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IBM i Services session added to UK conference



Organisers at next week’s International i-Power conference have made a last-minute addition to an already jam-packed agenda.

American expert Scott Forstie will present a 45 minute session entitled Introducing IBM i Services.

International i-Power 2015 is British midrange user group i-UG’s biggest event of the year. PowerWire is media sponsor. It will be held at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire on September 9 and 10.

Last month, we reported that Forstie had been drafted in at a relatively late stage to bolster an already impressive array of speakers. Big Blue’s DB2 for i business architect was originally slated to present workshops on v7.2’s Row Column Access Control security feature on September 9. His new session will take place on the afternoon of September 10.

Other popular presenters include Alison Butterill, world-wide product manager for IBM i, the always entertaining Paul Tuohy and i-UG chairman Mike Ryan.

Plus, conference-goers will be able to learn from practically the whole PowerWire writing team including Glenn Robinson, Andy Youens and, of course, Steve Bradshaw who also doubles up as i-UG’s technical director.

Explaining the last-minute addition to the conference’s line-up, Bradshaw says: “IBM i Services were introduced back in v6.1 and allow you to find out key information about your system’s health, configuration and capacity. Responses to key questions that used to take minutes or hours can now be found in seconds.

“Yet IBM i Services seem to remain the best kept secret in the operating system. In this session, Scott will shine a light on this function, explain what they are, how they work and give examples of just how fast and useful they can be.”

The first day of the Common Europe-affiliated organisation’s event will feature six half- or full-day sessions plus a couple of product-centric training courses from Maxava and Printronix. It’s the biggest schedule of workshops i-UG has ever held.

Day two’s general sessions consist of 18 seminars in four streams. Other speakers include Jyoti Dodhia, Therese Eaton, John Taylor, Pete Samways and David Spurway.

Prices for the workshops day on September 9 are £150 for i-UG members and £200 for non-members. Prices for the second day of general sessions are £50 for i-UG members and £100 for non-members. Prices to attend both days are £200 for i-UG members, £300 for non-members.

For more details, including the full conference agenda and registration, go to the International i-Power website. If you are going, I’ll see you there.

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