I was given the opportunity to move from the field and join the Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) team. I thought I would take this opportunity to share with your User Group the latest happenings of the PSAI. As the Power Brand continues to it efforts to expand our ecosystem through OpenPower, ISV and MSP growth, and PowerLinux initiatives, we are similarly increasing our ongoing investment in the PSAI. Throughout PSAI's 17 year history, we have continued to focus on the following objectives:

We currently have 67 schools teaching AIX, IBM i and Power Linux skills in North America (192 worldwide) and our goal is to double this number by 2015. These schools are very interested in partnering with our business community. We offer both entry level and professional level job boards for our clients and business partners to utilize - FREE of charge. These openings are publicized to our current member schools.

We need students to fill the pipeline of the next generation of Unix Administrators and RPG programmers. We get more students by partnering with the academic community and offering internships and jobs, serving on advisory committees helping guide curriculum and sometimes even teaching as adjunct professors.

Please share this message with your User Group. Ask them to share it with Clients, Business Partners and any Academic Institutions. Our clients and business partners need skilled individuals, our schools need students in their classes, and students need opportunities for internships and jobs. This is WIN, WIN, WIN for all involved.

You can find out more about the Power Systems Academic Initiative, including the list of participating schools and the job boards, at the link below. If anyone has any questions about the program, is interested in finding skilled talent or knows of any potential academic partners, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

(See attached file: Building Power Skills 2014)

Peter T. Glass
Program Manager, Power Systems Academic Initiative
IBM Corporation, North America
Cell: 845-332-5478
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Previous Meetings:

June 2015 Mobile Access To IBM i Wayne Bowers
May 2015 RPG Free Barbara Morris
April 2015 IBM i Cloud Hosting Guy Cunningham
March 2015 Introduction to the IBM i Navigator Performance Tasks Dawn May
February 2015 Connecting the Dots: Building Web Applications
with PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
John Valance
January 2015 From STRDBG to the RDi Debugger Charles Guarino
November 2014 Student Game Activity "The Big Reveal" Laura Ubelhor presiding
October 2014 Service-Oriented Architecture on IBM i Rich Diedrich
September 2014 IBM i Virtualization and Open Storage Options Mike Schambureck
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Meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with iSeries Colleagues and are always a great learning experience. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings.