Mid-Range Michiana Users Group

Meeting Schedule

You will find a list of upcoming events and meetings here.  Presentation material can be downloaded if available (right-click on the link and select "save target as...").

Information and presentations from past meetings can be found in the Archives. Upcoming Meetings

Thursday September 21, 2017:

Topic Benefits gained using PowerVC to manage your Power environment

Manage your Power servers with VMware’s vCenter.  Simplify daily tasks and maintenance activities.  Do it using a product that isn’t Systems Director (wait for applause to end) knowing that IBM has embraced open standards by using OpenStack.  Fit for purpose cloud and virtualization management.  The OpenStack optimized product for Power is called PowerVC.

Brett Murphy
, Executive Architect with Ciber and IBM Champion will be presenting this topic. There are a limited number of IBM Champions out there and Brett brings a wealth of knowledge and in-site so don’t miss this opportunity to talk with him! 

Thursday September 21, 2017:

Topic – Roundtable: Application Ddevelopment Tools

IBM “stabilized” Application Development Toolset in V7R1 (a long time ago).  “Stabilized” means that it has not been updated to include any added features & functions to match the updates made to the compilers in V7R2 and later (“another one bites the dust”).  This fact, and also the challenges that companies are facing to find and attract new development talent to maintain and update their software, is making it important if not imperative look closely at replacements for green-screen development.

IBM Rational Development Tools for IBM i is probably the best alternative for ADTS.  It supports the new functions and features of Websphere Development Studio (compilers) and has a shorter learning curve for developers used to a GUI environment.

We would like to do a roundtable meeting in October
to discuss options to replace Applications Development Toolset including IBM Rational Development Tools for IBM i.  We are looking for people who are using alternatives to ADTS to lead the discussion by sharing their experiences.  A few discussion points might be:  What advantages or disadvantages do you see?  Is there a long learning curve (moving from ADTs)?  Where did you find education for the product?

If you are using IBM Rational Development Tools for IBM i or another product to modernize your development environment and can share your experience and recommendations, please contact Craig Nelson (cnelson@ciber.com

2017 MRMUG meeting Schedule

February 23, 2017
March 16 2017
April 20 2017
May 18 2017
July 20 2017
August  17 2017
September 21 2017
October 19 2017
November 16 2017

Please register before noon on the day before the meeting