Performance Data Investigator

Date:October 18, 2016Lora R. Powell
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: BrassCraft Manufacturing Company
39600 Orchard Hill Place
Novi, MI 48375-5331 (map)
Visitors must check in at the main lobby, presentation will occur on the 3rd floor.
Speaker:Lora R. Powell
Notes:Join this session remotely by GoToMeeting.
Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.
Dial 1-888-426-6840
Access Code: 79514627
Presentation:Performance Data Investgator/What's new for 73 UG

Learn how to look at your performance data through the Performance Data Investigator and discover various IBM-supplied views of your performance data. More...

From the President

Dear Members:

It's not too late. COMMON fall event will be held in Columbus, Ohio October 24th through October 26th. It's close to home so don't miss out.

COMMON Fall Conference

For more details visit the COMMON Fall Conference page

We have an Allen Park Baker College IT student looking for an internship to start in January. Anthony will complete all course required for his degree in Computer Science in March 2017 and will officially graduate in June of 2017. Baker requires students to complete at least 120 hours of work experience in a 10 week period (12 + hours a week during a 10 week internship). Anthony would like to start an internship mid-January through March 2017. Anthony has already completed many programming classes, is bright and enthusiastic.

This is a great chance if you're looking for new resource. If you'd like more information on Anthony and would like to be considered for the internship contact Laura at .

We are fortunate to have several schools in Michigan providing IBM i curriculum including Baker, MCC – Muskegon Community College, Seneca college Canada. If you'd like more information on how to connect with local colleges for potential student resource email Laura at . Many organizations oversee the resource potential provided through local schools. Connecting local organizations to potential future resource will make a difference in the future. We encourage the connection. This year at our local MITEC conference event we were able to make some great connections and all of the students ready and looking for job opportunities were successfully placed within organizations using IBM i technology. We will again feature and include students at our MITEC 2017 event held in June.

We're looking forward to an awesome presentation in October. The meeting will be hosted at Brasscraft and will also be available for members to join in remotely through web ex. Lora Powell form IBM Rochester will be presenting on Performance Data Investigator. IBM has been providing enhancing Navigator and providing great tools to help in administering your system. You'll be sure to enjoy and walk away with useful tools that can be applied within your environment.

In November Tony Cairns a senior programmer for IBM in Rochester, Minnesota who is a member of IBM i PASE Open Source team will be presenting “Node.js Crash Course”. You may have recently heard about Node.js as a platform that allows for writing web applications using JavaScript on IBM i. The session will allow for a hands on tour to help you feel comfortable writing Node.js. Open source has come a long way and we're seeing many new and exciting tools including Node.js.

We will take a break over the Christmas and new year holiday and kick off the year with a very exciting presentation on ERP on IBM i. What does the future look like for ERP on IBM i? What are some of the options available for the IBM i community? These questions and others will be discussed during this exciting presentation.

SEMIUG strives to bring current relevant topics to our local community. If there are topics/presentations that you'd like to see; reach out to the current IBM board members. We'd appreciate and encourage hearing from community members.

We look forward to your participation at an upcoming SEMIUG event.
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
Email: pglass@us.ibm.com
Find Us Here: www.ibm.com/university/power

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September 2016 Deep dive into free-form RPG Barbara Morris
June 2016 Designing Responsive IBM i Web and Mobile Applications Greg Patterson
May 2016 7-Minute Presentations Members of SEMIUG
April 2016 RPG OA to PHP: IBM i Modernization and Mobile Approaches Greg Patterson
March 2016 What's up with DB2 for i Scott Forstie
February 2016 Putting the Pedal to the Metal for RDi Charles Guarino
January 2016 Let's Get Mobile (A Hands On Introduction to IBM i Mobile Access) Wayne Bowers
November 2015 Communication Excellence Colleen Garton
October 2015 IBM i OS V7R2 updates Mary Monine
September 2015 IBM i Systems Management Workshop Larry Bolhuis
June 2015 Mobile Access To IBM i Wayne Bowers
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